Eyeshield wrote:And now I quote Extra Credits for this. There is more to gender than just err... the equipment.
To shorten this, they posit the implications of being a female, the roles they play in society and more. Just because a female and a male can do the same things doesn't mean there isn't any significance in having either.
You know what? Extra Credits video. There, go watch.
Thanks for that. Extra Credits are indeed a great bucket of wisdom. Actually forgot about that episode.
Wdog-999 wrote:Porecomesis wrote:After getting a good forty winks, I am finally good to talk again.
Now Wdog brings up a good point in that the male, of course, needs something to do. However, Jakps (what kind of name is that?) also brings up a good point in that no one really seems to do anything for the plot with their unique abilities. More than once, anyway. You'd think Gust's alchemy and 5pb.'s ability to dispel Arfoire's influence would come in much more handy than they actually did (there's also the fact that the Makers didn't do anything during the events of the Conquest ending and you'd think that Nisa of all people would have something to say about it).
Despite this, it is true that the males need to do something rather than fall in love and shout "I want to protect everyone!" all the time. My character Jacob, for instance, occupies himself with pointing out how stupid Gamindustri is when he isn't getting curb stomped in one-on-one fights or making plans for his party to curb stomp his opponents.
In essence, the important thing is that the male contributes something useful to the story and they don't fall in love with one of the main girls. What the best result would be for you guys is unknown to me but I'd go with having an all-male party go on their own little plot parallel to the main party's. Alternatively, I could make my own RPG with an all-male party and cross my fingers that the two get a crossover at some stage as well as hoping that a million dollars fall from the sky onto my front yard while no one's on it.
First of all, sorry for the late response, but I didn't even see this until now.
Now, while Jacob does manage to have a role that isn't falling in love or protecting everyone, that role could be performed just as well by a female, which was my entire point. If they put in a male whose purpose could be serviced by a female, then the fanbase will sure as hell notice that and it won't be good for CH and Neptunia.
Actually, in the face of Eyeshield's generous contribution, perhaps it'd be interesting to see a typical male's lifestyle in Gamindustri (and I mean APART from those concert-faring alley-dwelling morons that make me want to rip my eyes out) from their perspective?