Lover of beat'em ups.
- Mar 10, 2016
- United States of America
Yes, yes, that's all well and good, but total misfire and a complete misunderstanding still happens (like what just happened now with this game). And what was stated ain't exactly sexist or racist depending on how it's done or in the case of context. It still doesn't hurt to have an editor, a consultant/culture expert, or have somebody look this stuff up to see, if they're accurate or not and what's culturally appropriate. There's nothing wrong with checking and learning on not to make the same mistakes the previous writers did.think this is a racist and sexist attitude, because im implied that nobody can write characters outside their race/gender which is fucking gross. Good character writing is about portraying a part of the human condition within the circumstances of the story and world, gender and race do not apply.
This is especially true in fantasy worlds where race and genders are anything the author imagines with or without connection to real-world trappings.
- That is it's usually more of a gray area.
- It's usually a lot easier, when you don't have to worry about real world connections unless there's some attempt or parallel without using the actual real world. Once again, it depends on the work of fiction at hand, but can usually get more complicated than that.
It ain't exactly clickbait when it's the truth and more so. You don't like what the writer said, too bad. The truth hurts. I don't know much about her, but I can clearly see where she's coming from. Besides, hers ain't even a worse when it comes to clickbaiting. At least she bothers to mention and back up her other arguments about what other crappy things are in the game. At least she mentions the other side characters, why they are poorly written. At least she backs up why the duo doesn't connect with the audience and both come off as completely unsympathetic.It is clickbait because of the race baiting in the title. Why couldn't the article title be, "Forespoken's failings are rooted in a cast of terrible characters." Or something along those lines. By specifically stating the race of the lead character when it's entirely unnecessary is clickbait
We have a black female writer that just wants a better representation of her gender and race. I don't blame her for being upset and listing her complaints. This isn't just a person looking for attention and creating drama. You don't like it, not my problem.
And like I said before, I would happily give her a copy of some of the games I mentioned so she can at least have something good. Death Loop happened and everything, but more needs to be done. There's nothing wrong with going further, but effort has to be put into it. I'm not giving all the credit to DK either, but I am more than happy to add to the list of the games that gets it right for story and writing at least.