Mental illness as a plot twist with Katherine Cross


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After playing yet another indie game that used something that looked a lot like mental illness for its plot twist, Jordan wrote an article for Waypoint criticising the trope, which quoted a similarly critical review of the game Draugen by writer Katherine Cross. For this first episode of Season 3 of Talking Simulator, Jordan and Katherine pick apart the problems they have with the use of certain kinds of life experiences for surprise reveals in video games, and in doing so also discuss content warnings and spoilers.

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