- Jan 28, 2014
Alyx Vance is half-black, half-Japanese with a light complexion. Merle Dandridge is Japanese. Ozioma Akagha is 100% Nigerian, as far as I know. I honestly don't care if they're a good actor, but the voice work I know that she has done isn't too inspiring. Her portrayal of Plastic in Mirror's Edge kind of sounds like Alyx, but she doesn't have the kind of depth Merle brought to the character. But to be honest, it wouldn't surprise me if the choice was based on race simply due to the kinds of people Valve have been hiring for the past couple years.Sounds similar, and they are doing a younger version of the character, so the change makes sense.