A gamer, a game developer.
I play and discuss.
You already Santered up in October?
Yeah… maybe, yeah…
Could be toast, could be. I think it’s more likely that the US toasted the NK internet, than NK hacking Sony at least. So that’s something kinda credible coming from all of this.
Due to the cynicism of the average core gamer and journalist, almost all announcements are met with skepticism. Take Assassin’s Creed, or practically any MMO that is announced as two very large, obvious examples of this. When is there ever an MMO announced or trailer dropped, where it isn’t met by a chorus of jaded negativity?
Hatred isn’t a special case.
The theme has been examined with what is available, and so far, people think it’s gross. Is this wrong? Should everyone be indifferent to it?
Looking at the trailer, and reading about the game, it’s not a giant leap. It’s fairly logical that some would feel that way. Perhaps they dislike the idea of violence for violence’s sake.
If any critique needs to be prefixed with "from the trailer" or "the game may change", when it’s obvious that this is the case, then that’s a reader issue. It’s the same when people get irked when everything isn’t lead by "this is my opinion" or something similar.
I’ll reiterate: Hatred is not special.
If this was another year, where gaming critique wasn’t under the radar, and people weren’t so quick to jump to the conclusion of agendas, then this type of critique so far wouldn’t even be given a second thought by a readership.
It is receiving critique, though. What has been seen so far, has been reviewed and critiqued. The trailer, the descriptions, the premise of it all. And that’s all people have to go on for now.
This type of critique happens all the time. Just remember everything that went around the reveals and trailers of Watch_Dogs, or what people have been saying in regards to the latest Zelda trailer, or Final Fantasy XV.
You see a trailer, you judge it. Content, direction, themes, it’s all open for critique or discussion. If there is more to go on (like in this case, descriptions and developer dialog), then that will be considered and looked into, too. It’s just that the context of this scenario is not as predominantly game focused, and that’s because the game itself appears to be pushing a very specific tone. As a game, it looks to be bare bones, and instead it’s all about the theme.
So with that, it’s not about how it will shape Hyrule for a new console generation, it’s not about how HD Link will appear, it’s not the open world, it’s not questions about the puzzle-adventure nature of the game, it’s about what’s appears to be specifically important for the title.
What do you mean "cherry picking the negatives"? The whole point of the article is to highlight the negatives…
Titanfall is excellent, one of the best games released this year. Yeah, it’s very quiet now, but it’s still a great game.
No, you can complain. It’s your right as a consumer.
That’s kinda what a trailer is for though. You release a trailer for a game, a movie, TV, a snippet of a song or book, then people will judge what is presented. That’s why, with most trailers, it’s an attempt to put a best foot forward.
There’s nothing wrong with passing some judgement based on the trailer, because it is what the creators want to show you, a slice of what they think embraces the crux of their work.
Personally, my year was bad. And there has been a lot of terrible shit this year as this article mentions, but I really think that there have been loads of really great games released this year. So there’s that.
Speccy and Amiga, bro.
1 – Streets of Rage 2
2 – Guardian Heroes
3 – Dynasty Warriors 3
4 – Conflict: Global Storm
5 – Suikoden V
6 – Breath of Fire III
7 – Final Fantasy VII
8 – Final Fantasy X
9 – Final Fantasy XII
10 – Shining Force II
11 – Super Mario Bros. 3
12 – Super Mario World
13 – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
14 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
15 – Gunstar Heroes
16 – Virtua Fighter 4
17 – The King of Fighters 2003
18 – Guilty Gear X2 Reload
19 – Solstice
20 – Marvel vs Capcom 2
21 – Capcom vs SNK 2
22 – Mega Man 2
23 – Parodius
24 – Mercs
25 – Athlete Kings
I should really add Speedball II
They can be interesting, sad, thought provoking, creepy, horrifying, exciting, dramatic, intense, challenging, and more. They don’t have to be fun.
The idea that games have to be fun is restrictive.
Other media doesn’t have this restriction of sorts placed on it.
Indecisive? I don’t think that’s fair, I’m not a fan of that thinking. We need to be more open to the fact that people change their minds based on additional evidence or further pondering. (whether or not that was why, and not because of the backlash… well, that’s another topic)
Before you begin, consider the following:
- The game is not immune to critique
- Not everyone will like the game, and they are free to state why
- Some people are interested in the game, and not because they have some unhealthy obsession
- Valve’s decision will not please everyone. No decision would.
This isn’t new. Similar propaganda has been used during any conflict over the last 150 years, and longer. Just it hasn’t always been movies. The form has gone from poems and plays, to TV, movies, comics and now games and such.
I think it’s fair game. Everyone is guilty of it.
Days of Future Past was a good X-Men movie. That’s not saying a lot, but hey, I liked it enough.
The Guardians of the Galaxy is a great comic book movie, a fun take on the space opera, but fairly average in a lot of places, too.
Ronan was massively underdeveloped, which removes some of the threat of the movie, and desire to see how it plays out from a story perspective. But visually, it was great, and the movie is very entertaining.
I’ve heard Nightwalker is supposed to be amazing. Personally, I think The Winter Soldier is my favourite movie, perhaps not best, but great fun. I loved Guardians, too.
Planet of the Apes was good, solid. Edge of Tomorrow was well executed, but I wanted more, the premise is too interesting to be broken down for a single movie like that.
I didn’t think much of Under the Skin. Dull, and not as visually impressive as I was expecting. It just didn’t ask very interesting questions.
Yup. Can’t disagree there.
That sounds like a pretty shallow review into something that deserves a much deeper discussion.
I’d rather wait an see than just claim it at this point. So that’s what I’ll do.
If it is satire, hopefully it’s well done satire. Satire in games is often awful (like, 99% of time time).
Is it satirical?
If they actually do then well, they hey, I’m game!
So, we can expect to see a crap Altered Beast show, a crap Golden Axe show, a crap Crazy Taxi show, and then more crap on top?
Hey Sega, why not make some games with your IP’s?
Hey, Sega, why not work on how you can really use Sonic?
Hey, Sega, why not improve your localization and release practices?
2014 has been a great year for games. Loads of excellent titles were rolled out, AAA’s were top-shelf. Then there were the more thoughtful games, like This War of Mine, Never Alone, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, A Bird Story to name a few.
It like this article.
I think a lot of Americans could take a moment before they roll out their freedoms rhetoric, to just digest a little more in regards to other countries and cultures. Become more globally aware.
This may not affect their opinions on all situations that involve other countries and cultures, I’m English, but will have some opinions on situations that would align with an American viewpoint, but still, take a moment to consider the scenario.
I should clarify: social issues that tend to focus on gender, race and sexuality.