So...what happens if I'm a girl?

#1 Edited by Splitterguy (70 posts) -

My girlfriend wants to play through this game, which made me realize that the story wouldn't make any sense... 
 
         

 
Any ideas on how this works?
#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

The story doesn't work. Or at least, it doesn't have the same emotional impact.

#3 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Well you have a vagina instead of a penis.

#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

 Guys I read this book where the narration is in the first person and I don't have a vagina. 
 
What do I do. 
 
I'm failing to see how this is a problem at all. You don't have to be a dude to appreciate a good story about a dude.     
 
Or vice versa

#5 Posted by Splitterguy (70 posts) -

Kind of a bummer then, I guess.  About the story not working, not about the vagina, I mean.

#6 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2178 posts) -

Your girlfriend realizes she actually likes girls and leaves you.

#7 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (714 posts) -

I wake up and ask myself this question every day.  

#8 Posted by Splitterguy (70 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish: Yeah, that wouldn't be a problem except that you are playing with your own name as a part of the immersion.  That ruins it, sort of, unless you know you're playing as a dude before you start.
#9 Posted by CornBREDX (6059 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish said:
..."  You don't have to be a dude to appreciate a good story about a dude.      Or vice versa "
That about sums it up. Don't be silly, OP. If a story is good, people connect to it. Whether it be a girl or a guy shouldn't factor into the equation.
#10 Edited by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -
@Splitterguy said:

" @LordXavierBritish: Yeah, that wouldn't be a problem except that you are playing with your own name as a part of the immersion.  That ruins it, sort of, unless you know you're playing as a dude before you start. "

Then tell her you play as a dude. 
 
I'd like to take this time to point out that the game was made by a woman.
#11 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

I still identified with my lady Shep during Mass Effex 2

#12 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3489 posts) -

Lesbians are people too.^^

#13 Posted by Splitterguy (70 posts) -
@CornBREDX: To clarify, I think it's a great story.  The internet has jaded you guys into thinking I'm making a critique when I'm not. Don't misinterpret me, I'm not saying this is a game-breaking thing or anything like that.   I just didn't know if the game addressed different genders.  That's all.
#14 Posted by CornBREDX (6059 posts) -
@Splitterguy: Ah. I apologize.
 
You are right, I assumed you were critiquing. I retract my comment.
#15 Edited by Splitterguy (70 posts) -
@GlenTennis: The difference with that is that your avatar on-screen is a woman.  In this case, for all intents and purposes, you could assume you were a lady (assuming you named yourself a lady) until a certain point in the story.  Imagine if you chose dude shepard and then when he spoke he had a lady's voice.  It's kind of like that.  Again, this is a very minor issue!  I'm just discussing the game.  We cool, fans of Digital: A Love Story!  We cool.
#16 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@Splitterguy said:
" @GlenTennis: The difference with that is that your avatar on-screen is a woman.  In this case, for all intents and purposes, you could assume you were a lady (assuming you named yourself a lady) until a certain point in the story.  Imagine if you chose dude shepard and then when he spoke he had a lady's voice.  It's kind of like that.  Again, this is a very minor issue!  I'm just discussing the game.  We cool, fans of Digital: A Love Story!  We cool. "
What about in the very beginning when you're talking to a lady online and it's called "Digital: A Love Story."
#17 Posted by Splitterguy (70 posts) -
@GlenTennis: Lady's can't talk to each other on the internet without being lesbians?  Also, I didn't realize the love story was about a girl online or even about a person until later on.  I had initially assumed it was a love story about technology itself (which in my opinion it still is).  Just flip the situation in your head.  Imagine if the person you were talking to on the internet was a dude and you were referred to as a daughter even though your name was, say, Bradley.  It would give you pause, probably, unless you knew what gender you were playing as before-hand and most people don't.  I find that a little weird.  It's not a huge deal though.  It's not like I can expect a small, independent title released for free on the internet to somehow be absolutely perfect and have a choice in gender.  It would be cool if it kept track of whether you were a dude or a lady based on your real name, though.
#18 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

I don't see how the first part wouldn't work, but i guess the second part is a really minor problem... I think she'll be just fine...

#19 Posted by yinstarrunner (1243 posts) -

It doesn't mean that she can't appreciate the story.  It's just a good love story, and even though it tries to be super immersive, that's really all it is: a visual novel from the first person perspective.  I'm sure she'll be able to get over it, unless I'm giving your girlfriend too much credit.

#20 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (620 posts) -

It'll work fine, because falling love with Emilia based on the ambiguous emo dialogue she gives you at the beginning of the game is ridiculous in the first place.

#21 Posted by velucyraptor (357 posts) -

I'm a girl, I played it, immersed myself just fine.  
Based moreso on the gameplay however than any actual feelings for Emilia, as I can relate to this:

@SecondPersonShooter said:

" ... falling love with Emilia based on the ambiguous emo dialogue she gives you at the beginning of the game is ridiculous in the first place. "
#22 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
" I still identified with my lady Shep during Mass Effex 2 "
Mine is a total bitch!

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