@quantris: I can honestly agree with you. When you start using it, it becomes a stupid crutch. There's only a handful of puzzles in the e series in which they take it out. If anything the should dedicate a whole mode to no hints.
@video_game_king: My basic complaint about it is int there, It doesn't really play as well as it could. but also, it doesn't matter, because I like this one. Even though my reasons for disliking it doesn't explain why I suddenly do.
@dolphin_butter:Well if I had to choose, Picross e2. Becuase micross mode quickly became my favourite thing ever. So I'm more than excited to see it back in e4.
@milkman: well yeah. They're jokes. and comedy is subjective. but it's not grounds for being in utter distaste for the entire thing. I have reservations about the thing sometimes, but it doesn't hurt to just let it go.
I'm so fucking sick of the cynicism that plagues this industry. It was refreshing to see somebody trying to laugh for a change. The problem was that each time he tried to make fun, Geoff shot it down like the show would end if people enjoyed themselves. Hey, asshat, it's an "awards" show. It's not about your fucking scoop. Let these people enjoy themselves. All the whining on Twitter coming from industry people is driving me insane. Why do you people do this? You get no fucking enjoyment out of it.
Is it really "cynical" to try and treat the medium with a bit of respect? No one is saying the show can't be fun but when almost all of your jokes are "this whole thing and everything about it sucks", who are making this show for? McHale wasn't allowing anyone to "enjoy themselves." He was a condescending asshole who made everyone uncomfortable and was very rarely funny.
That reply is the reason why there will be no respect. The problem that a lot of people couldn't do during the VGX is get over their own bullshit and enjoy something for what it is.
If people let go of the idea that everything has to be nitpicked and complained about, you'd have seen people enjoying themselves for 3 hours.