i’m really, really disappointed
i think the thing that hurts the most is that this is final fantasy, this is the franchise that has brought us so many strong, great, interesting female characters in the past. and, in contrast to what some people have tried to argue, their past record is not in any way shape or form an excuse to skip proper representation this time around
it actually feels worse, because they should know better. we should be getting better with things like this, but ffxv is just taking a massive step backwards in that respect. the idea that adding a female character into their boys club would have somehow damaged the story or made it less fun is just damn insulting.
i’m excited for the game, don’t get me wrong, i’m so damn hyped for it. and i’m hoping and praying that stella gets some great character development, screentime etc and that she plays a big role in the story - same with black haired girl.
it’s just…yeah. it’s disappointing. to say the least.