The first SP FPS game I played from start to finish was Unreal and the default playing character as prisoner 849 is female. This never bothered me and I didn’t change it to a male, but as Single Player games get more and more storyline-complex and the cut-scenes become more and more realistic will there come a time when it does make a difference? This week’s (late!- Sorry) poll question is:
Is the gender of the playing character important?
I think it was Elite Force that allowed you to switch the gender of the characters without too much trouble. I can’t remember specifically but the names used were similar, something like Alex and Alexis.
Another point to consider is does this affect the female gamers more? DO they feel that every game should have the choice of male or female playable character. If so, did it stop them buying Half-Life 1 and 2?
Why has there not been a mod, perhaps even made only by females, that allows you to play as Alyx?
This is a great poll question that I and hopefully you, have plenty to say on the subject, so get voting then get commenting!