Video games writing is "bad." Okay, what now?

Attention, world:

Saying "the writing in video games is bad" has become one of the least constructive criticisms on the planet at this point.

I don't even disagree-- most of it probably is worth complaining about; but 90% of the time, the people making that complaint-- whether it be industry types on a podcast or armchair critics on twitter-- just say "it's bad" and leave it at that.

In what way is it bad? Bad like a hate crime, or bad like disco? How bad is it, compared to other bad things?

How about some particularly bad examples, so we can see what you're talking about?

Do you know what you're talking about?

Merely saying "the writing is bad" in relation to video games is getting to be as trite and easy as comedians making jokes about airline food.

It's like, yes, we fucking understand your premise at this point. Could you maybe start being a little more specific?

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Posted by AngriGhandi

Saying "the writing in video games is bad" is one of the least constructive criticisms on the planet at this point. I don't disagree that most of it is bad, sure; but 90% of the time, the people making that complaint just say "it's bad" and leave it at that.

In what way is it bad? How bad is it, compared to other bad things? How about some particularly bad examples, so we can see what you're talking about?

...Do you know what you're talking about?

Merely saying "the writing is bad" in relation to video games is getting to be as trite and easy as comedians making jokes about airline food.

It's like, yes, we fucking understand your premise at this point.

Could you maybe start being a little more specific?