Zero Punctuation: Stardew Valley & Superhot


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Jan 29, 2010
emanresu2 said:
Michael Prymula said:
Superhot sounds like it's way too pretentious for it's own good, and the gameplay just looks really bland and unexciting from the Youtube videos i've seen, so it's on my "avoid at all costs" list.
Why is every game, even Call of Duty, "pretentious" nowadays again? I forgot.
I can't speak for the others, but regarding Super Hot, I don't think the game is pretentious, just the story. As Yahtzee put it, the story wasn't nearly as clever as it appeared to think it was, and that's the textbook definition of pretentious. If they scrapped the story and just made it just a series of levels where you shoot red guys, then I'd have no complaints about this game. The fun gameplay probably served to make the story even more jarring, since it made the story interruptions all the more tedious as I waited for the writers to finish "impressing" me with their predictable plot twists so that I could get back to what the game was good at.