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My Confession: I Love a Bad Game

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Small rewards are even given to real life to keep people interested


To clarify, all of the above can be (and has been) done in genuinely fun and engaging ways. By analyzing exactly why we enjoy certain games, we can come to a deeper understanding of what can make a system ďshallowĒ or truly great. Final Fantasy XIII's foundation was built for the frequent distribution of shallow rewards, and I donít think itís wrong to enjoy that. Sometimes I donít want to shed tears playing a To the Moon or spend hours customizing my team in a Devil Survivor. I may remember those games more fondly and recommend them wholeheartedly, but Iím happy to have a Final Fantasy XIII when I just want to unwind and watch pretty colors when I level up.†

I still consider Final Fantasy XIII a ďbadĒ game, as itís not really a ďgoodĒ game and mediocre doesnít describe my feelings toward it either. However, I think itís okay to like a bad game. Itís not exactly worthy of the Final Fantasy name, so for those who expected the game to be better, I absolutely do not blame you. To me, Final Fantasy XIII is like a well made chocolate bar. Itís made with pure ingredients and tastes good, but itís still candy. It lacks the nutrition of a vegetable or the exquisite flavor of a gourmet dish, but damn it, sometimes I just want some chocolate. †If it was all I ever had, Iíd probably get sick, but every once in a while itís good to have a little snack between meals.
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About JoyfulSanityone of us since 5:05 PM on 07.09.2012

I'm a guy who likes to write about videogames. Sometimes in funny ways and sometimes in artsy ways. You'll just have to read my blogs to find out the difference between the two!

I'm in my mid 20s, I'm from the United States, and this is currently the most productive thing I'm doing with my B.A. in English. I also tend to write really long comments in response to people that start to read like mini-blogs. I apologize in advance for the walls of text.

Also, I like to have fun. I write about controversies sometimes because I get compelled, but I much prefer using caps lock to convey my love for quality RPGs.

If you like my content on Destructoid, you can find even more of it by going to my website!

www.joyfulsanity.com

I'm currently playing the following:
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Infinite List of Kemco RPGs
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Ys (Any and all of them)
Final Fantasy XIV

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My blogs are like my childrens and I love them all. Having said that...

The following are my personal favorite blogs among what I've written here:

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