What are some big red flags that a game sucks donkey dick?

Matthew Barnes
Matthew Barnes

What are some big red flags that a game sucks donkey dick?
korean
indie pixel tophat monocle bullshit
open world
crafting
"interactive experience"

Juan Sullivan
Juan Sullivan

early access
This covers 90% of the shit.

Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan

game is nothing but cute girls doing fan servicing things
made by any modern western dev
main cast consists of teens/kids

Brandon Bell
Brandon Bell

Game has "seasons"

This is by far the BIGGEST red flag lately.

Benjamin Ortiz
Benjamin Ortiz

western developer

Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson

When they try to sell you DLC when the game isn't even out yet

When IGN gives it a good rating

Colton Foster
Colton Foster

what's wrong with having winter and summer in your game

Dominic Young
Dominic Young

over 100hrs of content!

Lucas Wright
Lucas Wright

based
trash

Nathan Cruz
Nathan Cruz

It's long

Isaac Peterson
Isaac Peterson

retro
pixel art
soulslike

Isaac Richardson
Isaac Richardson

"Japanese dev"

Logan Bell
Logan Bell

Cinematic

Nathaniel Butler
Nathaniel Butler

This is a new pattern I noticed. If the game in question:

1) Is developed by a big japanese company that isn't Nintendo (Capcom, Konami, Square Enix, etc.);
2) Comes from a long-lasting series;
3) Is being developed with UE4 instead of an in-house engine like previous games in the same series were used to;
4) Has some form of console exclusivity in order to make console companies (Sony, MS, Nintendo) finance the development of the game;
5) Is described as "streamlined" and "aimed to a wider audience"

It's most likely that that game will be a disappointment in some way or the other.

Colton Gonzalez
Colton Gonzalez

refences another game in it's steam page.

Ian King
Ian King

this

always with their white genocide

Luis Sullivan
Luis Sullivan

boss rush
atmospheric and no story
tedious grinding
game wants you to replay it just to a make a different build

Juan Butler
Juan Butler

EA
Ubisoft
Activision

Oliver Kelly
Oliver Kelly

first person combat in an rpg but the enemies are 3d models instead of sprites

Ayden Richardson
Ayden Richardson

korean
White Day is pretty good user

Kevin Gonzalez
Kevin Gonzalez

Esports related
Fighting
Recent Western RPGs
Cred Forums and Reddit memes

Cooper Cruz
Cooper Cruz

that is the unholy union of red flags

Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson

Episodic.
Do not touch these games until all of the episodes are released (Which is rare).

Brody Nelson
Brody Nelson

boss rush
Why is this a problem? Games like Alien Soldier, Shadow of the Colossus, Furi, and Cuphead are all pretty good, and they are almost literally nothing but bosses.

Ayden Carter
Ayden Carter

Don't post my wife ever again.

Ian Diaz
Ian Diaz

By the time they're all released I have no interest in playing any of them even if I was interested at first.

Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen

ur wife is worst sister

Jaxson Powell
Jaxson Powell

Youtube LPers are playing it in the E3 footage.

Blake Reed
Blake Reed

This,
Furi was one of the funnest games ive played in a while

fuck that sewer boss tho

Brayden Phillips
Brayden Phillips

This

Alexander Torres
Alexander Torres

made by any modern western dev
Plenty of good western indie devs user

Tyler Gray
Tyler Gray

I won't touch procedurally generated games with a 10 foot pole.

Brayden Evans
Brayden Evans

Maybe you're just jaded. Have you bought a Switch?

Zachary Lewis
Zachary Lewis

It's a Sonic game.

Leo Gonzalez
Leo Gonzalez

I want to fuck Filia

Jaxon Cook
Jaxon Cook

Esports related
Fighting
Neither one of those is bad you antisocial faggot.

Matthew Sanders
Matthew Sanders

Not yet.

Logan Russell
Logan Russell

Usually a good indicator, but Sonic Mania is one of those exceptions that proves the rule.

Angel Allen
Angel Allen

indie pixel tophat monocle bullshit

Jeremiah Parker
Jeremiah Parker

Female protagonist

Robert Moore
Robert Moore

Crafting

Jose Torres
Jose Torres

game/anime with a "cool"/"badass" young woman protagonist

Tyler Miller
Tyler Miller

Male MC is voiced by Troy Baker.

Ethan Ramirez
Ethan Ramirez

You’re fucking gay user

Levi Gonzalez
Levi Gonzalez

early access
survival
because we're too creatively bankrupt to make that part for you

Brandon Wilson
Brandon Wilson

Don't decide which games to try based on bullshit "red flags" and don't take Cred Forums's opinion on which games are worth playing.

Tyler Price
Tyler Price

Stamina bar. Very few games actually are good with it.

Ryan Walker
Ryan Walker

Developer is based in California or Canada.

Jeremiah Howard
Jeremiah Howard

Roguelike.

