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3 hours ago, Kraken said:

Y'know it's kind of weird but Jazztronauts is a really good game. (I'm considering it its own game but it's a gamemode in Garry's Mod that was released fairly recently, almost exactly a year ago.) And it's even more weird that literally no one talks about it. I thought it was good, not particularly hard perhaps, but it was at least interesting. Maybe it's too niche?

The screenshots remind me of Tower Unite. I never played GMOD Tower though.

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29 minutes ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

The screenshots remind me of Tower Unite. I never played GMOD Tower though.

I mean, some of the same people that worked on Jazztronauts worked on Tower Unite. That's probably why.

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Thanks Ross for the game list and for continuing to discuss improvements with the fans. Many producers with an audience as big as yours just don't bother. I know there are so many comments that you can't always reply, especially on YouTube, but at least you try. (you even took time to explain things to that troll which I certainly wouldn't have had the patience for)

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REVIEW OF RUINATION

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1024670/Ruination/

 

So, this game is $0.99 (right now on sale for $0.89) and to me the question is "was this game worth 2 games of pinball" and honestly i gotta go with no.

 

It's a very basic shooter platformer (so basic there's not even music). And the biggest thing that killed it for me is that the game doesn't work. And i don't mean on a gameplay level or it's not fun. There is fundamental functionality that isn't there. Specifically, you're supposed to be able to pick up weapons and use them. To do so you can press the S or the down arrow key. Neither one worked. I've posted something on the steam discussion for the game and will update this review if it gets fixed. But for now i can't get very far because i'm stuck with a whimpy little pistol

 

From what i have played two things REALLY bug me (though this may just be me), but when you have a game this basic, one or two problems can make or break a game:

 

1. Intakill spikes.

 

I loath instakill spikes, I don't think there's a reason they should exist in games anymore period.

 

2. Restarting

 

This is a tough game, by design, so when you die it shouldn't take you long to have another shot. But a very slow (or at least it feels slow because this is a very fast paced game) "mission failed" screen pops up, before kicking you back to the menu. For a game like this there really isn't that much loading. Maybe Hotline Miami ruined me, but when you have a game this small and easy to load, one button press, then immediately back in the action is what I'd personally recommend. I don't even mind a second of black screentime to do the loading, just not what the game currently has. I get that maybe the developer didn't want to do that because you do choose your weapon at the beginning, and maybe you picked up a weapon, died, and wanna use it for this run. Well you can still hit escape to go back to the main menu instantly to do that. Idk, maybe that's just me though, but these two things plus the literally broken game made this more frustrating than challenging.

 

So to use ross's rating: Hazy

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So I'm going to play a devil's advocate for a bit because I don't think "indeed i am not" was trolling, I think s/he's just defensive and jumps to conclusions. And I agree somewhat that distancing from politics is pointless since it has influence on everything by nature. But this should be really discussed elsewhere since while Ross did touch on the increased number of things to escape from, it is not the main topic of the video.

So just one post with few instances where certain people (often called by different names - left wing extremist, SJWs, feminists, marxists and others) succeeded or failed to negatively (in my opinion) change games.

Chuchel - a little czech adventure game about a living ball of dust who loves cherries. The original design was black ball with red lips (to distinguish the mouth) and orange hat. Due to backlash of certain people, who immidiately saw black face instead of realizing that the concept of black face is non-existant in czech culture, authors decided to change how chuchel looks, so now the name makes less sense. Fortunately I do have the original version on my hardrive.

Kingdom come deliverance - here certain people failed to insert black characters into game set in medieval central Europe where at that time, people of black skin were basically nonexistant and having one in the game would go against the realism developers were going for. They also tried to report one of the developers to the studio owner (which was ironically the guy they were reporting) for basically being racist for pointing out the known historical facts.

These two are from the top of my head, there is more. Usually this doesn't impact gameplay, so if they had free hand good games would still stay good, even though the constant focus on minorities and women would be cringe inducing. But when they get their hands on existing franchises this can ruin the lore for many fans since they won't stop to think if what they are trying to add makes sense in established lore (see push for female space marines in wh40k).

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3 hours ago, Enguzrad said:

So I'm going to play a devil's advocate for a bit because I don't think "indeed i am not" was trolling, I think s/he's just defensive and jumps to conclusions. And I agree somewhat that distancing from politics is pointless since it has influence on everything by nature. But this should be really discussed elsewhere since while Ross did touch on the increased number of things to escape from, it is not the main topic of the video.

This really isn't the space for this. If you want to have a discussion about the current trends of gaming then open one in the appropriate board. 

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On 7/26/2019 at 3:11 AM, Ross Scott said:

Celeste is a perfect example of "almost."  My impression was the gameplay and art looked solid, but it looked like it was dipping into the "emotional story" territory which I'd just as soon pass on.

