- Oct 25, 2017
Yeah, and it's a good example of why Shenmue fans get so annoyed. We're constantly insulted for liking the game with talk of playing just for graphics or nostalgia or some other shit. It's okay to not like the game as it's clearly not for everyone, but to act like fans are deluding themselves for enjoying it is just trolling.
I would honestly pay money to see him walk up to game devs and start screaming things the way Alex does to Bernie Sanders or Marco Rubio. It would be comedy gold and take gaming journalism to the next level.
Right, because you are a well adjusted person.
I remember Game Informer back during their GTA III review throwing shade on Shenmue when comparing the two.Shenmue is a grotesque waste of time, and is interesting from only the most clinical perspective. It's one thing for a game to establish a sense of place and explore the mundane, it's another thing entirely for the game to make wait for fucking ever to grab your cruise ship tickets, then just fuck with you by going "oh can you come tomorrow instead" for no other reason than the designers going "Isn't that annoying?! Isn't that frustrating?! Just like real life, maaaannnn!"
I take zero issue with Jim giving it shit.
I know. Its a mouse seeing a bunch of mice dead in traps and going OOOOOOH at cheese sitting on an unsprung trap.
Nailed it on the head.Agreed! He is always offensive in his videos, and when something comes back to him he makes videos like these. Those who makes such comments are also allowed to have an opinion, it's not you alone Jim Sterling! And if you can't handle that with your provocating and offensive videos, than fucking stop making offensive and provocating videos!!!
Yakuza is like Shenmue but shit. It doesn't even have a weather/night cycle, NPC scheldues and who can be properly talked to, most buildings can't even be entered and let you observe items with your hands.
In reality,Both games are effective at what they try to do, and Shenmue is instead a detective/life sim game and comparing them so simplistically is very dull.
They're creating this disingenuous narrative, and despite Shenmue having objective qualities that make a good and well made video game within its genre. I can't help but feel that maybe part of it is because they are Jim fans and want to agree with everything he says.
He is pathetic but not pathetic in a sympathetic way which pisses me off even more. Like he's actively smug about the fact he is a pathetic human being and an absolute scumsucker with the laziest content imaginable. I can't describe it really. He's just a revolting internet personality. I don't comment on these threads usually tho.
As if what you said is some definitive consensus, and acting as those who like it are wrong for liking what can be considered good things. LMAO! In what capacity is it a bad videogame? Is it bad mechanics? Bad visuals? Bad story? Bad UI? Bad value proposition? Bad music? Bad voice acting... yeah I'd probably agree with anyone who brings up the voice acting ;)
There are those people, and then there are those people who appreciate that there is no other game out there like Shenmue despite all the attempts to critically homogenise it, especially by comparing it to Yakuza. There are super-fans of everything, dude.
He used to be really well liked, but sometime last year the tables turned and so now basically every thread about a video of his gets a tonne of posts by people who hate him. I don't personally think Jim changed, but people got tired of his shtick I guess. His shtick being ranty sometimes controversial videos about games and/or the industry. He also got a lot of haters for infamously giving BotW a 7.
Why dont we dress up as the old guys from the muppets and talk shit about some games. Then profit. I'd watch it.
Lmao ooookay then......As if what you said is some definitive consensus, and acting as those who like it are wrong for liking what can be considered good things. LMAO! In what capacity is it a bad videogame? Is it bad mechanics? Bad visuals? Bad story? Bad UI? Bad value proposition? Bad music? Bad voice acting... yeah I'd probably agree with anyone who brings up the voice acting ;)
I like La Mulana 2 a whole lot. Definitely my game of the year.
There is no "narrative". Some people just don't like Shenmue. It's not a big deal and you should get used to it.
Best description for it right here. Almost everything about Shenmue's gameplay is pretty bad.
There's quite a lot of issues that requires patching but I was lucky enough to run into almost no issues beside maybe a single crash.
I still really can´t fathom how people don´t get the irony of this.
Are only certain games' fans allowed to act like their favorite game is some holy grail ?
Its one thing to bash the game. It is another thing to constantly imply the fanbase don't know what good games are and only enjoyed Shenmue because of the graphics. Its like you aren't allowed to praise Shenmue because it is "objectively" a bad game. Am not defending the trolls commenting on that video. Heck I highly doubt that many Shenmue fans even replied for him to make video like that but w/e.i'm pretty sure Shenmue was a bit of a mixed-bad even out the door on Dreamcast. Like it got reviewed well enough, but it was always pretty awkward — and it was certainly bound to get worse after so many years.
I think Jim's not trying to be hyper-critical (well...), but Commentocracy only reveals how far people have their head up the buttholes about their own hobby. He's satirizing how seriously people take this "entertainment hobby" and sound like they've been PERSONALLY offended as if they made the game. It's fine to be passionate about something you love, but it's so easy to take it too far (and now we got an extreme culture on the internet that goes into harassing people).