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Is it really necessary to insult your own customers, as well as the original developers?
I've been a long-time fan of the Baldur's Gate - I've played it since the early 2000s. So I was really happy to see the game be ported to Steam. I own both Baldur's Gate games, as well as Icewind Dale. I was looking forward to the new expansion.
Imagine my shock when I read that writers and developers of the Siege of Dragonspear decided to slur the game that we love as 'sexist', for not adhering to their ideological dogma.“If there was something for the original Baldur’s Gate that just doesn’t mesh for modern day gamers like the sexism, [we tried to address that],” said writer Amber Scott. “In the original there’s a lot of jokes at women’s expense. Or if not a lot, there’s a couple, like Safana was just a sex object in BG 1, and Jaheira was the nagging wife and that was played for comedy. We were able to say like, ‘No, that’s not really the kind of story we want to make.’ In Siege of Dragonspear, Safana gets her own little storyline, she got a way better personality upgrade. If people don’t like that, then too bad.”
So this writer accuses the original game of 'sexism', for making jokes that she doesn't like. Not to mention the insult to gamers in 'ethics in heroic adventuring', and the countless other memes reportedly inserted into the game.
Is it too much to ask to want a well-written game, and not one that is based on pop culture and tries to shoehorn an ideological and political agenda into the game? As much as I was enthusiastic about this expansion, I'm certainly not going to buy something that insults me, all gamers and the legendary writers and developers of Baldur's Gate.
Can this be addressed?