Deus Ex: Racism Devolution

I’ve talked about this before, but to continue on my rant over the less savory aspects of the game I’m including this incredibly difficult character that I think wins the award for the most offensive racist character in a modern AAA game.  Deus Ex’s other faults are technical and forgivable, this is not.  I don’t know what the voice actor was thinking, I don’t know what Square Enix was thinking but someone, somewhere should have stepped in on this process and told them it was not ok.  I’ve lived in impoverished areas, I’ve lived in areas that were diverse racially but I have never encountered another human being who talked like this.  I doubt that in any branch of futurism regardless of how distant it is from our reality that anyone will talk like this.  The only time I have heard this has been of black men and women doing Uncle Tom character depictions from movies 50-60 years ago.

Square Enix has sort of apologized but attempted to coat it with a thin veneer of  portraying diversity.  This wasn’t diversity, this was a cruelly incompetent creative decision and one that has significantly soured my experience.

4 comments

  1. Daniel Collis-Puro 4 years ago

    That character was ridiculous.

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  2. Ronaldo Lopez 4 years ago

    Deus Ex Human Revalution was incredibably amazing and Adam Jenson was one of the best charecters in gaming history IMO right behind Sam Fisher ofcourse

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    1. Serious Play 4 years ago

      I may get to enjoy the game eventually, just needed to get some criticisms about it out of the way first.

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    2. Ronaldo Lopez 4 years ago

      The only issue I had with it was the hard achievements the difficulty and some ugly textures and facial animations but I thought the game had probly the best story I had ever seen especially with the multiple endings that made you question weather your a good person or bad person it made you question your morality if that makes sense lol I want a wii U so I can get the new version with dramaticly improved graphics a new game + more augmentations ( i loved how you can upgrade and buy enhanments) and being able to go through boss fights with out firing a single shot. IMO Deus Ex Human Revalution was just breath taking

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