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If this game does as well as it seems, maybe more developers will not fear putting female characters as the starring role more

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Wow, seriously? Kudos to Neil for calling them out. People need to realise that Joel is a supporting character, and Ellie is the main character. I so badly want to see this magazine get caught in knee deep **bleep**.

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My only guess is because she is 14 holding a gun. 

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Wow, seriously? Kudos to Neil for calling them out. People need to realise that Joel is a supporting character, and Ellie is the main character. I so badly want to see this magazine get caught in knee deep **bleep**.


Considering you're playing as Joel the majority of the game (and that the game opens with him), it's safe to say Joel was the main character, and Ellie is the co-star.

 

But, that still doesn't make it right for a magazine to cut Ellie out of the cover like that. She is just as important.

I'd be just as annoyed if they cut Joel out and left Ellie.

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HorrorGod wrote:

TheNobleSquirrel wrote:

Wow, seriously? Kudos to Neil for calling them out. People need to realise that Joel is a supporting character, and Ellie is the main character. I so badly want to see this magazine get caught in knee deep **bleep**.


Considering you're playing as Joel the majority of the game (and that the game opens with him), it's safe to say Joel was the main character, and Ellie is the co-star.

 

But, that still doesn't make it right for a magazine to cut Ellie out of the cover like that. She is just as important.

I'd be just as annoyed if they cut Joel out and left Ellie.


I can see your point, but I still personally believe that Ellie is the main character. Regardless, they had no right to cut her out of the cover.

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While I totally disagree with the decision to remove Ellie from the cover, Gamereactor is a brilliant magazine and Petter Hegevall is one of my favourites in the industry.

 

I understand why some are upset (I dislike it, too), but when he says it was a decision based on design, he's telling the truth. I have no doubts about it.

 

The cover definitely should have featured both Joel and Ellie though. Absolutely.

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I have the magazine. If it makes you happy they gave it a 10/10.

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"We felt Ellie looked like she was a cut-out in the original picture and was lit strangely compared to Joel." How does she look like she was "lit strangely?"

 

The light sources are showing up exactly the same as they are on Joel with the exception of the back light from the lamp on the wall, and even that is pretty accurate because she's closer to the light than Joel is so she's bound to be lit more by it. Not to mention she's pretty much the main character in the game (even though you play as Joel, the story IS focused on Ellie). Removing her from the cover was pretty stupid, should have just left her on there imo. Would have looked fine with her there.

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there was a story awhile back ago that talked about Sony wanting Joel to just be on the cover of the game, because apparently it sells the game better. ND of couse refused .

Might be the same thing here
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Stupid **bleep**, i'm so sick of this **bleep**, what's wrong with females in video games? This really annoys me.

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