Friday, 20 November 2015
Fanbases Ruining Games For Me
This happened pretty hard with Final Fantasy 7, a game I got when I was quite young and loved the fuck out of it. I'd play it for hours a day, multiple play throughs and even talk about it at length every day for weeks at school with my friends. Then I got my hands on an internet connection and discovered a whole bunch of annoying twats that started to make me hate it.
It was a slow process. First I found all the twats on forums and sites like GameFAQs or I'd see read some cringe worthy fanfiction and have to stay away from the computer for a few days to recover. But I'd still play the game and enjoy it, their shittiness didn't affect the quality of the game after all. But then I stopped playing it and eventually my memories of the game started to fade away and me being me the things I remembered most were the things that I had problems with. Then large groups of twats would come along and brand it "THE GREATEST RPG EVER MADE!" or you'd play a game and there would be some 13 year old boy with XxSephiroth007xX as his username and eventually I'd end up hating it.
Then in 2010 I got over myself I replayed Final Fantasy 7 and.....loved the fuck out of it the same way I always did. It's happened to lots of other things as well such as Kingdom Hearts and Halo with both communities being filled with the largest know-nothing sacks of shit to every curse a keyboard with their greasy hands and while neither of those games are bad there mere mention of it in conversation makes me roll my eyes and sparks thoughts of suicide. Kingdom Hearts fans with their "2Deep4U" shit and Halo fans who will be OUTRAGED if you claim that Halo has always been a mediocre shooter that ruined the genre and the idea of sharing a common interest with these people makes me sick.
It even happens in other fucking mediums too
Violence doesn't make an anime adult, you can't just look at a scene of someone being eaten and claim that's what sets it apart from anime who's target audience is school children. I have a better argument, it's published by fucking Kodansha so OF COURSE it's not adult, it's just shonen trash.
That said, if I watched it I'd probably get a kick out of it because shonen trash does tend to be sort of entertaining in a mindless way where you can just admire the spectacle of some insane shit going down. I can't ever bring myself to actually watch it though because alone I cant justify spending my time like that and with friends I'd just be nitpicking and pissing them all off. So thanks Titan fans, you ruined that show for me forever.
I'm sure one day I'll get over it give it ago but until then there's a lot of things that are being ruined for me by twats.