RSene wrote:There are also human beings killed by the protagonist... Didn't they deserve more pity than the whales?
But no, for them, it doesn't matter if the protagonist sticks a knife in the chest of another virtual human being... only the virtual whales deserves they fight....
Welcome to the glorious XXI century.
Fairly blithe statement, I do not agree
Slavery was an issue at that time, particularly African people being systematically kidnapped, tortured and raped by the Royal Navy & Merchant Navy, and its employees, and then sent to the West Indies to work on plantations
What duty of care does Ubisoft have in depicting that period and those human beings?
Do they leave it out, white wash it from the depiction of history in their game
Do they go with the popular metaphors perpetuated by the British & Other European nations at the time to justify slavery, i.e. depict black people as stupid, infantile creatures of lower intelligence who require white people to beat and discipline them in order to 'civilise the savages', aka 'the white man's burden'
Do they recognise, with the benefit of hindsight, that it was an immoral & disgraceful practice
Do you agree videogames makers have any form of responsibility towards reflecting the ethics of 21st century society or is it just about shooting and stabbing polygons on your TV screen?