- Mar 7, 2012
True, but it can be explain by the simple fact that a lot of devs are bit older and have their own kids nowBelaam said:Or perhaps it's also influenced by the fact that older gamers now have kids. The father-son thing has been played to death and generally also involves the death of the father so the son can come into their adulthood. Which is a little awkward when it's the real world father playing the game. But it's a little more comfortable having the dad survive (at least the length of the game) if they are protecting their daughter.
But I do expect to see more female protagonists if only because more gaming parents are going to want to introduce their daughters to gaming. Of the recent batch of AAA games, I personally enjoyed Farcry 3 and Bioshock Infinite over Tomb Raider, but Tomb Raider will almost assuredly be the first FPS game I have my daughter play.
That's why they understand such relationship better
Most people can't write characters that aren't similar to them, after all (without ending up with somewhat insulting stereotypes)
P.S. Tomb Raider isn't FPS.