The man responsible for bringing Far Cry 4's villain to life has offered his take on the recent controversy surrounding the game's box art.
The least thing I though when I watched that cover was Racism. Sometimes I don't understand people. They get offended by simple things like this. I don't give a damn Shadow Clone to this controversy. Besides, He's a villain. Villains are supposed to do bad things. Whether he is Black or white who is torturing either race, it doesn't matter. He is a villain!
People are really looking for reasons to be offended these days, it would seem. And that's really upsetting. Not to mention they don't even talk about racisms context withing the story. Racism could be an integral part of a character's motivation(Them either being for or against it) in the story. It could be a big part of the game's theme and they're trying to go against racism by displaying why it's bad. But even if that were in there it's just gonna be overlooked by the SJW's so they have something to whine about.
I guess we need a politically correct drug dealer next time.
I get so sick of people (not you, the general public) always trying to downplay some high profile game just because they don't like it. It says in the article the guy's a maniac, and will do whatever it takes to get the message across; that means race, gender, sexual preference, etc. is NOT part of his decision making. If you're going to find fault in a game, find something that doesn't make you look like a moron.
No one cares !
the villain isn't even white. (as in "european"). Just look at his facial features. This reminds me of the trayvon martin case. Where the media magically transformed Zimmerman into a white man.
..and jewish/chinese hybrid Elliot Rodger was media morphed into a white man as well. As for Pagan Min. He's quite obviously East Asian, and it's not unheard of for people in East Asia to dye or bleach their hair. In fact, there was a trend among girls in Japan to bleach their hair and paint their faces brown. Pagan Min's hair colour and dress sense is his own style, which is an extension of his seemingly flamboyant personality. No controversy.
I agree the villain isn't even white. You could tell from the E3 demo especially Now, Zimmerman sees himself as white because it gives him better opportunities. There are struggles even inside of the same so called "race". You have "white" Brazilians who think "darker" Brazilians are trash (not all think like that). You have the commercials where the casting director asks for "white Hispanics" or "white latinos" here in America because that is what they want to portray. You have Cubans who tell their daughters to marry white to improve the race. I could go on and on about the sociological aspects but you get the point. Having said all that. There is nothing wrong with being white. There is nothing wrong with being Brown skinned. There is nothing wrong with being Latino or Hispanic. There is nothing wrong with being Chinese or Japanese. There is nothing wrong with being Indonesian. We are who we are. Our actions as an individual should speak for themselves.
True words, but doesn't saying "the villain isn't even white" suppose that to be racist one must be white and that because he is not,he is not racist. Now I am not saying the villain is racist but he could be. I guess its part of the programming, now we are kind of conditioned to associate racism and white people but what if the roles were reversed and pagan min's hand was on top of a white man I wonder if anyone would have still called it racist ?
People are just plain ignorant and oblivious. Any human walking the planet today is more than 99.9 percent genetically IDENTICAL to any other human walking the planet. We share 97 percent of our dna in common with orangutans. We share 50 percent of our dna in common with a banana. We are part of an ecosystem that has been evolving for billions of years, and is always evolving. People argue over such inconsequential madness it's unreal to me. Oh, we also share 95 percent of our genes with rats and pigs. So many of us act like it too.
My problem with this whole thing is people thinking the slavery of Africans in America is the only slavery that every existed. Seriously?
This has to do with Africans?
Not directly, but I've read several postings (not necessarily this article) that this misconceived idea came up because of the cover art.
Yep, the education of today....
Yes anyone can be a slave, I can take someone off the street, shove them in my basement and bam new slave
he's supposed to be the bad guy right?
THIS WAS NEVER AN ISSUE. STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
There is no f**king racism! Don't go looking for something that is clearly not there
I really get the vibe that all of these gaming journalists are desperate to appear progressive, or deep, or be seen as an intellectual. *self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual here* ;) No but seriously... That's why you see so many camps jumping on this "Why AC Unity's lack of female is ruining America, and so can you!" bs. They are either desperate to be a part of something significant, or they are just going through the motions. Either way it is transparent, and a waste of their time and ours. At least that how I personally see it.
Yea right on. The male thing in assasins creed is purely for capitalism. No one at ubosoft is sexist or racist. Want to know why most characters are males? Because most gamers are males and prefer to play as men. So males characters=increase audience=increase profits. It's as simple as that, no racism no sexism. If women want to change that do it with your wallet and your time, but they don't support the industry heavily so it won't change. Though it has gotten better, more women have gotten out of that shell of opposing norms telling them they can't be gamers Edit:oops accidentally disagreed on phone and just my finger went over it. Sorry, this isn't something to disagree with
It's gotten so bad with this stuff that I did know there was 'controversy' being drummed up for this game but I honestly thought it was about some kind of perceived homophobia, I didn't even know they were taking the racism angle this time. If these people only knew the harm it does to people fighting for real causes to have so much of this fake controversy out there that nobody even knows who's complaining about what anymore.
Jesus Horatio Christ. This is getting ridiculous.
Maybe these people should focus on a real world problem instead of a harmless fictional videogame character.
So let me get this straight, so the dude is like skin and that means he is a white guy? Ah how many races have light skin? Does it really matter who is kill who? Isn't this a "VIDEO GAME"? Do you guys remember when resistant came out? The Catholic where complaining because the was a church torn down by the war, really! I see them in movies and no one cares. Why is that every time something is done in a *VIDEO GAME* people complain,Is always blame it on the video game crap.
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