What are the most pretentious games?

What are the most pretentious games?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Outer Wilds is good though

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It insists upon itself.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >All runs start with 25 minutes of slog trying to find a tp bolt or black hole
      >Sometimes you go the entire cave and find none
      >The next 2 hours are spent eliminating as many mechanics from the game as possible via perks
      >The next 5 hours are spent both scouring the entire map for orbs, essences and babying a sun
      >If you get hit by any of the mechanics you didnt eliminate or fungal shift you instantly die and have to start all over again.
      >85% of that entire run's playtime was downtime btw, just waddling / tping around empty space
      >Please look up the secrets online because its basically impossible to figure them out yourself

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I post that as a haha joke, but finally researching to find that that's the end game of such a robust pixel sim game was disappointing to say the least. That coupled with there being nothing but mythology, and not any proper mystery, story, or characters in the way of bosses or "why this was built" sort of deal. I'll stick to the straight forward wand gameplay through the holy mountain, I guess.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not pretentious but it's definitely shit game design

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most of the game is about turning monsters into puddles of gore with your magic wands. What exactly is pretentious about that?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah if you just down the cave
        Otherwise it becomes a part time job

        >All runs start with 25 minutes of slog trying to find a tp bolt or black hole
        >Sometimes you go the entire cave and find none
        >The next 2 hours are spent eliminating as many mechanics from the game as possible via perks
        >The next 5 hours are spent both scouring the entire map for orbs, essences and babying a sun
        >If you get hit by any of the mechanics you didnt eliminate or fungal shift you instantly die and have to start all over again.
        >85% of that entire run's playtime was downtime btw, just waddling / tping around empty space
        >Please look up the secrets online because its basically impossible to figure them out yourself

        God save your soul if you ever want 35 orbs (34 orbs homosexuals need not reply)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like you ruined the game for yourself.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How dare I play more than 12% of the game
            Yeesh what a moron

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Rv6VgtP.jpeg

      What are the most pretentious games?

      What the frick do you morons think "pretentious" means?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        "I'm too stubborn and narcissistic to admit I don't get it"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I keep dying on the Hisii Base area, got through it once but every other time I inevitably get lost and swarmed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      explain what's pretentious about these games

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Games where there is no story but instead a shitton of fake story ""lore""
    Games that explicitly try to make homosexuals write essays about them
    And dogshit like homestuck 2 aka Deltarune
    Also hollow knight just for being piss easy and boring

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Morrowind

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      destiny

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I liked it a fair bit, it's not as good as DE but it didn't feel pretentious
      It's not trying to be anything special or exceptional
      It's just a cool little scifi story

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This one was shockingly bad, really disappointed by it in the end

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What did you not like about it? I thought it could have done more and would have benefited greatly from good VA but I did enjoy it

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pic unrelated

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Slay the Princess, Ganker just likes it because they want to coom to the different versions of the princess.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol, which zelda thats not Links awakening is pretentious?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        twilight princess

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its literally the story of Allttp but instead of the triforce you gather mirror shards
          ???

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have very personal hate for this game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's your personal feelings got to do with pretentiousness?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chrono trigger
    Disgusting mediocre movie game thats only praised by hispanics because it has the guy that draws goku.
    Otherwise its a mindless generic jrpg with instawin moves as techs abd the most boring combat system ever

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it pretentious because you think the world is not worth exploring? I dont really get it. It is a coherent story that doesnt force you to do anything. I think you may not know what pretentious means

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree. OP outs himself as being pretentious by acusing something that isn't pretentious as being pretentious.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's definitely pretentious

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What is pretentious about Outer Wilds?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm starting to feel like people use "pretentious" as different/unique
            I bet there's a lot of people nowadays that would think paper's please is pretentious

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              According to philosopher man here, it is

              Low effort toys for children do not posses the importance necessary to talk about important life topics

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                so literally any video game is pretentious, excellent

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, only games whose message far exceeds their importance

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >games
                >having a message
                okay pretentious loser

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Now you're getting it

                if video games are children's toys, there aren't very many messages that don't exceed their importance.

