Look, I love these games and I love HER for so many reasons - They have a wonderful balance of men and women in the games, and that’s awesome. They have loads of wonderful women in the games - Some are strong, some are sensitive, ect. They do wonderful representation there.
BUT. As someone with a physical disability, it disappoints me they’ve never had a character with a physical disability. That to me, is quite upsetting. I’ve mentioned on the her boards, and I’ve signed petitions about it but HER still hasn’t included a character with a physical disability.
These games aren’t very realistic in the first place - So much of what Nancy does isn’t realistic and at one point, she time-traveled back to the 1930’s, that’s hardly realistic. So I can’t understand why HER can’t be more inclusive in their games.
I still love these games and I still play them, but I can still criticize certain aspects of them. It doesn’t mean HER’s a bad company, it just means there’s room for improvement there.
I don’t think we’ve ever had any queer characters, either. (At least, nobody that was OPENLY queer. To be totally honest, I’ve always gotten this vibe off of Lisa that makes me think she might be a lesbian, or maybe bi, and I’ve got this funny feeling about Rose, too.) You know what would be doubly cool? If we had a queer character with some kind of disability! I mean, I would enjoy them separately from each other, and I know that separately probably has a higher chance of happening, but still, it’s a neat concept, don’t you think?
Yes, I’d love to see an character who is out and open in the games. I have a feeling I’ll be waiting a long time, which is kind of why I’m pushing the physical disability thing. Representation matters for everyone but since HER is kind of dragging their feet on this, I’m hoping they’ll at least listen and understand we want to see more diverse characters and more diverse games.