It’s the same with some of the male locked ones if you scroll through the reviews. “male locked. one star review”.
People are just gonna do that no matter what, male or female, doesn’t matter to them it seems. And those people are free to do so if they feel like that’s valid criticism.
This whole “issue” is so much deeper than “straight males” being biased towards male locked games(if that’s what you’re saying, correct me if I’m wrong on that). Which I don’t think most are btw. It really has nothing to do with the person who reads it and everything to do with the person who writes it. People can take issue with that, that’s completely fine, as with everything. I just think you’re wrong if you believe that.
From what I can tell, every single male OR female locked HG is written by a male. This discrepancy could exist because of two reasons.
- There’s simply more HGs written by males(overwhelmingly in fact).
And, 2. Male writers have a harder time genuinely writing from the point of view of a female.
This does happen, a valid excuse, no deflecting there. Actively making the choice to do this shows you care about the quality of the character you are putting the most care in to, which is the MC… you, if you so wish.
As for the 2nd point, I honestly think this is a weakness of some of the ones written by a female writer, where the writer has either felt the need to include a male option or simply felt they were comfortable with writing from a male characters point of view, or some other reason I wouldn’t know about. Often these are written in a very… gender neutral manner, resulting in, imo, the choice being fairly useless. Where the only real differences when you pick male or female are pronouns and the word “male” or “female” on the stat page. I know a lot of people will disagree with me on that…
And as I said, this comes from someone who genuinely couldn’t care less to play a male character in a game or story, it frankly just doesn’t interest me. The exceptions are few and far between.