If I could put my hat into this discourse, I wanna get my opinions out there. I'm not rating or reviewing the quest because I haven't played it, but I have watched two of my friends do full playthroughs and so I think I've seen enough of the quest to gather my thoughts on it, and why I think some of the negativity surrounding this quest is warranted. Let me make something very clear, I have no problem with storytelling that handles heavy subject matter, or even storytelling that comes to the wrong conclusion due to the point being that it's the view of the character, and not the author.
As a side note, I think you shouldn't feel discouraged that people are trying to interpret what you write. You wrote a game that's supposed to have a shitton of subtext, and so, naturally, people are going to interpret that subtext how it's presented to them, because the point of subtext is to be interpretive. If they miss the mark, you shouldn't scramble as hard as you seem to in order to correct them, because subtext isn't supposed to have a defined answer most of the time.
I think the issues here arrive at how muddled things get between what's meant to be representative of you, the creator, and the protagonist of the story. I'm not going to directly refer to your own personal trauma and how you've chosen to include it in your story either, but you have my sympathy for sure. The rest of this will be unfiltered in discussing spoilers for the game though, so the remainder of this post will be spoilered.
Edited by Einsiety, 09 September 2021 - 03:01 PM.