Ubisoft quells some doubtful controversy with a quick tweet.
That cover just gives me bad vibes. The same way Far Cry 3's "white saviour complex" gave me vibes. The dude that wrote FC3 also wrote child of Light and the writing is the worst thing about that game. I don't know how he still has a job writing game stories and dialogue because he's terrible at it.
Eh i have never cared much about story and characters in the far cry series i always preferred blowing up shit and paragliding way instead of enriching story. :D Vass is amazing though hope he gets a cameo.
I can't believe you think the writing in child of light is bad. Thumb down for such a childish comment.
When did having a personal opinion translate to being childish?
He didn't give a thumbs down for an opinion. It was awarded for the content of the remark. As is his right he disagreed. Chuk5 didn't state his or her case with examples to support their view but rather decided to to comment on the writer's skill. A writer who has a job in an industry which they do not. As regards opinions, simply the right to have one does not make them always welcome. Particularly when they are little more than unsupported accusations and attacks. And by your actions and words you apparently feel that SWC1982 isn't entitled to his own opinion.
I felt the same way about FC3. While the gameplay itself was solid and even innovative at times, the story was just ridiculous. The story itself pushed me away from FC3, until one day I just eventually decided to finish it. In fact, some of the first things I researched about FC3 was if other people felt the main characters were completely shallow, spoiled, unlikeable, and silly. The villains weren't any better with the exception of Vaas. But hey, you'll get a plethora of dislikes, as everybody seems to think the Far Cry series can do no wrong. But yes, I agree with you. I refused to buy COL because of the same writer.
Child of light's writing is great if you consider what it is and who it's aimed at.
Disagree.... the fact he was a rich white kid pulled out of his depth trying to save his friends was fine. What wasn't fine was the weird tribal tatoo's thing they had going on and the fact all the natives on the island etc that were in the tribe seemed to totally insane... that was an issue. It's not like all his enemies were black guys there were plenty of white enemy unit's so really I don't see what relevance skin colour has in this discussion about the quality of the story? It shouldn't matter either way if the protagonist is black or white or Asian etc.
The cover reminds me of Saints Row = Cringeworthy
I don't understand why people dig for controversy in video games nowadays. When I saw the cover art for Far Cry 4, my first thought wasn't "oh my God, racism / homophobia / imperialism / sadomasochism / [insert controversial issue here]". Perhaps that makes me ignorant, I don't know, but IMO people need to stop scrutinising video games for a reason to be offended. I don't care if my lead character is black or white, male or female, rich or poor, gay or straight - as long as it fits the context or the title's narrative, and as result delivers an enjoyable and engrossing gaming experience. Besides, given we have nothing but a cover art image to go on at this time, is it not a bit daft to be jumping to conclusions and making bold claims re: Far Cry 4 with no evidence to reinforce them?
But..but... If he isn't gay then it's oppressive!
Reading your attempt at sarcasm was oppressive.
The media these days isn't happy unless they nit pick at something gamers like us don't even care about; also stories that have to bring up sexuality/race is a sign of slow news. Why not talk about something like DRM, or charging for online play, or how companies milk franchises for extra $ instead of "OMG this character 'looks' gay so we have to bring it up, and see if we can get answers from the publisher." When I enter the gaming industry, stories that question my decisions I'll reverse into free advertising and hype - not as direct attacks from people with low education.
the reason people look for some controversial issue in games is so people view their website/blog and to get money from the ads
Well... it looks LGBT friendly so we won't be hearing complaints about feeling excluded anytime soon.
Unless the protagonist isn't a woman, or if it IS a woman but with a large chest. Or if the main motivation for the protagonist is to rescue a woman... who has a large chest.
No white no buy! /s
The ones complaing are probably people that don't even play video games to begin with, probably finding a reason to bitch and post there feelings on twitter or something.
that doesnt make sense
hashtag activist? tumblr warriors? people who feel like defending something thats not even that serious like this stuid race issue at hand? that ring any bells?
I buy my games at full price AND I've platinumed 170. And I'm gay. Clearly I'm a valued customer and consumer.
I don't even know what the controversy was and I just can't take finding out. God I hate this nitpicky coddled generation.
It's gonna keep happening. Games are bigger than they ever were, and more light is being shinned upon the industries long history of questionable representation and subject matter. Games are maturing, you can't complain that people are taking issue with things but then still get mad when games aren't being taken serious or understood for their cultural value.
Games won't be taken seriously because of the color of the skin on a non-existent (in the real world) character. That's a B.S. argument used by people who just want to complain about something. The only people who don't take games seriously are people who don't play games and they don't matter. Games are for entertainment, and a good game is a good game regardless of what color or gender the character is so trying to force inclusion for its own sake is trying to say you know better than the developer does on what makes a good game yet you're unwilling to actually make a game yourself.
You know all they need to do to end this is make an option to change your skin colour and make fun of it and if course make sure it adds nothing to the story.
Has Ubisoft actually said the guy on the cover is gay? If not why does wearing a pink suit automatically make you gay? What of its just part of his sick and twisted f****d up character.
looks like a great villain ,hope he's good as Vaas if not better
That guy looks like Macklemore. Lol.
You know what he looks like to me? Not gay but russian with bad dress sense....or is that just russian XD
caucasian you mean...
You can be Caucasian, and not be white. White are people of European heritage. Caucasians can be of north African, European, and middle eastern heritages. This this guy could very well be one of those.
Exactly. It's like when black people get called African Americans in America. They could be many things.
He´s not a caucasian that´s for sure but he looks "white" to me.