A mixed-race female stars in Capcom's upcoming action title Remember Me to distance it from the excesses of white male hero stereotypes, the game's creative lead has said.
fix her damn face first!
Sounds like Capcoms next Day 1 DLC to me.
I agree with this. The rest of the game just looks beautiful and distinctive with the futuristic art style, but there's something off about Nilin's face in terms of design.
this game seems very interesting a open world game set in neo-Paris with a french black female protaganist that's something you don't see ever
Amen to that!
Its brilliant to have a game that doesn't have the white male stereotype, but I don't think you should make your main character a black female just to rebel against current trends. Just do it because it feels right. I don't think having an article about a main characters skin colour is important, to be fair.
"Feels right." Really? There's a hell of a lot of white male protagonists. It should always feel right. LOL! Still want my Marcus Fenix, Cole and Nathan though. I'll say it should reflect society and/or the market the industry is serving. As society becomes more diverse and gaming mainstream, the feeling will just grow. So come on! Comic books have been progressive and integrated for decades, albeit chauvinistic. Games should be the same way, and I think most gamers and devs are on board.
I agree, but where are the asians!?
Sleeping Dogs and Mirrors Edge... Unless you meant south Asians? Then there are none
@mochachino: Mirror's Edge is one of the very few games that has a south-east asian protagonist. However, Sleeping Dogs takes place in Hong Kong... so it only seems fitting. We need more diversity though!
Sounds like they are like "Hey give us attention, we have a token girl!" Not like Capcom to do sterotyped characters haha. Either way, hope game is good. Could care less "what" the lead character is as long as it is a good one that fits properly into the story.
Your comment is just way off.
They really do sounded like begging for attention with such an announcement. Not surprising since they are introducing a new character to the gaming crowd. Aside from the unique combat system the only other thing they have to brag about is the character's skin color. Skin color is not that important as long as the character themselves are interesting and well conceived. Unless you are trying to make a statement about racism with your game then skin color might play important role. If you're using skin colour simply to promote your game to make it stand out from the rest...that's such a superficial and kinda offensive (they are exploiting a specific race to help their profit margin). How old is that article? 27th November? Am I seeing the correct date?
Well, you also have to consider what they were asked in order to say this. You know that people who make these stories will often take a couple of lines from a full interview and wrap an entire article around that. Keep in mind that things are usually more complex than these articles ever really show.
But, I am the white male stereotype.
Not everyone is.
So am I. It doesn't mean that I'd want every game I play to have the same stereotyped main character.
Lol, look at us! We've got a black woman hero to play! If you don't buy our game then you are sexist, racist, AND politically incorrect!! Honestly, this game sounds decent. But it ISN'T because they chose a half black female lead character.
"Lol, look at us! We've got a black woman hero to play! If you don't buy our game then you are sexist, racist, AND politically incorrect!! " I honestly don't think this is what they are trying to say, but this is the internet. No one is able to reason worth a damn here. "Let us all get offended for reasons we can not even explain!!!!" Grab your pitchforks.
oh no, you didn't. shes all that and a bag of chips. you go, girl! holla.
I would have went with Irish/Korean.............
I've seen what happens when you mix Irish and Korean. The gov't people still won't let me talk about it.
I genuinely had no idea she was even meant to be half-black. I'm not even joking. She might be a mixed-raced female character, but I still find her character design kind of...generic looking.
You mean 'White with a nice tan' syndrome?
I didn't want to say it...but yeah. She looks like, to quote a phrase from Yahtzee, "a white woman dipped in tea". It doesn't help that she's generically attractive in a way that doesn't stand out at all. I'd be more impressed with Capcom's "forward thinking" if they went all-out and gave her dark skin or natural afro/locks hair. Design a protagonist who looks like this and THEN I'll be impressed with their "forward thinking"...
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