Imagine someone proclaiming that sleeping on a bed of nails was one of the best experiences they’ve had this year and they’re trying to cajole you into the same, but you don’t want to hurt their feelings too badly. Or add air-quotes around the word fun.
The fighting-against-controls genre makes those games appealing for streaming, however Sexy Hiking and QWOP both pre-date the launch of Twitch by a few years.
This remark by Graham seemed crucial, to me, to understand why, while the genre is hardly new, we should be paying attention to this particular game:
Sounds to me like another the ‘narrator makes the game’. I might give it a try if it falls on my head, via bundles or something like that, but that’s it.