Video Game Character Arcs That Left Fans Feeling Outraged

Video Game Character Arcs That Left Fans Feeling Outraged

2020/06/25

Detroit: Become Human was at the center of several controversies due to writer and director David Cage's... well, controversial choices. His story of an android revolution borrowed elements and word-for-word lines from the American Civil Rights movement, but seemed to miss the mark. Players felt that this ham-fisted allegory was poorly written, and even "insultingly reductive."



What's more is that certain people, even members of UK Parliament, felt that Kara's story in particular was seriously inappropriate. Kara was an android housekeeper who witnessed her owner abuse his daughter. In one trailer for the game, Kara can make the decision to be obedient and stand by, or disobey in order to save little Alice. Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, said that Kara's story "seems to end up in a clumsy, inappropriate and graphic gameplay that is no more than an unpleasant exploitative way of making money off the back of real suffering." 


In the end, the game was published, apparent flaws and all. Players still weren't satisfied with the lackluster Civil Rights Movement allegory, and they also felt that David Cage was weirdly violent toward the game's women. Not cool.
















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