Chronic Fatigue Is No Joke, But Too Many Games Still Treat It Like One

Content Warning: This article discusses issues around medical neglect

In August 2020, indie developer Cellar Door Games released Rogue Legacy 2, a sequel to their irreverent 2013 roguelike. When the player character dies during a run, they are replaced by one of their descendants, each time receiving randomly-selected traits that change something about the gameplay or the game’s aesthetic. Some of the options are personality traits like “clumsy” and “charismatic” or belief systems like “pacifist” and “vegan.”

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