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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#121 Post by Kami » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:06 am

I usually stick with my gender. Also, it makes me quite upset when game does not have gender choice.
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#122 Post by Senkousha » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:13 pm

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leon wrote:I almost always pick a female character first, especially for games with "behind the character view". Watching girl's behinds is more important than romance. :p
Whaaat ? You mean that even in action packed games, you prefer staring at a girl's butt instead of checking what's going on in front of her ? ^^'''''''''
Beats watching man's butt. So I usually play as female too. Nothing more satisfying than watching a girl wreak havoc with unproportionally huge weapons.

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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#123 Post by Orison » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:12 pm

I almost always choose to play as my gender (female) since I like playing otome games. Other games, I don't really care... Well, unless it's like Persona 3 for the PSP. The story got altered for the girl path (apparently) so I played as the male character.
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#124 Post by NeoAngelique » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:46 am

Depends on the game. I may play as male or female.

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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#125 Post by SundownKid » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:59 am

Orison wrote:I almost always choose to play as my gender (female) since I like playing otome games. Other games, I don't really care... Well, unless it's like Persona 3 for the PSP. The story got altered for the girl path (apparently) so I played as the male character.
That strikes me as strange, since the only changes for the girl path were adding in a few minor romantic scenes with guys, and taking out the ones with girls, AFAIK. I played the girl path anyway since I liked her character design/weapon a lot better than the guy's.

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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#126 Post by Orison » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:27 pm

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Orison wrote:I almost always choose to play as my gender (female) since I like playing otome games. Other games, I don't really care... Well, unless it's like Persona 3 for the PSP. The story got altered for the girl path (apparently) so I played as the male character.
That strikes me as strange, since the only changes for the girl path were adding in a few minor romantic scenes with guys, and taking out the ones with girls, AFAIK. I played the girl path anyway since I liked her character design/weapon a lot better than the guy's.
Meh, I wanted to play the original original story first and people told me that the girl path was altered. I haven't gotten around to playing it again so blah.
Side note: It's funny if you look at the fandom stuff where the male MC is less popular than the female MC and he gets even more depressed looking because she rubs it in his face. Oh, Internet... You amuse me ever so XD
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#127 Post by Noire » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:14 pm

I usually play as a girl, but I tried to play as a guy in several MMO games out of curiosity :D

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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#128 Post by Kensela » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:13 pm

In most mmorpg I play as my gender, but in otome or VN games if given the option I usually choose the opposite gender just because I find it more fun that way.

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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#129 Post by qirien » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:12 pm

I usually play as female (same as my own gender), and then my husband plays as male so we can see how the story is different. We usually play as different classes, too, taking turns with who gets to be the mage and who plays the rogue (usually nobody wants to be the fighter!). Though, in games where you can have a lot of characters (like Neverwinter Nights), sometimes we will swap for fun.
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#130 Post by trooper6 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:38 pm

NB: I don't think men and women are opposites.

What gender do I play as. I will usually play male first (which is the gender I identify as), but I also usually play both as male and as female in different play throughs. If there were some sort of third gender or transgender character, I'd definitely play as that character.
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#131 Post by Dazed » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:17 pm

I normally do 2 files- one for male and one for female. I normally play as a male first though. Always have. Just a preference.
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#132 Post by SundownKid » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:27 pm

Orison wrote: Meh, I wanted to play the original original story first and people told me that the girl path was altered. I haven't gotten around to playing it again so blah.
Side note: It's funny if you look at the fandom stuff where the male MC is less popular than the female MC and he gets even more depressed looking because she rubs it in his face. Oh, Internet... You amuse me ever so XD
Funny but true. The guy MC just seems pretty generic, as they usually are in SMT games. But, the changes weren't to the game in any major way - they simply had a new battle theme and world music for the girl's route, as well as a pink vs. blue UI and the minor romantic scenes. It's nothing worth replaying the game for, really.

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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#133 Post by AngelicReckoning » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:37 am

I play as both. It really just depends on the game I'm playing. If there is romantic elements, I choose female.

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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#134 Post by Yumi-sama » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:37 am

IN otome games and MMORPG, I usually play as female because I'm female. And I could feel the game more. But because I am way different from an ideal girl, and I act like a guy......sometimes there's problem with getting the target character. XD

In otome games, I also play as a guy, I just wander how it is like being a guy. And most of the time, I end with a girl who has the same characteristics as me XD

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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#135 Post by Nekobiker » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:34 pm

I mostly play bishoujo VNs; those have male protagonists. I really don't get the "I can't relate to the opposite gender" argument. I've been playing male characters for most of my life and never oncehad this problem. Yes, men and women are different and think differently, but the differences are not so huge that they're beyond understanding. If anything, I find it more fun to jump into someone who's different from me. I don't play games to be myself, dammit, I do enough of that IRL.

In games where gender is purely cosmetical (most MMOs, Fallout, etc), I go for the better character design.

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