you mentioned that "I always liked Final Fantasy because even when the main protagonists were guys, it showed women doing all kinds of amazing things." if that's the case then what would it matter if there's an all-male party (apart from the bullshit reasoning director dude gave) when cindy, stella, and luna kick ass??? genuine question. ^^;
oh, I was unclear with what I meant there, sorry. I meant, for example, in FFIX you control Zidane in towns (and Vivi on several occasions) but Garnet, Freya, and Eiko are all badass lady party members doing amazing things. Same with Tifa and Aerith and Yuffie, and Ashe and Fran and Penelo, etc.
I was referring to that. Female party members that you don’t control in towns as the primary protagonist/storytelling character. It’s definitely awesome when background and supporting characters kick ass but it’s not the same level of visibility or importance as when they’re playable party members.
(also, as a side note, I think FFXV’s character design must have gone downhill because I didn’t know Stella and Luna were different characters, I thought those images I saw were both Stella with different outfits… so that’s an issue too…
Also, the director was going on about how he wanted the game to have only male playable characters in order for the game to not be sexualized or whatever but I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen tinier shorts than on Cid so that’s a load of bullshit too. All the head character designers at Square are guys. Men decided she should wear the least amount of clothing possible while still being (I think?) a mechanic and that’s crap.)