                That is correct

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                if video games are children's toys, there aren't very many messages that don't exceed their importance.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Now you're getting it

                [...]
                That is correct

                And who does this nebulous idea of "society" actually constitute of? Ironically this is an actual example of pretentiousness where you (moron with no real world experience, bad reading comprehension, and non-existent argumentative abilities) are acting as an authority on what "society" considers good or bad, where society is a completely meaningless term as it's actually just a standin for your own taste. Like do you honestly think your average working class joe is reading War and Peace after work, or that the majority of people don't love consuming genuine slop media?

                >no no you don't get it I want vidya to be BING BING WAHOO and I want people to always think that vidya is for manchildren and losers and for the medium to never evolve or change or feel challenging

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not really, games can handle serious topics without being heavyhanded about them or shoehorning in a message, Fallout for example deals with lots of important topics but mostly as a way of conveying a fun roleplaying adventure rather than trying to come off as deep or insightful.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it just is ok

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The dictionary definition of pretentious

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As expected of Homestuck cancer

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pic related needs Animal Well

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it feels strange to me that anyone who actually had the patience to finish disco elysium could dislike it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's easy enough to dislike if you have a modicum of moral fibre in you

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          where does moral fibre come into it?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          For a thread about criticising pretentious games, this is an incredibly pretentious thing to say.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mean to be fair, I'd say you can say the same about a lot of games that are very clear in what they specifically are.
        Like if you finish trackmania, I'll find it very strange if you disliked it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >game has a message
      >le pretense
      Most of you morons play video games for the same reason a rat in a cage pushes a button to get food

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No it's strictly about games whose intended message is far above the league of the game itself. Like the label of a fruit flavor yoghurt trying to tell you about life philosophy (pretentious) vs a philosopher trying to tell you about philosophy in a book (not pretentious.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lmao
          I dont even want to argue with someone as dumb as you.
          Just wanted to let you know i found you funny and pity you

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >"nuh uh define pretentiousness first"
            >gets definition
            >"nuh uh ur dumb!"
            Nice chatting with you

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Quick
              Answer this.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >follow my command now or you lose my schizo headgame :^)

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Good job pussying out pretentious b***h

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                2/3

                the answer is maybe

                I randomly pick left so 100%

                Daily reminder anyone who doesnt answer 50% has no reading comprehension.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nice try but incorrect. Re-read it and think again.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                2/3

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the answer is maybe

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I randomly pick left so 100%

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                2/3

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Pretentiousness has nothing to do with the person giving the message, the words being in a big spooky book doesn't inherently change anything. Most philosophy is not inherently difficult to understand either, being difficult to process literally goes against the point of philosophy

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That is literally the definition of pretentiousness anon

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.
                "a pretentious literary device

                I know you're not very smart but no it isn't. Many philosophers were people you would consider bum losers (which they kinda were) if they lived today, does that invalidate their teachings?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A philosopher possesses the importance necessary to tell you about philosophy, a yoghurt label does not, that is literally what I brought up as an example. The games listed ITT try to tackle topics faaar beyond their scopes as low effort pixelshit for kids.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >A videogame contains the same about of work and thought put into it as a book
                >Maybe it has even more experienced and knowledgeable people behind it that did in fact put as much research as possible into it
                >But its a game, a toy it is pretentious
                >Oh but this harry potter erotic fanfiction? Its in book form, it can tackle as many """deep""" topics as it wants

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your walking simulator about depression will never be important

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Uh, cool.
                So are you gonna give me an actual argument or...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Low effort toys for children do not posses the importance necessary to talk about important life topics

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So why do low effort books
                Low effort movies
                Low effort songs
                Los effort comedians/ politicians / ""wise"" men
                Low effort documentaries
                Low effort tv shows
                Low effort youtube series
                And more do talk about these topics and you dont throw a shit fit about it?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because we are on Ganker and not on Ganker or Ganker or /incel/ you moron

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok keep crying while i keep plating vidya
                See ya on the flipside captain Walker

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                please do not eat your vidya

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How do you define importance? You keep bringing up philosophers as inherently possessing value, but their value in terms of perspective only comes after their work is published and analyzed, not before.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >How do you define importance?
                I don't, society does

