I’m so sorry: our three prior mentions of yIIk, a postmodern RPG, highlight the game as a potential highlight of 2019, an RPG inspired by Earthbound…which of course means somehow it is filled with narcissistic whiteness that just feels like warts.
It may get worse. No, it will probably get worse. I remember hearing allegations of abusers as part of the staff in the past month, so it will almost, definitely, surely get worse.
How does this happen, exactly? How as a culture do we elevate these games in the first place? How do we as people who like to “avoid spoilers” find out the ways these games betray us before we create a culture to uplift them? And, if you’ve played the game and think this game’s being unfairly represented (which, personally, i think seems doubtful given the reviews widely citing an unlikeable protagonist,) how do we prevent a game from being killed by soundbytes?