I love seeing Black characters in games because it's nice to see a character who looks like me. Someone I can relate with since the gaming world is dominated by Caucasian and Asian people. I am very offended with the way Barret is played.He talks with heavy ebonics, He is like a thug ghetto stereotype. Yes he is a big and strong black man but he should not be acting like the angry black man stereotype. This is their opportunity to have a strong African American character who could be a role model to black kids but they ruined that opportunity by making him a caricature. I am very uncomfortable with his voice actor. Square Enix needs to be careful on their potrayal of black characters. I liked this game but Barrett's portrayal is my only complaint.