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I think that for a game that costs from 60 to almost 200 euros, depends on the edition, and for me it was the ultimate edition, the customer should be able to chose which gender is canon.
What is outrageous, is that Ubisoft has promoted the game where both genders are canons, yet there is a prequel with a female Eivor, and animus chooses for you a female Eivor.
Thank you for mocking, Ubisoft.
Also while playing as Male, the game often treats you as a female by using feminine pronouns.
The problem here is that you lied and tricked customers, Ubisoft.
And also this is a [censored] viking game.
A viking, historically and 99.9% of the time, is a male. A brute male.
Please stop indulging feminists and pro-women movements, while creating games, bcs this way you are making politics, instead of entertainment.
I am not here to play a leftist game, I am here to play a game free of politics, free of any kind of activism, free of any kind of movements, where only the player's choices are valid and canon.
Ubisoft should come out and publicly and directly confirm that both genders are canon.
I want to experience this story as a male Eivor, without having the game recognize Eivor as a female here and there.
You will have to fix this.
Don't you dare to force your customers to play the game as you see fit!
You lied to the customers, that they are free to chose the gender, yet you made animus chose a female Eivor for the 90% of the game.
I say, [censored] that.
Why not make the game watch and observe how you play and the gameplay style and make the animus change the gender several times mid-game?
This will be sick!
And this way the game will be really gender-neutral and both genders will be canon.
And don't even try me on gender hate.
Why on earth would you reduce Mjölnir's power???
It is an end-game weapon, which you get after a lot of grinding... Now its weaker than some regular weapons... The Hammer of Thor is a weapon of a god. It is supposed to have no equal. By doing that you are taking away the very reward most players were after when grinding and playing for this weapon.
Literally nobody complained about its power and it wasn't overpowered before, how and why would you decide to lower its power.
Don't tell me it was more powerful than the weapons in the animus store...
If everytime I'd got a penny for trying to prove to people in this thread, you excluded, that I agree with the fact that overall women integration in scandinavian society was present and is welcomed by me - I'd be a billioner.
For some reason people here are getting triggered for the wrong reasons.
Since the bloody beginning of the post I was complaining about the misleading marketing and the lack of fully equal gender choice, instead I have to fend off people who think I hate women...
People are here to buy oranges from carrot vendor...
Proven by History? The Tv channel?
Don't tell me Vikings TV series serve as a proof for this XD
I also believe there were shield maidens, this makes scandinavian history even more cool.
Yet if you ask a random person, about his/her first association when they hear the word "viking" - most say " tall, savage man, with blonde hair and blue eyes" or something close to that.
There are very few historical documents, which are Sagas btw, that describe shield maidens.
Unfortunately, Sagas tend to exaggerate, so Ragnar, for example, might not have existed at all.
But, its not about that.
The game forces the opinion of other people onto your gameplay, despite what was promised, whether you like it or not.
@nozgame are you that blunt?
I am not mad at the fact that there is female Eivor...
I am mad that Ubisoft marketing campaign promised one and delivered another.
Yes, judging by their work devs are influenced by leftist activism and most importantly media.
Which is the reason for them push a female character. I am fine with that.
I am not fine with misleading marketing or with a bad work from the devs.
If you don't know how the companies work - the executives are setting goals and make tasks to achieve the goals.
The goal here was to introduce a game with two equal canons. This is why the marketing was about two equal gender. No company would spend million of dollars for a false marketing. The task for devs was to make such game.
Either the devs did a bad work or they are simply boycotting the exec decision about having a male main character.
As I said before - there is absolutely nothing wrong about having a female as main character.
But there are people, like me, believe it or not, that wanted to experience this story as a male Eivor with full immersion. Unfortunately, this is not possible, bcs the game always reminds you that the devs do not agree with your vision and the vision of their executive management.
Even more than.
Yet there are minority of players with this knowledge advantage of yours. I bet the major portion players won't even be able to understand it, due to speaking different languages.
Thank you for sharing!
For me Eivor sounds like a similar name to Ivar (Ivarr).
@gloomseeker white supremacist fantasy? The heck are you talking about?
Norse people and/or the people living in the northern part of the world are dominantly white with light colored hair with some variations.
It has nothing to do with games, politics or beliefs. It is what it is.
This is an ethnic group. you cannot write it under white supremacists ideology or definitions...
@ubit00n yes, pls fix this. It is really annyoing. Same thing, like with end cutscene where Basim sits and has a bleeding effect, seeing female Eivor, although I played with male character. Seeing another person appear deminishes all the effort, I have put into the game, because this particular scene is important and touching.
Also Ubisoft representatives pre-release mentioned that both genders will be canon.
Exactly, politics are everywhere. Whether intentionally or unintentionally.
You probably understand better than anyone here with what I am so unpleased with, since you are here from the beginning.
They didn't deliver what they promised.
This is already a bad reputation for them.
And if we go deeper to " why they didn't do it", then we can find many possible factors, which discussed before - from bad development work to bad management to bad advertising to political adjustment.
It can also be that all that reasons are valid.
But anyway, they didn't deliver on their promise and probably lied.
You do realize, that if a game is not well suited for USA and Europe current ideas and trends of politically-correct media, then it wont sell, right?
I have nothing against women as main characters, in fact one of my favorite adventure games and movies is Lara Croft.
The problem is that they lied or tricked.
We can all agree that in the recent years women are given more and more lead roles in the industries, especially in the filmmaking and gaming industries which is shameful that is happening so late, after they fought for their rights in 1920's.
But that is fine and good.
What is not good, is promising a gender-neutral character and freedom of choice and later delivery a game with no choice and a female as cannon. I mean, cmon...
Just imagine if it was vice-versa, if they delivered an animus defined male character. They would have been torn apart by all media for not including enough women and blah-blah.