Anyone notice that in Dead Rising when you find survivors you can give weapons to the male survivors but the same button with female survivors makes you hold their hand to usher them to a safe spot?
I am a bit surprised at this detail, considering Capcom’s history in survival horror videogames. They have published many videogames in which a woman either played a prominent role or was the lead character, and many of them used weapons.
Dead Rising looks to be an awesome game. It’s a shame it’s on the Xbox 360, a console that I do not plan on purchasing.
EDIT — 24 August 2006, 16:53: Apparently, some female survivors will wield weapons if offered, and some won’t. It is unclear whether the same holds true for male survivors. Since the original poster tried to give weapons to all of the survivors, it seems that more male survivors will take weapons than female survivors.