We Need To Shut Up AlreadyI get that the entire point of the internet is to complain about mundane shit.
Well... That and hardcore pornography.
Seriously. I understand that. I've built myself a nice little hobby out of it.
The complaining... Not the porn.
But there's a line that our gaming community has been passing a little too easily lately: Complaining for no good freaking reason.
If you don't want to buy a game, don't buy it. It's that simple. You don't have to look for stupid shit to complain about.
It's even worse if the game has any sort of hype behind it. Then people are going to just make shit up as they go so they can sound cool enough to hate what everyone else loves.
Call of Duty? Too much shooting.
We as gamers should hold ourselves to higher standards. We're not Ma and Pa Gribble getting on this new fangled interweb thang and trying to post message on our Facewall.
We're at least intelligent enough to not act like a bunch of whiny little bastards over every little thing.
Case in point: Mass Effect 2.
If you have not heard of this game, welcome to our planet. Mind the wildlife and enjoy your stay.
Mass Effect 2 is a big game. A game so large, in fact, that it requires multiple discs.
That's right. Multiple DVDs.
Now, back in my day, that was the sign of a good game. Back in my day, a good game had to have 2 or 3 or even 4 discs.
Lord help you if you got a PC game way back. You opened a box to find 29 floppies that had to be installed.
But that shit was a sign of quality. The game was just so damned good that it required extra discs to contain all the awesomeness.
Ask any Final Fantasy gamer their favorite part of the Playstation titles and they will not list a scene or a sequence. No, they'll say disc 3.
That's just how it was.
Mass Effect 2 comes out and suddenly, people don't understand that anymore. Reviewers are saying shit like "Don't get comfortable."
What the hell?!
Don't get comfortable? The game requires you to change a disc probably once every twenty hours.
What the F&%@ does it take for you to get comfortable?
Jesus. I've only been sat here for the better part of a day. Now, I've got to change a disc? F&%@ THAT!
And what's the big freaking deal anyway? Is your console in some other country, a land so distant that travel is arduous and consuming?
It's right there.
You can probably see it from where you're sitting.
Get the F&%@ over it.
Now, you might think I'm just bitching about stupid people.
I tend to do that.
This time, though... This time, I've got a point.
Remember a few years ago, when Devil May Cry came out? Remember the freaking clusterF&%@ circus about how long it took to install the game? People lost their freaking minds because they had to wait for the game to do a mandatory install.
People hated that.
So, what did the Mass Effect guys say?
Hey, let's put that shit on multiple discs so that they won't have to install the game.
Yay! Everyone's happy!
Oh, wait... No they're not. Now, they're complaining about having to switch discs.
Basically, we're looking at developers and telling them that we want extremely long games with amazing graphics and sound that require absolutely no install while somehow being contained on a single disc.
Yeah... It's no wonder they don't take us more seriously.
Hey, every copy should include a free unicorn. They can find them wherever in the hell we think they're going to get this magical super-disc technology.
I've figured out the perfect solution to everyone's problems: stop bitching.
See? The world is a better place already.