This, Spelunky and Monaco were my favs last year for their awesome 4 player local multiplayer.
The whole point of consoles is to provide a consistent experience for the players. EVERY SINGLE console player is equal. They all run at the same resolution, the same fps, same level of detail – everything. It’s one of the main reasons why people prefer consoles over PC. It’s also my main reason why I have a 360 and a PS4 and never play games on the PC anymore. I just had enough with all this tinker, install drivers, buy new GFX card bullshit cycle.
Imagine how online console games would look like if you would start offering different settings. You would either have to play at the lowest graphical quality or you would be in a disadvantage against the other players. Does that remind you of something? Yes, this is the PC all over again. And we already have that. Consoles are designed to fix this inequality and offer an equal and superior experience.
Console games are supposed to be enjoyed exactly the way the developers envisioned them. Now, if the developers can’t hit a consistent experience, then you should blame them. Not request an inferior experience.
It’s not our responsibility to look for solutions. It’s the job of the developers. Why should the users suffer an inferior experience for the incompetency of the developers to deliver optimized code?
The solution is not to offer some settings on the users. The solution is to write good optimized games.
The only thing the users should offer it to vote with their wallet and not buy poorly coded games.
Those who want to tinker should get a PC, period.
This. Next gen consoles need to run at 1080p and 60fps. No excuses.
I don’t have a problem with you thinking it’s a boring game. What I was commenting on was this line: “Its popularity speaks to how much we as a society suck at teasing out the good from the derivative and boring.”
Because it’s a brilliant game.
Yeah, you cracked it – it’s a boring game that does not deserve its success. Right. That’s why it’s being played by millions of people all around the world. They just don’t know better.
You are EXACTLY the type of person my comment was pointed at. Get off your high horse.
It’s a simple game, yes. Is it boring? No fucking way. I think it’s brilliant and if you need any more proof than somebody like Terry Cavanagh acknowledging it, then you are just a blind hater.
I’m glad Terry is giving props to Dong. The negativity towards him and the game is disgusting and just shows how much we as a society suck.
And now please release it for iOS/Android. :)