Well, doesn't something have to actually be good in the first place in order to be ruined?
Well, Mortal Kombat used to be good in my opinion not only because of the ridiculous blood and gore but also because of the story, lore and character arcs because, believe it or not, MK used to have an actual story and fleshed out lore before the 2011 reboot. But after MK X and 11 i'm not so sure Netherrealm cares about telling a good story or giving us good new characters but care about how "woke" their games really are.
If an artist has a story they wish to tell me and it gets censored or changed just to appease poeple that more likely won't buy the product anyway... Just no.
Poor Japanese developers can't express their creativity now because of Sony California's political views and have to get their games half assed just to please the loud minorities who don't even play video games.
Or you could just stay clear of things you don't enjoy.
Well i enjoy videogames, some of my favorite franchises are now infected with the PC culture and believe me this won't end well for the developers and publishers if they continue like this. Just look at how bad the Star Wars movies have performed and the Marvel comics is nothing but a joke at this point.
Changing something for a minority of snowflake narcissists who think they are oppressed is fucking stupid
I know, sadly they seem to get all the support these days.
So yes, I can totally accept games and movies incorporate woke or PC messages, if it is done like Studio Ghibli did it.
There are 2 main differences here.
1 - Studio Ghibli's most famous works weren't created to pander to a certain crowd who doesn't care about anime or kids movies, it had no political messages behind them just to be woke or progressive, they were just doing what they were good at, being creative and create art.
2 - Studio Ghibli is not American nor Western but Japanese and they create art based on Japanese culture and values which has a worldwide appeal, but guess what it isn't promoted anywhere in the western world because it's not PC.
Studio Ghibli is what the old Walt Disney used to be when it had real American values and wasn't the evil money hungry monopolistic corporation that it is today and is out to buy and destroy any chance of competition they can get.
Im ok with it as long as it is what the developer truly wants to make. Not if they are forced to change anything by the PC mob.
I'm not sure if developers are being forced to cater to PC crowds but i'm sure almost none of the PC crowds even cares about gaming only to attack it when it fits their agenda.
The only thing that matters is the quality of the game.
Yeah the graphics and gameplay are there but the story, characters, dialogue, message? pretty much everything else is slowly not so much about the game anymore but about how "woke" the product can be.
While there will always be developers that will lift the middle finger to society and make the games they want, anyone saying that it dosen't impact the games, even in a small way, are lying to themselves.The most recent example is Persona 5 royal, in which Atlus seemingly(haven't played the Royal version, so can't vouch for it) censored a scene which a minority deemed as "racist" or "in bad taste".
It seems like many here just ignore it and act like nothing's wrong.
There are lots of fans that realize and do care about this but they'll get harrassed for expressing their opinions online even the creators tell them to fuck off on Twitter, look at Marvel's writers what they respond to their fanbase criticism, it's crazy how any company can get away with what they do and videogames are going in the same path the way it's looking right now.
I feel like you can't simultaneously ask for games to be free to be creative AND ask that they not be creative in a specific way that you don't like...
Sorry but i don't see how pandering to a certain crowd who doesn't even buy your games can be considered creative.