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GTA 5: Lead gender and sexuality

Theories and rumors since the release of GTA 5’s trailer have been frequent over the last two months, and while the numbers on the pavement could mean an earlier 2012 release date, it’s the story and characters that have really caused debate.

We’ve seen a few blogs talk about the lead gender and sexuality of GTA 5 characters, and the idea of playing as a women or man has mixed feelings by fans, although we’re sure both will move the same way. Some male gamers have issues with relating to a female lead character, and if the next Grand Theft Auto game features just that, it seems some players never worry about such things and others just don’t get it.

Do you feel the need to relate to the characters you play in games? It’s our view that there is no need to relate to playable characters in games, unless this is a main point of the game with customizable options, because how do you relate to Sonic the Hedgehog, Spiderman, and characters that use magic anyway?

This article has taken a look at the idea of a lady hero in GTA 5, and the author feels that it’s time for just that. As long as this goes with the story and vision of the game, then we’d love to see a change of gender.

Some males might be surprised at the number of females playing games today, and what’s really interesting is that it’s now accepted that there are many male, female and different sexuality gamers, although it has been this way for as long as games have existed.

Were you disappointed that the Grand Theft Auto V trailer didn’t feature a female protagonist? We still can’t rule out a playable female character, although no GTA has done that yet. Do you see problems with creating a female gangster in an open world crime game like GTA? The game is one of the most violent and lawless you can play on the PS3 and Xbox 360, so female elements from Kill Bill would be a good background to start with for GTA 5. Let us know your thoughts below, and you can also watch the trailer again.

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