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#1 7 years ago

When it comes to the protagonist in your gaming experience and you have the option to choose. As one can with Skyrim, Saints Row, and other game titles featuring character creation/customization. Which do you prefer?

Male or female?

I myself usually opt for females when given the choice, but only so when they’re attractive or can be made so. I figure if I’m going to be staring at a character for hours on end, it may as well be a woman.

Turns out its common for female characters to be used almost as often as males, despite the gender gap in those who play.




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#2 7 years ago

[COLOR=orange]Are you refering to RPG games? Those are the only games so far that I have found to let you create a character, instead of a pre-set character.[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]But anyway, The only RPGs I have ever played are KOTOR and TSL. In them, I have a habit of playing just as if I were to find myself in that situation, so my actions always reflect my REAL personality. With that in mind, my character is male, the digital equal to the real me. I even go out of my way to find a head and body that actually look like my own.[/COLOR] (Yes, that even applies in TSL.)


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#3 7 years ago

Really. So it's almost a vicarious experience with a virtual representation of yourself. Sounds interesting.




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#4 7 years ago

I tend to play female characters when given the choice. I find them easier to identify with in most things. Most of the males in games are portrayed as muscle-bound Neanderthals with all the emotional and intellectual depth of a tea-spoon. Consequently, that's roughly what I associate male characters with regardless of how true that might be for any particular game.




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#5 7 years ago

I tend to role play games as me, since afterall who doesn't want to be the protagonist themselves? the only viable substitute is:

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clearly only he could save the world in my place.




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#6 7 years ago

Initially male, then if there's options for female I'll replay as female.




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#7 7 years ago

I usually create a male character and then a female character and then whatever.

Mihail;5587246I tend to role play games as me, since afterall who doesn't want to be the protagonist themselves? the only viable substitute is:

Big_Boss_MGS4.jpg

clearly only he could save the world in my place.

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#8 7 years ago

I'm pretty much in the same boat as Master Lindale: I tend to choose actions which reflect my own personality the best; it usually ends up being moral choices, but I often make very immoral choices as well (you know, some times logic goes instead of morality – they're not always coupled very well).

Appearance-wise, however, I don't care that much. I try to find the best handsome male or female and just play with it. Considering I'm neither hetero- nor homosexual, I don't really care nor have a preference as to what my character looks like. Same goes for looking at whichever gender's butt for hours.

Ultimately though, I end up choosing a male character most of the times. Or as a first character if I have multiple save-games.

Mihail;5587246I tend to role play games as me, since afterall who doesn't want to be the protagonist themselves? the only viable substitute is:

Big_Boss_MGS4.jpg

clearly only he could save the world in my place.

Damn, you look exactly like him. Win.


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#9 7 years ago

I'd love to play a game as myself, but for some reason, scanning devices are never offered as playable characters. =p

Anyway, I can go either way. Most of the games I played didn't offer a gender selection, but those two (literally two) that did are designed in such way that gender of your character doesn't affect the gameplay in any significant way.




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#10 7 years ago

I like how in Saints Row 2 you can change your character any time. I go from being an obese Rastafarian/Gangsta dude to being a mexican version of Raoul Duke from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas... I am always a male character. Shoe just fits better for me that way I guess. Edit: BTW your avatar is awesome. LoL