The Four Stages of Creative Sandbox Gaming

Aeshi

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Full Frontal Nerdity is part of the Escapist now?!

That's pretty neat.
 

Spaceman Spiff

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That comic was definitely worth the click. I'm glad to see some new content coming in. I look forward to more of these.
 

An Ceannaire

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Remember that Zero Punctuation video Yahtzee did on webcomics before he joined the Escapist? I believe one of the things he mentioned in it was about comics that fill panels up with too much text.

I think this comic falls victim to that pitfall.
 

Kardsymalone

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I think the writer needs to take show don't tell to heart when you're in a visual medium don't just describe something show it
 

CaitSeith

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I remember Aaron Williams from Nodwick (at the time when I used to play D&D), although I don't remember why I never got into that comic.
 

RealRT

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Did CTRL+ALT+DEL leak into this one or something? It has a serious WORDSWORDSWORDSWORDSWORDS issue.
 
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this hits home for my experience with besiege, I completed alot of those missions with the exact same "oh..it prematurely exploded..but still set everything on fire and I won anyways, cool."

made the mistake of finding the besiege reddit..dear god am I fucking horribad compared to the artists on there.
 

Darth_Payn

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Kardsymalone said:
I think the writer needs to take show don't tell to heart when you're in a visual medium don't just describe something show it
Did you want them to show the tap-dancing monstrosity on their screen? I think they told us just enough to let our own sick, twisted imagination fill in the blank.

[shudder]
 
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Besiege is one of those games where I like looking at the outcome rather than playing it. Favourite Steam Review so far: "Tried to make a Trebuchet that fired a bomb. Made a bomb which fired a Trebuchet. 11/10."

And I didn't think it was too wordy. Then again I like Basic Instructions and other comics that use the strip format more as a way to carry a short joke or concept than a way to show off how fancy your art is, so what do I know.
 

faefrost

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I've always liked Aaron Williams stuff. Seeing one of his strips here unexpectedly just made my day.
 

keniakittykat

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That was so unfunny I had to groan...
Seriously, it's a comic, if there's more text than art, then you're doing it wrong.
Show, don't tell.
 

StreamerDarkly

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I'm apparently the only one in this thread unfamiliar with the comic writer. It must be admitted, it's an excellent name for a gaming and technology comic.

My suspicion is there's an age component involved in this sandbox game obsession. I tried to play Halo with my nephews, and after a couple proper games all they wanted to do was fuck around in Forge creating the stupidest maps. Hours later, I come back and they're still up to the same thing.
 

Alfador_VII

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Well I like the art style, but I agree with other posters that there are way too many words in each panel
 

marurder

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Teh werds make mi head hurt! @[email protected]

Seriously though. The amount of words was okay. But I just didn't find it 'haha' funny. Mildly amusing. I understood the joke and the game. But it didn't resonate with me. Guess we shall see more in the next panel.