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BritneySpearsThePopGuy

All female cast of protagonists

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BritneySpearsThePopGuy

What if theres only female playable characters in story mode in the next gta? I think that would be a good idea and a good risk! 

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Tao Cheng

Free Elizabeta Torres!

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Am Shaegar

No. I don't support the idea of having a female playable character, but I strongly feel that there should be more female non-playable characters in the storyline. 

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MojoGamer

It would mean more Yoga... No!!!

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TheSantader25

That would be the Fall of GTA. 

we need more female mission givers but a protagonist just doesn't work in a GTA game. 

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Algonquin Assassin

I wouldn't mind A female protagonist if there's more than one protagonist. A Bonnie and Clyde style relationship would be cool I have to admit, but I agree some more stronger female leads as mission givers like Elisabeta would be ideal.

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Journey_95
Posted (edited)

Not a fan of this idea. Rockstar has yet to prove they can write really compelling female characters in general and while I actually like female MC's in other games (like Horizon Dawn) I think it would be difficult to do it right in a GTA game & feel off.

 

Not to mention the inevitable backlash from angry feminists if Rockstar does something controversial and doesn't play it safe

 

 

Edited by Journey_95

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AnimalFather

No just no. I dont mind a latina thug or a white trash mom, but all of them NO. 3 protagonists, 1 female.

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(Ambient)
Posted (edited)

Having all protagonists female wouldn't work in a game series like GTA. My reason to think like this is not related to all the "criminal world is all about men" or "women are not biologically capable to do some kinds of work that men do" stuff. It's all about the game's mechanics that would need to be completely changed which could be a pain in the Rockstar's ass. One female character when there are two (or more) protagonists - fine. One (and only) female protagonist or all protagonists being women - nope.

Edited by (Ambient)

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NationalManOfMystery

So we get to whine, talk, and gossip about everything on other people? so that they have to make a shipload of cutscenes? with tons of different outcomes?

No. not so cool. more like hot. something that isn't GTA. i don't like muscular an dominant women, because females are born to be chaotic, and that's fine by me.

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AlexGRFan97

From what I've learned over the past 5 years, it's to never back down when faced with invalid criticism. GTA having a minimalistic, non-immersive combat system is a legitimate criticism. Rockstar prioritizing online console players over any other consumer is a legitimate criticism. The fact that you don't like the protagonist(s) because they don't look like you is not legitimate in the slightest, and if you think it is, then good luck justifying a skinhead who won't play SA because CJ is a certain word.

 

Do you really think that if all the characters in the next GTA were women that all of the cries of "misogyny" will magically disappear overnight? Hell no, because they'd have to adhere to these peoples' standards; PoC, unhealthy body shape, possibly disabled. And God forbid R* tries to do fanservice and let your characters wear stuff like microscopic bikinis, camel-toe emphasizing yoga pants and skintight catsuits. If they tried any of that the game would have to be significantly censored or outright banned in Arabic-speaking countries for indecency, and that's a market they can't afford to lose. Don't believe me? People have already given the not-Kate Upton in the menu screen various Orwellianesque enhancements. A simple detail that disappears after 5 - 10 seconds, and some have an irreconcilable problem with it.

 

It's better for the rags to keep bashing GTA for being a "sausagefest" among many other things, than for them to have a field day when they "mischaracterize da wahmen", similar to how the black characters in V were apparently "mischaracterized" because their scripts were written by white people. I remember how viciously Ubisoft got attacked a few years back relating to something in AssCreed, and just this week a similar thing happened to Elias Viglione. Never give these people an inch, they'll only take advantage of your weaknesses/faux pas and use them to further demonize you. Let them wallow in their collective misery. They are the Jack Thompson of the 2010s.

 

The only way you could ever see a female protagonist with minimal amounts of controversy is if the next game has a fully customizable protagonist, like Online already has done for years. But then the story would be affected, as they wouldn't be able to make it about anyone in particular in case it didn't make sense. You'd have a cookie-cutter storyline where nobody refers to you by name or even by pronoun. And if that's what you want then just play GTA III and replace Claude with a woman. And though they certainly have the money for it, making several independent storylines for characters would hurt the development time even worse. Instead of an optimistic 2020 - 2021 release for VI as is the case thus far, we might go a whole generation without any GTA. And screw that, most of us have been long-since ready to move on from Los Santos for good.

 

Until the sociopolitical situation the world is in right now does a complete 180 and reverts to the way things were in the mid-'90s at the very latest, it's in R*'s best interest to keep making games with exclusively male protagonists. They have enough on their plate as it is than to deal with millions of enraged harpies and Glycine Max consumers.

