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#1 Posted by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

Guards in Chaos Theory sometimes notice

#3 Posted by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

@you_died: Oh, well, I must have misread what you wrote. In either case,

@spoonman671 said:

@believer258 said:

@you_died said:

@believer258 said:

@you_died said:

For everyone crying about the article:

That's what I thought it was at first, but I don't really get a hint of irony from this. Instead, I just get a bunch of verbose sentences and a repeat of the phrase "Dark Souls is the worst game ever made". If "I played this game for 300 hours" is that hint, then it's an incredibly weak one.

Literal or ironic, nothing about this article is particularly clever, which is where I really take issue.

I thought it was clever. A good, literary exercise in conveying mood through form. The guy is trolling a lot of people right now, which I'm on board with.

Meh. Not really. If he wanted to convey something about the difficulty of Dark Souls through form, he shouldn't have done it with sentences like some of the ones posted here. Dark Souls is about patience and learning and figuring out how to approach a challenge, and it's about taking simply-understood mechanics and doing everything possible with them. The form of this article is either overly long or confusingly complex, two characteristics which Dark Souls doesn't have. You could make a fine argument for Dark Souls' lack of tutorial making the game confusing, but the two don't really correlate and I doubt that's what the author was going for anyway.

He's definitely trying to be clever, this isn't solely trolling clickbait (though there is some element of that). He's not succeeding, whether he's imitating Dark Souls's form with writing or just trying to sound brilliant.

Sorry guys, but this is just how this guy writes. He's been around a long time and has always written like this. He's not trying to be ironic, he's not trying to make himself sound intelligent. This is his honest opinion, and this is how he knows how to express it.

Doesn't mean it isn't dumb.

Spoonman here says he's always like this, so his form still isn't imitating Dark Souls.

(Also, the article's obtuseness is, in any case, pretty undeniable. This is bad writing).

He doesn't always write like this. He used to write for IGN, so you can find more of his articles without much trouble. It is bad writing - if you take it at face value. I believe there is more to it than that. I'm sorry that you disagree.

#4 Edited by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

@you_died said:

@believer258 said:

@you_died said:

For everyone crying about the article:

That's what I thought it was at first, but I don't really get a hint of irony from this. Instead, I just get a bunch of verbose sentences and a repeat of the phrase "Dark Souls is the worst game ever made". If "I played this game for 300 hours" is that hint, then it's an incredibly weak one.

Literal or ironic, nothing about this article is particularly clever, which is where I really take issue.

I thought it was clever. A good, literary exercise in conveying mood through form. The guy is trolling a lot of people right now, which I'm on board with.

Meh. Not really. If he wanted to convey something about the difficulty of Dark Souls through form, he shouldn't have done it with sentences like some of the ones posted here. Dark Souls is about patience and learning and figuring out how to approach a challenge, and it's about taking simply-understood mechanics and doing everything possible with them. The form of this article is either overly long or confusingly complex, two characteristics which Dark Souls doesn't have. You could make a fine argument for Dark Souls' lack of tutorial making the game confusing, but the two don't really correlate and I doubt that's what the author was going for anyway.

He's definitely trying to be clever, this isn't solely trolling clickbait (though there is some element of that). He's not succeeding, whether he's imitating Dark Souls's form with writing or just trying to sound brilliant.

I disagree with everything you wrote. He isn't imitating the form: he is using a deliberate style to convey his mood while playing the game.

#5 Posted by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

@you_died said:

For everyone crying about the article:

That's what I thought it was at first, but I don't really get a hint of irony from this. Instead, I just get a bunch of verbose sentences and a repeat of the phrase "Dark Souls is the worst game ever made". If "I played this game for 300 hours" is that hint, then it's an incredibly weak one.

Literal or ironic, nothing about this article is particularly clever, which is where I really take issue.

I thought it was clever. A good, literary exercise in conveying mood through form. The guy is trolling a lot of people right now, which I'm on board with.

#6 Edited by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

For everyone crying about the article:

#8 Posted by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

I fucking adore this game

#9 Posted by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

+10 Falchion, love the moveset

#10 Posted by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

I guarantee you that once you start playing it you will stop giving a shit about this