Ahhhh, okay. That's fair. You're less of a touchy-feely guy and more of a 'shoot first ask questions later' guy anyway, so this makes sense. Thanks for getting back to me!

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Yuppie Psycho looks fucking amazing, I'm gonna get it sometime.

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After a lot of people requesting it, the game list now has comments!

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2 hours ago, ekket said:

After a lot of people requesting it, the game list now has comments!

I wonder if I over did my comments. ALSO HEY YOU DELETED ONE MY SONGS, I can't find it now. *:(*

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2 hours ago, ekket said:

After a lot of people requesting it, the game list now has comments!

YAY!

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*Battle Royale in the Biased Against list*

 

Thank you Ross. The explosive popularity of Fortnite makes me feel concerned that it will define the common perception of videogames. The stress I get from the state of the videogame world is how superficially bloated and routine the big releases have become. I mean, I don't really play new games - I upgraded to a PS3 at the beginning of this year - but I look at AAA title trailers and images and they all look homogenised and habit-reinforcing. That's not to say it was never like that before, but it feels especially nauseating considering the amount of money spent both by publishers and audiences, and which feels significantly misspent.

 

Spoiler

To quote Yahtzee: "Twenty years ago, Half-Life was a focal point in gaming's ongoing development as an artistic narrative medium; the next few years saw a slew of titles that combined AAA game design with genuine emotional story. But what happened between then and now?! Why are the games routinely rewarded with AAA status and income exclusively loot box-infested live service bullshit, games designed not to inspire or stimulate our emotions, but to numb them and hypnotize us into lab rats, mindlessly pawing the button that makes treats come out, while the games created with love and artistic integrity drown beneath waves of bottom-feeders like Hunt Down The Freeman, that tear chunks of rotten flesh from the corpses of Valve's children as Valve itself, once-habitual founders of new ages of narrative gaming, merely waves them on, barely glancing up from their tax paperwork?!"

 

And you make a good point about the sheer scale of great games out there. There is more than you'll be able to play in your lifetime, so it's a stroke of luck if a small studio makes a breakthrough game and gets noticed. It's exactly the same with the music industry. I'd love to hit it big with my bands, but there's so much music already out there, and people doing the exact same thing as me, that even the smallest amount of attention has to be savored and promoted.

 

I'll definitely have a gander at this list.

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Ross: "I am picky!"

Me: "cool! let's take a look!"

*Looks through 3 pages of adventures*

Me: "oh, I found 4 games I didn't played of like 20 I would even consider playing"

 

(Not to bash on Ross, after all, you can't be the guy who makes a show about weird games, unless you consider playing weird games)

There are few games that missing there and look like matching overall criteria (based on other games) - the whole WadjetEye catalog (with exception of the Golden Wake and The Shivah, they are quite different from others) is very solid, especially Primordia and Gemini Rue, but it really depends on who like which setting. Anna's Quest is very good (as in "not evil") fantazy fable with some solid gameplay.

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Hey guys, how can I follow The List, like the people at the bottom of the page? And also, in decending order, the date they are added to the list. Possible? Amazing list btw, really my kinda stuff. Made an account to follow it. Cheers!  

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I tried Wolfendoom before, but only through Zandronum (Don't play Singleplayer stuff through it)
GZDoom is amazing and Realm667 always have great attention to detail in making Doom mods.

As far as the list is concerned, I like it. It's not so much a bother to navigate. One thing to note is when new things have been added.
Like: Maybe some sort of subscription of when new games are on there (I don't mean new, new...)???
I haven't used RSS feeds in like 10 years or so (The Notifications feature can work too). Add that and maybe a follow button of each genre and we've got a handy feature to behold.
 

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@Rus.T: The button is on the right, like this:image.png

 

@sheridanm962: Having a follow buttton for each genre isn't really possible, since technically, they're all in the same category (the filtering is done dynamically on page load). At least one person has requested an RSS feed, though, and it's not that hard to add one.

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3 hours ago, ekket said:

@Rus.T: The button is on the right, like this:image.png

 

@sheridanm962: Having a follow buttton for each genre isn't really possible, since technically, they're all in the same category (the filtering is done dynamically on page load). At least one person has requested an RSS feed, though, and it's not that hard to add one.

I'm also for an RSS feed. Preferably one that includes comments for the games.

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16 hours ago, BTGBullseye said:

I'm also for an RSS feed. Preferably one that includes comments for the games.

 

19 hours ago, ekket said:

@Rus.T: The button is on the right, like this:image.png

 

@sheridanm962: Having a follow buttton for each genre isn't really possible, since technically, they're all in the same category (the filtering is done dynamically on page load). At least one person has requested an RSS feed, though, and it's not that hard to add one.

+1 for the RSS. That thing shouldn't die out just because social media is the next big thing.

 

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