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Crossbones

If there's more than one, then it's fine to have one female protagonist, like a victim of human trafficking seeking vengeance and working as hitwoman or something. But I really don't like the idea of sole female protagonist or all female cast. Surely, there should be more of them as side characters in game, but all female cast of protagonists, NO. 

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Femme Fatale

One female protagonist? Of course! It's about time, really.

 

All three of them female? Nah, I really don't want to listen to misoginystic pansies whine about how their precious video game series was "ruined by feminists". 

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ThatBenGuy

I 100% agree with Algonquin Assassin and Crossbones that I think it would be a good idea to have just one female GTA protagonist and have the other be a man. I think it would also be cool to have the female GTA protagonist’s special ability to seduce male police officers and government agents in order for the rest of her gang to avoid arrests or for herself to avoid wanted level. I would also like for both the man and woman protagonists to be from either Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, or Boston, and part of either Irish, Italian, Russian, Polish, or Jewish mobs.

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Penguin Bob
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No, I don't want a female protagonist as it will just ruin the ENTIRE franchise. And to be honest, I don't think any R* game had a female protagonist. The only GTA game that had female protagonists is GTA 1.  Maybe it will work as a task giver like Liz Torres from GTA IV, or Asuka from GTA III, or better yet, they could add more female task givers, but as a protagonist? No. 

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Little mistake in my post.

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//XP//

I'd like if they'd go back to the 1 protag formula, but yeah, a female protagonist would be a really great idea, honestly.

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Pink Pineapple
16 hours ago, (Ambient) said:

It's all about the game's mechanics that would need to be completely changed which could be a pain in the Rockstar's ass. 

 

What do you mean by this?

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TheSantader25
2 hours ago, Pink Pineapple said:

 

What do you mean by this?

Here's an example. 

Prostitutes, Strip Clubs, definitely some of the mission structures otherwise feminists will ruin the game.

Put female protagonists in any game you like but GTA doesn't work with that. The structure of the series can't handle it. 

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Zello
59 minutes ago, TheSantader25 said:

Here's an example. 

Prostitutes, Strip Clubs, definitely some of the mission structures otherwise feminists will ruin the game.

Put female protagonists in any game you like but GTA doesn't work with that. The structure of the series can't handle it. 

She could be a lesbian

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flgta

Maybe one protagonist, but I also agree that there needs to just be more task givers and strong characters. Asuka in lll, Elizabeta in 4/Liberty City. Given the political atmosphere I think would be appealing to some, but some are right that it would actually be unappealing to most and others would come out about it. I also agree that a Latina coming out of trafficking (in particular drugs) especially surrounding tropical/Caribbean. IMO, I think I might like another Catalina, whether as a task giver/character or protagonist.

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Curtis
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I thought this was GTA, not totally spies. It just wouldn't make sense if you were forced to play as only a female in a game such as this.

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VictorVance1239

I'm all for a female protagonist but making all of them female is too much. Fact is theres to many people against having a female character so there needs to be balance to give them something to do while the fans who support it can enjoy her. Otherwises sales will take a hit.

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Willy A. Jeep

If it's a given that the next GTA title even has multiple playable protagonists, I don't see any real reason not to have a female character (or whatever number) in the mix. Women can crime just the same as men, and in the creative, fictional world of GTA, you can really pull some stunts. Do I think that an all-female cast of playable protagonists makes sense? No, because, again, that's going too far in the wrong direction. It defeats the goal of having a more balanced outlook and character set.

 

On the topic of how that would effect the game, I'd vote it's a very trivial, small thing. Saints Row managed to have a full-on customization system as early as Saints Row 2, and it rarely ever encountered a hitch when it came to writing. It hardly mattered what the player character was, the game was on a set path. Same thing for many RPGs, where the player character is typically rather important, and the developers account for all the player's potential choices from the get-go. In a GTA game, with a set script, a female character wouldn't even need all that work. They're just another individual story, interacting with whatever other plots are strung together. Indeed, it could introduce some further dynamic with this whole sexism thing, but it need not.

 

On the topic of how it would concern certain real-world groups, I'll just hark back to how GTA is a long-standing franchise with more than its fair share of controversy. If Rockstar wants to do something outlandish and strange, they have typically done so. I recognize that they're still walking the fine line between cartoonish immaturity and brutal realism, but when the player can control somebody like Niko Bellic - a broken veteran of a rather horrific conflict - or Trevor Phillips - a perpetually frenzied drug dealer with access to military hardware - I'd say Rockstar is comfortable with a wide, varied, and shocking range of playable characters. If they want to have a female character, with whatever zany backstory they want, they can certainly do it, no matter what naysayers will naysay.

