Aloy is a weirdo. There is no “if” or “but”. She spends much of Horizon Forbidden West’s DLC flirting with other women before you are given the option to kiss her. And this isn’t “kiss her for Aloy to choose to be her gay”, it’s a choice of whether Aloy is ready to open up to her. So, understandably, the bigots were furious and reviewed the expansion in droves. But developers aren’t stuck with that.
In an interview with VGC (via Eurogamer), Narrative Director Ben McCaw said: [fans] Please give constructive feedback on this and that. And we’re perfectly happy when they say they don’t like this or that in terms of just about every aspect of the game they’ve actually thought of. But when there is this kind of blatant negativity, I personally find it very easy to simply compartmentalize and recognize that this is an idea that is absolutely unacceptable to me. increase. “
Lead writer Annie Keatin said that Aloy’s feelings for Seika were “all still true” and that the option to kiss Seika at the end of the DLC “will allow the player to see Aloy take the next step and have a romantic encounter.” It depends on whether you think you are ready to do it,” he added. Whether Aloy is still missing. ” No matter what you decide, “it is valid”. Of the homophobic backlash and Metacritic review bombing, Kittain said it was “pretty easy to ignore.”
Not only did gamers review Bomb Horizon’s DLC, they also DMed Burning Shores vocalist Julie Elven with a rant about romance.
She tweeted, “I keep getting angry DMs from gamers because my vocals are seen as ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ in some scenes of the DLC.” rice field. Although she sent bigots into a frenzy, Erhun added, “The influx of positive comments and love absolutely outweighed the negative comments.” However, the DM “shows how much change is still needed,” she said.
One of the questions that many have had is whether Seika kisses him or chooses not to kiss him, which is the canonical ending. McCaw said, “[Burning Shore’s final choices] In fact, it’s a continuation of a theme found in both games, that she’s unprepared for social contact of various kinds, not just because of her upbringing, but because of the huge challenges she’s about to face. is. ”
Therefore, there is no specific “normative” choice. Whatever you choose is fair game and within the character of Aloy’s story.
And since Aloy’s story isn’t over just yet, there’s still room for Guerrilla to explore her character and, by extension, her weirdness. We learned last month that a sequel to Forbidden West was in the works.[expand] The World of Horizon and Aloy’s Next Adventure”.
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