I don’t know if this is a hot take as much as it is a counter-hot take, but almost every discussion of narratology in games and how “it doesn’t fit the medium” and how “x medium is more mature/better suited for it” makes me wanna tuck into bed. Despite the volume and, on occasion, the quality of some of these arguments, I still can’t help but think “but people are still gonna tell stories in games, though.”
Having the anti-narratology take becomes way messier when you consider just how many games are primarily that way because of scope and budgetary concerns (e.g. the burgeoning of VN / IF games coming from niche spaces). It seems a bit like gatekeeping at that point, IMHT (in my hot take).