Identity Gaming – We Don’t Need A Female Link

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One of the games that came out of E3 this year that actually sort of surprised me was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  It looks really cool and is sort of giving me weird Souls vibes which is something I would never expect from a Zelda game.  It’s definitely something I’ll be keeping an eye on in the coming months and I’m looking forward to getting my grubby mitts on it.

So of course, like whenever there is a large piece of gaming news that people are happy about, certain outlets had to run articles crying about a lack of a female Link.  These so called “journalists” even got interviews with some people from Nintendo and asked them about it.  They were told that they considered the idea for a while but ultimately scrapped it because it didn’t fit in with the game they wanted to make, fair enough?  Well of course not, this idea makes them sexist, women hating misogynists because the cry baby social justice regressives can’t get their way and Nintendo will not be bullied on the matter.

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Link doesn’t need to be a fucking girl anyway, he’s already the protagonist of a well established and much loved series, suddenly changing him to female would be just weird.  People have argued that they could at least put in an option but that doesn’t work either because this isn’t a game where you fucking role play.  You are playing as Link, he is the hero and you join him on his adventure through Hyrule as he breaths on wild things or whatever this game is going to be about.  Link is not you, you do not need to imprint your personality, or lack thereof onto him.  You don’t see anyone moaning about how Samus from Metroid should be changed to a man for the exact same reason.  Both Link and Samus are good characters in their respective games and people like them the way there are.  I don’t need Samus to be a man for my to sympathize with her quest to save the galaxy because I’m not an overly sensitive little shit stain.

Identity Gaming - We Don't Need A Female Link

It’s not like Zelda is a particularly original or hard concept either.  It’s about a character going on an adventure to find a bunch of trinkets to save the world.  This is a concept that is, and has been, easily copied.  If you REALLY wanted a female-led Zelda game, you could quite easily make one. Call it “The Story of Belda: The Whistle of Minutes” or some shit and have a female protagonist wandering around a large world collecting shit in order to save it.  3 of this, 6 or 7 of that and a nice big over world to put it all in and BOOM, there you have it.  Are you seriously telling me that there isn’t a single female developer in the industry that can make this happen? Really? Because I’m almost positive there is.  If Clover Studios can do it with a dog, you can do it with a girl.

So fuck all these shitty “journalists” and their whining.  If you don’t like playing as male Link, then don’t play the fucking game, go find something that suits your tastes or better yet, stop playing fucking video games and put isolate yourself from the rest of the world so that we can have our fun without having to listen to your stupid shit.


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1 Comment on Identity Gaming – We Don’t Need A Female Link

  1. THIS. I completely do not understand this trend and demand from the community to make a character this or that gender or this or that race just so they can feel good. If the gender or race swap is something they like over the previous state of being, doesn’t that make those who cry out against sexism and racism sexist and racist? I’m Hawaiian/Portuguese and I don’t need a Hawaiian/Portuguese Link. I like him just the way he is and not solely because of his color and gender. It’s a character we can all enjoy.

    Anyway, good job writing an article that I actually wanted to read with that headline.

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