First off a “congratulations” is due to the team behind the game. I think they have a good thing started with the first episode. I wish them continued success and I cannot wait to enjoy the rest of the episodes.
I had question/statement of sorts for the team. I don’t expect/need/deserve a direct reply but it’s just something for them to think about. In the comic series one of the draws for me was the psychological and racial aspect the comic plays on. I enjoy art that does not shy away from racial questions or situations.
With that said I bought the game not expecting so much a racial aspect but I was certainly drawn to the physiological aspect and even more to the “choose your own adventure” model the team had deployed. I am thoroughly pleased. I physically smiled when as the game started I realized the main character is black. I could go on a tangent about how thrilled I am and how dismayed I am that I do not see it more often, but this is not a college paper so I will simply say “Thank you” for adding that bit of diversity.
In saying that, I was not at all surprised in seeing the interactions between Larry and Lee in which Larry calls Lee “boy” twice. (At least from the options I picked) I am not making a complaint, I completely understand it. I am curious of Lee’s reaction to that insult. As a man in his late 30’s highly educated and living in the south he should understand and have more of a reaction to such a term. I am curious why his reaction looks to be a mixed of hurt feelings and confusion. I am not expecting him to get violent and belligerent but I hope that he stands up for himself more in future episodes.
That’s it, that’s my “gripe” if one can call it that. Other than that I am well pleased with the product and I eagerly await future episodes. Thank you for reading.
What does the community think about this?