"When you create your character you can choose from 4 playable races in Reckoning as well as choosing to be male or female. You will then be able to customize the look of your character’s face, hair and accessories"
Tho you're missing out on a lot of great games if you avoid games that only let you be male, TLF. While I think the choice of being able to play male or female is great, it's not always necessary, especially if the game is about a particular protagonist. The Witcher 2 is pretty awesome, for instance.
Thank you very much for helping me out, Zids (pushes the virtually thank-button ). Sure you're right with this opinion; I already have missed many games which are/were worth playing, but with some kind of limited time for playing I have to choose my games very carefully. And one of my personal needs which have to be fulfilled is the matter of being able as a female character. When I was younger I always chose male versions for a better self-identification, but since the last 2 or 3 years it has changed to the opposite. And the cover of this game and some smaller vids show a male protagonist - that's a very good reason for me to check this matter more detailed.