Does it really matter who you are killing in an online shooter whether it be aliens, Germans or faceless troops? Does race come into the equation , and more importantly, does this change the appeal of a game?
Touchy subject. I don't think anyone is going to just come out and say "yeh I don't like playing as black characters". Personally it doesn't make any difference to me but I think more games should offer customization like Mass Effect does.
I don't play games because the color of the characters skin
For me, it's extremely important to relate *intimately* to my character. That's why before I play a new game, I go out and get a sex change or undergo a skin pigmentation operation so as to properly set the mood. ...You don't want to know what I went through to play as an Argonian in Skyrim (on the bright side, I can now breathe underwater).
If you want racial diversity, it's okay I guess.
I like RPGs for this reason. Character customization solves this issue, no one feels left out. I also favor faceless leads in games (Master Chief) as it allows you to project yourself onto the character. Now when it comes to enemies, so long as its a well developed game with a story worth playing through. I don't see how it could possibly matter what they are.
I play games to entertain myself, not to worry about what color is my character's skin. But it wouldn't hurt to see just a bit more diversity when it come to developing a main character. Because having the same looking generic male character does get pretty old after while.
To me it doesn't matter... but then again I'm black. Ya know what grinds my gears? Character creation. Why is it that black characters can only be bald, buzzed, braided or afro'd. Can a brotha get a fade or something? Goodness...
from what i understand...and im just guessing here.. but people who play LittleBigPlanet aren't ethnically sackpeople God of War aren't ethnically badass Grand Turismo aren't ethnically automobile (unless you are an autobot) Portal aren't ethnically some hot test subject robot generally don't care they aren't playing a character that looks like them.. game on
Just as others have said it doesn't matter... but it WOULD be nice to see some more diverse MAIN characters...
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