- Jun 12, 2012
I've said to read the previous post, you still insist on this strawman. If I have a choice I Almost never play as a white male, I want to escape reality not have it reflected back at me from the screen.You play a white male in life and have played a white male in games your whole damn life as well.
You can't with a straight face say that POC were excluded from games until recently.How do you simply not understand that hey, maybe POC want to see themselves reflected in a game where they can be a hero, for once? Or any LGBTQ, for that matter?
I don't mind if they change up the characters as long as they are well written. Just don't call a game that excludes diverse.
Are they making more money? Because it seems to me so far all of their attempts at fake diversity resulted in massive backfires, sometimes even from the very people they wanted to pander to.Yes, it's absolutely the companies expanding for diversity to make more money via more appeal but it's also something that should have been done a long time ago.
I find it hard to believe that someone would not be able to experience a game unless the main character has the same skin color gender and orientation as them.Opening up a more direct line for people to experience a game, in this instance, as themselves should be welcomed.
But I probably don't understand because I'm not a racist/sexist myself. I loved playing as Luis in Ballad of Gay Tony, because I could identify with the character. But I hated playing as Trevor or Michael in GTAV because I couldn't identify with either of them.
I already admitted that my outburst was not meant for this game alone. But I don't take back anything. I loath fake diversity, and I loath political agendas in entertainment. It's purpose is to entertain, not to spread the gospel.I know virtue signaling is an empty buzzword that people cling on to with a death grip but seriously consider why you burst out like this in the first place: they didn't show a white male option in a 5 second character customization screen. You immediately ran to the hills, decrying the game and the agenda, declaring they won't get your money.
Again elevating yourself above me, for virtue. I'm sorry, but virtue signaling is not an empty buzzword when you keep doing it. You should work on your self-awareness.I hope you're as embarrassed by that as I am for you.