Your ~terrible opinions~

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Ledge's life tier list seems right to me, in terms of my normal day-to-day use of free time and what makes me feel better instead of worse, I think of it like "creating art > reading books > seeing friends > watching tv > playing videogames". Even though I really like playing a select few games, I generally feel the worst about my use of time if I spend too long doing it.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2021 17:17 (two months ago) link

xp I was half-kidding with that one. Mostly the toxicity, but also just the fact that in-person multiplayer is such a better social experience. To be fair though, online multiplayer is a nice thing to have when you're forced indoors due to a pandemic (for example).

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 5 November 2021 17:52 (two months ago) link

it doesn't really make sense to me that games would be worse for your brain than tv but i guess i play a lot of puzzle games and rpg/strategy type games, maybe if you're just playing uncharted type stuff it's worse

ciderpress, Friday, 5 November 2021 17:58 (two months ago) link

the only time online multiplayer is superior than local co-op is when it does things that are otherwise impossible, like a 100-player battle royale. otherwise, it is very much better to play with friends than strangers (unless your friends are also kids who keep their mic on all the time and are constantly arguing with their siblings)

just staying (Karl Malone), Friday, 5 November 2021 18:00 (two months ago) link

I do feel that playing games is more active in terms of using my brain, but I mostly watch tv with my wife, so it's more of a shared experience that can generate discussion, etc. But I also feel better after watching something really engaging like say The Leftovers and doing some personal reflection, whereas playing games is more like going to the gym for my brain, a loop of quick thinking and reactions.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2021 18:15 (two months ago) link

The one time I remember playing a game all day - skyrim, from getting up to going to bed - I felt sordid and dirty. Possibly I've never watched TV for such a sustained period but I think that at its best TV (and films) can be as, ahem, improving, as literature, but all games teach you is how to play games. Sorry for old fashioned reithian ideas but this is a terrible opinions thread.

namaste darkness my old friend (ledge), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:07 (two months ago) link

That's total bs, dude, I just slayed a frost troll in the street the other day

knuckleheaded mornonic bafoon (Old Lunch), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:20 (two months ago) link

Yeah even though playing MtG Arena or a Dark Souls game is very mentally engaging, I feel strung out if I ever play for more than an hour.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:24 (two months ago) link

Don't agree with any of the ranking given above but it is as noted a terrible opinions thread

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:32 (two months ago) link

it's bad to break character because the central conceit of this thread is opinions that you kinda believe are indefensible but it's pretty fucking obvious that no aspect of culture is inherently less improving - lol - than another

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 6 November 2021 00:55 (two months ago) link

Mario Odyssey is a distinctly underwhelming experience, a bunch of eh decentish unexciting levels dragged down by the utterly terrible New Donk City part, that was all just utter bullshit

The Speak Of The Mearns (Jonathan Hellion Mumble), Saturday, 6 November 2021 01:36 (two months ago) link

New Donk City was a goddamn festival

atlus has only made one good game and it's radiant historia

ciderpress, Saturday, 6 November 2021 04:19 (two months ago) link

Dino Riki is 10x better than 1942

smb3 is the worst game of all time

just staying (Karl Malone), Saturday, 6 November 2021 05:17 (two months ago) link


i just wanted to be terrible!

i haven't played dino riki, and the sad fact is that i've played 1943 more than 1942 :(

just staying (Karl Malone), Saturday, 6 November 2021 05:36 (two months ago) link

I've had it with these Hollywood celebrities. Keanu Reeves gets to sit in his car lobbing old chicken bones at people outside the shopping parade without a blind bit of notice. Me, I get arrested for farting on the bus. Unfair

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 6 November 2021 09:21 (two months ago) link

Sorry, didn't realise this was ILG. Bit still

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 6 November 2021 09:22 (two months ago) link


Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 6 November 2021 09:22 (two months ago) link

What they should do about cut scenes: All these games should have an option to let you watch a whole bunch of extended cut scenes that explain the lore and backstory of the game while you eat your dinner, and then as soon as you're done, you just jump straight into the action.

I actually like cut scenes

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 6 November 2021 09:28 (two months ago) link

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