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    Final Fantasy XIII

    Game » consists of 17 releases. Released Mar 09, 2010

    This entry into the Final Fantasy universe is set in the worlds of Pulse and Cocoon. Players take control of multiple characters who are caught in a war between these worlds.

    Would you prefer a male or female main character?

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    #1  Edited By Sedarati

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    #2  Edited By matkey1988

    dont realy care as long as the game has a good story

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    #3  Edited By Logan_Aybara

    I like roleplaying female characters more, especially in 3rd person view, as you have something more appealing to look at over the course of the 30+ hours you put into the game.

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    #4  Edited By thebeast

    I usually play male, that way I can roleplay myself more.
    Interactions with men when playing women characters can be a bit creepy somehow :P.

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    #5  Edited By yoctoyotta

    I'm interested to see where they take the character, having a female lead is definitely new for FF (aside from X-2). I think as long as they make her a respectable person and lay off the teenage girl cliche's, XIII will be just as good as it would be with a male lead.

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    #6  Edited By Dan

    I don't really care, as long as it never turns into a horrible FFX-2 style diva-fest

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    #7  Edited By HipHopHitler

    Does it really matter? I mean, the guys look like girls anyway =P

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    #8  Edited By SarazinRuin

    Female would be a good change.

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    #9  Edited By DaveF

    Depends if they're hot. The girls I mean.

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    HipHopHitler said:
    "Does it really matter? I mean, the guys look like girls anyway =P"
    generally untrue outside of japan.
    and to respond to tc, i have no preference.
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    #11  Edited By Axersia

    I don't care too much, but females can be nicer too look at I guess.

    I usually roll female characters in MMOs, but I never try to pretend I'm a girl.

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    #12  Edited By rondof

    It don't matter to me, as long the character is likable.

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    #13  Edited By Pikachu

    It doesn't really matter to me

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    #14  Edited By IndieBoy

    I don't really mind either

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    #15  Edited By hidys
    matkey1988 said:
    "dont realy care as long as the game has a good story
    "
    yes unlike XII BTW your avatar is awesome Unforgotten realms FTW
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    #16  Edited By NightFireSoldier

    Depends on the story of the game, don't really care either way as long as I am not looking at  TnA just for the sake of marketing to young men even though I am guilty of buying games like that...

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    #17  Edited By Atlas

    Don't mind either, but if given the choice I quite like using female characters. Not really sure why. I just like the ladies.

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    #18  Edited By Feanor

    They should have pulled a Star Ocean 2 and let you choose.  It would make the game just a little bit less linear.

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    #19  Edited By exfate

    Female, since there hasn't been an FF with a single female lead. The closest was Terra in VI, but that game doesn't have a real central protagonist. I hope Lightning is actually the main protagonist and they don't go the XII / VI route and have no central focus - I much prefer the notion of the hero/heroine and his/her comrades.

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    #20  Edited By RabbitKarrot

    Im hoping for the opposite.

    I am a big fan of these so called "diva-fests"

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    #21  Edited By OrcaGT

    Depends on the game, but if given the choice I'd pick female. My reasoning is if you're gonna be staring at your character for 10+ hours it might as well look good.

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    #22  Edited By suneku

    I don't care whether it's a male or female... story just better be there. Though I prefer to look at a female sprite when playing a game.

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    #23  Edited By p0tet

    Metal gear would not be the same with a female, nor would it hurt having a male Tomb raider (as in Uncharted is a great game). So i guess i prefer males. But i always choose females in rpgs/mmo's and games where you have a choice.

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    #24  Edited By TimeWaffle

    well all the males in jrpg's look like females so it doesn't matter to me

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    #25  Edited By AndrewGaspar

    I'm split. I kind of like male leads better, but if they can do a female as the lead well, then it doesn't really matter to me.

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    #26  Edited By CarthX

    In games where you can customise appearance, I always pick the female character as there's always more customisation options for female characters, or at least better options.

