Re: Race and Game Characters
on 11-21-2004 07:56 PM
Carlos Olivera from Resident Evil 3 was hispanic. and i think Rebecca Chambers from RE1 and 0 is half asian. also Enrico was hispanic, Kenneth was black. Alexi and Nikolai were Russian.. but i dont think that counts as 'race'.
i think the main reason is as stated, it's a 'generic white male'.
if you make someone black, then people assume there is a reason for it. and then people start looking to see if they are portrayed 'correctly'(and quite a few are stereotyped) and then bitch and moan if they arent.
no one cares if the white characters are good/evil, ugly/pretty, or anything. they are just GenericMale01. you can do anything to them and not offend any one, at least racially. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]