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Couchpotato May 22nd, 2013 02:49

Mass Effect - The Need for Strong Female Characters
 
IGN has a new 19 minute video in their Up at Noon series about Mass Effect and the need for strong female Characters.

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FemShep — Jennifer Hale — swings by Up at Noon to talk about the franchise, and we make some Pokemon/Star Trek jokes.
More information.

Zloth May 22nd, 2013 02:49

Ugh, I couldn't even make it past that guy's intro.

figment May 22nd, 2013 05:21

True enough. Skip to 8 min in to avoid most of the junk. Not particularly enlightening as an interview but I can definitely see how her Memento-style memory helps her. She is the best at what she does for sure and will always have a place in my heart as Fall-from-Grace.

NFLed May 22nd, 2013 07:57

First time I have ever seen Jennifer Hale, after being a huge fan of her performances in video games. Great interview. More of her please!

CraigCWB May 22nd, 2013 08:01

She really does have a great voice. Almost makes me regret I never had the urge to be female Shepherd. My favorite female voice actor from games has always been Grey DeLisle of Viconia, Jeanette/Therese, Handmaiden(and etc) fame. She has a real talent for making evil seem sexy.

Just checked youtube for Grey DeLisle and this was top result:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy4tValP2Tg

Sounds totally different using her normal voice. And she met her husband on twitter… how cool is that? :o

And to get back on topic, Jennifer Hale was Dynaheir to Grey DeLisle's Viconia in Baldur's Gate! I bet she doesn't remember that :)

JDR13 May 22nd, 2013 14:46

That guy is immensely annoying…


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Originally Posted by CraigCWB (Post 1061198979)

Ugh… Tara strong is just as annoying. Her voice makes me want to puncture my eardrums.

enm May 22nd, 2013 15:40

I prefer the way that the Gothic games by Piranha Bytes handled female characters. It had a focus on realism, which ultimately improved immersion.

If a game portrays women as for example hardcore space marines I'm unlikely to purchase it, because it's an indicator that the game is likely to include other politically correct annoyances as well.

JemyM May 22nd, 2013 15:58

Check this out, Jennifer Hale rocks. You can't believe how many characters she have played and she sling her accents and pitch all over the place.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuaD6cC5RpA

JemyM May 22nd, 2013 16:05

I also see a need for "weak" male characters that isn't just for comical relief. With weak I mean men who are vulnerable, have a full spectrum of emotions and deal with real problems.

One example is Ethan Mars from Heavy Rain.


Another is James Sunderland from Silent Hill 2.


I have had enough of this:
http://borderhouseblog.com/wp-conten…7687236272.jpg

Misha May 23rd, 2013 09:53

I see a need for strong coherent story with logical outcomes.
NOT corridor based levels with small 'talky' interruptions, wasting the opportunity of developing interesting characters…. like in OMEGA which was developed by Bioware Montreal.

CraigCWB May 24th, 2013 09:33

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Originally Posted by Misha (Post 1061199232)
I see a need for strong coherent story with logical outcomes. NOT corridor based levels with small 'talky' interruptions, wasting the opportunity of developing interesting characters…. like in OMEGA which was developed by Bioware Montreal.

That's pretty weird, Misha.

Sacred_Path May 24th, 2013 09:36

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Originally Posted by JemyM (Post 1061199053)
I also see a need for "weak" male characters that isn't just for comical relief. With weak I mean men who are vulnerable, have a full spectrum of emotions and deal with real problems.

Do you mean you "see a need" for completion's sake, or do you think it would genuinely enhance the gameplay experience?


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