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#1 Posted by Bizzama (53 posts) -

@ley_lines said:

@bizzama said:

Well, as disappointing as all the "I play as a lady because I wanna look at HOT POLYGONAL ASS all day" reasons popping up are, I'm not surprised.

I'm surprised to hear you say that because (and albeit that I only skimmed the responses) I seemed to notice more people hating the typical "lady ass" response and only a minority saying that it was actually the reason. Personally, I hate that response as well.

It is nice to see more people calling out that response than people actually giving it, but that fact that anybody gave that as an actual response is disappointing. I thought we were past this, but I guess not- still, the fact that the majority thinks this response is stupid is progress, I guess.

#2 Edited by Bizzama (53 posts) -

Well, as disappointing as all the "I play as a lady because I wanna look at HOT POLYGONAL ASS all day" reasons popping up are, I'm not surprised.

Still, I figured I'd give my two cents since the opinions so far seem to be entirely male. For me, whether or not I play as a male character depends almost entirely on the female character's design. For example, in Skyrim, I played through two female characters before making a male character, whereas my only WoW character is male (and if I were to make more, they would all be male). Female characters are what I default to because I identify with them better and like seeing a female protagonist once in a blue moon, even if the fact that she's a lady has no bearing on the story, so that's what I went for in Skyrim. However, in WoW, some of the armor sets are decidedly more revealing for female characters, which is really gross and creepy, which led me to play as a dude. If female armor in WoW went the Skyrim route and was basically identical between genders and/or didn't involve asses hanging out, I'd definitely have played as a female character in WoW. In games where gender has some sort of story significance, I opt for a female protagonist because I relate to that more. I'll always play a new game as a male, though, to see both sides of the story.

In short, I default to the option I relate to more, a female main character, but I won't play a female character if they're incredibly oversexualized as it grosses me out so I'll go for a male character instead. If I do play a female character first, I'll go back around and play as a male main character on a later playthrough.

Also, thank you @kierkegaard for trying to salvage some discussion out of this thread.

#3 Edited by Bizzama (53 posts) -

It seems like she enjoys straightforward/simpler platformers, so here's what I can come up with in that vein (these are all gonna be Wii games)-

Kirby's Epic Yarn has co-op- if she liked the platforming/art style of Rayman Origins but it got too hard towards the end, this might be a good way to go. You literally cannot die (all that happens when you fall in a pit is you lose your gems) and if she gets stuck on some platforming, in co-op you can pick her up and throw/carry her past the tough spots (it can get a bit tricky at the end). Plus, it's SO cute and super charming and really relaxing to play. I love the shit out of this game and would highly highly recommend it.

The New Super Mario Bros games can be fun in co-op, but not so much when there's a big skill disparity between the people playing- the camera follows the person who's farthest ahead, and if they get too far ahead the person behind will get scrolled off the screen and die. Plus, the levels can get pretty tricky. Might be worth looking into, but it's probably not a good fit.

Super Mario Galaxy has "co-op"- a second person can pick up a controller and point at the screen to collect things and stun enemies for you with a cursor. Maybe consider picking this up and swapping the main controller back and forth between levels?

Those are the big ones that are coming to mind at the moment. I'll come back and edit this with more if I can think of any.

Also, don't forget about the Virtual Console or that the Wii can play Gamecube games- I don't have any specific recommendations there, but it's worth taking a look to see if there's any old games she might like.

EDIT: Speaking of Gamecube games, maybe look at Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures? You'll have to get it on disc, but I remember that game being pretty fun.

#4 Posted by Bizzama (53 posts) -

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#5 Posted by Bizzama (53 posts) -

@landon said:

I read somewhere that the day to day gameplay is even shorter than Animal Crossing.

Kinda- there's less to do in one sitting, but you can come back after an hour or two and have more stuff to do. Basically, most of the gameplay revolves around your Miis having problems and asking you to help solve them, which can involve minigames, setting your Miis up with each other, buying them clothes, etc. So once you've solved everyone's problems, there's nothing to do unless there are events going on. But if you put the game down for an hour or so and come back, they'll have a whole new set of problems, so there's more to do, unlike in Animal Crossing, where I found at a certain point I would just boot up the game, do the daily stuff, and shut it off and not touch it for the rest of the day because I'd done everything I could do that day.

It is less of a game than I was expecting- I thought you'd have direct control of your Mii at least, but you don't. However, it seems the key is to have a shitload of Miis, so that way there's always something happening or some kind of drama starting. I stopped making my own Miis after making like 4 of them and just looked up QR codes, which is SO much easier. But it is SUPER wacky and Japanese in the best way, so that's good.

#6 Edited by Bizzama (53 posts) -

Traveling to other towns, sharing fashion creations--it's is a huge design element.

(Found a small typo, @patrickklepek)

Great article! I love these games (I've put something like 220 hours into New Leaf) and it's great to see that the team behind it understands the need for diverse perspectives when making games.

#7 Posted by Bizzama (53 posts) -

I still can't get over how good the visuals look. I'll be playing this no matter what, but even if it's shitty, at least I'll have a good time looking at it.

#8 Posted by Bizzama (53 posts) -

@blatantninja23: Doesn't matter, I'm still gonna go for the PS4- it's $100 cheaper and doesn't have any of this DRM/online authentication crap (though it's really the price difference that sealed the deal for me, I don't really care about the DRM/online authentication stuff all that much).

#9 Edited by Bizzama (53 posts) -

This is absolutely amazing. I love it when Nintendo does dumb, ridiculous, hilarious shit like this

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