WHY THE FUCK CAN NO VIDEO GAMES GET DIFFICULTY RIGHT
MAKING THE HARDEST DIFFICULTY NEVER DROP YOU BELOW 95% HEALTH DURING THE TUTORIAL IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
THIS IS THE TUTORIAL, I’M SUPPOSED TO BE LEARNING, LITERALLY NO ONE LEARNS BY STEAMROLLING THINGS ON THEIR FIRST TRY
it’s kinda telling that the only way i can find difficulty these days is games with ai that literally cheats (payday the heist), pvp games, or music games after cranking the difficulty way higher than i should be comfortable with
like this, this is actually fun. good fuckin’ luck beating it, but when you do, it just feels AWESOME. even getting 1% further than last time is great.
inversely, something that you beat without even thinking on your first try isn’t at all fun because there’s literally no challenge to it. video games are fun because they are hard. making them easy, even on the hardest difficulty, is as a result very obviously anti-fun.
fuck you game developers. fix your shit. there’s a reason i never buy games anymore unless they’re pvp games, because they’re all boring as hell
there’s my rant for the month, inspired by beating the tutorial of dragon age origins without ever dropping below 95% health on the hardest difficulty and having the tutorial popups disabled and having no idea what the fuck i was doing
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Anonymous said: How would you feel if Regular Show was approved in Adultswim, would you think work would be more fun everyday? And JG would be able to swear as much he can in the show?
I think I’m actually more cool with it not being on Adult Swim than if it were on Adult Swim. Limitations are what spark creativity. If I was suddenly able to swear and make sexual references, it would mean I’m probably less likely to come up with some alternative, more fun, and more creative way of saying those same things. I would most likely resort to shock humor, which is often what people are referring to when they mean “adult humor.”
Often, when you’re working on a show that’s meant for adults, there’s more of a “We have to be crazy! We have to push the envelope on what’s allowed to be said on television!” instead of simply going with a good story and making jokes to go along with it. I’m not saying all adult oriented cartoons are like this, but I’ve certainly seen some that I thought were insanely boring because all they were trying to do was be funny by being crass. Swearing is awesome if it’s used as the cherry on top, but I don’t wanna just eat a jar full of maraschino cherries.
Not only that, but people seem to forget that Regular Show is confronting ideas and topics in a way that was basically unheard of in kid’s television only a few years ago. Actually tangling with topics that are above a kid’s comprehension level, but hit older audiences as something understandable and relatable. It’s hard to make a show that both kids and their parents can watch and enjoy on separate levels. I’d much rather be working on something like that than retreading ground by having people vomit out of shock and then drink their own vomit and then vomit from that because they were so shocked about someone drinking their own vomit.
I would say all of the jokes that we write are meant for adults, because we’re adults and we’re laughing at them. We do of course have censorship things we have to think about, but I find I rarely run afoul of them.
I’ve never written a joke thinking “oh kids like farts so I’ll add a fart to this scene”. I’ll add a fart when I’m good and ready to add a fart because they’re funny and anyone who thinks otherwise is a librarian.