This sincerity may appear to insulate the game from transphobic jokes, but Genderwrecked also treats the subject matter with plenty of candor and humor.
Frustration is a uniquely videogame experience. We play games, we screw up and then we die in agony. We tear our hair out in exasperation, scream at our screens till spittle coats the scream, and stare at our controllers incredulously as if they have let us down.
I recognize that I’m speaking from a position of privilege, however. Such racism is primarily a hot button issue for Chinese Americans, and in places where Chinese is the minority.
The oddball humor of The Hard Way feels appealing because of how self-aware and ostensibly unpretentious the corporate giant is.
Queer stories desperately need more diversity. The arbitrary nature of some of these deaths can be immensely frustrating.