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.
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.
Set in the year 1999, the unpronounceable YIIK (for the record, it’s actually Y2K, not yeeeek) may feel like a true-blue nostalgia fest for millennial gamers. Thankfully, it's more than that.
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.