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Society thought this game was good enough and handled the topics well to have it "change" them.
                Guess it doesnt count huh

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They didn't, you're just in a bubble of teens and young adults who have never read a book in their lives who think a fourth wall break is deep, society at large has never heard of these games and would consider them kids' toys if they did

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So the amount of media people consumed now literally affects the very fabric of existence and human consciousness in a way that makes society backpedal on their opinion on a games message?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And who does this nebulous idea of "society" actually constitute of? Ironically this is an actual example of pretentiousness where you (moron with no real world experience, bad reading comprehension, and non-existent argumentative abilities) are acting as an authority on what "society" considers good or bad, where society is a completely meaningless term as it's actually just a standin for your own taste. Like do you honestly think your average working class joe is reading War and Peace after work, or that the majority of people don't love consuming genuine slop media?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                society at large has never read a book in their lives, either, nor do they engage with serious discussion or analysis of film, painting, sculpture, or art of any kind. getting the opinion of 'society at large' on the distinction between pretentious nothingburger and good art is like trying to get a dog to teach you calculus

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And yet society at large will accept that philosophers, books, religion etc hold importance anyway but games for kids do not

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                is your engagement with your interests, hobbies, and opinions predicated on society at large finding them acceptable and serious?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Is yours? I'm not the one getting anally devastated over a game I like being called pretentious

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ganker boards aren't really society at large, so... feels like a moot point either way.
                i'm not tilted about it, i just think this is a weird way to think about video games. isn't there some inherent dissonance in thinking video games are mindless entertainment not worth discussing and then spending your time on a video game discussion board?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >cares enough about games to post on Ganker
                >arguing video games are kid's toys
                lol, lmao even.
                >Is yours?
                The onus isn't on anyone else to meet your standards of what is socially acceptable, not that that seems to matter to you in the first place I guess. You don't even seem to know what you're arguing anymore.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Deep projection in this post

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                don't elaborate. I will keep replying to you 🙂

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                good intro
                now, for the argument

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They didn't, you're just in a bubble of teens and young adults who have never read a book in their lives who think a fourth wall break is deep, society at large has never heard of these games and would consider them kids' toys if they did

                anyone who compares vidya to children's toys on Ganker is either trolling or perpetuating that narrative just so that they never have to think about anything (thinking is hard)

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Wow
            How pretentious

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not once has a video game fed me you fricking moron.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          probably shouldn't have expected a Gankerirgin to know what a simile is, you're right

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's the game in the upper right corner?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You would narrow in on that one wouldn't you.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wait what do you mean ano no NO I DIDN'T MEAN IT LIKE THAT DON'T HURT ME

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A little red ridinghood allegory walking sim

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Path
        you play as multiple little red riding hoods of different ages trying to get to grandma's house
        every character has a "wolf" (a man who is a bad influence) trying to get you to stray from the path into the woods
        it's a walking simulator

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Anon buys a game literally fricking called THE PATH
          >Angry he has to walk down a path

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Lisa
      Its literally slapstick rpgmaker wacky shit
      What are you on about?
      Might as well replace it with Celeste's story or Omori
      Also heavy lack of Souls shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Its literally slapstick rpgmaker wacky shit
        And the fact it tries to hit you with deep emotional moments anyway makes it pretentious

        >Might as well replace it with Celeste's story or Omori
        Good calls

        >Also heavy lack of Souls shit
        Fromshit is kitschy, not pretentious

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My homie where is the witness?
      Kojima?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >inside
      why
      >disco elysium
      kek
      >HK
      disagree

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      With how often I'm seeing Hollow Knight in these sorts of images, I'm pretty sure nobody who made these actually played it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Dark souls storytelling
        Its pretentious before it even starts

