Also, as for Far Cry: I think there was something worth talking about with that cover, and I also think Ubisoft intended on that happening. It was intentionally controversial, and that's fine.
I am, however, just a bit bored with the protagonist being another genero white male, and the game continues the trend from last generation of "white man kills colored folk: the game" and pointing out that the main villain is totally not white doesn't help with that. Why is it that all the diversity in big games have to be in the villains and side characters? Or if the protagonists are diverse, they're hidden on either DLC or mobile platforms? I know the answer to the second one; it's because it's easier to justify that kind of risk on that kind of platform. Well how about actually taking that risk, for once. There's plenty of diversity in the video game's community, why not in the AAA games themselves?
I'm sure Far Cry 4 will be great. That trailer looked fantastic. Can we also have a fantastic game where you don't play White Guy again? Is that too much to ask?
The hero of Far Cry 4 is Ajay Ghale and he's from Kyrat. Here's his bio from the Far Cry wiki.
Ajay Ghale was born in Kyrat, but moved to the United States at an early age, after the death of his father. Years later, Ajay's mother had passed away. Before her death, she wished for her ashes to be scattered in Kyrat. Ajay proceeded to fulfill her wish and traveled to Kyrat, but gets kidnapped by Pagan Min during the ride there. Ajay's parents were the leaders of the Kyratese Rebellion, hence the reason why Pagan Min knows who he is.
And here's a picture of our great white hope:
So yeah, your whole comment there is kind of, I dunno, baseless.
Hey, I was wrong! That's actually pretty great! I apologize. He seemed white in the trailer, so I went off that. But I'm happy to concede that point.