Capcom To Add More White Individuals In Resident Evil 5?
It seems that Capcom may finally bend to the politically correct pressure and toss in some differently-pigmented zombies for their upcoming survival/horror death-fest, Resident Evil 5.
The game is set in Africa, so of course, there are plenty of African-Americans. Therefore, when the village gets assaulted by a nasty virus that turns them into zombies, logic tells us that we get a lot of African-American zombies. Sounds perfectly logical to us, but it certainly created a lot of negative backlash, and here's some evidence of that:
"...gunning down mobs of angry Africans could be subtly racist...Its not just that these zombies are black, but that the uninfected black villagers are zombie-like too. See all those spooky shots of the villagers before they get infected? Its as if race itself were a disease. The white protagonist has to fight back or be infected." (Source- GameSpot)
And now according to TalkPlayStation, the latest issue of OPM says Capcom will be including more white people and zombies in Resident Evil 5. Now, we're not about to judge, but we know two things: 1. we've played every RE there is, and to be perfectly honest, it's very possible that every last zombie we smoked in the past decade was white. 2. What exactly does "zombie-like" mean? Frequent Wal-Mart shoppers that appear more green than white? Been playing games for quite a while, and most villains, enemies, and in general, most every stupid, lazy, jerk we've ever seen in games has been...white. I guess our point is, does it matter what color your skin is when you're a zombie?! We never cared before; we gun down whitey like crazy!
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5
6/19/2008 Ben Dutka