"Some games deserve that derogatory term, even if it’s an overused one. Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture really is a walking simulator, and possesses all the traits associated. Really nice soundtrack though."
Why do some people still have a hard time wrapping their heads around this type of game? Is it 1980?
Bit reviewers are infallible!
The opinion on this games seems to be a bit divided. I have also seen several 8 and 9 and even some 10s. 5 seems to be low than it deserves based on the average review scores. I want to give it a try. The game looks beautiful and mysterious.
Well it takes place in the 80's :3
Deep down I'm sure Jim Sterling loves this game, but he's got a character and persona to maintain, and hating on something is a lot safer and garners more hits than saying you love something. I mean Yahtzee Croshaw recently said adventure games are dumb and broken, yet he himself has made adventure games in the past. A whole damn trilogy of adventure games if I'm not mistaken.
I'm not clicking on this article. To each their own, but I'm gonna guess that they couldn't find the sprint button either.
It's a niche title. It's more about art and stirring emotions than having fun. So that guarantees it won't appeal to everyone. Reviewers should recuse themselves from genres they don't enjoy
Why does the dominant reaction to low scores of this particular game end up being the reviewer just not 'getting' it? Sterling's been vocal about art games + walking sims in the past. A walking sim like The Stanley Parable has gotten great praise from him before too so he's not foreign to this type of game concept. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Wow. For me, I love these kinds of games. While they may still be considered "walking simulators", games like "Gone Home", "Dear Esther", and "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" have all left a profound impact on me. You get to be transported to a different world, experience an incredible story, sporting beautiful visuals and an outstanding soundtrack. You learn about people; their behaviors, their foibles. You don't have to worry about being brutally murdered, or stock up on ammunition. You are just PRESENT. You exist in a lovingly crafted virtual world and come away feeling like you went meandering about in someone else's body. You embody their character, and your only task is to understand that person and the environment around them. Funny thing is, I've never played this game. But I played a ton of games like it, and everything I've mentioned above applies to each and every one of them. Why the hell are people complaining?
Because complaining = internet outrage = more hits = sweet. Jimquisition is more of a persona than anything else, with an inkling of truth.
It won't be everyone's cup of tea but personally, I'm really enjoying it. The slow pace allows you a real feeling of immersion and time to appreciate the wonderful artwork. And with surround sound, it really takes you there.
After reading this, I'm definitely getting this game. I always love reading a low score review just to see what the writer's cons are. He's scrapping the bottom of the barrel and no complaint he mentioned bears any weight. I'm sold.
Another review "yeah, another ps4 exclusive, let me beat on it and gain some attantion"
Well he did praise Bloodborne to the high heavens. I think it's more this isn't his type of Game
I would like a game to feature gameplay one of these days.
Gameplay is malleable. It isn't some rigid thing that's unchanging from one game to the next. And, typically, there are completely different requirements for different genres. Sorry if there isn't enough destruction for you, but that's not really part of this genre.
I'm talking about most games, even games that aren't adventure games. Look at most of the exclusives: There are only 3 on next gen consoles that don't put graphics first Bloodborne Dead Rising 3 Sunset Overdrive That's basically it.
You know what? I gave Ethan Carter a chance and it's disappointing on all fronts. It made me run to my copy of Murdered Soul Suspect and apologize to it. I'm not getting caught up again. Also that free indie game Ether was pure crap also. Mystic is over, That Square Enix game Life is Strange is almost like this as well. SLOW, weird, full of angst, VERY difficult to get into. I know they are not the same genre, if you can call it that, but they feel the same. By comparison, TT Games has that kind of game on lock down, so does Sierra, with the new Kings Quest. These scenery simulators just don't cut it as games, and if they insist in making them then the price should reflect player involvement, no more than $5 dollars.
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