Monday, March 16, 2009

Late to the party.

The Wall Street Journal's published an article about racist overtones in Resident Evil 5. They're about a year late for this kind of commentary, but it's interesting to see the mainstream's take on it.

If you haven't been keeping up, the Resident Evil series has traditionally featured zombies and their derivatives in North American settings, but with 5, they're going to Africa where the "zombies" will be predominantly black. Apparently, depicting an American killing hordes of crazed, bloodthirsty Africans didn't sit too well with a lot of activist groups.

The whole thing is kind of ridiculous considering that RE4 was chock full of almost nothing but spanish speaking zombies, and nobody was up in arms then.


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