Would you play a story driven game if the lead character was homosexual (gay/lesbian) ?

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#1  Edited By largo6661


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#2  Edited By FunExplosions

That's entirely dependent on the character and not at all dependent on their sexuality. But yeah.

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Oh well this is going places.

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#4  Edited By MysteriousBob

Not sure if I'd call it 'story-driven' but I have played through Bare Knuckle 3 as Ash.

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#5  Edited By inkerman

I'd be less comfortable, but I wouldn't not play the game for that reason.

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#6  Edited By Winternet

Sure, why not. If the game is actually good.

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#7  Edited By falling_fast

sure, why not.

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#8  Edited By Slaker117

I would play a video game starring Omar Little, yes.

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#9  Edited By kingzetta

So you mean every time I play as a lady in a Bethesda or Bioware game?

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#10  Edited By Canteu

If a story point was that the character was gay, then it's probably some romance dating sim or some shit, so probably not since i'm not interested in that type of game.

If it was like Gears of War 4 and hey Marcus likes dudes! Sure, wouldn't make a spot of difference.

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#11  Edited By falling_fast

@Slaker117 said:

I would play a video game starring Omar Little, yes.

oh fuck yes

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#12  Edited By Make_Me_Mad

Why wouldn't I?

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#13  Edited By countinhallways

My playing the game or not would depend entirely on the quality of the story and characterisation, not on the sexual orientation of said characters.

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#14  Edited By GTCknight

If the game is good then the game is good.

Nothing more to it really.

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#15  Edited By Brendan

Wouldn't matter to me either way. At least it would change up the usual "Men are from Mars, women are from Venus!" banter usually seen from relationships in games.

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#17  Edited By HaltIamReptar

@dudeglove said:

No because I am a raging homophobe and I have an irrational disgust for anything that isn't heterosexual.

rational*

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#18  Edited By BeachThunder

How do you know that most game protagonists aren't already gay?

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Sure.

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#20  Edited By morrelloman

I said yes but the better question is How Gay would a main character have to be to make you not play?

A) Kind of Gay

B) Really Really Gay

C) Super Duper Gay

D) Adam Lambert

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#21  Edited By Ravenlight

Wasn't there a post about this a few months ago?

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#22  Edited By ABK_92

No I wouldn't.

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#23  Edited By MildMolasses

My Skyrim character is gay and that game is just fine

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#24  Edited By TheSouthernDandy

Depends. If that was just part of the bigger story then sure. If a lot of the game focused on gettin all sexy time with dudes then no. Not my thing. Unless it was Garrus or Tom Hardy then sign me up!

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#25  Edited By pyromagnestir

@MildMolasses said:

My Skyrim character is gay and that game is just fine

What he said.

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If they throw gay sexy time in my face all the time for no real reason then no, if it was subtle or an important part a story arc then sure. It all depends on the execution.

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#27  Edited By Cloudenvy

Sure? if the game was good.

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#28  Edited By Vodun

This again?

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#29  Edited By Rattle618

I would if the game didnt force me to watch some dude on dude action.  
So I probably wouldnt play an rpg or any sort of game that has strong personal story elements related to the main character´s sexual interactions, but everything else would be fine. For all I know many of the characters I´ve played over the years are gay.

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#30  Edited By Jayzilla

Umm, it depends on what the story was about. If the game was about hetero or homosexual relationships I wouldn't play it. That would bore me in a game. If the duder/duderette happened to be gay and it wasn't about that at all, I wouldn't care. I think games about relationships no matter orientation tend to be very stereotypical, so I don't play them(I am looking at you BioWare. How stereotypical can you be?).

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#31  Edited By prestonhedges

I've played a Final Fantasy game, thank you very much.

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#32  Edited By MideonNViscera

I've been playing Final Fantasy for years.

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#33  Edited By mesoian

Sure. I played Fear Effect 2, good game.

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#34  Edited By penguindust

@Ravenlight said:

Wasn't there a post about this a few months ago?

Yep. Would you play a game with an openly homosexual protagonist (Sept 2011)

My answer is still the same, straight, gay, and even flaming gay, it doesn't matter to me as long as the game is good. My sexuality and a pretend digital character's sexuality have nothing in common. One won't impact the other.

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#35  Edited By TwoLines

Yes. Why the hell not? Why on earth wouldn't I?

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#36  Edited By laserbolts

I'd rather they weren't gay but I'd play it anyways.

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#37  Edited By Animasta

I'm playing Persona 2: Innocent Sin so...

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#38  Edited By NTM

I think you already can. Ever heard of Fear Effect? Or especially the prequel? Anyways, besides me totally forgetting about those games (though I haven't played the second which is where I guess it starts), I would have to say it really depends. If we're going to get little glimpses of him having sex with another male, or something along the lines of Ezio but being gay, probably not. If it was subtle, maybe. I think I'm fine just playing straight characters with gay characters in it as well (GTA). I think I'd rather play a lesbian than a gay guy also if I had to choose.

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#39  Edited By FluxWaveZ

@Ravenlight said:

Wasn't there a post about this a few months ago?

Yes. The exact same question, I believe.

And no, of course I wouldn't. Don't be ridiculous.

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#40  Edited By captain_clayman

considering in most games the characters sexuality doesn't really make a difference, sure.

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Only if I get use a gaming pad, mouse and keyboard seems to straight.

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#42  Edited By McAwesome

If the game doesnt treat it like something edgy, and doesnt force it in every scene,then yes,but preferably i'd play lesbian,because,given the choice, I play female characters.

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#43  Edited By TehFlan

Sure?

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#44  Edited By MikeinSC

Not sure why I'd care about the sexuality of a video game character. Video game sex is just creepy as all heck as is.

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#45  Edited By TobbRobb

Hurr Durr, I hate the blackhomolesbianjews. I can't play anything that isn't a giant pulsating macho dickhead. Hurr Durr. I need my games to remind me that I'm "normal" anything suggesting otherwise or making me think sucks my ballz.

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#46  Edited By deanoxd

i answered yes, but the real answer is no. if that was to happen that's how the gay gets you if play as one of them even in a video game, the gay would come through the vibrations in the controller. by the time you were done with the game you would be helping your sister buy shoes and decorate your home, its true that how it happens once the gay gets you.

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#47  Edited By MisterMouse

@FunExplosions said:

That's entirely dependent on the character and not at all dependent on their sexuality. But yeah.

this.

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#48  Edited By AMyggen

Of course I would. Six Feet Under: The Game, starring Keith in a cop drama.

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#49  Edited By Aetheldod

Only if its a lesbian , if it is a dude not

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#50  Edited By Jimbo

Some of my best Shepards are lesbians.