Quinn wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 12:08:Ok, sorry for using that loaded word, triggering per se, kind of a malicious joke.
I don't feel like I'm triggered. I know there is racism and glass ceilings. I just don't think we'll fix these things by screening protagonists as poc for poc sake. It has a "preaching to the choir" element, don't you think? This is why I used successful black protagonists/characters as an example. Not a single good movie or game or show has flopped because a character was poc. Maybe for being woke 🤷 but that's something else entirely, and a difference many here and in other places don't seem to understand.
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 09:55:
Quinn, don't get so triggered man.
Not that important, I could be wrong, whatever.
But, responding to your analysis, from *my experience* in my country (your mileage may vary) my best boss ever was a brilliant woman of color, many years after the game.
Even so she has a ceiling in the hierarchy, I don't believe she will be able/permitted to overcome that.
It is evident to me *here*, that for other women to be recognized and successful in a given position, she has to be much more capable than a man. The same applies to poc.
In 1999, I was somewhat shocked and I didn't like at first that the hero *seemed* poc to me.
Looked up a gameplay video. Yep, my take now also.
The more I played, the more I liked it, the breaking of gaming conventions, talk about game influence.
Give it up Quinn, you have deep issues.
I too, some early teachings and breeding traits are rather unconquerable.
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 00:46:
A_Thein, I never had a doubt he was poc or of mixed ancestry, and I considered it another brilliancy in the 1999 game.
May be wrong, but the 2017 white hero remake seems a little cheap whitewashing, a mistake changing the perfect previous characterization.
Not that it impedes my enjoyment of the game in any way.