I'm starting to feel like games have female protagonists too often. Why can't there be more well-written male main characters?
Because this generation of game devs are pink-haired beta-hipsters with vintage moustache tattoos and zero original ideas, artistic integrity or real-world experience that they could otherwise use to create something unique and interesting.
Female protagonist are generally made just for the sake of it being a woman and not a man.
I'm talking a character that has depth and I wouldn't give a shit if they were a mud baby from a rural tribe in South Africa.
I think the whole, "protagonist is a father figure" shtick is a lot more obnoxious at this point. Every game that totes itself as being story driven is now using this and it's just getting old.
Holy shit this.
For all the shit "buzzcut space marines" get, I'm starting to miss them with all the "rugged grizzled dads" we're getting.
>Venom from MGSV
>Drake from Uncharted
>Whatever his name is from The Last of Us
>Geralt from Witcher 3
Am I missing any others? I feel like there's a lot more
He was well-written because he was a perfectly done over-the-top caricature of modern day politicians, constantly modifying his ideals and goals to sound as appealing as possible to whoever he was talking to at the time in spite of their differences, in order to get the upper hand in the conflict of political aims, switching between pure libertarian ideals and neoconservative dogma as he saw fit to justify his goals of cultivating a new America under his thumb to Raiden (just like a politician would.) All this while beating you to a pulp and kicking Raiden like a football to a pre-recorded cheering crowd. He was absolutely bonkers while simultaneously being one of the best-written MG villains I've ever seen.