stop_him Posted February 25, 2005 Share Posted February 25, 2005 I don't know about anyone else here, but as far as the whole romance options go, they seem non-existent in the female PC version. I realize that they are supposed to be subtle romances, but the male PC actually seems to "get somewhere" with his prospects: Handmaiden, Visas. I mean, personally when I played as a female PC, the game felt like it was lacking compared to the male PC: -Kriea remarks about not mating with the Seer, and not lusting after the Handmaiden. -Handmaiden strips down when you spar. -Male PCs get that whole "Force Sex" scene with Visas at the end. -Even Mira seems a bit taken by you. -Additionally, the other NPC's react to the obvious romantic interest that Handmaiden and Visas have: 1. Atton confronts the Handmaiden about her near-naked sparring and tells her to keep her hands where he can see them. 2. Mira tells the Handmaiden how to catch a man, etc. With the female PC - nothing. It's like the dev's said to themselves - "oh yeah, girls might play this game too. We should throw them a bone or two." You do get some cut scenes involving Atton and the Disciple, but it seems to me that it has more to do with the fact that Atton just plain doesn't like the Disciple (neither would I to tell you the truth). The Disciple comes off as someone who just idolizes what the Exile stands for. And who came up with the Disciple anyway? Is that what men think women really want in a man? Because: no. As for Atton, he sees the female PC like he does the male PC: a chance to redeem himself - even more so because she probably reminds him of that last Jedi whom he killed. And like that Jedi who saved him, his "love" for the exile is more of a "you're willing to give up everything for someone you don't even know" kind of love, not romantic love. Just look at his dialogue; it barely changes from when you play as a male to when you play as a female. Some lines are different simply because people do interact differently depending on the sex of the person with whom they are speaking. After going through as a male PC and then going to female, I felt bad for all girl-gamers; talk about the short end of the stick. Why even bother allowing the player the choice between a male and female PC when they're just going to half-ass the character interactions for one sex? Why not include a comment from Kreia that perhaps the female PC's decision to bring Disciple along has more to do with certain carnal intentions, or that said carnal intentions might explain her decision to train both Atton and Disciple? It doesn't make sense, nor does it seem very fair to me anyway. I mean, it's not like girls don't imagine certain "base lusts, certain... indignities..." too. They're just like everyone else. You could make the argument that the dev's perhaps ran out of time when it came to development for female PC interactions, but why only female PCs - that would just seem to validate what I said earlier. It's like the dev's said to themselves - "oh yeah, girls might play this game too. We should throw them a bone or two." Anyway, I just wondered what others thought. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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