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the emperor of ice-cream (
2010-07-30 02:50 pm (UTC)
TBH, you haven't missed that much, as those are still commonly discussed as examples of great games whenever CRPGs come up. And, unfortunately, there hasn't been much progress except in graphics since BG & KOTOR.
I feel like an assumption is being made that female gamers are just as likely to buy a game where it is not made obvious that they are welcome, or represented. That women are perfectly happy always playing male characters-- or, in Bioware's case, that women are perfectly happy being represented as male characters, and having male characters marketed to them even if they eventually play female characters. If that makes sense.
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