I think this is the logical conclusion of graphics card furnace games trying to be a movie with a game slapped on the side. I like games like arknights that have calm dialouge parts, because it's a *novel* with a game slapped on the side: I'm actually reading those parts, so the pacing isn't fucked.
Karl can sense that something is off, but extingushed that thought because following it would have less SEO than blaming "listening" and the hecking wokerinos in his followers' heads and not the weird vehicle. Not that reactionaries can concieve not consuming the most profitable media of the given moment, it would mean having less reach, and culture war is more important than their own enjoyment.
Also kek, listening skill are woke now.