Chiwatin isn't your typical video game hero. He pees himself when he gets scared and the snow in the northern Canadian landscape turns yellow under his feet. I wanted to laugh at this the third time it happened, when I realised it wasn't some weird rendering bug and an actual design decision. But then the crows that were bullying the protagonist of Spirits of Spring laughed at him too. And I felt a different -- but just as painful -- kind of shame as what Chiwatin was feeling.