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Old 07-16-2008, 03:51 PM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

I like the idea of a female Link, customizable... maybe not so much. I do understand where you're going with this, though.

Sure a female Link would be nicer to look at, but she can't be too seductive. Metroid-seduction seems a bit too far for Zelda to go. Linkette's "features" (I'll leave it at that, you guys know what I mean) shouldn't be too exaggerated, and she shouldn't be dressed up like she's ready for the strip club.

A "correct" way to pull off a female Link would be to have her features still there (a bit of fanservice is nice, but only in moderation) but not very big. She should be presented with a tomboyish charm, after all, she is a heroine. Short hair, moderate features, a feminine body structure and face structure, and movement is a little different. She should have more of a feminine way of walking, and different movements when you leave her idle for a bit.

She will probably be teenage, and this could be troublesome, as pedophiles and lolicons would take interest in her. But heck, she doesn't exist, so it shouldn't be a problem. Male link probably gets looks from pedophiles and shotacons, so it might not get too bad reception.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:58 PM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

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You wouldn't have to play as a girl. You'll have the option at the beggining of the game.
yeah but that means alot of work have to be done to change some of the things

cause if you played as a girl, i dont think the somewhat romantic conversations (ex. malon, zelda etc.) might not go over so well in a game like zelda
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:29 PM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

I wouldn't like a female Link. Link is an established character with an established sex, and changing it now would be too abrupt to really work. IF they made a female Link, though, she would need to be more developed than the other girls. In fact, all the girls could use a bit more development.

However, I wouldn't mind a customizable male Link, at least in regards to his outfit and whatnot. Think of OoT's equipment system, only modified and more in-depth.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:25 PM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

I think that if the need arises whom so every has the trait in that bloodline, male or female becomes the hero. It's just that It has happened to be male up to this point.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:19 PM
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:08 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

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yeah but that means alot of work have to be done to change some of the things

cause if you played as a girl, i dont think the somewhat romantic conversations (ex. malon, zelda etc.) might not go over so well in a game like zelda
What makes you think they would put them in the next game? Its obvious that if they were in the next game, they wouldn't do all of male Links conversations and then when they are done, start on female Link. They would do it at the start, tagging any gender related words and sentences so its easy to change

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I wouldn't like a female Link. Link is an established character with an established sex, and changing it now would be too abrupt to really work. IF they made a female Link, though, she would need to be more developed than the other girls. In fact, all the girls could use a bit more development.

However, I wouldn't mind a customizable male Link, at least in regards to his outfit and whatnot. Think of OoT's equipment system, only modified and more in-depth.
Uh, no.

1- Link's hair colour, eye colour, age, tunic design and art style has changed constantly from the beginning. It would not be too abrupt.

2- If they made a female Link, giving her character development would destroy the purpose of getting a female Link.
Link isn't meant to have character development, Link is meant to be the player.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:25 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

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yeah but that means alot of work have to be done to change some of the things

cause if you played as a girl, i dont think the somewhat romantic conversations (ex. malon, zelda etc.) might not go over so well in a game like zelda
What romantic subtext? There has been no real romantic undertones save the NES games, of which little can be taken, since the player has to get some sort of reward, as story is nonexistant in those days.

The only game that had serious romantic/emotional undertones was TP.


Basically, that point is invalid. Putting a Female Link into any of the past games works pretty much the same as far as main story goes, with the exception of TP.

Hell, I'm starting to want a Female Link just for the "Piss Others Off" factor.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:21 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

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What romantic subtext? There has been no real romantic undertones save the NES games, of which little can be taken, since the player has to get some sort of reward, as story is nonexistant in those days.

The only game that had serious romantic/emotional undertones was TP.


Basically, that point is invalid. Putting a Female Link into any of the past games works pretty much the same as far as main story goes, with the exception of TP.

Hell, I'm starting to want a Female Link just for the "Piss Others Off" factor.
Same here really, if they don't want to play as a female they don't have to.
With TP, the closest it had the romance was Midna being flirty.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:28 AM
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Hell, I'm starting to want a Female Link just for the "Piss Others Off" factor.
That's why the next Zelda should be a futuristic FPS. The Outcry would be hilarious!
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:25 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

The connection between Link and Midna was a very strong emotional bond.

There has never been outright romance in the games, so...

I wouldn't go so far as to destroy Zelda just for outcry.

As has been seen in this topic, all you need to do is introduce a female incarnation of the main character, and crying will follow.

I want to enjoy the tears that fall from their cheeks while happily playing as a female Link in the next Zelda.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:28 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

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The connection between Link and Midna was a very strong emotional bond.

There has never been outright romance in the games, so...

I wouldn't go so far as to destroy Zelda just for outcry.

As has been seen in this topic, all you need to do is introduce a female incarnation of the main character, and crying will follow.

I want to enjoy the tears that fall from their cheeks while happily playing as a female Link in the next Zelda.
But there will be the other people who wouldn't cry and take it for granted that something has changed on Zelda.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:32 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

So far maybe 3 people besides myself?

Still 95% of the fans will howl in despair.

No, no, even better, TP with a female Link and the story alterations to accomodate it.

Same style of art, same formula, just different story, and a Female Link.

Oh the *****ing that would ensue.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:43 AM
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So far maybe 3 people besides myself?

Still 95% of the fans will howl in despair.

No, no, even better, TP with a female Link and the story alterations to accomodate it.

Same style of art, same formula, just different story, and a Female Link.

Oh the *****ing that would ensue.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:57 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

Sure I can, that's what "estimate" means.
An "educated guess".

I make up percentages of course, simply to say either "alot, same-same, or only some."

Considering the response the topic has garnered, I can say that the guess is quite educated.

Honestly considering the overall consensus of this forum, in addition to the response generated by this specific topic, I can state quite assuredly that people would ***** forever about a game such as I described.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:15 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

Heh, yeah, the people *****ing about a game where they play as a girl are just hilarious. I think that it really SHOULD be a girl here and there, not all the descendants of the bloodline are going to be boys just by coincidence. In Metroid, you play as the female hunter Samus Aran, and nobody really *****ed about it, in fact, most were surprised that a woman could save a planet, hence the still existant sexism (in some parts of the world).
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:16 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

Mostly because all you see is her armor, except for Zero Mission.

And I'm sure some people complained about how "dat part wuz sux, smaus sux ass wen she got no suit lol"
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

ok 1 question are you a girl? that could explain the female link part.

but it would be weired playing as a girl link i dont
even know what to say reguarding you.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:33 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

Not going to dignify that with an answer.

Males technically should be more predisposed to female protagonists than male ones, considering all one does with a protagonist is accompanied by hours of staring at their backside.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:39 AM
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Re: Female Link or customazible Link?

I myself am male and I don't care about the gender of the character I play (or even if they have one) but Zelda is different, Link is a character that is meant to represent the player so gender actually becomes important here.

I myself would probably only play as female Link on a second playthrough but most females would enjoy finally being able to play a character meant to be the player that is their own gender
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:39 AM
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ok 1 question are you a girl? that could explain the female link part.

but it would be weird playing as a girl link I don't
even know what to say regarding you.
I'm a guy and I would like to see a female Link, does that mean I'm weird? No. Perhaps you should crawl out of your cave.

The reason Link is well suited as to be playable as a female is because he is often someone else in each game. Mario, Samus, Kirby, Sonic, etc. always stay the same person. In the Zelda world with all the timelines flying around it's much easier. We played child Link, adult Link, Link born on an island, in the countryside, etc. Why not a female Link? I for one, like I said before, welcome Link-et.
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