After spending a few weeks with Far Cry 5, I’ve come to the regretful conclusion that there are way too many black people in this game.
It’s not that I dislike black people, in fiction or in real life (full disclosure: I am black). It’s just that for a series that prides itself on realism, my experience of constantly bumping into assault rifle–toting black people in the forests of Montana just seems unrealistic.
Far Cry 5’s premise is that you’re a local deputy sent to arrest the leader of a doomsday cult that has been taking over fictional Hope County, Montana. But for some reason that’s never explained in-game, a large proportion of the cultists are black.
According to the 2016 census, black people make up just over half a percent of the population of Montana. There are only about 6,000 black people in the entire state. Does Far Cry expect me to believe that all of them moved to Hope County?
The developers havetried to explain thisby saying that the cult that appears as the main enemy in the game has gotten everyone — regardless of color — to join. But that doesn’t account for the fact that even non-cultists are disproportionately black.
Stranger still is that you can go through the entire game without running into a Native American. At 6.6 percent of the state’s population, Native Americans represent a much larger community than black people, and inclusion of a prominent Native character or two probably would make it feel more like Montana.
The strained “diversity” of the cast may just be a sign that Ubisoft, like a lot of the game industry, is starting to make some (occasionally awkward) efforts at inclusion.
Why am I not surprised that bizarro-SJWs are completely bullshitting about the contents of the article in order to shill for their own cancerous IDpol driven ideology.
Also sad to see brainlets still won't follow up further if they see a url despite being shilled to constantly by the lunatic fringe.