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originally posted by: Swills
Dev's wanted to all gamers to feel represented when they create a character.
originally posted by: Painterz
I'm confused, what on earth does this have to do with social justice?
I assume it has a system where you can generate any character of any race for any nationality, so in that you could theoretically create a black female german soldier. (I suspect it won't let you create Nazis though, they'll be Wehrmacht.)
So.... why the screaming panic about social justice?
originally posted by: Necrobile
Y'know, many people are wondering why people are upset over this, and I'm honestly surprised I didn't see this reasoning right here. Some people may be upset because of the influence SJW's are having recently, but others have a problem with it because some people out there actually like their games to be what's referred to as "lore friendly". I can somewhat relate.
I've played way more hours of Skyrim than I want to admit, and have downloaded many, many mods for it. I always liked trying different things, but anytime any of the mods wasn't "lore friendly", I just couldn't get into it. For example, I found this really nice Harley Quinn costume mod. It gave me her armor from Arkham Asylum. I'm a huge fan of Joker/HQ, so I downloaded and tried it out. As much as I enjoyed it, though, it just didn't feel right being in the world of Skyrim.
Many people I've known who have played shooter games themed in WWII didn't just play the games because they're shooters, they played them because it was a WWII game. I do like the idea how being able to make a custom character that can change from side to side, but I can see how for some having a black female nazi could actually break immersion. Sure, one could argue that a 10yo screaming on his mic also breaks immersion, but you can turn that off.
Personally, I don't care if they do this since I just don't play COD at all, but if I did want to play a WWII shooter, I would want it to be lore-friendly. So for that reason, if I ever get that itch, I know this isn't the game for me.