I might be a jerk for saying this (minor spoilers)

#1 Posted by paparoach (70 posts) -

But this was one of the biggest waste of $10 I have ever experienced. And I recently purchased not, 1, not 2 but 3 Kataja Finish sour beers so I can try them in different chalices for 7$ each.

I don't even think it's bad, I fully enjoyed the music and the environment. The "mortality" idea was nice and I was genuinely impressed and surprised with the ending. But it took me 30 mins! And I will never ever touch it again.

During Fall and Winter, there was literally NOTHING to interact with. No new wildlife, no nothing. Maybe I missed something, because this game would greatly benefit from some secrets.

Anyway, thankfully I shit $10 bills often enough that I can afford little flukes like this.

#2 Posted by Aegon (5773 posts) -

I don't think shitting $10 bills is good for the economy. 

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (15119 posts) -

@Aegon said:

I don't think shitting $10 bills is good for the economy.

God damn inflation. NOW WE KNOW WHY THE DOLLAR ISN'T WORTH ANYTHING.

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#4 Posted by project343 (2837 posts) -

There are a ton of short (less than an hour) games in that price range. And most reviews/commentary on Proteus mention the game's length. You make it sound like the game was trying to deceive you or something.

#5 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

I felt the same way after finishing 30 Flights of Loving. There are free games with more substantial content than these.

#6 Posted by JasonR86 (9764 posts) -

Why do people feel it is necessary to bitch about game purchases that they were unsatisfied with? Haven't we all done this before? Not every purchase is great. I've bought a lot of things like albums, books, games, movies, etc. that I have been disappointed in and have no one else to blame for it but myself since I was the one who made the purchase. What good is it to bitch about something one does willingly? It's like bitching about a black eye due to punching oneself in the eye. Just accept it and get over it. Not just this OP but everyone who does this.

Fuck.

#7 Posted by LikeaSsur (1583 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

Why do people feel it is necessary to bitch about game purchases that they were unsatisfied with? Haven't we all done this before? Not every purchase is great.

So you'd rather we bite our tongue when something disappoints us? Suddenly, nothing ever improves and criticism is a thing of the past.

If anything, the opposite is true. It's one thing to complain about something free (though it can be done), but when money is involved and OP feels like he wasted his, why should he keep his mouth shut? The very foundation of feedback requires voicing your dissatisfaction when it's applicable.

#8 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Thanks OBAMA

#9 Posted by laserbolts (5354 posts) -

Ok guys JasonR86 said we should stop complaining about purchases we make. Shut this thread down. Get over yourself dude. He has every right to complain if he wants to. I only saw the quick look of proteus and it didn't impress me at all. Game looked like something I could slap together in paint in like 10 minutes. There didn't seem to be any real point to it. If I bought it for 10 bucks I'd be bummed out too.

#10 Posted by paparoach (70 posts) -

@JasonR86: I wouldn't be bitching if the game was bitchin'!

but it's not

#11 Posted by JasonR86 (9764 posts) -

@LikeaSsur said:

@JasonR86 said:

Why do people feel it is necessary to bitch about game purchases that they were unsatisfied with? Haven't we all done this before? Not every purchase is great.

So you'd rather we bite our tongue when something disappoints us? Suddenly, nothing ever improves and criticism is a thing of the past.

If anything, the opposite is true. It's one thing to complain about something free (though it can be done), but when money is involved and OP feels like he wasted his, why should he keep his mouth shut? The very foundation of feedback requires voicing your dissatisfaction when it's applicable.

Feedback on Giantbomb.com? For the creators of this game? Why not do it on the games' site or to the creators directly on twitter or elsewhere? This is just impotent bitching.

@paparoach said:

@JasonR86: I wouldn't be bitching if the game was bitchin'!

but it's not

Well done. You're alright dude.

@laserbolts said:

Ok guys JasonR86 said we should stop complaining about purchases we make. Shut this thread down. Get over yourself dude. He has every right to complain if he wants to. I only saw the quick look of proteus and it didn't impress me at all. Game looked like something I could slap together in paint in like 10 minutes. There didn't seem to be any real point to it. If I bought it for 10 bucks I'd be bummed out too.

There's too much of me to get over myself. My ego is way too big for that. Also @ me if you want to call me out.

#12 Posted by laserbolts (5354 posts) -

I'm on my phone and I can't reply hopefully that is fixed in the redesign. Sorry if I came off as aggressive it just seems ridiculous to complain about a fellow user complaining about a gaming purchase he made on these forums.

#13 Posted by JasonR86 (9764 posts) -

Ridiculousness is kinda my MO.

#14 Posted by laserbolts (5354 posts) -

Being an aggressive dick without realizing it is mine.