 

When it comes down to writing, I think Rockstar has a pretty poor track record. Just about every single one of their games since GTA III has been a big "meh" on the front of a gripping story, interesting characters, and related gameplay. GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption stand out with quality, though I think both suffered from too much going on, and both struggled with identity. They wanted to remain humorous while exploring serious, original ideas, and it just felt uncanny. So, if Rockstar could write a female protagonist well, that'd be great, but if they can't, it's no big surprise. Another face and voice to mix in with the millions of other avatars'.

 

I personally don't think the next GTA will wind up having multiple playable characters, atleast not in the vein of GTA V. In that case, I do still support the female protagonist, but do I think it will happen? Not really, but I hope so. I recognize that most of the playerbase is male, that's just a given for the culture and theme of these games, and it's easier for men to associate with men than with women and vice versa. Better writing can solve that, and it's a non-problem for those who don't associate at all. Thinking that Rockstar will care all too much about backlash or fervent dissatisfaction is kinda silly, though, especially after all this time.

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Pocket Fox

Variety is the spice of life, but all 3 etc....no.

We honestly don't know if GTA VI will have one, two, three or fifty protagonists.

Suppose it follows GTA V and has three. I would think it fair to have one female lead if R* could write it well. I would also think it good to have a much older male protagonist, say 50's. It all depends on the story, location, time period etc. But what I don't want is 3 of the same. No thank you to 3 white males. Diversify the lead roles so we can experience a greater depth in the game world. Just as Franklin shows us LS in the low income african-american view, Michael with caucasian disillusioned rich and Trevor with trailer trash meth head. Each gives us a good viewpoint of the gameworld.

 

I however, have a suspicion the next GTA will feature 'create-a-character' like Saints Row did. I had a female character in SR2/SR3 and she fitted the world and story for my playthrough perfectly.

I think Saints Row did it best, you could play as male/female, anorexia, fit or massive whale sized characters. I know a lot of male gamers are ticked off with GTAO because the male character model is...fairly weak. And the female character model is fair-ish but could be improved. But then, wah wah, hitboxes, balance etc.

 

I enjoy creating my own hero wherever possible, especially with multiple playthroughs in a game. 

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Ash_735

Holy crap the sexism in this thread, a lot of insecure little boys around here huh? Scared the women are coming along and gonna steal your super serious manly power fantasy that is GTA? 😛

 

Perhaps having a woman as a main character would force Rockstar to have better writing for a female character, which is a good thing. I'd honestly prefer the next GTA game to have less protagonists, so a double act with one man and one woman sounds like a great bet to shake things up but also keep enough for the insecure kids (reminds me of when CJ was announced for San Andreas and people were shook and showing how racist they were).

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JayKed20

One male protagonist, one female protagonist.


Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

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Collibosher

I don't get how people can be against female protagonists in GTA. Lots of "action/adventure" games out there with female leads and they work perfectly. I would think GTA being the first choice of them all to have female protagonist.

I mean what could possibly be a better platform for this thing than GTA? Okay, maybe Saints Row...

Only valid reason would be the assumed lack of the physical strength. Well, just think about how "major part" of the GTA gaming fist fighting really is...

 

-A man with family? Yugoslavian taxi driver? rich kid from Hong Kong?

-Sure

-A woman?

-Doesn't fit into GTA!

 

Think about Michael De Santa, a family man with midlife crisis. If someone would have suggested a character like that in 2012, even I would've had doubts. 

Female character opens all kinds of new possibilities for gameplay, that you can't do with your unwritten & mute online character. The return of the "sex appeal bar" from GTA:SA would be an interesting new part of the combat system...

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evd

only thing a female character would ruin is your masculinity. 

 

 

grow up.

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BritneySpearsThePopGuy

I love Britney Spears music video for “criminal “

its the perfect representation of what a female character in gta would be like . 

If you haven’t seen it I suggest you do . 

 

In short , Britney Spears is at a classy party but her boyfriend is abusive and slaps her in the parking lot . Some criminal bad boy sees this and beats Britney’s boyfriend up and Britney gets on his bike and fallen in love with him even tho he’s a criminal . They go on a crime spree robbing people and stores and in the end the cops try to shoot Britney Spears but she escapes on a motor cycle . It would be so cool if gta 6 was centered around a rich woman falling in love with a criminal and helping him do crimes 

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evd

lol

 

#USA

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