Are we sick of American white heroes?

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Posted by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) 3 years, 12 days ago

Poll: Are we sick of American white heroes? (52 votes)

Yes 44%
No 54%

Far Cry 4 looks wonderful. However, it's perturbing to see, yet again, a young 20 something caucasian with an American accent mowing down tons of ethnic people from an eastern land.

Far Cry 3 also had a young American, who was on holiday, being incredibly rude and disrespectful, shooting black people and using many racist and offense traits (such as magic negro) to lead the way.

Personally, I would have liked to play as one of the natives in both games. But it seems for marketing purposes, much like how John Wayne played Genghis Khan with an American accent, except this isn't 30 years ago.

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#1 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (21569 posts) -

If it's racist, bring it up with the NAACP and see what they say.

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#2 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

I want to play a game with J.J. Evans as the lead character.

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#3 Posted by SolidGame_basic (21696 posts) -

Delsin is native american if it makes you happy

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#4 Posted by trasherhead (3058 posts) -

Yes, and also sick of the fact that it is perfectly ok to go through a game and kill tons of dudes with no impact on the story or character.

Point to Bethesda who gives you the option to be a man or woman and kill both men and women alike at least.

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#5 Posted by mikhail (2697 posts) -

The Far Cry 4 protagonist is not white. Ubisoft stated this multiple times.

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#6 Edited by getyeryayasout (11109 posts) -

@Bigboi500: *Walker

Edit: Apologies, Evans is the show's character name.

Edit II: Electric Boogaloo: I wouldn't mind a bit more diversity, now that you mention it. I like Franklin from GTA V, Just Cause's Rico Rodriguez is great, as is Garcia Hotspur of the magnificent Shadow of the Damned.

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#7 Posted by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -

@trasherhead said:

Yes, and also sick of the fact that it is perfectly ok to go through a game and kill tons of dudes with no impact on the story or character.

Point to Bethesda who gives you the option to be a man or woman and kill both men and women alike at least.

Not enough.

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#8 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@getyeryayasout said:

@Bigboi500: *Walker

Edit: Apologies, Evans is the show's character name.

You don't say? :P

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#9 Posted by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -
@SolidGame_basic said:

Delsin is native american if it makes you happy

It doesn't my friend. They have made him as white and American as humanly possible.

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#10 Edited by mikhail (2697 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Delsin is native american if it makes you happy

It doesn't my friend. They have made him as white and American as humanly possible.

Again...the protagonist of FarCry 4 is not white and neither is the main villain.

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#11 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

Lol Delsin? He is more emo and hipster than anything. It is ok to hate that.

Oh and kill whitey!

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#12 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Theres barely even any Female Playable Protagonists.....

This industry is a total racist sausage fest.

I wana play as a Teenager or as a piece of Fruit for a change...

I mean come on.... How can a Character who is nothing more than a Piece of Meat get so much love and still developers think we like playing as white guy with big gun..... Come On !

More Meat ! ! !

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#13 Edited by thehig1 (5939 posts) -

Nope not sick of them at all, a good character and hero is just a good hero regardless of race or gender.

Basically what your saying is your sick of heros in games....because you shouldn't make the race separation in the first place a hero is a hero they can be good and bad.

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#14 Posted by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@uninspiredcup said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Delsin is native american if it makes you happy

It doesn't my friend. They have made him as white and American as humanly possible.

Again...the protagonist of FarCry 4 is not white and neither is the main villain.

Is this an eastern person?

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#15 Posted by mikhail (2697 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: What are you talking about? You're not tracking or something. Try responding in direct, clear sentences to what I'm saying.

For the third time, Ubisoft has stated that neither the protagonist or villain of FarCry 4 are white. That's it. End of topic.

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#16 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@uninspiredcup: What are you talking about? You're not tracking or something. Try responding in direct, clear sentences to what I'm saying.

For the third time, Ubisoft has stated that neither the protagonist or villain of FarCry 4 are white. That's it. End of topic.

Bu but John Wayne's worst movie.... derp!

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#17 Posted by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@uninspiredcup: What are you talking about? You're not tracking or something. Try responding in direct, clear sentences to what I'm saying.

For the third time, Ubisoft has stated that neither the protagonist or villain of FarCry 4 are white. That's it. End of topic.

Irrelevant. Presented as a white American. Not even the gamespot team could tell while watching the stream.

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#18 Posted by MBirdy88 (11674 posts) -

Another billy bulls*it uninspired thread.

I'l say the same thing to the "colour" arguement as I do for the femanist arguement. if you don't want male white leads... make games instead of complaining about games made by white males...

That simple.

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#19 Edited by TheEroica (16824 posts) -

I'm not sick of lead characters. .. I'm sick of this topic. Who effin cares what the lead looks like when delivering shitty video game dialogue?

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#20 Edited by mikhail (2697 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@mikhail said:

@uninspiredcup: What are you talking about? You're not tracking or something. Try responding in direct, clear sentences to what I'm saying.

For the third time, Ubisoft has stated that neither the protagonist or villain of FarCry 4 are white. That's it. End of topic.

Irrelevant. Presented as a white American. Not even the gamespot team could tell while watching the stream.

Because of the protagonist's perceived skin color? There are plenty of light-skinned people in the world who do not identify as white. Ever been to South America? Probably not.

Try to expand your cultural awareness and stop being so closed-minded about ethnicity.

