First off, props to Isfahan for the
Scott Pilgrim retro Nintendo (this is probably a rough guide to my age) reference. Second, this episode made me realize something about the phenomenon of hearing other people talk endlessly about the media they're totally gonna create, yougaiz. With a novel, or a movie, or even a webcomic you can usually get vaguely interested if there's at least a semi-coherent narrative going on or characters that are interesting or even just a cool-sounding setting. However, the interactivity of video games means that hearing about them secondhand is automatically going to be even more boring than any of the aforementioned media. Say what you will about the potential of video games for good storytelling, but in the end people are usually going to actually play the game for the gameplay, which is something that's barely entertaining to watch someone else do, let alone just hear about the mechanics of. This site, and by extension video game pitches in general, somehow manage to take the concept of talking endlessly about the creative work you're never going to actually make and makes it even more tedious to listen to. Now, let me tell you all about the English literature-themed fighting game that my husband and I have been talk... er, working on for years.