Again, I have not played the games so have no idea what the game characters look like beyond screenshots. But this was posted up in an article as a comparison.
Seems pretty reasonable to me. So of course, from what I'm reading, the fandom is angrily losing its shit over the casting.
"My great-grandfather did not travel across four thousand miles of the Atlantic Ocean to see this nation overrun by immigrants. He did it because he killed a man back in Ireland. That's the rumor." -Stephen Colbert
Yup. People forget the game used this weird amnesia mechanic as a way to introduce you to the whole frame of the stories. Pull that back a ways and it's going to be surprising to anyone who has played the games but not read the books.