- Jul 21, 2014
I really couldn't care less if the fighters pass was all female characters or no female characters, as long as said characters are fan favorites. That's what I'm about.
Also, as a side note, you can roughly separate the characters into four categories (that are not mutually exclusive in the least bit): Sakurai picks, Fan Requests, Legacy picks/third parties, and recent all-stars/new game picks. Joker acts as a Sakurai pick, Banjo Kazooie operates as the fan request, and Dragon Quest operates under the legacy pick AND the new game pick. The DLC has been actually quite balanced with a pick from seemingly each category so far haha.
I have to say one small piece on the earlier conversations and I'll leave it at that. I've had female friends of mine talk about how much representation matters for them. Like the big female team-up scene in Endgame nearly reduced one of my friends to tears just because she got to see something she didn't traditionally grow up seeing on the big screen. The base line of representation can mean a lot to some people, so let's not be ****ty and discredit people who say they want to see a particular type of character in game, especially when it's potentially born of a very personal and real feelings that go well beyond a damn video game.
(I realize I've been harsh on people about being anti-Swordsman and I would like to take a moment to maybe contextualize. I don't like exclusionary practices period. I think it's absolutely fine to say, "I want more cartoon-ish, animal-like, etc. characters in the game." I just don't think that should come with the anti-swordsman rhetoric that it can sometimes come with and I try to focus on that part of an argument. If I've seemed more hostile than intended in those moments or less inclusive than I should have been, I genuinely apologize for any issues I may have caused in that area).