About an hour into playing Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, I set the controller down, stared at the screen, and screamed “What the fuck do you want me to do?” There was no response, and nothing changed. An ape stared at the sky, patiently awaiting my command. There was no objective marker to follow, no mission to complete. If I walked away from the controller, the ape would eventually die, and the game would immediately shift control to another nearby ape. Life would go on, whatever I chose.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7x5v5z/ancestors-is-an-audacious-experiment-i-never-want-to-play-it-again