Ian Myers
Ian Myers

Next Level Games is rather decent. They developed:
Punch Out Wii
Luigi's Mansion 2
Metroid Federation Force & Blast Ball

Aiden Collins
Aiden Collins

cutesy anime looking game
overwhelmingly positive steam reviews
Gee, I wonder what the review section looks like

Henry Campbell
Henry Campbell

Under the ironfist of Nintendo.

Brody Walker
Brody Walker

"don't mind me while I hit you with my 50+ hit combo without you even touching me once"
fuck off with your 1000 input autism games

James Long
James Long

ascii art of reisen in steam reviews

Lucas Lopez
Lucas Lopez

survival
crafting
zombies
open world

Carson Cruz
Carson Cruz

scrubquotes detected

Jordan Martin
Jordan Martin

""""""""""inspired by earthbound""""""""
its actually a complete ripoff in terms of gameplay and humor
only difference is the setting and overworld

Isaac Long
Isaac Long

If one the first tags on Steam is "Female Protagonist" I instantly lose interest. I don't care if the player character is female, but if that's how they want to market the game I know it's not someone I want to support.

Easton Clark
Easton Clark

Korean
They were so close with Vindictus. The combat is actually pretty good, but
nexon

Christian Jenkins
Christian Jenkins

I hate Undertale, too.

Levi Robinson
Levi Robinson

Ubisoft
Ninja Theory
Naughty Dog
A "deep, thought-provoking narrative" that always turns out to be Big Bang Theory cutting room floor material

Nathaniel Butler
Nathaniel Butler

Tags are applied by users.

Noah Long
Noah Long

How can a whole country be so abysmal at making games? Say what you want about Western/Jap/Slav developers, but there is talent there if you look in the right places. I don't know of any Korean games that have been worth a shit at all.

Isaiah Cox
Isaiah Cox

AAA publisher
no PC port

Hudson Sullivan
Hudson Sullivan

Rippling social commentary on X

Asher Smith
Asher Smith

Resident Evil revelations 2

John Reyes
John Reyes

Than either the audience they're going after is abysmal or they allow it to go forward. I know devs can choose which tags they allow on their products.

Connor Sanchez
Connor Sanchez

What if they don't much care about the tags because they don't expect people to be dumb autists about user applied stuff?

Elijah Morgan
Elijah Morgan

korean
They made Gunz the duel. That's all I need from them.

Wyatt Reed
Wyatt Reed

game has skill trees
it's neither a RPG or a RTS

Blake Bailey
Blake Bailey

title is donkey dick sucking simulator 2017

Brandon Garcia
Brandon Garcia

story
fuck off with your story

Bentley Jackson
Bentley Jackson

I'd agree with you if it wasn't for Divinity Original Sin.

Noah Foster
Noah Foster

When it's described as a "Short, surreal experience".

Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker

-EARLY ACCESS
-OPEN WORLD
-CRAFTING
-SURVIVAL

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez

Thats a cute girl. Does she have a snapchat?

Michael Gutierrez
Michael Gutierrez

Esports related
not bad
esports are fucking gay and make games less fun you stupid nigger. Fighting games are aight tho

Levi Peterson
Levi Peterson

multiplat
doubtful
first released on PC
get out satan

Nathaniel Ross
Nathaniel Ross

A lot of posters are describing We Happy Few.

Josiah Ross
Josiah Ross

you mean that game that shamelessly ripped off lisa?

Leo Gonzalez
Leo Gonzalez

I still can't believe that game ended up being a survival/crafting game. That first trailer was intriguing, but whoever was in charge of actual game design really dropped the ball. It could have been an interesting story driven narrative, but they had to make it into some bloated 60 dollar mess.

Levi Anderson
Levi Anderson

"cool"/"badass" young woman protagonist
made by western devs

Christopher Myers
Christopher Myers

Xbox One exclusive
EA or Ubisoft
Memes
Survival/Crafting for no reason

Daniel Myers
Daniel Myers

I heard a story campaign is being worked on.

Cooper Rogers
Cooper Rogers

Zombies
First person shooter
turn based
Cinematic
2D weeb shit

Chase Mitchell
Chase Mitchell

extremely interesting premise for a narrative-driven $30 indie game
now a $60 crafting/survival game with a $150 collector's edition that doesn't even include the game itself

This was the fuck up of the millennium.

Camden Baker
Camden Baker

I'd say there's a high chance it was going to be a story focused single player game but then the publisher said survival and crafting is hot now so add that in

Jaxson Rodriguez
Jaxson Rodriguez

sauce?

Blake Brooks
Blake Brooks

Western AAA studio
"indie darling"
creator is in bed with many journos

That just about covers all the bases.

Jason Gomez
Jason Gomez

with a $150 collector's edition that doesn't even include the game itself
I still can't get over this. It feels so unreal that this happened.

Nolan Morgan
Nolan Morgan

Is called Dark Souls 2

Angel Gray
Angel Gray

I am going to merry ryuko!

Cameron Brooks
Cameron Brooks

game is nothing but cute girls doing fan servicing things
Neptunia might be garbage, but it's a guilty pleasure.

