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DA2 whiting up? 
9th-Feb-2011 11:32 am
DA2 Hawke

I'm avoiding as much as possible about DA2, as I prefer going into games knowing as little as possible.  I like to be surprised, but I am still mega curious.  So when someone mentioned something about more characters announced, I finally peeked at the DA2 official site this morning (not too many spoilers on there compared to forums etc.)

And I noticed something about Isabela...  Now, it's not like I particularly like or dislike this character as I don't know her well (she had - what?  four lines in the last game?), but one thing I did like about her in DA2 was that she had a lovely Rivaini skin tone - like DA:O's handsomest (imo) man, Duncan.

It's not often you see non-white people in games anyway, (I'm excluding badass huge black soldier trope from that, hopefully you understand why) never mind D&D type RPGs, so it was good to see her.

Anyway - one thing I noticed on the official site's page for Isabela was a desktop picture of her.  Except - there's something wrong with it,,,

Screenie                                                              Desktop pic

I try not to be too grumpy about this sort of thing, I really do, as I know it's the chip on my shoulder... but seriously - what the fuck Bioware, what the fuckity fuck? 
9th-Feb-2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
Major video game retailers, whitening their main characters to make them more attractive?

9th-Feb-2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
Bioware need to sack their marketing department so hard. I've watched them screw up gender, sexuality and now race? There are no words for how shite they are.

Edited at 2011-02-09 01:31 pm (UTC)
9th-Feb-2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Jesus, seriously. I wonder if this has been pointed out in the main forums yet?
9th-Feb-2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
Feel free to mention it - I rarely dare go there =) Bioware do need a slap for it.
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