So Final Fantasy XV has been pretty much confirmed to have only male playable characters in the party…really, all I feel is a sense of disappointment towards Square now.
I mean, the FF series has always had a pretty high factor of female representation in their games since very early on. yeah, there have been more male protagonists than female, but there’ve always been a good number of female party members to choose from, and party customization has let you have all female parties in the past anyway, so that’s not too much of an issue. Plus, the females we have seen previously have all been amazingly written in one way or another, and I’ve always felt very pleased with the way girls of many different strengths and natures have been represented.
But now we get to XV which is a bunch of dudes going on a road trip, and I really need to know why? Like, did they think after the Lightning trilogy, they’d used up their female quota points for the year and could just slam-dunk four guys into a game and it’d be okay? Not to mention three of the guys look near enough Identical, I swear. And I know there are like, female main characters, Stella’s around being an antagonist…but that hardly makes up for it. Was it really that difficult for Square to just put one lady into this group of guys?
No female playable characters at all? Man, that’s disappointing. I saw from the trailers it looked like it was going to a bit of a sausage fest, but I thought we’d get one or two girls. I love the Final Fantasy ladies. (With… some exceptions. *cough* Lightning, the most dislikable protag ever. *cough*)