Yesterday, I played Gloomhaven (the video game version) with a couple of friends. It took us three hours to make it through two small rooms and getting totally wiped out when entering the third one, at the very first level of the campaign, at "normal" difficulty.

I can't say it was a bad experience, the game's mechanics are excellent. But it felt unnecessarily brutal and beginner-hostile. Why struggle in a game when you already struggle in your daily life? I don't get it.

@ice To put it another way, everyday life itself now feels increasingly like a dystopian video game.

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