Good gravy, I have a bone to pick with genderflippable ROs. Especially if the game is advertised as playable for ‘straight, gay, bi, pan’ but only because the RO genders are flippable. At which point I just give up because 9 out of 10 times, the character feels like they were written exclusively to be girls. uggghgh
Like in Choice of Deathless, a game which I love with all my heart, when you kiss your RO at last, the narrative says that your MC lifts them off the ground in joy (or something to that effect) and that was immersion breaking. Like my character was this craft woman who I envisioned was shorter and probably physically weaker than my RO but she lifted him off the ground when they kissed? Especially when the male ROs are supposed to be tall? ???
And also the new game Dinoknights was really fun but there was no real male RO, despite having two genderlocked female ROs. The Princess and your partner were clearly written to be girls, with both having a softer nature. I was really bummed because I wanted my kickass Ranger to end up with a kickass hunk. But nope.
yo cyoa gives us more masculine hunks to romance pls ty