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ErikaThePaladin 11 points ago +11 / -0

SJWs getting offended on others' behalf is getting so tiresome.

It reminds me of the "controversy" over Scarlett Johansson playing the Major in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. Westerners got all offended over it, saying it's whitewashing, erasing Asians, cultural appropriation, etc.

But, someone actually questioned a bunch of people in Japan about it. They pretty much all thought she was a good pick, because she's a good actress, she's attractive, etc.


Plus, the whole thing about GitS was about how disconnected one's soul is from the body when the body can be replaced by a mechanical one (Motoko had even switched bodies multiple times throughout the various manga and anime series). It had even been mentioned how she'd use a "standard issue" body. Which, for all we know, could look "white". At least at one point (in the manga), she had swapped to a male cybernetic body. ... But, that would require them to understand the setting, rather than just whine, wouldn't it?

md1957 [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

For those wanting proof, here's the Famitsu review(s) being referenced.

As Oliver continued:

For context, the other two Western games that received 40/40 scores were Skyrim and GTAV. Famitsu has been in print since 1986, and only 22 games in total have ever gotten 40/40s. In general, Japanese publications are not as generous with perfect scores like Western ones.

It should be said that Japanese and Western audiences have different tastes, such as Dragon Quest IX and 428: Shibuya Scramble receiving perfect Famitsu scores. So for Ghost of Tsushima, a Western game set in ancient Japan, to achieve this is truly a remarkable accomplishment.

Time and time again we see that a lot of Western-made media set in Japan can go on to receive surprisingly positive coverage by Japanese audiences. Remember that Western journalists don't represent Japan.

The linked thread on the positive Japanese reception to The Last Samurai (mocked by Western reviewers as cultural appropriation and White Man Savior BS) is also worth a read.

Reinholt 8 points ago +8 / -0

It's almost like they were respectful to someone else's culture and represented it properly while making a kickass piece of media, instead of killing it, skinning it, and wearing the skin like a freakish suit while fucking the skinless corpse violently.

Rian Johnson take notes please.

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HeIsVigo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well it has been a blast so far. They did a great job.

ProfessorRomendev 2 points ago +2 / -0

Shame it’s only for the ps4. Mine broke a few years back (I hardly played it and it still broke) and I’m not all that interested in buying more crap from sony