Yeah, that game has some great tunes. Almost makes me want to replay it as well, actually. My cartridge's battery doesn't keep saves any more, but I could play on the Retron 5 with no worries now. Hmm.
Yeah, absolutely. I love a lot of flawed games. There's the easy examples of games with technical problems that other people dismiss outright. I have griped in the past about people deeming games "unplayable" due to unstable frame rates, etc. because there are plenty of games that don't run particularly well that I still find enjoyable. Then there are some that have some jankiness to the gameplay that I love. Some of my old 20Q picks fall into this category, actually... Okage Shadow King, Thousand Arms, etc. Hell, even Tales games can be pretty janky sometimes. Not to mention some of their lazy map designs, etc. But I enjoy my time with all of those. Another example: I enjoyed Star Ocean 4. That's basically blasphemy online since everyone seems to hate it because its story, voice acting, etc. range from "meh" to "awful" depending who you ask. But did I play the hell out of it? You betcha. People shit on Folklore a lot, too, but I thought that game was pretty delightful. I used "etc." way too many times in this post, but I'm too lazy to edit it. Etc.
Yeah, I read that too. I feel bad for her because it's clear that she has had a really rough go working on the project. I've always thought that some people don't thrive in environments like that-- where you are beholden to the expectations and requirements of someone like a Sony, or any other big name publisher really. She is probably one of those people. And I'm not judging her at all for it by the way, it's just a personality thing. It sounds like she will be better off lifestyle-wise and health-wise pursuing her own creative endeavors independently, so good for her. Like you pointed out, I agree with all of her basic points. But it does feel like she was struggling with her thoughts a bit when she was writing that.
Just finished listening to the podcast. You guys should definitely give Undertale a shot. It probably won't be coming to anything other than PC/Mac anytime soon-- certain things the game does are very specific to a computer being the platform. It's also only 6 - 10 hours long. If ever there existed an RPG that you'll have time to actually finish, it's probably this one.
Yeah, people are getting pretty deep into the lore of this thing. I kinda felt like part of the point of the game is to just let it be what it is. I watched some of the bits on youtube that I didn't get because I didn't go for the bad ending.