omfg the first time ive seen a female character more protected than a male character in the same game.
Now this is awesome design for video games. It’s clearly a team of peers with unique skillsets, strengths, weaknesses and are defined by their roles rather than aspects like their gender.
W already know that Valkyrie is awesome and the hunky, shirtless barbarian enrages brodudes but this also serves as a great illustration of the importance of prorities. When you focus on the narrative and character aspects over appeasing marketing myths, you make a much better overall product.