#15 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

With all due respect, perhaps you should of looked into the game a bit more before purchasing it? It has been mentioned several times that it is only 45 minutes long, certain people are fine with that and others are not. This seems like the type of game that certain people shouldn't buy, more so than other games. You can either apprecitate an artistic game like this, or not.

#16 Posted by triple07 (1198 posts) -

That's why I didn't buy it. I don't mind artistic games or anything but it just seemed like there wasn't much to this game which some people might be fine with but I would like more content in my games since I'm gaming on a budget.

#17 Posted by ShaggE (6637 posts) -

@JasonR86: He's being perfectly civil about it, though. It'd be one thing if he were saying "ONLY 30 MINUTE FUCK THIS GAME I WANT A REFUND", but I don't see what's wrong with what he said. That's the point of this forum: to discuss games/experiences with games, and to put Ryan's head on a Dachshund in Photoshop.

#18 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

$10 is pretty steep for half an hour, for sure. Seems like a really interesting experience but I can understand feeling iffy about it at that price.

#19 Posted by umdesch4 (773 posts) -

Yeah, I agree that this thing isn't for everyone, or at least that everyone might not feel they're getting their money's worth out of it. As a contrasting experience, I've played through this thing about 5 or 6 times, and spent a total time of maybe 3.5 hours with it. That's in the ballpark of a movie, and I'd end up spending more than $10 if I were to go see something in a theater. I consider that reasonable.

Having said that, yes I wish there were a lot more to this "game". I understand, from this poston the official Proteus forums, that there are potentially a few more additions coming, and calling them "updates" seems to imply that they won't be paid DLC. If/when that happens, I might play through a couple more times to see what's new, and check out this modding system.

#20 Posted by LikeaSsur (1583 posts) -

@JasonR86: I can see you in the future, when anyone even alludes to disappointment or regret over a purchase, getting right up IN THEIR FACE and saying "Why do you feel the need to complain about it?! Get the hell over it!" Completely forgetting that people get over things by talking about them.

#21 Edited by JasonR86 (9764 posts) -

@LikeaSsur said:

@JasonR86: I can see you in the future, when anyone even alludes to disappointment or regret over a purchase, getting right up IN THEIR FACE and saying "Why do you feel the need to complain about it?! Get the hell over it!" Completely forgetting that people get over things by talking about them.

In the future?

@ShaggE said:

@JasonR86: He's being perfectly civil about it, though. It'd be one thing if he were saying "ONLY 30 MINUTE FUCK THIS GAME I WANT A REFUND", but I don't see what's wrong with what he said. That's the point of this forum: to discuss games/experiences with games, and to put Ryan's head on a Dachshund in Photoshop.

I know. For some reason it rubbed me the wrong way yesterday. Plus it's $10. I payed $8 for watching the Hobbit and enjoyed about 15 minutes of it. I just bought a coffee for $5 that will be gone in less than an hour and will only satiate me for a small time after that. $10 isn't very much money. I know everyone is strapped for cash but come on y'all. But whatever, I was being a dick and I've stopped so that's that.

#22 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

I'm glad you posted this. Everyone's been earfucking me with this game, and it just doesn't compel me the same way.

#23 Posted by CosmicBatman (317 posts) -

I've paid more money for a piece of art to hang on my wall. This is an interactive experience dude.

By the way, Thirty Flights of Loving was fun for the half of a second it lasted but I think it should have been free or at least longer.

#24 Posted by Jams (2965 posts) -

@mandude said:

I'm glad you posted this. Everyone's been earfucking me with this game, and it just doesn't compel me the same way.

Yeah, I agree. I feel like the way everyone talks about the "game" makes it sound like it's worth money. But from what I can tell, it has less than a pre-alpha version of a game. I'd be more interested if it had any kind of game mechanics in it. But it's like they got some stuff up and running then decided, hey we can sell this for the same amount a real game cost even though you can't really do anything in this game!

#25 Posted by SpiderRumor (10 posts) -

I liked the game. I feel that video games are becoming less "game-y" and are figuring out how to create experiences that aren't just some mechanic repeated until it get bored with itself. Maybe if there was a way to telegraph "If you come in with these expectation you will be disappointed" however, I feel that it is the fault of the buyer in most of the cases. Proteus has been reported on fairly conclusively that this is not a traditional game and if you did as much research as watched the trailer you would have seen what you are paying for. Examine for yourself if the game is an experience you would like to have and then make your buying decision, don't just buy a game because hype.

#26 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@ThePaleKing said:

I felt the same way after finishing 30 Flights of Loving. There are free games with more substantial content than these.

I'd argue that Thirty Flights has more content than some 60+ hour games. I guess it's a matter of perspective, though. Bummer that you weren't into it.

#27 Posted by Little_Socrates (5694 posts) -

@paparoach: Just so you're aware, another thread seems to be detailing a whole bunch of secrets in the game that I missed on my playthrough as well.

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