this will never not be hilarious to me
I went to go work on an update for one of my blogs …. somehow this came out instead >.>
Flash and Batman Belong to DC comics … or who ever owns the rights now I really don’t know.
These people SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!
Modern gamers expect every success to be handed to them with minimal effort. As long as they can gather up as many achievements with as little effort as possible they are happy. Give them an 80’s - 90’s video game and they panic.
Here’s a perfect example of this within a franchise.
Final Fantasy NES 1987/1990
Difficult enemies. Challenging, innovative design. The game can be played in almost any order. You only get so many clues as to what to do next. YOU must figure out not only your way around dungeons, but your party make up, your weapons and armor preference, your limited inventory, what spells you want, what level to be at, whether or not to class change, and where secret but vital items are.
Final Fantasy XIII PS3 2012 (I think?)
Set number of battles. Mediocre challenge. Straight forward and bland design. Set leveling trees. No map to explore. No dungeons to find. Everything is handed to you on a plate. Your brain can play this on auto pilot. OOH! LOOK AT THE SHINY MOVIES, HURRRRR!
The only parts of XIII that even resemble player input are pointless or essentially a facade.
Superior game: Final Fantasy from 1987.
whaps look at me i make more fake music
I need this, oh my god. This is ridiculously GOOD.
Pokemon X/Y is going to be set in France.
Yay! We can finally run from trainer battles!
MyUsernamesMud - Land of Wrath and Angels
Let me introduce you to my favorite piece of Homestuck fan music ever.
is SO FUCKING TALENTED
what is with all of this great music on my dash tonight omg
WOMEN IN GAMES
As we discussed in our podcast a few weeks ago, women’s depictions in games are gradually changing for the better.
While it’s still far from perfect, games like Tomb Raider, Metroid, Borderlands 2, and the upcoming Transistor and Remember Me are slowly changing the view of women in games—no longer are they shifted to a support role, now they are the badass mofo giving the baddies the business.
And speaking of badass, deviantARTIST muju’s depiction of women from games perfectly encapsulate the idea that women can lead and kick ass as well as (or better than) any man.