J Station X writes
"When Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag launched last year I praised it and included it on my list of PS4/Xbox One launch titles to watch. It had a white protagonist but (on PlayStation) it let you play Aveline, a mixed-race woman whose mother is a slave and it introduced us to Adewale, a former slave who became Edward Kenway’s First Mate on the Jackdaw.
In AC4 slavery is undoubtedly a focus of the game, with plantations as common as the hairs on your head and slavemasters being met with the pointy end of Edward’s sword more than a handful of times, but many aspects were jarring and being told that you’d freed ‘8 out of 10 nameless slaves’ in a series of optional mini-games didn’t feel like it did the realities of slavery much justice.
There has to be a game that depicts the horror of slavery right though, gaming needs its 12 Years a Slave or its Django Unchained* and new game Thralled is set to be the story telling masterpiece to do it."