When videogames go emo

We now have to be miserable to have fun

Videogame miserablism isn’t soley the preserve of gruff, grizzled, grimy men who go “Grr!” though. RPGs have their own brand of far more effete moping, and boy, do they wallow in it like an emo kid wallows in hair gel.


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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