Ok I like totally agree with you but I just want to like point out something first off because this has always bothered me about the way people complain about character designs and stories and stuff.
Like although this is a very reasonable request and should be noted and stuff it’s really hard to ask an artist and a design team like to basically………design things differently? Like say you look at a certain person’s style and you’re like wow you draw a whole range of diverse characters but for some reason….you just can’t draw a pretty one? And they’re like..hey….wait this is pretty to me? I can’t draw any prettier than that. I can try but I don’t know if it’ll actually end up pretty. Like people can be like.. hey I don’t make enough good PoC or varying range of designs…but if I do… will it be good? Will it make sense? Will it offend people? Having a minority or queer token or whatever just isn’t good enough and it’s really scary trying to make one when you aren’t……..falling into that certain type of person? Like it takes a really really special and talented character artist/ character writer to be able to write about people from all walks of life. And in a way it’s like super hard to like..ask people to just..simply do it without them accidentally making it offensive EVEN if they research a lot.
So anyway I just want to remind people out there that as much as they complain about there not being good enough representation in vidya games and shit they should remember that behind the game there’s probably a team of artists and designers and writers out there who are like wtf should I do with these charas and are also thinking that they’re doing a really interesting and good job and working hard to make a game THEY personally think is cool.
There should def be more games with like different subject matter though and instead of less white dudes making games probably more like other people making games. Society is always gonna kinda suck man but hey so many young artists with that mindset are breaking into the industry soon remain hopeful!