This is a topic that has bugged me since the beginning. Videogamer.com has played through the first three stages of RE5, and a top expert on racism is giving their verdict. Is Resident Evil 5 racist?
First of all, I have to commend this person for ACTUALLY PLAYING THE GAME. Unlike all of these other people judging the game without even knowing the storyline and only judging based on what they seen from pictures. Calling Resident Evil 5 racism is nothing short of stupid. Saying a “White militaristic man in Africa murdering thousands of Africans portrayed as savage”. Ridiculous. When it was a white guy killing people in Spain, people had no problem there. The expert had this to say “I don’t think it’s racist. I think people are looking too quickly to be able to jam that label onto it.”, and I agree completely. He makes a point where black people in RE5 are sort of portrayed as victims, and why the setting doesn’t make it racist.