This hasn’t come up before, but I’m a huge Assassin’s Creed fangirl.
I highly encourage anyone who has ever met a woman to be loud about this. Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, whatever. Write letter if that’s your thing.
Don’t give them any more money. I won’t be buying this game, and I won’t be buying Black Flag, which I was planning to (Not that it’s much of a loss; AC3 was a complete and utter storytelling disaster, which is why I hadn’t gotten Black Flag yet anyway).
This. Can’t. Be. Acceptable.
edit: Boyfriend chimes in with the real explanation: “It’s not just the animation, wouldn’t they have to redo all of the voice acting so that other characters sound condescending when talking to women? That would be a lot of work.” Marry me. Oh, wait.