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Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby diablomaster000 » 20 Mar 2013, 03:55

No one published it because it looks generic and bland.
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby Audest_Oggust » 20 Mar 2013, 04:12

diablomaster000 wrote:No one published it because it looks generic and bland.


I agree. I've seen the trailers for this game, and it looks extremely unoriginal.
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby MrPirtniw » 20 Mar 2013, 04:17

So let's see... Tomb Raider, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy 13 (urgh), Metroid, Portal, Alice, Bayonetta, Heavenly Sword, Kameo, Mirrors Edge, Hydrophobia, Perfect Dark, Wet, Beyond Good and Evil, Blood Rayne, Bullet Witch, Panzer Dragoon Orta and Cooking Mama managed to get published. Why would there be an issue now? Or are they talking a load of bum gravy?
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby sammikid » 20 Mar 2013, 04:34

Statistically they don't sell well, even though I never had a problem with the lead characters gender and enjoyed Tomb Raider, Heavenly sword, Mirrors edge to name a few.
Saying that, I would feel a little awkward having my character make out with a dude! :oops:

I have also always felt the need in beat'em ups to play as a male character, I don't know why that is.
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby sammikid » 20 Mar 2013, 04:36

MrPirtniw wrote:So let's see... Tomb Raider, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy 13 (urgh), Metroid, Portal, Alice, Bayonetta, Heavenly Sword, Kameo, Mirrors Edge, Hydrophobia, Perfect Dark, Wet, Beyond Good and Evil, Blood Rayne, Bullet Witch, Panzer Dragoon Orta and Cooking Mama managed to get published. Why would there be an issue now? Or are they talking a load of bum gravy?

...Metroid :o
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby MrPirtniw » 20 Mar 2013, 04:41

sammikid wrote: ...Metroid :o


Sorry- um... spoilers?
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby tanukilou » 20 Mar 2013, 05:38

sammikid wrote: Saying that, I would feel a little awkward having my character make out with a dude!


Just play it when you're on your own or wear tighter jeans ;)
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby HelloLadies » 20 Mar 2013, 05:52

Pretty p**s poor if true! But I want names man! Names!
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby KMakawa » 20 Mar 2013, 07:24

I actually think this is one really good looking title, ive watched and read quite a bit of this and what they are trying to do does seem interesting. Combat seems a bit off in terms of actual combat, and a bit complex in terms of rigging it all up - but other then that, the setting, story etc really chimes well with my styles.

Could be a cult hit to be honest, and well.. Its still nice to see the reason as to why we dont have female leads still in the industry... :roll:
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby kiddoblivion » 20 Mar 2013, 08:15

MrPirtniw wrote:So let's see... Tomb Raider, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy 13 (urgh), Metroid, Portal, Alice, Bayonetta, Heavenly Sword, Kameo, Mirrors Edge, Hydrophobia, Perfect Dark, Wet, Beyond Good and Evil, Blood Rayne, Bullet Witch, Panzer Dragoon Orta and Cooking Mama managed to get published. Why would there be an issue now? Or are they talking a load of bum gravy?


Wait, let me see if the point you were trying to make holds any weight:

Final Fantasy XIII = Commercial failure
Heavenly Sword = Commercial failure
Kameo = Commercial failure
Mirrors Edge = Commercial failure
Hydrophobia = Commercial failure
Wet = Commercial failure
Beyond Good and Evil = Commercial failure
Bullet Witch = Commercial failure
Panzer Dragoon Orta = Commercial failure
Mass Effect = N/A (marketed as having a male protagonist)
Portal = N/A (was included as a "bonus" with the Orange Box)

Yup, teenage boys DO hate playing as women...unless hype tells them otherwise.

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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby Solm » 20 Mar 2013, 08:52

kiddoblivion wrote:
MrPirtniw wrote:So let's see... Tomb Raider, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy 13 (urgh), Metroid, Portal, Alice, Bayonetta, Heavenly Sword, Kameo, Mirrors Edge, Hydrophobia, Perfect Dark, Wet, Beyond Good and Evil, Blood Rayne, Bullet Witch, Panzer Dragoon Orta and Cooking Mama managed to get published. Why would there be an issue now? Or are they talking a load of bum gravy?


Wait, let me see if the point you were trying to make holds any weight:

Final Fantasy XIII = Commercial failure
Heavenly Sword = Commercial failure
Kameo = Commercial failure
Mirrors Edge = Commercial failure
Hydrophobia = Commercial failure
Wet = Commercial failure
Beyond Good and Evil = Commercial failure
Bullet Witch = Commercial failure
Panzer Dragoon Orta = Commercial failure
Mass Effect = N/A (marketed as having a male protagonist)
Portal = N/A (was included as a "bonus" with the Orange Box)

Yup, teenage boys DO hate playing as women...unless hype tells them otherwise.

:|


We're is the evidence that all the above we're commercial failures. Teenagers aren't the only gamers that's an old stereotype.
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby MrPirtniw » 20 Mar 2013, 08:57

I'd say the reason for those games that sold poorly was either they were actually a bit crap or had a severe lack of advertising. Also: replace Portal with Portal 2. There have been many, many more commercial failures starring male protaganists (though that's due to the overwhelming majority of games starring them) but it's generally for similar reasons.

When Lara Croft first appeared teenage boys were going nuts for her (Was it CVG that did the infamous nude cheat? Didn't work on me... oh no. Sidestepping to the rythm of 'If you wanna be my lover'? You bast@rds). Now Crystal Dynamics have finally reinvented the franchise in a positive way (best game I've played since Deus Ex: HR), Tomb Raider's popular again.

It's either bum gravy or publishers are even more out of touch than I realised.
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby TheCrimsonFenix » 20 Mar 2013, 09:17

Yeah, yeah and the makers of the game are fighters of gaming justice and crusaders against social stereotypes in gaming... pull the other one. I don't give a s**t if the character has tits or testicles, if you don't have an interesting premise and the game to back up all the venturous anti feminine bullshit you keep exaggerating, it doesn't matter one bit.
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby Imaduck » 20 Mar 2013, 09:33

Kinda of with Diablo here, unless they provide names.

Pirt and Fenix said all i would've said and better :wink:
Think the problem is that most times when someone decides to use a female lead it's because they're trying too hard to be all PC, they want attention as "progressive", it's not because it fits. You can feel that in a game and it tends to mean dull games.

Also: Tomb Raider
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Re: Publishers rejected Remember Me due to female lead

Postby Black Mantis » 20 Mar 2013, 09:44

I agree with Imaduck, unless he names them, this is pointless. I guess he doesn't want to burn bridges in case he needs them one day.

I do agree with the complaint that having a female lead hook up with a male NPC, can be awkward for men though. In all my playthroughs of the Mass Effect series, I played my female Shepard to be strictly Lesbian. I accidentally got it on with Jacob in ME2 though, that's why I chose him to provide the biotic barrier in the suicide mission, as I knew he wouldn't survive!
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