I think the original games have always showed a guys face at the bottom next to the health bar. I do NOT like my doom guy to talk but they did have a little face that got damaged in the OG doom games.
Doom guy/slayer is one of the last pillars of manliness in videogames.Why do you even feel that strongly about this?
That's the part it's hard to be sure of, if it was about putting in female characters I assume most would be OK for it, but the arguments are actually going the other way around, maligning "cis white males", whiteness, etc. It actually gets in the way of conversation on the topic.Anger about female playable characters in general or certain games?
The character is pretty generic to begin with.Doom seem like a good fit. You don’t always wanna do a new IP for a female protaganist. Or ar at least if this becomes common it would be bad.
Alix is pretty bad ass to begin with, we could play a part of the game from her perspective, but Half Life is also about Morgan Freeman, the mute hero (which bears the name of a famous black actor for some reason)... However they have made DLC with other protagonists (Blue Shift I believe).Like Half Life 3 could have a female protagonist shooting but Zelda might be bad.
My point was in the case of doom and post-2016 I think fear of ruining the series is ridiculous. I think many folks just get too sensitive about adding women or PoC to games.I know you're making a joke but don't get me wrong, I don't want a woke Doomgal either. I simply trust that if Hugo is going to add a female Doom Slayer to battle alongside the male, then he'd want her to be leveraging the strengths of a fictional female character, which have typically centered around mobility.
I don't know about it being a new hard mode, just a new, second character that plays differently enough from Doom Slayer to make it an interesting experience.
Yes. This series is a deep simulation.Yeah, good luck lifting a BFG or even using a chainsaw properly.
Not sure how I feel about it personally. On the one hand I think that it would be awesome to have multiple characters that provide a different but similar gameplay experience. Kind of like Dante & Vergil in the DMC games. On the other hand I feel like it would take away from the Slayer and he would feel less special/unique if there is another character similar to him.
But if the idea is to replace the Slayer then hell no.
Yeah when I heard they were bringing back doom 2016 I thought it would be cool if they did had a little smartphone app that took your picture and made a personalized OG doom head and showed it get angry and take damage like the game did. Just like all kinds of young black guy, random white grandma, everyone just having a fun little doomified version of their head as a dumb smartphone app.Of course! You're right, I haven't played the OG games much so totally forgot. I could almost still disasociate that with the character anyway tbh, its more just a guide for damage.
Do you seriously struggle to see the difference between creating new IP's with female characters and changing the existing male characters to make them female? Just because someone is against making the doom guy female doesn't mean they're automatically against female protagonists in video games.a female doom lead would be fucking great. hey elektro u can just boycott doom games if you're so upset, that's your right. maybe also boycott horizon zero dawn, half life alyx, metroid, tomb raider, bayonetta, celeste, mirror's edge, etc... gotta be consistent with your beliefs
Do you seriously struggle to see the difference between creating new IP's with female characters and changing the existing male characters to make them female? Just because someone is against making the doom guy female doesn't mean they're automatically against female protagonists in video games.
Since you mentioned Bayonetta. That's one of my fav games. I'd hate to play as a male character in Bayo. Cereza just simply fits in the story and is an awesome character. Same thing with Doom. Don't change what ain't broken.a female doom lead would be fucking great. hey elektro u can just boycott doom games if you're so upset, that's your right. maybe also boycott horizon zero dawn, half life alyx, metroid, tomb raider, bayonetta, celeste, mirror's edge, etc... gotta be consistent with your beliefs
Yea, "sensitive" is a fairly suitable word for this phenomenon though I think it's limited to a vocal few as opposed to "many folks".My point was in the case of doom and post-2016 I think fear of ruining the series is ridiculous. I think many folks just get too sensitive about adding women or PoC to games.
Regardless, adding new gameplay could be a great addition. I was thinking the glory kills could all be redone for each gender so you could replay the game as the other gender and the kills would be fun to see how they do them differently.
Cool let me know the first DOOM game where your gender plays a role in the story and that will be the one I skip.
You could have told me reboot Doomslayer was a female this whole time and that would be fine. That's true equality, is it not? The gender hasn't come up until this point, why even start now?
See this is where I jump off. Just give me a game about shooting demons. Now it has to "impact the gameplay in a way that was meaningful". What does that mean? Do I reload weapons slower as a woman? Are demons now attuned to my period blood?
That's the problem, they can't just plug in a woman, they have to "make a statement". It can't just be a woman doing the Doomslayer things (which would be fine). It has to be an opportunity to virtue signal and cram some cringy male feminist shit into the gameplay and story. So now a simple game with a simple story that was just "blank avatar shoots demons" is going to have to feature gender stuff. DOOM is supposed to be fun b-movie trash. This would be like getting a lecture on economics from your soft drink.
Whatever, remember Marvel?
YES! She's the one!