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Dan is that guy that killed your board game night.
@donchipotle: Thanks for the blog! I've been rather interested in this since first seeing it advertised on Steam.
So I hope this doesn't come out wrong, but how bad is the whole "waifu" thing with this game? The rest of this game sounds great, but all the waifu stuff plastered all over it has made me hesitate. I don't know if they're being kind of tongue-in-cheek with it all or what.
It's certainly tongue in cheek. You're not like dating the girls that show up or anything. It's just the internet being the internet and more of a marketing angle than anything else.
Four days late, but I'll try to make it worth while.
The "waifu" angle in all the advertisement is the worst thing about this game and has been a huge roadblock for me personally. I've been trying to evangelize for this game even before it came out and nearly everyone is intrigued by the idea of a cyber-punk bartending game where the drinks you serve effect the story. But then I show them waifubartending.com and their interest dries up immediately.
What's worse is that's not even the game they made. VA-11 Hall-A is one of the most thoughtful and subversive pieces of cyber-punk media I've seen in ages on top of being the most engaging and effective story in a game certainly this year, and for many more before. It's my favorite game of the year as well, over DOOM,Dark Souls III, and Overwatch, and I want more people to experience it. But just the presence of the word "waifu," joking or not, stops so many people in their tracks.
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