I just voted.
Mood: Very serious.
I make hard core games. They have depth, nuance, and deep emotions, so I can't have any moe squishy-wizard girls running around with magic wands and worrying about breaking a nail. Hard core gamers want a badass man with a bigass sword!
For female character personalities, I like cute and innocent. I know that this sounds like a paradox, but let me explain. In the beginning, the manly, manly, man starts out with a cute girlfriend in an idyllic peasant village, living a normal life. He becomes serious when monsters invade and start destroying the village and killing everyone they know.
He escapes with her, and tries to get her out of the village, but on the way to the nearest safe village, she dies as soon as the players have recovered from the shock of seeing the starting village destroyed.
When he reaches the next village, it is too late, and it has also been destroyed. It is usually here that he is informed of the Ultimate Evil behind the monster attacks, and vows to slay Ultimate Evil, avenging the pleasant life he would never be able to return to.
He must wander through some other destroyed villages to lengthen the game as necessary, killing all the minions of Ultimate Evil, and liberating what's left of the ruined places.
At the end of the game, he confronts Ultimate Evil, killing the architect of the horrors that befell the world. Then, freed form Ultimate Evil's grasp, his wife's soul congratulates him for ending the suffering, but then he says to her with a gravely voice and a twitch in his eye: "after all the horrors I've witnessed, ending suffering for everyone else wouldn't fair, now would it?"
And then he takes the throne of Ultimate Evil, and commands his new minions to reign atrocities on the villagers as they never have before, ruling the world with an iron fist for all eternity.
By the way, I'll sue ANYONE who would even THINK of stealing this game idea. I could get so many intellectual properties out of this gold-mine story structure, it's not even funny.
Ok, Sketcy-sketch, I voded, now do I get my cookie?