Dunno why the formatting is all screwed up with this week's rant (nor why, after almost half a year of doing these things, I'm still incapable of wrangling Final Cut Pro into submission), but it's about absurdly difficult games like Pathologic, The Void, and Demon's Souls, and the pros and cons of that sort of design.
I didn't mention this in the video, but I've never played a game that actually made me feel a true sense of desperation until I played The Void (with the possible exception of the corridor scene in MGS4, though that probably doesn't count).
On the one hand: great! How wonderful to feel a particular emotion so acutely, and have that emotion effected entirely through gameplay alone. On the other hand: for every one person who finishes The Void there are a thousand who will not, and the desperation itself didn't really allow me any degree of intentional freedom. You technically do a lot of "exploring" in The Void, technically, yet it never really feels like "true" exploring since you're only visiting new areas out of a ravenous hunger for more Color. Hard to admire the scenery when you're starving to death.
Really, though, this rant is more of a "hey what do you think" sort of thing, so feel free to leave comments below.
RadicalYoseph What I've gathered from the quick posts the last two days is that demons from SMT look like genitals.SayWord Took awhile but it is finally here, oh how I missed playing with you Nep Nep. Though I still cannot decide if I should put that PS4 skin on...Nathan D Rei is humbled by the fairly high number of faps you have given her Waifu Wars piece.
Parismio The actual best SMT girl is here:
JohnSmith123 So 1-10 of Destiny isn't so bad. Been having a bit of fun with it, though people don't talk much on PSN.
I will never talk smack about Destiny only because it has this dance in it.Barry Kelly If you agree to let Harley Quinn tattoo you with her brand new tattoo gun, you deserve to live with the consequences of that incredibly poor life choice.TheKodu Not being from the US I have no horse in the US election race. But still I do like video gamesWryGuy OP and a playable character in Devil Survivor.Pixie The Fairy Nemissa is best SMT demon girl.Scrustle Made to mid-A rank! Pretty hyped about it. Got knocked out of A- twice without winning a single match, but tonight I climbed al the way through with no trouble! The N-Zap is so good for Splat Zones.James Internet Ego I want one.Tom Heat He's best friends with Arioch!Fuzunga This thing finally arrived. Took forever!SayWord Sorry guys and gals, this demon pussy is bestest.ShadeOfLight Just sayin'.FakePlasticTree Best demon-girl, however, is obviously Shadow Labrys-cause shut up baby you know it!SeymourDuncan17 Also, Jonathan is best mainline SMT waifu. He can instill his Law within me anytime. Serethyn Anyone who doesn't like Pyro Jack?
Parismio Please all your demons are dumb. They're dumb demons. Behold the magnificence of OSE!