Content warning for discussion of abuse. In this transmission of Waypoint Radio, Natalie, Rob, Patrick, and Danielle discuss depictions of abuse in video games: starting with the recent The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, a game that tackles the issue in its text. They discuss the problems with "redemption arcs" in popular fiction and two major examples in The Witcher series, as well as pop culture characters and real-life figures who have contended with abuse in their lives.
Discussed: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, The Witcher 3, The Witcher series, The Return of the Jedi, The Last Jedi, Lolita.
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