Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:25 PM
Here are some facts:
Only 15% of serial killers are females
Only 5% of the prison population are women
The average man is 5'10" and weighs 130 - 150lbs
The average woman is 5'4" and weighs 120lbs
As you can see, women are far less involved with the criminal underworld than men are. Look at every species of animal on Earth, the female animal will stay at home and feed the offspring while the male animal does the hunting, this is also also true for Humans, it is unnatural for women to be involved with violent acts. And you can also see that the average man is taller and stronger than the average woman, so obviously a woman would never be able to fight of the average man, so it wouldn't be very immersive if you were playing as a woman in GTA while fighting of men with your bare hands. Also, woman don't even sound as tough as men, when a man shouts it can scare people because of how deep it is, but when a woman shouts it doesn't have the same effect. This is not sexist, by the way. Their is a difference between being sexist and accepting basic facts. And the only time I hear of women murdering people, it's in pathetic ways like drowning their kids in the bath.
And don't start saying "Oh, but women can do anything a man do, wah wah wah!" because they can't, why do you think that women have NEVER been allowed to serve on the front lines in wars? Also, have you ever seen a fight between 2 women? All that hair pulling and slapping in brutal, but it's nothing to when 2 men fight.
I simply wouldn't buy GTA if the woman was the only protagonist, I want to be able to relate to my character and be immersed and when I'm playing as a woman, all my immersion goes straight out the window. A female character wouldn't fit into a GTA game, EVER. It just wouldn't make any sense and Rockstar knows this, they won't add a female protagonist because they know that their market is dominated by males who don't want to be prancing around as a petite female. It's hard to make a serious game with a female without it turning into "You go sister! yeah feminism!" all the f*cking time.