Been awhile since I did one of these, eh?
Somehow Jim Sterling figured out how to keep making his shitty videos full of delusional crap in which he theoretically illuminates some aspect of gaming (which never needs to actually be illuminated) by spouting off his useless opinions on the matter and acting as if somehow this was actually worth saying.
Not only did he figure out how to still do this, but he figured out how to get paid for it TWICE.
And so we get shit like this.
Now, say what you will about the Escapist (we could write a lot on how embarrassing Yahtzee is), but I hoped they would be better than that, and thankfully, their commenters try to be. Ever since Sterling showed up there, there has been a never-ending stream of “Oh God, this is terrible” comments on the site. Keep in mind, these are the people that are largely pleased with Zero Punctuation, so let it be said their standards aren’t even all that high.
All that being said, this video is a doozy, even for Trenchbloat. His premise? “Games are not movies!”. No shit, really? His target? Heavy Rain.
Picking on Heavy Rain for not getting what separates games and movies is just a bit too easy, one would think. But then again, when dealing with Jimbo, nothing is too easy.
Of course, he talks about how people think movies have better stories than games, and how somehow this does some sort of “disservice to games”. Of course, he points out different movies as having worse plots than games.
I can’t even begin to point out how stupid that is.
And then he goes onto talk about how comparing games and movies is stupid because games somehow had a different origin. And you shouldn’t compare them. Ever.
But then he says that games are superior as a medium for storytelling. So don’t do these comparisons, unless you are going to say games are better.
So fucking stupid. So fucking Trenchbloat.