Why Can't I Play As A Girl
The absence of a female model option in Sekiro: What’s the best explanation for SOFTWARE’s decision???
Right up front, I’m a woman gamer and I’m old! Also I definitely tend towards being a SJW so watevs. I’ve beaten DS2&3 and BB and yes I’m sure I’ve cheesed my way through to a certain extent. I’m going to buy Sekiro and attempt to play it after I finish Dark Souls remastered. Sekiro looks beautiful and I love the idea of aggressive play and an emphasis on deflection rather than blocking and dodging. I suspect I won’t get far but that’s fine. I’m happy for the players who find many games to be obvious and boring, but the gender thing pisses me off.
To answer my own question and obviously without having played the game, I think the developers wanted to make a game that honored their own conservative perspective on Japanese history where the warrior classes (Ronin. Shenobi) were only available to men. To me faithfulness to artistic vision and/or financial considerations aren’t enough to explain the fact that these developers who previously offered a gender option have decided not to with this game. Also, I’m not buying the truth to historical fact argument because ffs it’s a fantasy game, right? If they can introduce monsters and magic prosthetic arms, why not let me play a Shizuoka model rather than Sekiro model?