Character creation is not my issue. This is my issue:
To further bring it up to date, it’s been a conscious decision by Hardsuit Labs for Bloodlines 2 to reflect fifteen years of change in the game and real world, and its setting of Seattle. The developer is taking a refreshing approach of weaving politics into the game, both in terms of narrative and gameplay.
Now if they go the Deus Ex approach then it'll be fine. Deus Ex does a great job of presenting the current politics of our world and interweaving the core elements to make them fit the narrative of it's world. It doesn't feel heavy handed, it doesn't feel forced, and you can easily draw correlations between it's world and our world. Basically, it's just very well done.
However, the current trend of movies and games incorporating politics over the past few years and this quote specifically is what has me worried for the game. Pushing for change is fine and I'm all for it. But trying to FORCE change is a problem and is the approach the mediums are going with. This approach is not genuine, stuff is being created with such transparent intentions, you can actually see where they're forcing stuff in just so they can check all the boxes. It just comes across as manufactured bullshit to me and It's made even worse with the self-congratulatory attitude the creators have after the product is complete and anyone who calls them out on the bullshit they produced is immediately labeled the "bad guy". Everything about the situation is just toxic and is counter-productive.
Humans are complex creatures and change doesn't happen in a day. You can push for change but you can't force change. Change is a slow process and when you try to force it, people will push back. Especially when it doesn't feel genuine. Change WILL happen though. Not today, not tomorrow, but it will happen eventually. It just takes time. SJWs don't seem to understand this but trying to force change is not going to speed up the process. It has the exact opposite effect, it's stalling the process.
I hope, I really do hope Bloodlines 2 does go the Deus Ex route because I would be willing to give the game a chance but after everything I've seen from these mediums over the past few years when it comes to these issues, I'm just really skeptical that's going to happen.
Anyways, that's just my two cents and this is all I'm willing to discuss on the subject. I really don't like participating in these types of conversations because they always turn into shit slinging contests and I have better things to do with my time than take part in that.