Horizon Zero Dawn has apparently been called racist . Tribes in the game are reported with terminologies such as “braves”, “savages”, and “primal”, and as per writer Dia Lacina, they can provide a bad portrait of Native Americans, motivating racism against these people.
I just published “What We Talk About, When We Don’t Talk About Natives” https://t.co/5yNBmT6tzr
— Dia Lacina (@dialacina) February 28, 2017
On the other hand, Guerrilla has not yet been quiet as the narrative designer John Gonzales has replied on Twitter to the criticism provided by Lacina.
It has been stated by Gonzales that the team has worked non stop during the process of formation of the tribes, and a lot of research has been done as well. They have been inspired from various tribal people and cultures, and resultantly, many others think that Aloy is a Viking instead of a Native American.
Moreover, Gonzales stated that the term “braves” has been utilized with a positive sense, as it provides the idea of a tribe of warriors. We, however, aren’t going to say who is right and who is wrong. On the other hand, it is thought that debating can aid people to understand each other. In this consideration, what do you think about the question? Let us know in the comments section below!
Horizon: Zero Dawn was released a few days ago, on the other hand, the team has already spoken of the sequel. As mentioned by Guerrilla Games, Horizon: Zero Dawn 2 could feature another protagonist since there are many tribes and untold stories within the universe of the game. Additionally, some of the unsolved mysteries discovered in the first chapter may be back in the next games as well.
I think this is just a by-product for the politically correct environment that we live in , and is really creating a fuss out of a non existing issue. If anything Horizon Zero Dawn has actually done an excellent job depicting the tribes.
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