Sonic spitting the truth

1 : Anonymous2021/09/21 05:32 ID: pscdk4
Sonic spitting the truth
2 : Anonymous2021/09/21 06:57 ID: hdowk7f

I don't give a fuck what they do. Just quit sciencing out how much fun I'm allowed to have to maximize profit and let me actually have fun.

ID: hdpblpi

But how else will they get children addicted to gambling mechanics so they can maximise their profits and make their shareholders happy?

Will somebody please think about the shareholders!

ID: hdpszau

If a company wants to make games for the shareholders instead of the players, that’s fine. Let the shareholders buy the millions of copies/subscriptions needed to hit their sales targets.

ID: hdqhfo5

I blame the advent of mobile games for the mocrotransaction bullshit we see throughout gaming today. Which ironically never were good games to begin with, or had great graphics, or had a lot of time spent to make them.

ID: hdqfi3h

We have to help OUR people Bob! Starting with our shareholders! Who's helping them out huh?

ID: hdoxqy9

Yeah take some risks, and make something that someone might not like but others will love.

ID: hdpkv47


ID: hdpmqu9

whisper death stranding whisper

ID: hdp1j2j

Agreed. I don't need some dodgy algorithm to 'monitor fun and apply stimulus when needed' - I need a game which isn't a grind simulator, a gacha selling device or a money syphoning placeholder. Is that too much to ask? :p

ID: hdp95ga

That algorithm is broken anyway. No matter what data we put in, the result is always GTA5.

ID: hdpd29y

I think it was the late Total Biscuit who said "It is not longer enough to make a lot of money, you have to make all the money."

ID: hdpefid

That was a recurring talking point from James Stephanie Sterling as well, though they may have attributed it as a quote, I’m not sure.

ID: hdpbjkz


ID: hdpgqdi

The only AC game I have finished is Black Flag.
I keep giving up on everything else... After a couple hours in, it's like "oh, the gameplay doesn't change, at all, in any real significant context? I guess... I'll go read spoilers and save myself 50 hours."

ID: hdpkjhz

Pretty much exactly how I felt about Horizon Zero Dawn.

ID: hdq60pk

As long as the majority buys those games and anything that comes with them, they won't stop doing it

3 : Anonymous2021/09/21 05:40 ID: hdoqlm2

Bro I just want a game that’s fun

ID: hdoy0k0

Try playing shower with your dad simulator

ID: hdozfjz

Have you played “dont shit your pants”?

ID: hdpegq6

I just downloaded portal and portal 2 on a whim over the weekend and I have been having an absolute blast! I have a horrible habit of waiting years before I play popular games though, but if you haven't tried them I e courage you to!

ID: hdq2g3t

I really dislike puzzle games in general and I still enjoyed the fuck out of Portal 2. That game deserves its reputation, no doubt.

ID: hdox1pb

I've been addicted to darkest dungeon for the last week.

ID: hdpc9ie

They said fun not Dealing With Loss Simulator

ID: hdpd39y

Slowly, Gently, This Is How A Life Is Taken...

4 : Anonymous2021/09/21 08:47 ID: hdp3khh

Graphics are rarely an issue for me as long as you aren't going too far back. The main thing I am interested in is gameplay and story.

ID: hdq3kat

As an old school gamer at heart gameplay will always be the most important thing but story can definitely add to the experience.

ID: hdq6lbx

Agreed, I've played plenty of games with no story that were good and I've played a couple with no very exciting game play that had a decent story to save the day.

ID: hdqs0wn

2010-2012 graphics hit a crescendo for me. Good enough that you can tell exactly what people look like, but not so good you need a new gp

to visualize each sweat drop and pore on their face.

Wouldn't be mad if all AAA games just had those levels of graphics on release, putting the rest of their time and effort into gameplay and actual content, then released optional graphics upgrades as a free DLC's later if the game's a success.

5 : Anonymous2021/09/21 07:08 ID: hdoxaey

But.. but... I want longer games with better graphics made by people who are paid more to work less.

