sauron wrote on Aug 25, 2021, 18:28:
I'm up for this. Looks promising.
Why would I care about whether the gang are male/female/gay/straight/orcs/wraiths/aliens? So long as they kick ass and the gameplay is good.
Granted I live in NYC which is hela diverse. These days it's not like I don't care about that stuff - I just seriously don't even notice. On the other hand, I do notice peoples' behavior, manners and politeness - which seems much more important.
I'm sure you can concede that the characters look like the product of a corporate marketing department looking to cast a spot for a hip clothing line or something. It's not good or bad, but I did notice it, and I grew up in Toronto, one of the (possibly THE) most multi-cultural city in NA.
What ruins the trailer I think is that it's no longer a parody of the genre, and instead just becoming the genre they spent 4 games tearing to pieces. And when you do that with the cast of the "United Colours of Benneton" photoshoot, then people are going to misdirect their anger.
And TBH, I can't stand the hipster pure-breeds, so when all the main characters are dressed as hipster as humanly possible... It's just not an instantly pleansant gut reaction. Nothing to do with race, but how each race or gender is used is really really "hipster-y" and it does kinda get under my skin.
And the fact that some people on here have tied that with "woke-ness" is probably another subconscious thing that is getting under my skin. Not all hipsters are woke, but all woke people seem to look like hipsters. And if there's one thing I think we can all agree on, is that woke culture, but all it's good intentions is a fucking poison. And I'm a life-long liberal. A Canadian Liberal too, which by USA standards basically makes me communist. This comment was edited on Aug 26, 2021, 03:12.
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