Ubisoft: A female character would be hard and take time.
Nintendo: Here’s 32 different playable characters with multiple distinctly-modeled costumes because we’re not WHINY SHITS.
can people who don’t understand the first thing about videogames stop bitching about whatever creed whatever
if you’re not such WHINY SHITS why don’t you either a) play those games and stop snivelling or b) get off your fat asses and make the game you want if it’s “so easy”
Guy who has taken at least one game design class here. I only got to 8-bit level games when I took the class, and getting basic arm and leg movement to work properly was a mother bitch for everyone, especially a first timer. I don’t even want to think about the process that goes into rendering a decent quality 3D model with realistic body, hair, weapon, and clothing movement. And you can’t just easily change the face and add a pair of breasts to a 3D model and expect it to look and play fine. It requires further work. Work that Ubisoft couldn’t put in due to time restraints. You see, Assassin’s Creed has become Ubisoft’s yearly cash cow. Ubisoft is to Assassin’s Creed what Activision is to Call of Duty and EA is to every fucking sports franchise. They need to crank out a new one every year, or else their investors lose money and get pissed. I find it strange that a lot of people who complain “WHY NO LADY, GAY, OR BLACK PEOPLE?! CHANGING PROGRAM CODE IS EASY!!!1” have never taken a crack at software coding ever. Also, the game takes place during the French Revolution. Yes, more women stood up for their rights back then, but there weren’t that many female assasins during that time period. Being mostly historically accurate is one of the things that Ubisoft tries to do with the franchise. All the NPCs in the games were real people who died in real life. This is why Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation worked; it made sense for a female assassin in that time period and that location. As for women getting beheaded, again, IT WAS THE FRENCH FUCKING REVOLUTION. EVERYONE GOT THEIR FUCKING HEAD CUT OFF, GENDER BE DAMNED.
Furthermore, and this is the most important point. It’s just a game. It’s not real. It doesn’t affect your life in any way shape or form. The world will still turn if you can’t play as a one legged, overweight, transgendered black woman with a lisp. Enjoy the game for the gameplay, not for what your character has in their pants.