I know there are a few other GT’ers who are gamers as well, and I wanted to give a heads up and trigger warning about something I ran across last night while playing Red Dead Redemption 2.
This will include a spoiler about a minor random encounter, but nothing about the main storyline.
If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s a cowboy action game set in a fictionalized version of the old west, circa 1899. You play an outlaw on the run from the law. The game is full of violence and crime, although to one degree or another you can decide if your character is a true bad guy, or a mostly decent person who’s trapped behind the mistakes of his past.
I found a cabin in the swamps north of Saint Denis last night, and the man living there invited me in for food. When I went in I was knocked over the head, then there was a cut scene where it was fairly clear that my character was sexually assaulted.
There was nothing graphic, just a hazy image of the man talking to me about struggling, then waking up in a field with my health meter depleted, and my character saying something along the lines of “oh lord!”
It wasn’t played for laughs, and was never mentioned again. Like most of the violence in the game it was just positioned as something that happened, without any real judgement or impact on the game.
I just wanted to give a heads up to any other players that this encounter is in the game.