The holy trinity of non-criticisms.

The holy trinity of non-criticisms.
If these words are used to describe a game you can basically ignore everything that person has to say.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All words used to describe OP

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      utterly btfo op, just delete the thread

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Damn. OP community in shambles.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was going to type something else, but fpbp /threaded OP so hard that I already forgot.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is boring a non criticism?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it describes how you felt playing a game, not the game itself.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The feeling that something invokes in you is absolutely part of valid criticism

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's incredibly low-tier criticism

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So it's still valid criticism then

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Funky
    Cloring
    [B]retentious
    oooorced

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    woke

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's not a trinity, that's a pentinity.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where's "Soulless"? Lurk more

      Also this

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >trinity
      >5 sides

      >Trinity
      >Has five subjects
      You are illiterate or just frickin dumb

      newbie

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm just pretending to be stupid
        No one buys that, you actually are dumb

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pentagons are made of triangles

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Three dots connect to rectangles. Just like music sounds connect and rambles

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Replace forced and pretentious with janky and wonky

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Holy shit a perfect description of Deus Ex!

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >trinity
    >5 sides

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Trinity
    >Has five subjects
    You are illiterate or just frickin dumb

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Clunky can be okay criticism so long as the person actually makes an effort to get used to it, which is 90% always easy. But the problem is a lot of these homosexuals instantly give up and conclude it's bad. The amount of piss easy games I've seen babies complain is clunky is insane

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >boring
    Legitimate term for summarizing a game when more specific criticisms are used to justify it
    >pretentious
    Perfectly describes any game that tries to force a ham-fisted "message" or "theme" or that uses terrible meta humor
    >overrated
    An appropriate adjective in an era of extreme shilling and astroturfing

    Clunky and forced should be used to describe individual mechanics, systems, or scenarios rather than entire games

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you for demonstrating my point for me by being a furgay

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >op is a lying homosexual
    >farming for (You)'s
    typical

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >boring
    This one is self-evident if you've been alive for more than five seconds.
    >clunky
    It can be overused but it is a valid criticism.
    >forced
    This is just a trashy nu-Ganker meme.
    >overrated
    It basically means "I don't agree with this thing's popularity". It is basically a non-criticism yes.
    >pretentious
    It's incorrectly used in the vast majority of cases but very rarely is valid. For example David Cage games. It's pretending to have more meaning/value/substance than it actually has.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Boring depends too much on the person to be useful. The same exact thing be easily described as relaxing instead by a different person, like for example some people find grinding in an rpg relaxing instead of boring

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Boring
    Subjective, but with proper elaboration it can still be useful to others. It being boring is the beginning of a complaint, not the substance of it.
    >Clunky
    Arguably subjective but one can easily find objective examples of games with control schemes that are flatly at odds with the game's design.
    >Forced
    More a criticism of plot and writing than design, and not a non-criticism at all. It's one of the oldest 'don't ever fricking do this' rules in writing. If it feels like the writer wrote themselves into a corner and then handwaived themselves back out, or dropped something in that hangs on like a vestigial organ, chances are that's exactly what it is, and they screwed up, not you.
    >Overrated
    Too prismatic and contingent on the opinions of others. There isn't some perfect metric of how much 'rate' something actually deserves, so it's a dumb thing to bring up. 'People like this thing too much' is silly. 'People praise this thing for virtues it does not possess' is potentially very interesting.
    >Pretentious
    Is it pretending to be something it's actually not? Then it is pretentious, by definition. To identify that a thing is being pretentious is, again, more the beginning of a complaint than the whole of one.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    perfectly describes dragons dogma.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you hate something being called boring, you're boring.
    If you hate something being called clunky. you're based.
    If you hate something being called forced. you're reddit.
    If you hate something being called overrated. you're reddit.
    If you hate something being called pretentious. you're pretentious.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm trying to think of a game that fits all of these criticisms, Final Fantasy X perhaps?

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's not fun

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boring and clunky can be valid criticisms so long as you go into detail to explain why it's bad and offer alternatives, I agree wit the rest

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Clunky
    Movement, camera or other features don't run smoothly by modern standards. Look at Mario 64's infamously difficult camera which, by standards of the time, was revolutionary but has since become frustrating with people accustomed to more ergonomic control.
    Similar, look at shovelware indie survival crafters where your movement can get stuck on door frames or rocks, it can be difficult to target an object if two are close together and inputs are sometimes ignored.
    >Forced
    The game is trying to imitate the style of appeal of another title, rather than carve its own path.
    It's generally coupled with a total lack of creativity and innovation, or - almost antithetically - has innovation for its own sake at the cost of gameplay, while remaining creatively bankrupt.
    Forced is an overused term, but in situations where it applies it's still perfectly reasonable. Many indie games fall into this trap by attempting to replicate something better and more inspired than that which their creators are capable.
    >Overrated
    A game that, regardless of its quality, has received more attention and praise than it deserves. The list here is extensive, but it's generally any FOTM or virally marketed title.
    It can also be a critically acclaimed game that is lambasted by actual players.
    >Pretentious
    An issue in almost every medium from art to movies to books to video games.
    Often correlated with overrated, pretentious works are designed to appear superficially moving, deep or meaningful, without the actual substance and voice to achieve anything more than an imitation of works that achieve this. It's a form of virtue signalling; suggesting this work is better than it is because of an apparent theme or narrative element which isn't meaningfully explored - all to garner attention and favorable reviews that are each undeserved.
    >Boring
    Game is not fun to play.

    I dunno OP, these all seem like valid criticisms.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are an actual moron. Thank you for reminding me that the average Ganker user is barely above 60 IQ

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Floaty

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fighting the camera because it wants to auto-look forward is a good example of clunky and bad design

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    clunky is the only thing here that isn't valid
    i think you're a little homosexual zoomer and should go back to tiktok

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretentious is a correct criticism. The others are not.

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