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Assassin's Creed Odyssey's latest DLC has a romantic ending you can't change

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    Heichou
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    I can't say I agree with projecting your attributes/mindset onto a character somebody else made and then getting upset when that character doesn't have all the traits you want. I don't think...

    I can't say I agree with projecting your attributes/mindset onto a character somebody else made and then getting upset when that character doesn't have all the traits you want. I don't think sexuality was ever something the character designers had in mind, and it isn't fair to judge a character based upon such a metric when it wasn't ever accounted for to begin with. Yes, people are fond of representation. I understand that people like to relate to video games. But choose your battles. Assassin's Creed is all about bloodlines/lineages, and to expect the main character of any AC game to not have a child in a straight relationship is kinda foolish. That's how their narrative works. And quite frankly, I don't feel like it should repulse somebody so much as to write an article about them being upset about it. Carrying that torch of being outside the norm (aka LGBT) comes with a kind of expectation that you won't see too much representation of your particular alignment, and that's okay. There are plenty of games that do handle representation well, but when it comes to super popular AAA titles like this, it gets dicey. I will say that, if the game deliberately gives you choices to build your character (and not just make big decisions), that it does suck to have control wrenched away, but that is a bigger issue altogether

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      TheJorro
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      That is exactly the case here. The end of the article makes a pretty clearcut argument about how this isn't quite as much of a small issue as it first sounds, Ubisoft seems to have deliberately...

      I will say that, if the game deliberately gives you choices to build your character (and not just make big decisions), that it does suck to have control wrenched away, but that is a bigger issue altogether

      That is exactly the case here. The end of the article makes a pretty clearcut argument about how this isn't quite as much of a small issue as it first sounds, Ubisoft seems to have deliberately reversed what was touted as a selling point of the base game.

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      1. Heichou
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        Hm, I wonder who the fault of the contradiction lies with then? There had to be a serious internal disconnect if the choice aspect was a prominent selling point.

        Hm, I wonder who the fault of the contradiction lies with then? There had to be a serious internal disconnect if the choice aspect was a prominent selling point.

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