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PVC: Not Everyone Likes Cake


PVC stands for Plastic Videogame Comics, and it will be posted whenever it is possible. It is done with a ten years old camera, a free photo editor who allow me to put the balloons and a guy who likes a lot of things.

I found my old camera in my closet today. Albeit being a decade old, it is better than my mobile phone camera so I will be using it from now on. Doing this one today was pretty hard. Doing the cake with play-doh (I have no idea what the generic name is) was hard.

So, today's theme. It is impossible to please everyone. No matter how hard you try there is no way to make something that everybody will like. This goes for games too, or better yet, especially for games. Two cases come to my mind. GTA and the new Sonic game, Generations.

GTA is, to me, a great game. It has a living city, cool characters and interesting story. But if I tried to qualify GTA for its individual gameplay components, it sucks. Well, maybe not suck, but it is mediocre. The driving is sloppy, the shooting is imprecise, the fighting is really bad... But it is not those individual parts that make GTA great.

GTA make it individual gameplay element fun and good enough to never piss the gamer off. Albeit other games do each individual elements better, GTA put all together in a hell of a ride. But even the so acclaimed GTA have their critics. After all, despite trying to offer something to everybody, it does not offer the best in town.

Sonic, in a way, is the answer for all the critics of current Sonic games. It brings both classic gameplay with the classic Sonic design and new things to the table. I played the demo this weekend and must say it is pretty fun, both the classic and new segments.

It is clear that Sega is trying to please both old fans and new ones alike. Will they succeed? Doubtful. The rabid Sonic fans will complain because it is not retro enough and I am sure that another handful of rabid critics will criticize for not being innovative enough.

In the end, it is impossible to please everyone. So what to do? Simple, stop trying. We have a saying in Brazil about if something have no remedy, remedied it is (o que n�o tem remedio, remediado est�). The soon game companies stop trying to please everyone the soon they will make better, focused games.

Because not everyone likes cake. Even a chocolate cake filled with cappuccino cream, covered with pineapple cream and strawberries.
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About ManWithNoNameone of us since 10:30 AM on 03.24.2011

Ok, let's see... Well, I am Brazilian, speak both portuguese and english(none of them properly ;) ), have 32 (Yes I am old, shut up) and work at a cable manufacturer. My first videogame system was an Atari 2600 when I was 8yo, then the Sega Master System at 11, a PC, then all the Playstation Family(PS1, 2 and 3 and the PSP).

Nowadays my primary gaming platform is the PS3 and my favorite game is Battlefield Bad Company 2, so if will wanna play or get some help with a trophie, my PSN ID is Man_w_no_name. Feel free to ask me to add you as a friend. My favorite game of all time is Final Fantasy VII and the worst I have ever saw is Danger Girl for PS1.

Aside gaming I love movies, books, anime and manga, Doctor Who and weirdness. So that is it. Hope to find good friends here at Destructoid.

Thanks to falsenipple for the header image! It is awesome as the creator.

PSN ID:Man_w_no_name


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