I deleted this game the moment I heard about Alois' aggressively homophobic S-rank, but at least there's fanart…
It's not homophobic it's queer bating. You see that S rank thinking Byleth bout to get some dick but it's just a best bros speech. Extremely disappointing still
you think queerbaiting isn't homophobic? sis i have some news for you
it's not queerbaiting. it's platonic for female Byleth too. The problem is the marriage with a random woman and only that. Alois as a character was perfect. Wanted his dick? Sure. Tood bad you can't have it because he sees you as his little sibling. I want every character in a game to be bisexual, but I would prefer the Avatar to go forever and don't have this discussion.
they would have been better off having zero same-sex S-ranks over pulling this shit tbph, this is the equivalent of toshiyuki kusakihara and genki yokota 2girls1cupping directly into my mouth and honestly it's *extremely* distressing, at least persona has the decency to not get people's hopes up and then slap us in the face with their dicks
Alois has stated time and time again in his supports that he clearly had a happy wife and kid waiting for him to come home.
How you and anybody expected a positive contrary to occur while knowing this is beyond me.>>13745
You do you but that's a pretty shallow reason to toss an otherwise A+ $60 game.
You know the rules these days. The self insert has to get everything they want, and nothing can ever be disappointing or lead to a non-spoonfed situation because that's anti-player.
And also cheating on your wife and kid with a man is empowering for gays, but staying a loyal husband while abroad is "queerbaiting" - whatever the fuck that even is - and they should be ashamed!
I feel more that the queerbaiting aspect is the fact that you "S Rank" with Alois and S Ranking a character usually means romance. Fire Emblem Fates (I believe) did the platonic thing with the A+ Rank which would've have been less confusing than seeing that you can attain S Rank with Alois and Gilbert. I think people like myself just saw that you could s rank these guys without seeing their their other supports or convos that said the were married
"Queerbaiting is a marketing technique for fiction and entertainment in which creators hint at, but then not actually depict, same-sex romance. They do so to attract a queer audience with the suggestion of relationships that appeal to them, while at the same time attempting to avoid alienating other consumers."
The platonic s rank is a lil confusin
It would've been better to mark it and other supports like it as "A+", but yeah, misleading is all it really is.
NINTENDO/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS HAVE ALREADY SET THE PRECEDENT THAT S-RANK = ROMANCE OPTION
DO NOT INCLUDE AN S-RANK IF IT IS NOT A ROMANCE OPTION, UNLESS YOU EXPLICITLY WANT TO MISLEAD AND PISS PEOPLE OFF
IT ALSO DOESN'T HELP THAT A HUGE PERCENTAGE OF MEDIA COVERAGE OF THIS GAME HEAVILY SUGGESTED THAT ALOIS WAS A PART OF THE "IMPROVED GAY OPTIONS" RELATIVE TO PAST GAMES
ANYONE WHO DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS MASSIVELY PROBLEMATIC IS A CLASS TRAITOR, PATCH THIS BUG OR BOYCOTT
shut up. the game is not about who you fuck, it's not fates.
I really want to believe it was just a case of not thinking through a UI choice very well, but when you take into context the 5 F/F options compared to the one M/M option, it's really hard to have a charitable read of the situation. Especially when this game doesn't exist in a vaccuum, and lesbian relationships have been heavily featured in games for years now to pander to audiences, with gay relationships not seeing anything remotely comparable.
but instead of complaining, what can we do, it is a very good game as disappointing. Yes, there are more f/f s support, but it wasn't only that, the 3 m\m options, 1 of them don't like, the other I don't care and is platonic and another platonic, which plate of tasteless you want.
>>13802>the 3 m\m options
The problem is that [i]there aren't even 3 M/M choices at all[/i] because two of them are complete lies, calling them "M/M" at all is just false.
There is nothing wrong with being vocally upset about this game's disastrous handling of its gay options, if there is any hope for things to be better in the future it will come from us being vocal and making sure our discontent is heard and acknowledged, otherwise things are going to get WORSE.
Ugh why couldn't we at least have Raphael? Like who is he for? Straight girls?? I don't see any straight girls tripping over themselves trying to get him S-Ranked. We got Linhardt instead
exactly, nintendo/intelligent systems either has no fucking clue what the gays want or they just don't care, and neither of those circumstances are acceptable
Did you have the full image???
it's because f/f is "hot" and "sexy" but m/m is "gross" and "gay"
That's already in ptr