Shareef fights his way among the vikings, samurai, and knights to show that Ubisoft's melee combat action game has a surprising depth of diversity to it. Unfortunately, it's tucked away a bit.
The 4th and final Mafia 3 video features lead writer Bill Harms, and we have a great time talking about narrative driving gameplay, relating to a character of color, and the difficulty of maintaining the virulent racism of the 60s in the game.
Shareef talks about Father James as the center of morality, segregation, drunk Irish stereotype, and the connection between McCall / Harris / Dupree case and modern times. What a game!
The newest Deus Ex game featured heavy terms like apartheid all over the marketing. Sadly, they weren't treated with the respect they deserve.
Shareef hops back on the 161 from Paterson, NJ to NYC to check out Tom Clancy's latest military shooter. He discusses default whiteness in character creators, a good way to handle homosexuality in games, and how Larae Barrett represents a POC role that is sorely needed in more video games.