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    #27  Edited By AndrewGaspar
    p0tet said:
    "Metal gear would not be the same with a female, nor would it hurt having a male Tomb raider (as in Uncharted is a great game). So i guess i prefer males. But i always choose females in rpgs/mmo's and games where you have a choice."
    So you're a man... but you pick female avatars to display yourself online to everybody else playing the game? You know how many creeps there are in MMOs that want to dance with your avatar while making humping noises through the headset? I don't, but I'm sure there are a lot. :P
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    Female, definitely. Lightning is fucking hawt.

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    #29  Edited By Eisen

    It really does not make much of a difference for me as long as the character itself is developed correctly and fits in well with the story.

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    #30  Edited By Leon31

    Doesn't matter as long as the character and story are enjoyable.

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    #31  Edited By Monty_The_Great

    Its really bad, I know, but I don't buy games that the main character is a female. I don't know, I could just never get into them.

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    #32  Edited By BlackCurtain

    It really doesn't matter. Lightning looks awesome!

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    #33  Edited By bigpig33

    male. cooking and cleaning is borring in video games

    did i mean what i said? maybe

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    #34  Edited By DjiEnn

    Males.

    I have the feeling they only choose female to attract more horny little teenagers (am serious).
    Cuz the main character in FF13 is more badass than any FF character i've ever seen (she is even more imba than sephiroth, just check the trailers, jumping/flying around like superman at age 20), and its a girl....

    A male doing all this would be more plausible to me.

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    #35  Edited By Termite
    Eisen said:
    "It really does not make much of a difference for me as long as the character itself is developed correctly and fits in well with the story.
    "
    What he said
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    #36  Edited By sdodd02

    doestn't really matter.

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    #37  Edited By Absurd

    I would prefer a Male.

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    #38  Edited By KnightsofRound
    matkey1988 said:
    "dont realy care as long as the game has a good story
    "
    This person wins.

    But FFVI was a fantastic game and primarily featured Terra and Celes in the spotlight...

    And in a genre that is oversaturated with cliche JRPG main characters it's actually nice to see a Final Fantasy game with a female lead character who doesn't look like the max damage she will be able to do is 40 at level 99.
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    #39  Edited By Trickster

    I think lightning would be a great main character, and afaik it would be the first time a FF game had a female lead.

    But really as long as the main character in FFXIII is not quite as annoying and boring as Vaan I'll be happy...Good is he(she/it) freaking annoying..

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    #40  Edited By Lilja

    I prefer female leads in any game. They feel more real and caring.
    But if the lead is supposed to be evil then.. go ahead and make it male :3

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    #41  Edited By Trickster
    Lilja said:
    "I prefer female leads in any game. They feel more real and caring.
    But if the lead is supposed to be evil then.. go ahead and make it male :3
    "
    I actually agree completely, In Mass Effect i have a couple of character, the ones that are good or neutral are all female, while the evil one is a male.
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    #42  Edited By raahsnavj

    Doesn't matter to me. As long as 'I'm' not a dork through the whole game I could care less if the main character is male or female.

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    #43  Edited By DisAbiLityFisHy

    ReTarDedFisHy says that it depends on the style/genre of the game.
    Action/Adventure - Guy
    RPG - Guy
    FPS - Guy
    TPS - Guy
    FPA - Guy
    (insert any other genre) - Guy
    Horror - Girl

    Presenting a girl in a dark, horrible and lonely place, makes you feel more vulnerable.

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    #44  Edited By BlackWaterCO

    All the males look like Females in FF anaway so I guess I have no option

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    #45  Edited By LuffyUzumaki

    to tell the truth a male character

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    #46  Edited By nubsway

    I would perfer a girl because she would probally be smarter than a male lead.

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    #47  Edited By LouChou

    I would certainly prefer to stare at the back of a pixelated female for vast quantities of hours than a dude.

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    #48  Edited By Psytek

    The main characters all look like girls and have girls names... makes no difference really.

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    #49  Edited By Necros

    I dont really care though a guy would be nice.

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    #50  Edited By Zaxex

    Depends on the story i suppose, considering the vast majority of games have male protaganists it's refreshing to play ones with females as the lead.

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