No doubt some of you read about the recent controversy regarding Newsweek columnist N'Gai Croal's statements regarding the trailer for Resident Evil 5. Well, in this week's Sessler's Soapbox, Adam's got something to say on the issue.
I have to admit, when the trailers first came out all that time ago, I never even noticed what people are now considering a problem. I just thought, "Hey cool, new environment and they brought back Chris Redfield, neat". It never once occurred to me "Hey, it's a lone white guy mowing down a bunch of virus infected Africans". I guess it is a Japanese team working on the game, and they wouldn't have the social stigma to quite notice this distinction. Really, though, people have to be a little more mature about this. The story is set in Africa, guess what the major race of people are in Africa, black people. You throw in some crazy virus (or parasite, whatever it is in this version), it's going to affect them. Now, could they throw in a few crazy infected white people in with the crowds as well, but they shouldn't have to. People have to realize that this game isn't being racist. I'm sure the team over at Capcom is going to do an excellent job and prove every naysayer wrong. Good luck to you guys.
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