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@Bread_or_Decide: Apologies. My comment was maybe unclear - I didn't mean that NOBODY cared at all, I meant that nobody cared in a *negative* sense. Male gamers didn't think there was some sinister feminist agenda at work when they played as Lara Croft, and white gamers didn't think there was an ethnic conspiracy at work when they played as CJ. It's a weird quirk of our times that people are now hypersensitive to this kind of thing.

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@honkler: Wrong.

The parallel world you're describing is one where shit games get good reviews for ticking inclusivity boxes. That's not what's happening here.
My point was actually that there's no reason to see female/non-white characters in games as being "forced characters/agendas". It wasn't seen that way in the Tomb Raider/San Andreas days. It's not some weird oppressive speculative fantasy, women and non-white people actually exist. I've seen em on the internet.

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@ecs33: I'd appreciate if you could mention some Gamespot reviews that marked games up because of gender/ethnic character diversity. I'm not snarking you. Point me at them and I'll read 'em.

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Remember when Tomb Raider - the early ones - had you play as a woman, and nobody cared, because the games were good?
And remember when Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas had you play as an African-American man, and nobody cared, because the game was good?
Now a game has you play as anything other than a straight white man (after 2 entries in the series that had you playing as a straight white man, lest we forget) and people start screeching about feminazis and SJWs.
Weak as piss.

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I'm sure the campaign will be the slickest 4 hours of braindead jingoism of the season! TAKE MY MONEY!

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@Sevenizz: Are you on the payroll for Slightly Mad or something? You're just going through attacking every comment that says anything negative about this.... whatever it is.

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@ronthallsballs: At no point did Michael say any of that weird stuff, Mr Balls

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@SonictheHeg: The "Review In Progress" went up almost straight away, and was already pretty damning.

Pretty sure the reviewer wanted to give the game a fair shake after initial patches had come out and he'd had time to properly assess it. Single player games often get sent to reviewers in advance so they can put reviews out on launch day, but for obvious reasons that doesn't work for MP-only games.

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I know it's juvenile, but this was such a fuckawful concept, and such a huge letdown after thinking I was going to get another real Fallout game, that I'm really overdosing on schadenfreude seeing all these piss-poor reviews coming out.

Bethesda really shit the bed with this one.

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@zyxahn: quick fellas, back to the 4chan safe space!