(spoilers for Bridget’s story mode in Strive)
In the arcade mode, Bridget has an encounter with Goldlewis and as they’re parting, Goldlewis says “happy trails, cowgir- er, uh, cowboy.” Bridget goes “cowgirl is fine, because… I’m a girl!”
The only thing funnier than people being mad about Testament being gender neutral is now watching the people who twisted themselves into knots years ago over the fact that Bridget was a boy now untie and re-tie themselves into an entirely different knot over the fact that Bridget transitioned.
Or, to steal from twitter:
Hello, person of many recommendations, I come seeking your web of knowledge. I know this isn't TTRPG, but do you and or any of your followers have recommendations for games where you play as a Creature. Just, an absolute thing. Claws. Teeth. No shade to the recent beloved cat game, but I'm talking a monster. If not, no sweat, just discussing trends among friends.
Since you say it "isn't TTRPG", I'm assuming you mean video games, though I'll note that nowhere in your request do you actually specify the medium you have in mind – if I've guessed wrong, that's on you!
That said, a few favourite video games where you play as a Creature:
Realistically, you’ve probably already heard of CARRION, but on the off chance that you haven't, it's a stand-out in the genre. A stealth puzzler with medium-weight metroidvania elements where you basically play as The Thing. This one really leans into playing as a creature with no fixed body plan, so you’ll have to be prepared for occasional physics engine jank as well as omnipresent body horror.
They Bleed Pixels is sort of an edge case, since you’re really just a purple-skinned schoolgirl with claws, but as it’s widely accepted by the Tumblr community that creepy little girls are a kind of Creature, I’m counting it. It’s an ultraviolent precision puzzle-platformer, and if the character design is a bit low on monstrosity, what you do to your enemies more than makes up for it.
Zapling Bygone only came out a couple of days ago, so I haven’t yet had a chance to see everything it has to offer, but I like what I’ve seen to far. Though it might seem redundant to include both this and CARRION on the same list, they’re two very different takes on the idea of a metroidvania starring a tentacled whatsit that goes around killing and assimilating its enemies.
Nohra is another creature-escaping-a-lab game, this one in the form of a Celeste-style precision puzzle-platformer. (I recognise that I’ve thus far plugged nothing but metroidvanias and puzzle-platformers, but well, you knew who you were asking, right?) Quite short, but also free on account of being a student project. The monster’s design suggests that someone on the dev team was definitely a furry.
Maneater probably isn’t quite what you have in mind, being a self-described “open world SharkPG” in which you play as an actual fucking shark, but you can’t deny that a shark is in fact a Creature. Not quite as Grand Theft Auto as the trailers make it look – there’s legit RPG gameplay here, though it leans a bit too hard on the novelty of its premise to really make the most of itself. Still: fucking shark.
Sea Salt has you playing as not one Creature, but many – specifically, a devouring horde of Lovecraftian beasties which you direct as a single unit. The Steam tags notwithstanding, it’s not really an RTS; the logistical play is minimal, and you just have the one mob of critters to direct – it’s more like a bullet hell game where you direct your characters using a laser pointer.
As for forthcoming titles, Necrofugitive is a side-scrolling beat-’em-up where you play as a shape-shifting zombie thing escaping from prison in a shitdark medieval setting. Like They Bleed Pixels, above, whether this one meets your criteria depends on how you feel about essentially humanoid Creatures, though in this case the shapeshifting element pushes the humanoid envelope a little.
Obscure sorrows #137: finding a really interesting video about obscure coding quirks in early-generation console games, but being unable to stomach watching it because the presenter is just constantly sucking Nintendo’s dick.