8:46: 9/11 VR Simulation

Trigger Warning: the simulation tries to depict the experience of someone inside the first tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11.  There are explosions, panic, and a suicide.

I feel it’s useful to post this for everyone’s consideration.  This Gothamist article is very critical of the project.  I’m curious if everyone agrees that just because something is “gamelike”, that means it can’t be serious/poignant/thoughtful, and if it takes on challenging themes that makes it “perverse”?  And do you think that in this particular case the simulation is offensive, or is there anything worthwhile about it?  If it’s offensive, what is missing/wrong?