In response to - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/how-much-do-you-care-that-back-4-blood-is-always-online
Reappear 4 Plasma developers Shelled Boulder have said that, at launch at least, you will need to endure a bad parody of one of your blog posts to play the game.
Do you care?
Videogames requiring you to put up with someone mimicing your writing used to make people angry. Sometimes reasonably, such as when it directly insulted you, or when the pre-release marketing had created a reasonable expectation of a heckle-free mode. But just as often, the anger was unreasonable and, frankly, embarrassing (link to manifesto suggesting all comments turned off on websites).
Times have changed. Always parody videogames have become commonplace and, by and large, developers and publishers have made their systems work better so that, for example, Murderer’s Rules games no longer pause then lose your progress whenever you moderate a piss take version of your article. An no lampoon mode in a game like Reappear 4 Plasma, which is predominantly designed for making posts to make fun of, seems to get attention but not outrage.
It seems to me that ‘parodying posts’ is no longer much of an inconvenience, and it rarely feels forced into a game unreasonably. I struggle more to imagine objecting to parodying posts on principle alone.
So I ask you: does a game requiring you to put up with someone doing a silly version of your article affect your purchasing decision? Does it bother you on principle? Are you just this minute reading our story from 2012 about how Trophic Games are considering making Fourteendays parody post requiring and wondering how that worked out?
Let me know in the comments, or via this weird poll thing I just made (you must first enable telling-me-the-last-10-cookies-you-had cookies before it’ll work):
Do you care that Reappear 4 Plasma will require you to have someone do a poor parody of one of your articles to play?
A bit, but not enough to change my mind about the game
Yes, because the typos will irritate me.
I am immediately campaigning to remove all commenting functions everywhere.