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#21 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Good Times.
Any time you meet a payment. - Good Times.
Any time you need a friend. - Good Times.
Any time you're out from under.
Not getting hassled, not getting hustled.
Keepin' your head above water,
Making a wave when you can.

Temporary lay offs. - Good Times.
Easy credit rip offs. - Good Times.
Scratchin' and surviving. - Good Times.
Hangin in a chow line - Good Times.
Ain't we lucky we got 'em - Good Times.

Mmmmmm
Just lookin' out of the window.
Watchin' the asphalt grow.
Thinkin' how it all looks hand-me-down.
Good Times, yeah, yeah Good Times

Keepin' your head above water
Makin' a wave when you can

Temporary lay offs. - Good Times.
Easy credit rip offs. - Good Times.
Ain't we lucky we got 'em - Good Times.

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#22 Posted by Syn_Valence (1610 posts) -

I would like to see more African american playable hero's in games, BUT THAT WONT HAPPEN IN AMERICA

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#23 Edited by getyeryayasout (11109 posts) -

@Bigboi500: I deserve that.

Damn! Damn! Damn! :P

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#25 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

@Syn_Valence said:

I would like to see more African american playable hero's in games, BUT THAT WONT HAPPEN IN AMERICA

Part of it is the designers. A lot of times an artist creates their work in the image of themselves. Filling "race" spots is "racist." This thread is backwards.

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#26 Posted by Sollet (8072 posts) -

Well it'd be cool with some diversity that's for sure.

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#27 Posted by edwardecl (2241 posts) -

Wasn't there a black dude in Prototype 2? wasn't there black dude in GTAV? wasn't there a black dude in GTA:SA? wasn't the dude in Sleeping Dogs Chinese?

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#28 Edited by Muffin2020 (534 posts) -

@geniobastardo said:

I'm actually sick of your trolls @uninspiredcup

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#29 Posted by MonsieurX (36133 posts) -

No,but we're sick of your threads

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#30 Edited by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -

@Syn_Valence said:

I would like to see more African american playable hero's in games, BUT THAT WONT HAPPEN IN AMERICA

Naughty Dog should be praised for having a black person DLC.
As a side character.

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#31 Edited by kuu2 (9176 posts) -

The Al Sharpton of SW creates another topic that shows who he is. How does anyone think about stuff like this when they are playing with make believe characters?

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#32 Edited by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

The Al Sharpton of SW creates another topic that shows who he is.

A Birmingham Hotel?

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#33 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

oh shut the hell up. you don't like it?? leave this country. don't buy the game. quit crying over every little thing. i hate when people make EVERYTHING a race issue.

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#34 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (23629 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

Lol Delsin? He is more emo and hipster than anything. It is ok to hate that.

Oh and kill whitey!

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#35 Edited by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -

Where is the option I am sick of you ?

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#36 Edited by foxhound_fox (96051 posts) -

Go play a RPG or sports game if skin colour means so much to you.

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#37 Edited by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

oh shut the hell up. you don't like it?? leave this country. don't buy the game. quit crying over every little thing. i hate when people make EVERYTHING a race issue.

What country?

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#38 Edited by lamprey263 (33623 posts) -

I'd much prefer that character creation becomes a norm in gaming, so people can tailor their heroes to their liking. Hell, maybe they can give similar customization options to supporting characters just to make the experience a little more unique. Make them a man, make them a woman, make their skin tone whatever shade they want, customize sex, give them sexual orientation options, sometimes choose a voice if possible, customize appearance features (hair, eyes, nose, mouth, body type, etc). This way people need only be offended by their lack of imagination.

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#39 Posted by littlestreakier (2950 posts) -

I'm sick of people complaining about dumb shit...

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#40 Posted by SecretPolice (30616 posts) -

I'm soooo sick of racist like yourself. GTF outta here.

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#41 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

I think white people should be the most offended since they're the ones who are always potrayed in these games..... Killing and conquering everything.... All the blood and Violence......

Video Games have never done right by any race or gender..... That includes whitey...... We should be more concerned by the piss poor portrayal of any character in gaming.....

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#42 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

However if we're going to go down this route then Bring back the Meat ! ! !

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#43 Posted by hehe101 (728 posts) -

well it's co-op so can't you choose your character

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#44 Posted by ithilgore2006 (10489 posts) -

The protagonist of Far Cry 4 is neither white nor American.

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#45 Posted by pelvist (6332 posts) -

TBH, I am a bit fed up of playing as an American.

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#46 Posted by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

i am tired of movies and games being set in the USA. Even movies that have nothing to do with USA are remade in USA or will star an American cast. Why the hell is Akira movie going to be in NY wtf.....

I have seen america the setting of so many games i am just tired of it.

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#47 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

No lol! What a silly thing to insinuate.

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#48 Posted by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -

@pelvist said:

TBH, I am a bit fed up of playing as an American.

Totally agree. This can probably easily be traced back to American movies, which most games basically attempt to mimic.

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#49 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: should they have given him a headdress, have him own a casino, and say "how?"

would that have satisfied your cultural needs?

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#50 Edited by uninspiredcup (22913 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@pelvist said:

TBH, I am a bit fed up of playing as an American.

Totally agree. This can probably easily be traced back to American movies, which most games basically attempt to mimic.

Actually, this is another point of contention with Ubisoft. The original Rainbow 6 titles has multi ethnic characters with clearly definable multi region voices, predominantly European.

Then... Rainbow 6: Vegas essentially turned the series into Gears Of War with Terrorists in which you play America man.

The new Rainbow 6 title seems to suggest yet again, America power.