Yiik is my nightmare

Imagine putting your soul into something like this thinking you're making art with zero self awareness on how it actually comes across to the average person.
The idea of that would put me off developing anything even if I had the ability to.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I respect it. He made what he wanted to make.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Regardless of any project there does take a certain class of individual to make that project and sending it out to masses.

      But if sending it out is what you're set on doing it's gotta be tough when those same people despise what you created. Why give it out at all if you don't expect people to like it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Why give it out at all if you don't expect people to like it.
        For the people who will like it, and to make your statement. And it may be liked more later on as peoples tastes change. There's an album called Trout Mask Replica that everyone hated and saw as a joke, but it went on to be very influential to musicians.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He did. He absolutely expected people to like it. A lot. That's why he got so fucking mad when it was reviewed so poorly, and pretty much universally panned. He got to updating it, which is fine and all, but nothing will cure the stigma it originally had, and people will always remember lemonade first and foremost, and then the dev's hamfisted attempt at self-insertion, without realizing that the minor arc he/alex went through did not actually make him that much better of a person, and he's still in fact an enormous, giganto, mega-cunt.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            He didn’t get mad because people didn’t like it, he got mad because people were intentionally not understanding the story and claiming “well why should I care he is annoying”

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Everything the story goes through and alex is the same smarmy, smug gay at the very end as he is at the start, and the dev still has the balls to claim alex went through a "Growth" arc. He didn't. At all. It's just an outright lie.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The whole point of the game is that Alex has to grow by the end of the game but doesn’t

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The thing with that is. To understand and get on board with the "Alex needs to get his shit together" thing. The supporting characters should also be just as annoying as the apparently obviously flawed one.
              The only difference between Alex and the rest of the cast is that we control Alex.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That is a genuinely positive outlook on that I hadn't considered. Even has precedence with stuff like Sonic 06.

          But even then that's more it loved for what it was "trying" too do rather than what is did. Which even if that wasn't the intention is a plus.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sonic 06 has been influential??

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yes actually. Mainly as an example of what not to do. It was poorly handled but not flawed on a fundamental level given how projects like p06 set out to pull the game that was hiding underneath the shitfest out.
              I'm certain it's influenced people in other ways too like helping video essayists and others better articulate why something is flawed rather than just saying it is.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Fans are actually going back and "fixing" it, with one particular guy reworking the engine to make it more like the Adventure games. Several videos now are trying to say that the criticism is overblown, though they'll concede on faults. I think people are too blinded by what "could've been", there's a strange phenomena nowadays where people will rate a game higher because they envision something more fantastic than what was given. Don't know what's going on.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's a combination of zoomers who played it when they were kids now having a voice to be nostalgic about it and P06 influencing their thoughts on 06 as if they are one and the same game.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Pretty sure evertime someone bring up the original and p06 in the same breath it's with the obvious caveat that vanilla 06 is only good in the "I kinda see where they could've been going if I squint" angle. It's wishful thinking. No one actually believes vanilla 06 is unironically good.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Sonic 06 has been influential??

              Yes. FFXV copied a cutscene from it

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              you know we live in the age of unironic sonic 06 apologists, right?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Is that just Ganker being contrarian again?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This, it could be worst, it could be one of the many indie games that no one knows about.Yiik is a meme it's the room of video-games.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why give it out at all if you don't expect people to like it.
      For the people who will like it, and to make your statement. And it may be liked more later on as peoples tastes change. There's an album called Trout Mask Replica that everyone hated and saw as a joke, but it went on to be very influential to musicians.

      this. and honestly, current state of the game looks like utter shit but i can respect that the developers are still trying to improve the game despite the almost universal disdain for YIIK. a lot of people say they can't take criticism well but the fact that they're still working on the game kinda shows otherwise imo (and before someone mentions something like the "video games aren't art" quote, a lot of that was taken out of context or was satire)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The issue is they aren't really fixing the dialogue and writing itself. Alex and friends still talk way too much. It actually would've been fine if Alex was the only one waxing poetic with his liberal arts degree, it makes no sense why every other character talk in paragraphs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >made what he wanted to make
      >throw a shit fit after
      yeah right

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, but i lost some respect with all the "fixes" to the plot.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He's right this time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The imagine doesn't really have anything to do with what I'm talking about it was just the first image I had saved.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've never played yiik and I'm curious to play it since Ganker hates it so much

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's not just Ganker anon. Game isn't good. Nobody but really specific individuals like that shit. And if you are that kind of person you've already played it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s concentrated leftism.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is it actually leftist? The developer was a douchebag and the main character and Vella or whatever her name was look like SJW caricatures but I don't remember any political messages.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think it's trolling because the dev went onto a right wing podcast and went on that rant about "IT'S ONLY HATED BY SELF INSERTERS (when Alex is a dev self insert)" and "THIS GAME IS ART"

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Alex isn't a dev self insert, if you're referring to that meme picture.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              then why does Alex shill the previous game made by the devs saying it's a masterpiece misunderstood by the ignorant masses? Just like what happened with YUK

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Alex liking their game is a metajoke and also foreshadowing for the plot twist at the end of the game that it's all in his head.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The battles are agonizingly slow, too much dialogue that goes nowhere, story ultimately isn't communicated well. The devs have been working on revamping it and a "YIIK I.V" version should be out before too much longer, so just wait for that.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    YIK sucks, don’t play it.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Writing some dead chinese schizo you saw on the news as your self-insert's forever soulmate or whatever is pretty based.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just look at YUK as an example of what not to do

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you can always make something else. you should never spend all your ideas and your life on just one project.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    john yiik still managed to get some notoriety and a fanbase even if it was mostly ironic. most indie games are shoved out onto an oversaturated market, buried in shit, and forgotten.

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