No big journal this time.
No rambling diatribe.
No massive amount of postulating about whether or not things will ever change.
Just that this is what I've seen as the trend of internet 'reviewers'. They will fall under one of these two categories and usually, the first word leads to the second.
Look at Spoony and how far he's fallen since his anger overwhelmed his rational mind and caused his massive meltdown, costing him what could be considered a VERY cushy job that had all the toil of making a mushy cheese sandwich. Look at Jimquisition who likely just brought a massive lawsuit against the Escapist with his latest 'opinion' that Sony is begging us all to pirate them because they deserve it.
Look at FrozenFoxy, who plays with probably a smile on his face and is massively enjoyable to watch. Or Jerma985, who is not too big to laugh at himself and will put his terrified face on camera because he knows he's fun to watch...and how he always and unfailingly ends his videos with "Take care, everybody." And you know he means it honestly.
Look at the amazing effort Extra Credits has put in to making games something to be proud of *legitimately* by showcasing how they can be used as art and as tools for looking within ourselves.
I won't bring up Yahtzee as angry because he's not angry so much as satirical and isn't afraid to say he likes a game, so long as he keeps himself honest with pointing out flaws to help us understand that the term 'gaming perfection' is flatout purile thinking.
Anger Consumes. Hope Uplifts.
Which would you be if you were to be a reviewer? Because if you choose a road, you have to follow it. Admittedly, you can change if you understand you're going down a dark path...
...but we are never the best judge of our own abilities. Are we?
Which would you be? Would you go for the cheap thrill of mindless rage? Of yelling and faux-acting insulted at something? Or would you try to see the brighter side? Look for what's actively good?
Which would you be?
6 years, 6 months ago
06 Sep 2012 07:22 CEST