I know I know, already hating on another game champ?(and f*ck you it's not Hating if it's True) This one deserves it more. I at least want to like To The Moon for parts I think it does well enough or at the least for what it wants to do.
Dear Esther aka First Person Walking the videogame was a f*cking waste. Was I suppose to be impressed by this? was I really suppose to be invested in the story? I mean he was saying sh1t like this: "I began to wonder if donnelys voyage here was as prosaic as it was presented." I mean what the f*ck.
You twits: Champ you like Journey
Rebuttal: Except Journey converys a lot of the things it wants via its interactivity. The game itself is you going forward. But it's the coop that lasts with you. How you and this other person are communicating without actually saying a word to each other, while cooperating beautifully. There are the moments in the game where you take part in your characters struggle. IN THIS GAME? YOu do nothing but walk, while someone else talks about what is happening in the story.
To the Moon I gave sh1t because it's got misfires, but it's not a game I feel is misguided. THIS? This is like hipster indie bullsh1t that usually turns off a lot of people about quality indie stuff or downloadable games.
So before you make the mistake of playing this nonsense or generalizing about indie/downloadable games. Let me just point out that you could also play stuff like:
Hotline Miami: You could play a top down stealth f*ck em up that provides a satisfying challenge that most triple A action games couldn't even keep up with.
Spelunky: A rogue like platformer with a clever range of traps and enemies, a randomized level spawning(making replaying the game awesome), and short cuts that will make you think "hey...what if I had done this some other way'
Trials Evolution: Crack. It's f*cking crack in videogame form. You think you're not gonna play this for that long, but finally being able to pass levels is infectious enough, and that feel of constant failure by an inch here or an inche there is enough to make you keep going to correct your mistakes. And before you know it you realize you sat down to kill a few minutes, but you ended up killing an hour or two.
Botanicula: An adventure game that should be played for its plot for SHEER AUDACITY over anything else.
ANd the list goes on between indie or downloadable(because nowadays the downloadable space isn't just indie)
-Mark of the Ninja
-Dust an Elysian Tail
Or go back a year or two for
-The Dishwasher: Vampire Smiles
or you could say f*ck it, I'm gonna get into a fighting game and get Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown.
You Twits: Well Champ those games aren't really even comparable to how Dear Esther does business
The Point: True, but the theme you're missing is that everything I'm listing is an actual worth while game you should try. They are functional videogames with attributes that make them successful as a videogame. If they want to tell a story they do it correctly through the aspects that make their medium what it is. So again you could play the stuff that's been listed.
Or you could play a game where you walk forward for 2 hours, and listen to some jackass tell you a plot about his misfires as a person, friend, lover, before he calls it quits. To think these guys are going to have a hand in the sequel to Amnesia. So not happy with that.
WHAT TIME IS IT
I wanted to do a NFL and sports related blog, but I'm too lazy to finish it up. But I probably will do one for the innevitable Manning vs Brady round 14. But while I'm here thank you Ray Lewis for 17 seasons of sheer badassery at the linebacker position.
There aren't many leaders in all of sports(much less just the NFL) that can match Ray's leadership, and I feel like his recent haters are going to realize how special he is when all these Ray Lewis like linebackers aren't standing the test of time the way Ray did. Also cIass move their John Harbaugh.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: That is how you send a legend out for his last game in front of his home crowd. In modern day sports it's tough to see one premium player stay with one franchise his entire career. But Ray Lewis is special in so many ways. He's one of the original Baltimore Ravens, and he ended his legendary career in Baltimore, and to let him go out like that in front of what is going to be his last game at home? Perfect. Not many legends get that exit, and Ray deserves it.
@Kats_RK You should. Its cheap, its good for small play times. Like 30-40 minute runs, and then you stop for a bit.
Hotline Miami is dope. Such a good game. Can't wait for the sequel. One can only wonder what else they up their sleeves, and of course, what new dopey soundtrack is awaiting us.I would very much like a level editor though. It has so much potential I think.
I have so much praise on Spelunky, but it never seemed that interesting to me. And I don't think it's on Steam.
@funsohng It's not. The flash version isn't anything like the 360 version. The arcade game is actually really fun.
Oh man, Dear Esther looked terrible from the start. I remember someone told me I should play it if I want to experience a unique take on storytelling. I read one review and I was like, "NAH. This that pretentious shit little bitches play to feel cool." And that was that. I feel for you man.
But Hotline Miami- dope. I have Mark of the Ninja, I'll be playing that soon too. Botanicula just looks insane. I want to try that one too.
@NeonNinja I've tried neither. Been playing too much Trials Evolution. Game is crack. Anarchy Reigns has been my in between.