The video above has stirred up some slight controversy as of late, due to the negative way in which the black lady known as “Letitia” is portrayed. Now I didn’t mention her in my review because I felt that it would be an issue that took away from the game itself, but when coming across her for the first time I did think it was a little odd. Also her voice is clearly done by a man. The character may be a little stereotypical but there are other (ordinary) black characters in the game so at least it’s not one of the only black people in there. Square has now issued a response to the accusations of racial stereotyping, here is what they had to say.
“Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a fictional story which reflects the diversity of the world’s future population by featuring characters of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds,” told GamesRadar. “While these characters are meant to portray people living in the year 2027, it has never been our intention to represent any particular ethnic group in a negative light.”
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