Is it racist for white people to shoot black zombies?
This is really interesting, especially because the game was made by the Japanese, who are notorious for refusing to acknowledge their own history. While I’m not for knee-jerk liberal PC-ness, the image of an ultra-sophisticated, rich white man stalking through the squalor of post-colonial West Africa, blowing away any mindless, rabid African he comes across is pretty fucking culturally insensitive.
But at the same time, this game looks incredible. The writers could have easily avoided this controversy and strengthened the narrative by making the protagonist bi-racial, of French/Congolese descent.
However, as West Africans typically don’t have the internet, computers or playstations, I can’t really see this hurting Capcom’s sales.

Is it racist for white people to shoot black zombies?

This is really interesting, especially because the game was made by the Japanese, who are notorious for refusing to acknowledge their own history. While I’m not for knee-jerk liberal PC-ness, the image of an ultra-sophisticated, rich white man stalking through the squalor of post-colonial West Africa, blowing away any mindless, rabid African he comes across is pretty fucking culturally insensitive.

But at the same time, this game looks incredible. The writers could have easily avoided this controversy and strengthened the narrative by making the protagonist bi-racial, of French/Congolese descent.

However, as West Africans typically don’t have the internet, computers or playstations, I can’t really see this hurting Capcom’s sales.