Forbes: Is Dark Souls II The Worst Game Ever Made?

#1CL60Posted 4/27/2014 9:00:36 AM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelthomsen/2014/04/25/is-dark-souls-ii-the-worst-game-ever-made/
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#2cobaltlotusPosted 4/27/2014 9:02:47 AM
That article lost it's credentials when I got to the part where he said "I hate this game, so I should spent 400+ hours playing it, and play it more than anything else."

Let's not just hate a game and drop it.. Let's play it more then write a whiny article about it because I can't beat an optional boss. What the ****?
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#3SlaynPosted 4/27/2014 9:10:02 AM
At first I thought it was troll, but then after reading his pretentious writing style and looking at his picture, he sounds like he has Asperger's or something.

I just... I don't know... he said the first Dark Souls was the worst game ever, and then admits to playing a few hundred hours... I really think it just might be click bait.

The amateur crap on Forbes, especially video games, is REALLY bad. It makes me think these authors just want attention so they can move on to real journalism instead of writing for what is essentially a blog.
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#4NineteenHundredPosted 4/27/2014 9:12:48 AM
That was so pretentious I just spontaneously grew a stupid curly moustache.
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#5ClouddxPosted 4/27/2014 9:14:35 AM
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#6BugMasterDPosted 4/27/2014 9:15:34 AM
Slayn posted...
At first I thought it was troll, but then after reading his pretentious writing style and looking at his picture, he sounds like he has Asperger's or something.

I just... I don't know... he said the first Dark Souls was the worst game ever, and then admits to playing a few hundred hours... I really think it just might be click bait.

The amateur crap on Forbes, especially video games, is REALLY bad. It makes me think these authors just want attention so they can move on to real journalism instead of writing for what is essentially a blog.


Uhh.. No. I know -TWO- people diagnosed with Aspergers, and they love the soul series from DeS to DsS2
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#7grampamurkedPosted 4/27/2014 9:16:02 AM
Bad gamer=terrible reviewer
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#82pp3nd1xPosted 4/27/2014 9:16:38 AM
BugMasterD posted...
Slayn posted...
At first I thought it was troll, but then after reading his pretentious writing style and looking at his picture, he sounds like he has Asperger's or something.

I just... I don't know... he said the first Dark Souls was the worst game ever, and then admits to playing a few hundred hours... I really think it just might be click bait.

The amateur crap on Forbes, especially video games, is REALLY bad. It makes me think these authors just want attention so they can move on to real journalism instead of writing for what is essentially a blog.


Uhh.. No. I know -TWO- people diagnosed with Aspergers, and they love the soul series from DeS to DsS2


He didn't say having Asperger's Syndrome makes you hate the souls game. Just that his writing style and picture led him to believe he might have it.
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#9SlaynPosted 4/27/2014 9:22:10 AM
2pp3nd1x posted...
BugMasterD posted...
Slayn posted...
At first I thought it was troll, but then after reading his pretentious writing style and looking at his picture, he sounds like he has Asperger's or something.

I just... I don't know... he said the first Dark Souls was the worst game ever, and then admits to playing a few hundred hours... I really think it just might be click bait.

The amateur crap on Forbes, especially video games, is REALLY bad. It makes me think these authors just want attention so they can move on to real journalism instead of writing for what is essentially a blog.


Uhh.. No. I know -TWO- people diagnosed with Aspergers, and they love the soul series from DeS to DsS2


He didn't say having Asperger's Syndrome makes you hate the souls game. Just that his writing style and picture led him to believe he might have it.


Yes, I dated someone with it. They tend to talk like that. Quite verbose. Sometimes their "logic" does not fit in line with other people. Tend to just prattle on and on. Not an insult, just an observation. Takes quite a person to play a game for a few hundred hours and study it that intently even if they think it is the "worst game ever". Sometimes they get infatuated with certain things.
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#10applesforapplesPosted 4/27/2014 9:40:27 AM(edited)
I dont know about aspergers, but the reviewer has got a half dozen trains of thought going at once and they've all gone off the rails by the end.

His arguments of repetitive combat and frustrations with the mathematical inconsistency of game mechanics swiftly devolve into what seems to be criticisms levied against the video game industry and community as a whole, something about how the friendships formed around the game, a hypnotic conflation of dazzling, senseless light, are eclipsed by the "socioeconomic circumstances" and "oppression" games like this cause until every one of the half dozen trains of thought he's riding crashes and burns.

It's the rhetorical equivalent of a ten-train pileup.
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