Basically not long ago, a game called (as the thread title implies) The dragon cancer was released on Steam It was basically a short and very much emotional /metaphorical game about the devs son, Joel's struggle with cancer (who sadly didnt survived)
It didnt took long enough for the worst people to start basically flaming threads directed at the devs, accusing him of trying to monetise on his son's death and many other things that one can sadly expect from ppl who are only there to spew hate.
Now dont get me wrong, there is perfectly room for CONSTRUCTIVE criticism (not equal with "omgah, thiz game suckz, go die" kind of intelligent comments.)
What bothers me the most and this is where we are getting to the meat of things: the fact that people (more often than not)
1. Assume immediately malice
2. Cant accept that video games can be much more than mindless time wasters: they can be also a form of art, of self expressions. Games that make you think
Until we can reach to the second point, its foolish to assume that video games finally became on equal level with music, paintings or movies, as long as games that dare to be different, unique are treated as the garbage bin, called "walking simulators" and such
Am I being neutral on this matter? Probably not, but thats because it boils my blood that devs with the solemn goal of making a game about what seems to be considered as "taboo" gets treated like (ᵔᴥᵔ).
Cancer is not a joke, and it affects so many of us. I dont want to sound emotional but Im literally in tears right now when typing this, because my grandmother died in cancer, Markiplier and many other youtubers have been battling this, heck Totalbiscuit (to who I look up with the most outright respect) got diagnosed with terminal cancer!
Its just awful, it really is. And for all those hate parading people (though im quite confident nobody from our community would lower him/herself to that level): you are some bunch of heartless people who dont deserve to be call themselves gamers.
I apologise if I sounded too dramatic, I really needed to get this off my chest. Plus being clued to my bed with stomach flue didnt reay help matters.