- Jun 9, 2008
Yeah, basicly now the game is tagged as "disapointing" because it just isnt as good as everyone was thinking it would be (just because it has a female protagonist doesnt instantly make a game good and everyone including the marketing and the consumers forgot that regarding to this game), and "disapointing" is a worse tag then "ok game", games like Wet and Velvet Assassin hold the "ok game" tag nicely.Sonic Doctor said:That's the problem, everything I saw on the game was just a group of articles and videos that talked about the whole the publisher wanted to force the developers to make the protagonist male debacle, with only very small bits on what the game was about.Yuuki said:The problem I can see here is that it was REALLY over-hyped for some reason.ritchards said:The problem I can see is that any failure of this game will be trumpeted by some as a failure due to playing a female protagonist.
Anyone going into a game with such expectations is bound to be let down : /
So basically, I feel all the hype was based around the fact the protagonist is female.
People think, "interesting premise plus finally getting another female protagonist that looks reasonable, it must be an amazing game."
In a way, yes the protagonist being female plays a part in the failure, but not by point that the protagonist being female was bad, just that the fact that her being female created so much hype that many people ignored all the other important points on what makes a good game. Justin mentioned that a key problem was the game play. Of course, that is one of the most important parts of any proper game.
If anyone is to blame its the marketing for putting so much emphasis on "We have a female protagonist" and the media for claiming it to be enough for a good game.