Landon Jackson
Landon Jackson

all chat
Just what I wanted, children trash talking each other every game
Cool

Levi Garcia
Levi Garcia

Made by Leftists
This is literally the easiest criterion for failure. Go look up the lead developer, then look up their Twitter. If you see them sniveling about niggers or women not being represented enough, they're going to produce shit.

Right Wing Men are the only kind of Men. Everyone else is basically a woman.

Samuel Nelson
Samuel Nelson

japan produces some of the best games ever made
korean and chinese games are almost all shit
Why is this?

Carter Allen
Carter Allen

Survival
Openworld
Crafting
Zombie
Indie

Matthew Diaz
Matthew Diaz

The dialog consists of "fuck" being said in every sentence no matter the situation to sound "adult" and "mature".

Bentley Morris
Bentley Morris

I'd agree with you if it wasn't for Divinity Original Sin.
It's shit and you know it.

Hunter Johnson
Hunter Johnson

cringe: the post

Carson Hill
Carson Hill

Female protagonist
Open world
Anime art style
Pixels
Made in California, England, or Canada
Lead director/designer cries on Twitter about the big bad Drumpf or other politics

I can't play 90% of modern games

Owen Martinez
Owen Martinez

battle royale

Asher Moore
Asher Moore

The fanbase is filled with people I don't like. I don't think I've ever been wrong on this.

Angel Taylor
Angel Taylor

Anything call of duty like, it's the most casual franchise there is and it's killing gaming.

Andrew Reyes
Andrew Reyes

crafting is good.
real red flags:
survival
sandbox
early access
these three together.

Mason Nguyen
Mason Nguyen

really boils down to a country's overall philosophy, work ethic, and the company's own MO

at the risk of sounding like a weeb i would say japan has an advantage in all of those areas, in regards to putting out a product that isn't actively trying to rape consumers in the ass, though there's plenty of exceptions

china has negative fucks to give, they will relentlessly put out any piece of trash they can for a quick buck, especially since they don't have to publish outside of their country in order to see huge profit

korea is weird, companies are full of people that want to make a good product, but it ends up being raped by corporate greed by the time it's published. there's constantly games that are decent to play in beta, but end up being P2W shitfests when they go gold

Joshua Reyes
Joshua Reyes

game has massive amounts of DLC, while still charging full price
30 FPS
more than 1 hour of cutscenes
90+ metacritic score
sex fanservice of any kind
casualized gameplay for the normie filth

For starters.

Michael Carter
Michael Carter

Honestly, only Call of Duty should be allowed to be Call of Duty. Even when CoD shits the bed, its imitators are way worse.

Jeremiah Fisher
Jeremiah Fisher

Metroid Federation Force & Blast Ball
thanks for proving his point

Justin Cox
Justin Cox

Survival
Crafting
"Retro" art
Early access

Benjamin Martinez
Benjamin Martinez

Styx 1 does that but it's a good game
For some reason the drawn cutscenes have no fucks and are all pretty good while the 3d models cutscene are full of fuck and your mother jokes and they suck, maybe they were written by different people

Bentley Ross
Bentley Ross

early access (might be good when it's not a flaky beta yet)
indie/roguelike (some rare exceptions)
tricky heapys of useless DLC (Just $1.99 for this outfit or an extra gear slot!)
Anything recent brought to you by EA

Noah Gutierrez
Noah Gutierrez

"10 trillion unlocks!" used as positive bullet point

Austin Martinez
Austin Martinez

I am going to marry Satsuki!

Brandon Price
Brandon Price

Name a modern fighting game that does this. You can't.

Nathaniel Taylor
Nathaniel Taylor

search zonetan kill la kill

Jaxson Thompson
Jaxson Thompson

You need to be over 18 to post here

Bentley Cook
Bentley Cook

Game tries to go for anime artstyle but gives every character XXXXL sized noses

Austin Smith
Austin Smith

Transistor is pretty good

Oliver Edwards
Oliver Edwards

moe crap
open world
"_____ experience"
crafting
survival
remake
over ___ hours of content
day 1 dlc
cinematic
EARLY ACCESS
console port

Xavier Butler
Xavier Butler

QTE not mentioned yet
Times change I guess

Nolan Russell
Nolan Russell

You know how in Fallout 4, they say "War. War never changes" at least 50 times during the first 2 minutes of the game? Like Bethesda is REALLY REALLY REALLY trying to to tell you that the game is a faithful Fallout game and not some soulless piece of corporate, dumbed down trash?

If a game has anything like that, then it's going to be shit no matter what

Robert Walker
Robert Walker

QTEs are fine in games where split second decisions and hectic gameplay is the norm. As a little flavor for something cool as a reward to finishing off a boss or finishing a hard section of whatever

Gavin Peterson
Gavin Peterson

QTEs arent always bad
having them for finishers is pretty fun, but if its hard integrated into the combat like FFXV its fucking garbage

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