Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Demigod y'all

Above: Didn't look like this on my computer, that's for sure.

My review of Demigod is up at thephoenix.com. I'm linking to it here, because that's just a thing that I do, but honestly it's among the worst work I've ever done. I don't recommend reading it. It's not that I don't know better than to review PC games with heavy strategic elements, it's that sometimes there's no other choice. And when that choice gives me minimal time to play a game on a PC that's not up to the task, with multiplayer servers that are fickle at best, well, this is what you get.

So, I'm sorry about that. Some things never change.

9 comments:

Ed Borden said...

Wait, was this a review of Demigod or treatise on much you think gaming on the PC sucks, I couldn't tell

And still 2.5 stars?!

Mitch Krpata said...

I said don't read it

Ed Borden said...

When the PC cries out in anguish, yearning for justice, I am there

Julian said...

Sorry to twist the knife, but "This would never happen on a console?" It totally does: http://insultswordfighting.blogspot.com/2009/03/using-sniper-rifle-in-killzone-2-photo.html

Maybe a closer analogue would be accidentally hitting R3 and zooming in when you just wanted to turn around, which is a problem lots of us had when clickable analog sticks were first introduced.

chesh said...

It's really kind of ridiculous to spend 2/3 of your review on the platform, rather than the game. Your points are valid, but that's not what you were supposed to be writing about.

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robyrt said...

For your specific problem - the difference between panning, zooming and rotating - this is not a Demigod design flaw, it's an HCI design flaw with PC games in general. It turns out the solution is actually to NEVER click the middle mouse button, and just zoom out / zoom in quickly to change your position. Just another one of those things (like where L3 and R3 are on a console) that nobody ever tells you.

Paul said...

Wow, Mitch, you weren't kidding. At the end I was looking for page two of the review . . .

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