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >X is like Y and therefore Z
          I never played any DS games so that comparison is lost on me.
          HK doesn't insist upon it's story elements any more than the player cares to delve into it, It doesn't have any explicit message it's trying to convey and it's almost 95% active exploration and gameplay, not story-dumps and unskippable cutscenes.
          As far as I understand the meaning of the word "pretentious", Hollow Knight is many things but not that.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well for starters
            The gameplay is too slow and basic for it to be any good
            All nail arts are useless unless you re playing with all bindings on
            The world is too empty for how big it is.
            And much more, but back to the point
            >Its almost 95% exploration and gameplay, not cutscenes
            Literal soulsgay arguments. You should try playing one, you already act like a fan of them.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >The gameplay is too slow and basic for it to be any good
              >All nail arts are useless unless you re playing with all bindings on
              >The world is too empty for how big it is.
              All points are variable degrees of correct, I know HK isn't perfect and I never claimed it was, but what does any of that have to do with pretentiousness?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >>Its almost 95% exploration and gameplay, not cutscenes
              >Literal soulsgay arguments. You should try playing one, you already act like a fan of them.

              So do you think a game that has more cutscenes is less pretentious?
              you're moronic

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's the opposite, really. Games that try and ape film are always full of themselves.
                see: TLoU2

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Last Of Us is a great exampsle. Along with Disco Elysium you can smell the "I should be writing for Ganker or Ganker, why do they laugh at me" desperation coming through their pores.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hey, don't lump DE in there. I liked that game.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can like pretentious stuff. It's not a crime.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A24 is all Europe-hate shit from an Early Life studio thoughever

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I dunno, I was too busy jerking off to the muscle girl in Loves Lies Bleeding to notice any Europe hate

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >make Wicker Man but in Europe
                >THEY OBVIOUSLY HATE EUROPE AND THAT'S ALL THEY DO

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lady bird was pretentious?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No. Probably why Greta Gerwig went to a big studio immediately after it. Meanwhile Eggers will keep making A24 slop no one will watch for the rest of his life.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A24 got a reputation for producing "artsy" genre films so now they're pretentious in anon's mind, I guess

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I liked midsommar it was so good. all y'all normies think it's a film about a cult but it's not

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Brown american hands typed this

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no unlike what brown american mutts think, it leans heavily towards offering a cultural anthropological view of pre-christian pagan europe and itt provides a nuanced depiction of ancient traditions, belief systems, and societal setups.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Uh no. Thanks for giving me an entirely made up argument and act like its my point of view.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well you sure don't seem to hold the opposite point of view

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for acting like a soulsgays
                Guess hollow knight was truly the dark souls of metroidvanias
                Hopefully silksong has good gameplay

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Go watch your movie "game", anon

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No thanks i dont like chrono trigger
                Guess I'll go back to my action packed metroidvania
                >Mash nail button and beat the vessel
                Wow look at that, I even was PREPARES TO DIE™

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're awfully upset people like videogames, are you perhaps a feminist?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nice... Uh, made up baseless assumption
                Why would I be mad? I am playing hollow knight, mashing buttons and walking empty fields.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >As far as I understand the meaning of the word "pretentious", Hollow Knight is many things but not that.
            It's a Flash tier game that has material that people talk about like pic related

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ok, and there are some sad things in the lore, thats not pretentious anon. are you literally a child? or is your reading comprehension just the same as one

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There's enough for a top 15 list which is far more than a game that looks like a Newgrounds shitpost parody flash should try for

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              In what fricking world is a clickbait journo article's title any indication of the quality of a game's narrative?
              Look hard enough and you can find the same articles for any game with a grim setting, moron.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >game looks like this
                >"grim setting"
                Pretentious

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >nooooo le game cant betray my expectations everything has to be exactly like everything else or it's pretentious
                moron

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What would you have it look like, then?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Demon's Souls (2020), the best looking game ever made

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >>game is not important enough to have serious visuals
                this is how people know you are moronic anon. you think having "serious visuals" is an "important" thing.

