Of course, I couldn't miss the first review on its' main page, which puts me into a rage I can barely articulate.
You all know which one I'm talking about.
So, my question is : can we do anything about it? To report it, to mark it as irrelevant? Because as we all saw it, it is just a racist rant disguised as a review.
I'm all for freedom of speech. If you think that the game doesn't represent or poorly represents the real geo-political situation in Africa, you can absolutely talk about it and explain your point of view. But racist insults, talking about "genetically lower average IQ", and putting a whole continent which is made of, you know, PEOPLE, not homogenous blocks who all think and act the same in the same box, is not just infuriating, it's hate speech.
The thing that probably bugs me the most is that gamers' as a whole is also a group that is often stereotyped and mocked by others. We have no life, no brains, no future, we're just overgrown children, have no motivation in life, you've all heard it one time or another.
To think that most regular people still see gamers as unarticulate primates living in their mothers' basements and spewing racist and mysoginist shit every time they open their mouths ...
-->>> AND you have this review on GOG.com, on of the coolest gamers' gathering places on the internet, on the front page of a major game.
Is this how you want us to be represented? By this garbage?
Again, the review wasn't about pointing the game's flaws or telling why the political situation is more complex than that, and which parameters weren't considered for the game. It's just a series of insults to black people.