Proving all the naysayers wrong it looks like Destructive Creations' extremely controversial title has rocketed to the top of the charts on Steam within hours of its release.
*deep breath* AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH AHA!!! Good job, culture warriors! You made the thing you, heh, hate super successful. Like always.
I don't really get why people encourage this game, wether you're a sjw or the complete opposite of a sjw. It's as edgy, angsty and infantile as a game can get. Basically the videogame equivalent of Linkin Park Who does this even appeal to? Bronies? People who wear trenchcoats because they think it makes them look like Neo?
sorry I can't hear you all the way up there on your High please step down so I can hear you better. if anybody has seen the ending you would know this game is a 10/10
just goes to show any publicity is good publicity.
'SJWs' tend to be edgy, angsty and infantile themselves. Two sides of the same coin. Then there are the rest of us that don't take life so damn seriously, in some attempt to fill a personal void with a moral high horse collective crusade, such as being a SJW. Anyway, I don't care about the game. It looks boring.
Lol burn a fat one and relax. You're turning into a soccer parent.
Why would you assume Bronies would find this appealing? We're fans of a cartoon show involving colorful ponies learning about the magic of friendship for gods sake. Nothing Edgy, or Angsty about that.
All moralizing and name throwing aside...the game sucks pretty hard. It's a game that was never worth having a conversation about, one way or the other. I guess that's the funny thing about "controversy."
What the hell is wrong with Linkin Park? I know, some people would rather listen to the Village People. To each their own. I am playing Hatred now. Reminds me of Painkiller only killing civilians instead of demons. game is smooth with no bugs. How many games can you say that about now days.
It's a graphically interesting game with fun destructible environments and good gameplay. Sorry it's not another half baked survival game on Greenlight thats in beta for 2 years. You're so out of touch with this game and gaming culture that you really shouldn't be posting.
If its about publicity being good than this one will sell for sure the more we "hate it" haha
If only the game were mechanically sound...
Plays fine on my machine, general optimization complaints withstanding. YMMV.
You gotta hand it to Destructive Creations. They really know how to make a mediocre game sell itself.
just got done playing it and my take on it, meh! its still got some work to do but its nothing to write home about. however i can see a Halloween mod were you play as Micheal myers and go around stabbing everyone till the cops and lumis show up, all while the theme music plays.
Played it and it's just simply...boring, the executions are actually kind of underwhelming (most of the time he would just shoot them). Nothing else to do in the game except kill people. I either wanted it to be hilarious in its ridiculousness or actually truly brutal in its depiction of mass murder just to see how I would find the "experience" but sadly it fails at both of these. Ah well the trailer was at least interesting.
Of course it did, create an ultra violent, non-creative, terrible game, hammer the "freedom of speech/expression" into everyone's head, pretend to be the victim of public scrutiny, let the bad press, media-hype do all the advertising, rake in the cash, dissolve the team and go work for another huge developer. Text book.
Haha. This is the result of all the articles about how "controversial" Hatred would be. Guys on the biggest gaming sites damned the game and yelled at it while they were indirectly advertising the game. Fun Fact, the guy who wrote the "Hatred is not Okay" article on destructoid praised the Fatality of Tanya in MKX today. Fucking Double Standards.
D.C.'s really lucky so many gamers are hipsters that'll do anything the press doesn't like.
I just wish it would stop freezing for me, the mindless destruction is just to much fun for me to stop.
Controversy sells. No such thing as bad press.
Anybody know if the game really is rated AO? I keep reading mix things on that front. Update#1: Guess we can forget about that, got the ESRB url confirming it: http://www.esrb.org/ratings...
I hope it will sell incredibly well. Not necessarily because it's a good game. But to send a signal that gaming and gamers have moved past and beyond trash articles that Polygon and Kotaku writes.
So supporting trash games is the answer? Not sure if that's the right signal to send out.
It's more about sending a signal that political correct biased hypocritical journalists don't have a crowd to preach to. I don't think it's a good game but I do not agree with the trash some journalists write about it. Especially Polygon and Kotaku to mention two sites. There have been talks for years about gaming as a medium not "growing" up. Therefor it's surprisingly to see that it's actually gaming journalists that are contributing by holding it back. Just look at the film industry. So many different genres and much of it 100x more violent and detailed then Hatred. But it has as a medium grown up. Gaming is getting there. But we still have these journalists holding it back with their crap. Out of bubbles.....poff.
That most of the people buying this game are probably buying it for that exact reason is not a good thing. People should be buying games that they think are good. They shouldn't be hipsters buying poorly made games to "stick it to the man" or whatever it is they think they're doing, when they're just supporting bad devs who know exactly how to manipulate people and use the market.
I have bought games I thought were good. AC Unity was one of them!
I'm going to strongly disagree with you. It's exactly this type of game that has put the stigma of gaming as a medium not "growing" up. I said it before and I'll repeat it again along with aquaticDonut. The devs knew exactly what they were creating, it wasn't art, it wasn't a freedom of expression, it wasn't an exercise in free speech, these guys capitalized on mindless violence to make them stars, to get their name out there. The film industry has it's share of violence but the more successful violent movies usually have some sort of message, visual element, great story or just overall fun entertainment value than just an hour and a half of mindless killing. I have yet to see a movie in the same vein as Hatred praised. I wouldn't support this game just to teach media sites a lesson because all that does is support devs who think they can sh$t out anything with blood and expect it to sell great by screaming "freedom of speech".
Son, if you think that supporting this game help the medium grow up, you're in trouble. This is a terrible game, and its success should embarrass gamers who expect games to 'grow up'.
Id rather not support trash games in the name of controversy cause it means other devs will follow suit. I'd rather support games that have a lot of depth and effort put into it. Like Witcher 3 for example.
Good for it. Freedom of expression is rewarded.
Buy it now before there's another shooting and it gets pulled. You know it's gonna happen.
Step 1: Make mediocre controversial game Step 2: Watch the internet wet itself Step 3: Watch the money flood in
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