Red flags in games

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    • #54575
      Anonymous
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      Indie game that’s
      >Quirky earthbound inspired rpg with surface level analysis about depression and 4th wall breaks
      bonus if it has ””social commentary”” about capitalism

    • #54576
      Anonymous
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      >pixel graphics

    • #54577
      Anonymous
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      >white male protagonist

    • #54578
      Anonymous
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      >buzz-cut angry male_model1 with gun

    • #54579
      Anonymous
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      >long prologue that fails to hook me into the story
      never play. is always lame

    • #54580
      Anonymous
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      >"A vast world to explore!"

    • #54581
      Anonymous
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      No indie dev has made a successful Earthbound clone because all of them end up trying to rip off Mother 3 instead.

      • #54631
        Anonymous
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        Hylics is great because it feels like a Mother 1 clone, the best Mother game.

    • #54582
      Anonymous
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      >Absolute shit readability in the character designs with the backgrounds and camera
      >Camera uses lerping out the ass making it feel floaty as gently caress constantly

      2D games as of late have been god awful with this and I don’t know why it’s something current artists overlook often. I’ve seen games where they put all this effort into the character animation only for most of that detail to be lost by the camera being too far off and the backgrounds colors being too similar to the enemies/characters.

    • #54583
      Anonymous
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      >It’s the dark souls of-

      • #54618
        Anonymous
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        Depends on the genre your soulsifying tbh.

    • #54584
      Anonymous
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      >Female MC or companion has this kind of haircut

      • #54614
        Anonymous
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        i actually used to like that haircut before it became synonymous with sjw types and put in every single piece of female empowering media.

        • #54615
          Anonymous
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          Same. Doesn’t help the girls they put it on has ugly faces.
          Y’know what they say, people will always follow what’s popular. Only question now is how long will that haircut trend last.

    • #54585
      Anonymous
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      >online-connection required

    • #54586
      Anonymous
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      >Die
      >Achievement unlocked: "Welcome to [game]"

      • #54604
        Anonymous
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        qudcel filtered

      • #54607
        Anonymous
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        dude prepare to die dude lol

    • #54587
      Anonymous
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      >Only On Xbox

    • #54588
      Anonymous
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      Name 3 (three) games like the one OP is describing without mentioning Undertale.

      • #54589
        Anonymous
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        Go on Twitter right now (if you dare) and look up quite literally any indie game by a teen artist. It will be one of three things:
        – What was described
        – A REALLY shitty artsty game
        – Not even a game, just drawings they WANT to be a game through the hard work of others.

        • #54591
          Anonymous
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          >go on twitter an-

          Eat shit

        • #54592
          Anonymous
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          I’m still not seeing no examples. It feels like you’ve made up boogeymen in your head again

        • #54616
          Anonymous
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          >Go on Twitter-
          How about you go back there?

      • #54593
        Anonymous
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        Omori
        Heartbound
        YIIK

      • #54594
        Anonymous
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        Deltarune
        Omori
        LISA

        • #54602
          Anonymous
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          hardly see any fourth wall breaks in LISA, also hard to call it surface level when it’s one of the main facets of the player character and every other main character

          • #54619
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            LISA doesn’t break the fourth wall and it’s one of the only games to pull off depression well.

            Lisa is legitimately gently caressed up, while on the other hand most other depressing quirky Earthbound clones are just extremely vague and pragmatic about """depression""" because 2deep4u

        • #54617
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          LISA doesn’t break the fourth wall and it’s one of the only games to pull off depression well.

      • #54623
        Anonymous
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        >Game gets good about (insert number 3 or above) hours in
        >game contains "political/social commentary"
        >game is made in california
        >Inspired by a jrpg on snes (mostly either earthbound or chrono trigger) or a retro series which hasn’t seen a good entry in a few years (castlevania, megaman, advance wars, etc.)
        >has the game aesthetics or visuals inspried by popular anime series, like evangelion, akira, cowboy bebop, etc. for the cool hipster points
        >Open-world*
        *you have liberate certain areas by doing repetitive tasks, the world only opens up by the end of the game which at that point doesn’t matter
        >meme game or streamer/garden gnometuber bait game (whether it be "haha whacky physics game" or "haha whacky ragebait game")
        >Ganker shills it
        >is considered "underrated or overlooked entry in the series" despite being the game in the series that’s jerked off the most by Ganker
        >Protagonist is a self-insert for the writer, developer, author, etc. for the game. and is just not stop bitching and whining about how they hate everybody, and they don’t get pussy, and they’re edgy or whatever stupid shit they want to complain about
        >Constant 4th wall breaks or "lol randumb epin jokes XDDD" jokes in the dialogue or in the background or easter eggs

