Showing posts with label Nintendo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nintendo. Show all posts

January 16, 2017

Why won't people accept Link as a man?

2ylyt 13 hours ago#1
People have easily accepted Mario as a male, why can't they do the same for Link?

There's no point in justifying that Link is an avatar because he isn't. He has his own identity as a male elf. Moreover, he doesn't embody the player. Special snowflakes will find the smallest of loopholes to find their stupid "representation."
If you're willing to make an effort, anything can happen (I hope...)
Hirokey123 13 hours ago#2
Because Nintendo is being wishiwashi and won't just say Link is a defined character of his own. Instead they keep prancing around that he's supposed to be an insert for the player so they can imagine themselves in that role which is why they keep his character to the bare minimum. That's the difference, Mario is a character and Link is a player insert, and since not all players are male the excuse falls flat on its face.

You can't have it both ways you either build a player insert like a player insert, or you build a character like a defined character. When you get this wishi washi middle ground no one is fully happy because then they either have to deal with a character that has the personality of wood. Or they deal with a player insert that doesn't properly represent or feel like them at all.
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2ylyt 13 hours ago#3
Hirokey123 posted...
Because Nintendo is being wishiwashi and won't just say Link is a defined character of his own. Instead they keep prancing around that he's supposed to be an insert for the player so they can imagine themselves in that role which is why they keep his character to the bare minimum. That's the difference, Mario is a character and Link is a player insert, and since not all players are male the excuse falls flat on its face.

You can't have it both ways you either build a player insert like a player insert, or you build a character like a defined character. When you get this wishi washi middle ground no one is fully happy because then they either have to deal with a character that has the personality of wood. Or they deal with a player insert that doesn't properly represent or feel like them at all.

This fact dooes not need to be confirmed to begin with. Mario is a character just like Link is. They both have their own name and designs. An avatar would be a conpletely or nearly blank slate. Just because Link hardly has any dialogue does not mean otherwise.

Those who are aching for representation over a solid character need a major reality check.
If you're willing to make an effort, anything can happen (I hope...)
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