Look... I get it. I get it! The game is $20. It's pretty short. It doesn't require much skill, unless you count putting a story together a skill. I can understand why some people wouldn't be into that. I mean, sure, wait for a sale if you have too. I don't think it takes away from the quality of the game, but at least I get it.
But fuck. It depresses the hell outta me to see internet people criticizing the game as "feminist propaganda". For WHAT? Because you play as a woman? Because its mostly about another woman? Because she is gay? What the fuck? That isn't propaganda. That's just people. This isn't tropes vs women. There is never a point in this story where they say "men are bad" or something. If anything, it's gay propaganda, but even that's a ridiculous label.
It just makes me think back to that Remember Me controversy. When some publisher said they didn't want a female main character because it hurts sales and marketability. And we all loved to hate on that publisher and call them an asshole and shit. Well, when I read the gamespot and kotaku comments for Gone Home, I totally agree. Apparently all you have to do is have your main characters be women and its female propaganda.
Man, Sarkeesian went at it the wrong way. Instead of posting a bunch of youtube videos, she shoulda just linked to a comment section about Gone Home. I would have believed her then.
Does this make anyone else as angry as it makes me? I'm not one to champion feminist movements,. I usually think those issues are blown out of proportion. But I think these accusations about Gone Home are totally out of line.