        Omori
        YIIK
        Deltarune

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      • #54637
        Anonymous
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        Undertale isn’t about depression.
        It’s like, the only “quirky earthbound inspired indie rpg” that just tells a straight fantasy story and doesn’t delve into any ham fisted psychological bullshit.

    • #54590
      Anonymous
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      Cards that adjust stats or enable unique attributes so players have to care about a "meta"

      >Star Wars: Battlefront II
      >Paladins
      >Back 4 Blood

    • #54595
      Anonymous
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      >female protagonist
      >black character in a Western game
      >Western game
      >early access
      >game that preaches pacifism and punishes you for killing

    • #54596
      Anonymous
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      >4th wall breaks
      This shit turns me completely off. It’s not clever, usually used as a crutch to make the story deeper than it really seems and cheapens whatever story and characters exist.

    • #54597
      Anonymous
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      Indie games that have the game start GlItChInG OuT like its a creepypasta from 2010 to trick you into thinking its clever and outside the box

      • #54599
        Anonymous
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        I unironically think this is neat.
        Gimme examples.

    • #54598
      Anonymous
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      >Floppy ragdolls
      >Cutesy, flat shaded artstyle, often paired with violence
      >Title is a pun
      >All marketing material is le super self aware and quirky
      Yep. It’s lazy streamerbait.

    • #54600
      Anonymous
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      >indie game

    • #54601
      Anonymous
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      >main character is white chad
      >everyone else is ugly nonbinary brazillian

    • #54603
      Anonymous
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      This is what you get when you have a generation of indie devs who never actually played Earthbound, but want to do their own version of it.

    • #54605
      Anonymous
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      >cool cover art
      >game is generic pixel shit

      • #54608
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    • #54606
      Anonymous
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      >game that was probably made in a day that takes hours to beat anyways because of stupid difficulty, isn’t fun to play unless you’re a big streamer

    • #54609
      Anonymous
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      >western dev

      • #54612
        Anonymous
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        i would quote you with a basedjak but i must remember this isn’t qa

    • #54610
      Anonymous
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      >game is easy but boring
      >quit it halfway through
      >"that’s fine, not everyone likes it"

      >game is hard but boring
      >quit it halfway through
      >"LOOOL FILTERED!!!"

    • #54611
      Anonymous
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      >"Metroidvania"

    • #54613
      Anonymous
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      There are women in it

    • #54620
      Anonymous
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      test

    • #54621
      Anonymous
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      >Ganker likes it

    • #54624
      Anonymous
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      >female protagonist is portrayed as an edgey, no nonsense bad ass
      Ok, that’s cool I gue-
      >game heavily implies she’s lesbian

    • #54625
      Anonymous
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      bump

    • #54626
      Anonymous
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      Game comes from a major studio
      Game is story focused
      Game is majority minority

    • #54627
      Anonymous
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      >no win scenario
      >even if you win while playing you’re still forced to lose on a cutscene
      >even if you master the fight once the enemy’s health reaches anything close to depletion you’re hit with something that cannot be dodged and deals massive damage forcing you to lose
      Honestly I don’t know why devs do this shit, there are so many gently caressing games I’ve bought that have this shit and it’s a turnoff enough that I’m never playing your shit again

    • #54630
      Anonymous
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      >Undeserved snarkiness
      This seems to be a problem in almost every medium now.

    • #54632
      Anonymous
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      >updates are called "seasons"

    • #54633
      Anonymous
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      >3D graphics

    • #54634
      Anonymous
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      >steam drm required

    • #54635
      Anonymous
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      What the gently caress would be a green flag then? What do you gently caressers actually WANT from vidya?

    • #54636
      Anonymous
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      >Developer: Ubisoft

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