                I was joking here but reminder that there are seriously some people who can't tell the difference between the 2009 release and what bluepoint changed.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you are quite literally the most moronic person on Ganker right now. having an art style clash with the subject matter is not pretentious.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                In his defense, it could be. Though his example doesn't make a lot of sense.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >game is not important enough to have serious visuals
                >gameplay is arcadey platforming for kids like on the NES
                >still tries to tackle serious, sad, and grim topics on the margins
                Pretentious

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >>game is not important enough to have serious visuals
                this is how people know you are moronic anon. you think having "serious visuals" is an "important" thing.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My le white phosphorus ... Le killed civilians?...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ?si=F88X9Ls2__s881r-
      >homosexuals still self insert into this kino

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People who treat this game as a personal attack on them instead of a character piece are complete morons.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone using the term "pretentious" should have to specify what pretense is supposedly being assumed.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i liked ow
    it's the fans that act like it is a heckin life changing experience just because of the ending that are the pretentious part

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    God Of War remake is the most pretentious game I have yet played.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh and this. It disappeared up it's own ass.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh and frick. This. The most pretentious game ever made and the most (literally) overrated. This is the sort of game that gives the whole industry a cringe feel. Like kids wearing their big boy pants.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its been funny seeing regular seethe at this on here after the studio thanked Marx & Engels at the game awards

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah I don't care about that. It's just how boldly pretentious it is. It's like watching obese white men in their midwestern gardens giving Katana reviews. It's a bad video game, with a painfully juvenile attempt at SRS ADULT BSNS slapped over the top. It's like A24 horror films, the game.

            Shame too because the art style was kino.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If you think that video games are doomed as a medium to unseriousness what's the point in engaging with them any further than as mindless entertainment? Not everything has to be tetris.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They aren't doomed to unseriousness. Disco Elysium isn't serious. It has PRETENSES to be serious. It's equating wearing a fedora with being intellectual. Hence the comparison to A24 and Le Elevated Horror, in which you take hokey material and douse it with superficial art film tropes. Having sophomoric conversations about niche internet politics is gay and lame, not serious and it's meaningless when the underlying game is a (very) mediocre point and click adventure. Unironically seemingly low aiming material like Fallout does a better job at making "real" art than pretentious slop like Gone Home or DE. Not bethesdaout tho

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Also I don't agree with OP. Outer Wilds does lean a little heavy on twee music to carry it over the line, but otherwise I thought it did what it set out to do just right. Maybe he really means the fanbase, who might act like they are Bobby Fischer because they figured out how to make the little space ship go past the big fishes.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Also the other thing I didn't like about DE was that it felt like people who really want to be in Ganker but couldn't cut it just tossing their work on the bones of a game. It doesn't use an interactive medium to illustrate it's points to it's users. It uses walls of text to express them to an audience.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It doesn't use an interactive medium to illustrate it's points to it's users.
                >it's points
                ?
                It uses an interactive medium to offer different experiences depending on your choices

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Granted I only played it for 5 hours before uninstalling, but the choices seemed to offer superficial differences that didn't really cause you to change how you think about the circumstances.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >but the choices seemed to offer superficial differences that didn't really cause you to change how you think about the circumstances.
                The grand overarching story remains the same, because it's not some lucid dream or whatever. You're still in the same scenario and have to resolve it. How you handle things and what you experience along the way will be different based on choices & skills
                If you tried to do what DE does in any other medium it would be SIGNIFICANTLY worse, which shows it's the right medium for it
                I'd argue music works better in a written medium than DE

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The broad plot of the game is the same no matter what you do. Most of the choices you make have purely internal effects, which makes sense - the game isn't *really* about a murder mystery or whatever, it's more of an exploration of Harry's character, and I think that the choices you make really do explain different parts of his psychoses and change the way he interacts with the world and other characters in interesting, illustrative ways.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Disco is funny and it embarrassed /misc/.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                measurehead was some of the funniest shit i've ever seen in a videogame

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >be 16 year old midwit
          >Film critic says "vidya not art"
          >ackshually, I'll show you. Give me all your strength reddit, we're going to make political art and it WILL be a (shitty point and click) video game!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This one fell off hard in eps 4 and 5, totally ruined my opinion of it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know why but I still enjoyed it despite it being one of the most pretentious games I've played in my life. I just accepted it for what it was and I thought it was interesting.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    disco elysium hands down

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for reminding me about this dogshit """"game"""".

