I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion…
but if you don’t like playing video games AND you think it should be an option to skip actual game play then you shouldn’t be working in the gaming industry
She’s a writer, it doesn’t matter if she doesn’t give two shits about gameplay.
Also, attacking her of her appearance: weak.
i’m sorry but this is just royal fucking bullshit right here.
i am a female gamer. this woman does not speak for me. no other female gamers speak for me except me, so why the fuck are they asking this woman to speak on my behalf? what the ever loving fuck.
if you dont like playing video games, and you like dialogue, go read a fucking book or watch a movie.
a fastforward through gameplay button would NOT appeal to the majority of female gamers i know.
Oh wow. Really?
I know female gamers who don’t give two shits about combat, and are driven to play the game for the story. This play style is not wrong or more valid than playing the game with combat.
Seriously, I’m fucking sick and tired of self-proclaimed gamers (especially females and/or feminists) attacking one another for PERSONAL FUCKING OPINIONS on how they would want to play THEIR game. On top of that? If there is an option in a game to skip combat, that does not personally affect you. at. fucking. all. IT IS OPTIONAL. All Hepler is saying that there should be an option.
I’m so flabbergasted that some people feel insulted that others do not want to play games THEIR WAY. This is all fucking bullshit elitism that is ruining the gaming community.
Oh btw, the question says,”put one thing in games to appeal to a broader audience…” That includes more than just females, and she isn’t speaking from a place representing what a female gamer would want. From her PoV, as a writer for games, it makes sense she would want to skip combat. Also, if a player can skip dialogue or the plot of a game (to each his own) there should be an option to skip combat.
Btw, all this hate towards Jennifer Hepler is from a place of deep homophobia, insecurity, misogyny and misplaced anger over a fucking video game that didn’t deliver on it’s sequel.