ID: hdpet5j

I really think we’re at a point we can focus less on graphics and just focus on optimization for a while.

ID: hdqbfyh

Focus less on graphics and more on creative new game systems. How many titles within the same genre are just reskins of essentially the same game?

ID: hdq6qa5

Then you get wait times. I love the work Double Fine did with Psychonauts 2 and I love it because they said from day one that it would release without any forced overtime and they stuck to it. That said, 2.5+ years extra wait is the cost of that environment free of undue pressure. I am happy to wait longer if the game is done and done right but plenty of people don't view it that way.

6 : Anonymous2021/09/21 05:40 ID: hdoqmvz

That's one way to describe Indie Devs...

ID: hdox9yl

Except the "paid more to work less" part.

ID: hdozhk0

Yeah... More like "Paid less to work more" is accurate in this regard...

7 : Anonymous2021/09/21 06:47 ID: hdovuj5

Game companies are ridiculously profitable. They can afford to pay their staff. I dunno about the insane hours, but I would bet that comes from not staffing properly and/or not listening to their staff. Gamers/game devs need to form a union/consumer protection bureau to group up against these companies. I mean, AAA studios are just gigantic companies.

ID: hdpgrcv

but if they pay their staff fairly, there might not be enough money left over for Randy Pitchford's legal defense fund!

8 : Anonymous2021/09/21 07:28 ID: hdoymtk

If Ubisoft cuts half of the game's content out, the game would actually improve.

ID: hdpgtkb

They would just sell it to you after release anyway.

ID: hdpnx18

Like in which games?

9 : Anonymous2021/09/21 13:16 ID: hdpq3jo

I mean at this point most games only seem to have high quality graphics to take up storage space.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/21 13:19 ID: hdpqgws

I also want stunningly beautiful and huge games made by people paid more to work less 😀

11 : Anonymous2021/09/21 05:56 ID: hdorz1t

While the industry is making record profits? Haha no. Game devs/publishers can stop shoveling more money then they can spend to the C suite and redirect it towards hiring/worker wages.

12 : Anonymous2021/09/21 14:12 ID: hdpxar9

I want long games with better graphics by well paid employees and released when the developers feel it’s finished and I’m not kidding.

13 : Anonymous2021/09/21 08:03 ID: hdp0uqv

For anyone who doesn’t know, its a quote by Yahtzee Croshaw in one of his game reviews. The main point is to address how stagnant and bloated the AAA games industry is, and how, in it’s pursuit of hyper-realistic graphics and design by committee games, a lot of modern games are becoming soulless.

When a studio is doing things right, game length and graphics take a back seat to fun and innovation, and with the crunch in the industry, many developer teams get the short end of the stick. Shorter games mean less crunch, less complicated graphics can look amazing (just look at BotW) and, honestly, if your boss gave you a raise to work less, you’d jump at it, and thats before taking into account a 100+ hour work week.

ID: hdpgoxy

i personally don't see the craze in hyper realistic graphics. if you're playing call of duty or fifa, sure, but in a fantasy type game i sort of like the cartoonish style. it gives so much character to the game when done right and makes it way more endearing than another skyrim/dark souls clone. thinking of games like fable, warcraft 3, halo

ID: hdq2u05

I'm the opposite. I don't care about good graphics in fast-paced games like CoD or FIFA because I never have the time to pay attention. But an open-world fantasy RPG with great graphics when I can immerse myself in the atmosphere is amazing.

14 : Anonymous2021/09/21 13:40 ID: hdpt330

Ghost of Tsushima was developed without crunch. Graphics are amazing, great story huge map with lots of side quests.

These gaming companies can afford to give us great games without abusing their workforce. But they sacrifice their workers (and sometimes their customers) for their shareholders.

15 : Anonymous2021/09/21 09:01 ID: hdp4f04

Same graphics, same length paid more to work less. All it takes is reasonable deadlines.

16 : Anonymous2021/09/21 16:16 ID: hdqf4c8

I want fun games made by passionate developers who love their work. Good graphics, bad graphics, none of that matters much as long as it's fun.


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