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#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

@sweep said:

I think the reality of working for any videogame studio is going to be intensely sobering for anyone who considers this a legitimate career. It might seem fun to be "making videogames wooo!" but the truth is endless hours of crunch pushing out generic assets for a game that you have had no directional control over and will probably dislike once it's finally released, mostly because you'll be sick of looking at it.

Assuming you're lucky enough to get hired, your priorities should be:

  • Job security
  • Money
  • Location

The "I like the games this place makes so I want to work there" mentality is... well... it doesn't work like that. Case in point, look at Rockstar North.

Sorry to disappoint, kids.

This. Seeing the end of the Double Fine Adventure series confirmed what I'd heard about working in the gaming industry. No way in hell would I want to work myself sick like that.

Really? When I watched it I had exactly the opposite reaction. I just wanted to be there.

#2 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

Any developer with a big focus on writing. Like a Bioware or a Telltale. I'm sure I wouldn't have the freedom I wanted unless I was a lead, but I've always enjoyed non linear and interactive stories and I'd love to be a part of that. Maybe a medium sized indie team would be better though.

#3 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

When we decided we wanted to move back to Arizona to be closer to our family we stayed with my grandparents in Safford Arizona for a month, and they were getting pretty sick of us, so we had to kind of rush to find a place. The one we found had a serious bug problem, and I know we had some rats at one point too. The worst part was the completely ineffective swamp cooler. The 2 summers we spent there were miserable. Also being a newcomer to a small town sucks.

#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

Lately I've been playing Harvest Moon 64 cause I'm sick and its too hard to focus on anything else. Karen hates her dad and drinks a lot. It was meant to be.

This game is kind of bullshit though. Farm work is extremely tedious, especially since I have a full green house now and it takes like 10 minutes of watering every in game day (I've been sick for like 2 weeks). Then when I'm done with that I spend another 10 minutes brushing, milking, feeding, and selling stuff, then I spend 5 minutes running around town giving the same gifts to the same people and hearing the same thing they said yesterday. Every once in a while you get 30 second scenes between characters which are probably only exciting because they break up the monotony. Its worse on year 2 because I've already seen all the festivals now. I'm looking forward to the sea festival though because I stole Kai's girl and now I'm going to steal his trophy.

There's something kind of relaxing about it though. I like the idea of being a farmer. It could be a pretty neat game with some tweaking. Maybe if it played out like Persona where you choose how to spend each portion of your day, whether with certain people, your farm, or your animals. And maybe the farming could be more strategic, instead of just 10 minutes of the same watering animation. It should at least focus more on the character interactions. There have been approximately one billion Harvest Moons since this one, so for all I know they've gone in this direction, but from what I've seen they've leaned even further into the tedious farm work.

I had no idea that I had so many opinions about Harvest Moon.

#5 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

I only went there once, but I literally had no complaints. Decent Honey BBQ wings, good mozarella sticks, awesome chocolate cake thingy. There was some sort of happy hour thing going on so it was a good price for what we got, and the place was basically empty aside from like 2 other groups. Maybe I just had a lucky experience but the idea of someone hating that place sounds silly to me. If we want to get up in arms about a shitty restaurant lets talk Hooters.

#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

Have any stories ever come out about people getting fired over stuff like this? I bet its really rare to get caught.

#7 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

I want to whine about hd collections but I can't cause I'm probably gonna buy this.

#8 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

@jadegl: I think the problem is that he wasn't talking about gaming in general. He wasn't saying "I wish there were more people of color, homosexuals, and women in gaming" he was saying "This game has only white people, and that's a problem." He's targeting a specific game that has a specific vision that he doesn't agree with. That's what I take issue with. Not the broader point that games should have more diversity, I think the author, you, and I can all agree with that.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

When you condemn a game for having white characters the point starts to sound less like "It's cool when people of color are in games" and more like "I wish there weren't so many white people in games." That's an important distinction to make I think.

#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

I am also a person who has no desire to ever play Rock Band or Guitar Hero, and if you asked me to write a preview for it, it would be incredibly uninformed, it would likely regurgitate a lot of the bullet points that their marketing department is trying to get across, and I wouldn't have anything interesting to say about it. I guarantee that everybody in this thread has a genre they could say the same thing about. Obviously he was trying to avoid this, which was probably a mistake, because instead of sounding uninformed he sounded pretentious. Really you just shouldn't send someone who has no interest in rhythm games to preview a rhythm game because it serves no one.