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Outer Wilds has three faults.
    > Forced restarts are a bad mechanic.
    > Ending is complete nonsense that does not quite fit in the game.
    > You cannot have se... I mean, you cannot save Solanum, which would arguably be consistent with how "quantum" stuff works.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The ending was too long and the DLC was too hard. That's the only fault

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is complete nonsense that does not quite fit in the game.
      >He didn't get it

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HL2
    Feels like it was made by villeneuve if he was a dev

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yeah I don't care about that

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > t. transgender

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://2023.vidyagaemawards.com/winners
    Pick any one of the games nominated for the "Most Pretentious Indie Game" Award. They have one of those every year.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the Gankergas are pretentious

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cocoon only got 5th

      bullshit that should have won. Viewfinder was also insufferable

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the Gankergas are pretentious

      It takes one to know one, I suppose.

      >cocoon only got 5th

      bullshit that should have won. Viewfinder was also insufferable

      Goodbye Volcano High had the home advantage for being a Ganker meme at this point.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Pick any one of the games nominated for the "Most Pretentious Indie Game" Award.

      >pizza tower & void stranger
      Frick off
      Wario clones & sokoban puzzle games are not pretentious

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The obligatory game that is nominated for every award. Same thing happened to Undertale back in the day.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You posted it.
    It’s the most reddit game I have ever played. And I literally play everything.
    t. giga gamer boomer

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dude....what if robots was people and people was robots.....thats so deep...............

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      MY NAME IS ELOHIM AND KNOW THAT I AM YOUR FRIEND

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        1 at least didn't have the fricking reddit droids yapping in your ear 24/7

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      MY NAME IS ELOHIM AND KNOW THAT I AM YOUR FRIEND

      1 at least didn't have the fricking reddit droids yapping in your ear 24/7

      Dont care the audiologs in 1 is still my favorite use of audiologs in any videogame

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LUDO NARRATIVE DISONANCE

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    eve online

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont know the definition pf pretentious but this felt pretentious to me.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dear esther

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ITT anons demonstrating that they literally do not know what the word pretentious means, despite the fact that they can take 5 seconds to google it This does not apply to most of the games posted ITT. You disliking the message of a game does not automatically make it pretentious.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      which games ITT does it apply to it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Undertale MAYBE, and thats a strong maybe. But it is probably Undertale. I would say its not nearly as pretentious as a game like Bioshock Infinite though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any game with a shitty ARG or expecting a community of neckbeards to solve some big mystery in it
      So
      >Noita
      >Homestuck 2 / Undertale / Deltarune
      >Animal Well

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't care for ARGs but there's nothing inherently pretentious about them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Again, I dont think you understand what the word pretentious means. Noita requiring a community to discover its secrets is not pretentious, it is just an extremely complex game. The complexity is also entirely related to game play, there is basically no narrative, so it is absolutely not pretentious.

        Wait until you see the kind of replies you'll get if you tell people here that they don't know what 'cuck' actually means.

        Do people not know that the word cuck refers to someone whos significant other cheats on them?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Homestuck 2 is such an unbelievable downgrade it makes me struggle to believe they're the same IP

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wait until you see the kind of replies you'll get if you tell people here that they don't know what 'cuck' actually means.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is Gankerirgin hatred of soulslikes a material critique or is this a scrub thing

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Monster hunter has better combat
      >Any zelda has better exploration
      >Literally any game with a real story does story better
      >Its not even difficult, pretty easy for videogames standards, specially if you grew up with arcades and NES.
      >Literally titled "PREPARE TO DIE EDITION"
      Face of pretentiousness

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Face of pretentiousness

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ITT anons demonstrating that they literally do not know what the word pretentious means, despite the fact that they can take 5 seconds to google it This does not apply to most of the games posted ITT. You disliking the message of a game does not automatically make it pretentious.

          >PREPARE TO DIE
          >Claiming to be extraordinarily difficult or insanely hard
          >It isnt
          How is it not pretentious again?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            TO DIE
            And a lot of people DID die. They still do. How is that pretentious? Do you have any idea how many people wont play souls games because they die all the time?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              People die playing Nintendo games anon, it's not exactly a feat to be proud of

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ganker has never liked sloppa until zoomers took over

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lovers of pretentious slop ITT are now getting really mad

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only actually pretentious game named ITT besides the obligatory walking simulators, is TLoU2.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only game that can be considered pretentious is the witness

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