I just used Capcom’s Ōkami as the primary source material for my first 300-level college paper, in a class that is currently focused on Japanese literature of the Heian period.
I wouldn’t have tried this sort of thing at my previous college; there it would have been graded by actual professors. Here, it’s being graded by a 20-something GTF who has probably either played the game or at least heard of it.
We’ll see what happens. It’s only 5% of my final grade, so even if it flops like a dead salmon it won’t hurt me too much.