@shindig: There is reports that say the CEO has acting like a nutcase just recently but must probably there were already seeds of despotic bussiness views and practices before Kojima pissed the higher ups, and I also bet the other studios were not much better. Is probably that the possibility of gambling becoming legal in Japan and mobile being cheap that the higher ups finally feel free to truly piss anybody that they didn't like.
Pretty sure there was QL of Bientot léte and it seemed like Simpson's parody of an art film. Sunset seems cool but is not surprising they had a very small unsustainable audience given their past games and I would say they should have tried to appeal at more people way before Sunset.
@ford_dent: I think is a valid criticism with Tomadachi Life as is a light hearted live simulation so is weird that doesn't include a gay option. Mind you, there were people outright aggresive with Nintendo (thought their PR didn't help at times) but I felt it was a valid opinion (and many people admitted that were okay with the promise in taking on account in the next Tomadachi Game, as I heard actually sold well)
@stryker1121: But there is a segment that also accepts the criticism. Right here, many of us disagree welcome Austin take on the witcher stuff even if we disagree at points with him. I appreciate Austin diplomatic point of view and that he knows tone can change how a discussion develop.
@p2535748: White hair is also a sign of albinism. Geralt gets called a lot of things for other physical characterists (like his eyes), that is "fantasy" in nature but still points out that he could was a normal dude unable to use signs or kill monsters but with cat eyes and albinism... well, he would be as insulted by random kids or adults. Also there is actually human characters of different skin tone in the witcher world and mostly come from a different nation. So is probably weird to be there in a middle of a war with a trigger happy Empire and witch hunters burning "normal" people for back talking them.
@jay_ray: Well, them refeers to the devs that are Polish and have a Polish perspective. And most people have said that is the preachy tone that rub the people off and make people less likely to anwser your question as it feels a rethoric trap to just further your point. Me, being honest: "No". The game will not be less Polish if there was a black charecter there, even if the inclusion feeled a little forced given that a merchant from a far land would had little reason to be there as a war going on there were soldiers kill for boots or suspecting you are a spy and witch hunts are directed not only to magic users but any person considered out of the norm. But honestly, it could work, and it could be a good story in the game, but a difficult one to writte given the state of this fictional world.
@soundlug: Not because of his race. There's a ton in there about discrimination based on the fact that he's a witcher, and discrimination toward other magic users, and yeah there's some throw away dialogue here and there about his white hair or how pale he is, but if Geralt were black (for example), you could still have all the same interactions. Yes, they'd have to change some stuff that's incidental to the experience, but nothing fundamental to the story or themes would change.
He is also albino. Albino were not looked out up to begin with during middle ages.
@soundlug: By that stance then, shouldn't Polish people/culture then be sensitive to discrimination and therefore not want to disenfranchise a group of people especially when the final products "Polish-ness" would be unaffected?
You ARE the one asking them to be more "sensible". You AREN'T sensible with them by doing passive agressive questions.