I wouldnt mind playing or fighting females. It isnt really nessessary to have playable female characters but it would be nice to have. Plus, SSM said that they wont do it, not because of brutal killing a female they dont care for that, but cuz it would look weird using Kratos' rig for a female and it.
They said it'd take twice as much time as they did Kratos, remember MP characters use Kratos rig so they're animations were mostly done and simply ported. That said, they have to time to do so now, if they add a new weapon and a new god which would itself need new animations (granted gauntlets could use GOW3 animations), I don't see why they can't add females.Plus you know.....they could just be furies working for the gods and simply float like Alecto or something
I love Leia, especially the way she extends my staff
Women carrying those huge hammers or swords would look too weird. There would have to be different weapons. I don't think female players would mind too much playing as a male character. I don't mind playing as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
Adding hair and beards would be much better and easier to do. It would make Poseidon war helm look much better.