Hey fellow bombers!
I usually lurk on forums regarding "gender issues" in video games (with some few exceptions), however, this is something I want to openly discuss.
Does a game need to include both genders (or even iregular gender identies) for a story to be good? Does the quality of the story in a video game get determined by the genders presented, or their roles in the games? It wouldn't of course make much sense if you had a game based around women's rights, and not have any female character important or even presented.
What sparked my curoristy about this topic, was a reference to a tweet by totalbiscuit made awhile back.
He could of course be trolling, but his replies on this tweet doesn't point that way.
Leaving totalbiscuit out of it (I just wanted to be honest about where I got the idea about gender and storytelling), what do you guys personally think?
Wouldn't using this logic make other great entertainment pieces (imho) like Shawshank Redemption and Saving Private Ryan a shitty story?
What about the show supernatural? It has had very few main characters that are female, and those who appeared the most in the show, were evil demons (or other nonhuman beings). I would guess that is a pretty shitty story by using the same logic as above?
If I am not being clear on my position, just ask.
I am actually trying to understand this way of thinking.
I am sorry for any horrible grammar made on my part.