I just wanted to put this out there. It's not to troll, though I'm sure I'll get flamed anyway. A lot of the passive aggressive racism in the game really sucked the life out of the enjoyment for me. I don't expect that a lot of (non-people of color) gamers really noticed it, and those that did usually don't care. Only a few seem to catch the imagery and go, "wow, that's messed up". I played through 3/4 of the game before I lost interest. It bothered me that the few times you really interact with African Americans in the game, they're all either trying to kill you, or "need" to be killed. This is a problem because the game's main protagonists are Caucasian. If the protagonist was a person of color (As in Latino, Asian, or Black), or had so many games before this not done this same thing, I wouldn't be a problem.
"So you're saying any time a White main character shoots a black guy it's racist?"
No. It's racist when 90% of the games made have White protagonists that are able to kill people of any color indicriminately. Only a tiny percentage of games made feature a protagonist that's a person of color. When they do, it's usually based off of a negative stereotype. This is especially bad with Black characters that are written with completely flat characters and seem to be pulled from ignorant shows on BET.
"There's just no pleasing you people. If we have Black protagonists it's stereotypical and racist. If the protagonist is White, it's racist if a brown person gets shot. If there are no people of color, it's racist because it's not diverse."
I understand how it can sound irritating to one that only hears the complaints, but lacks the understanding of where they come from. Try to understand how a middle-class African American kid from the suburbs might feel playing these games. I applauded Mass Effect 2, as they really tried to break out of the Black guy stereotype (Jacob Taylor). Jacob fell short as a character, I feel, becuase it seemed like the writers didn't know how to write for an interesting (non-stereotypical) Black character. I dont' believe this is their fault, per se, just that they probably don't have much (if any) personal experience with Black people. This has turned into a wall of text so I'll stop here.
TLDR: This isn't just a case for more Black protagonists in gaming. I'd love to play as skilled Hispanic, Asian, and female heros as well. I just feel like there needs to be more of it. I also think that not doing this perpetuates a lot of the racists attitudes that I've seen gamers show. TV and movies are grappling with the same issues, but are currently a step ahead of the gaming industry in this regard.