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2010-07-30 03:43 am (UTC)
Here via metafandom delicious -
Have a slightly different background as I used to game as a teen, then stopped, and have recently considered starting on some of the newer games again. So I've never played any of the games you mentioned - bought Dragon Age but my computer won't run it - but I *have* played Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights and Morrowind as far as CRPGs go and therefore consider myself kind of invested in these things.
The only male character I've ever played is in PS:T, where you do not have a female option. I have NEVER made ANY male character for any RPG where I could choose a female one of the same class (ex I've played male chars in Diablo II, if you want to call that an RPG...). And, you know, chalk me up as someone who would highly likely not buy a game with customisable protagonists if it didn't feature a female option.
Are they going to lose any people if the marketing has female characters as well as male? Doubtful. But if they had no female characters in the marketing at all, they'd lose me. (At least until I found out that it did allow for female characters!)
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