Someone at Polygon doesn't know how to play DOOM.

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by FearMonkey, May 14, 2016.

  1. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011


    This is pretty bad. They are also clearly playing with a controller, but they should still be able to move and shoot at the same time with a controller. This player seems incapable of doing that.
     
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  2. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Games journalism is awful and they hire people based on the ability to act in a sensationalist manner rather than actual passion for the medium. In other news, grass is green and the sun will set this evening.
     
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  3. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    There's never a 100% chance of this. The sun could go nova ahead of schedule. :P
     
  4. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    There's an equally rare chance of quality video game journalism too.
     
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  5. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    lol. true. :P
     
  6. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    How is it even humanly possible to be that bad?
     
  7. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    So my friend had a girlfriend once who didn't play games at all and I used to bring over my xbox 360 along with Left 4 Dead so we could co-op and she wanted to try. At first she was pretty bad but after just a few weeks she had become a fairly average gamer. She was better than this. After just a few weeks. And she only played it because she enjoyed playing it with us. And this, what, critic? Is suppose to be doing gaming related things for a living. And (s)he's this bad?
     
  8. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    Might be his controller.

     
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  9. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    A game critic who knows nothing about gaming?
    A brother who is a male sibling?
    A glass of Water which is H2O?
    A tiger who is a big cat?
    A bow and arrow that is a weapon?
    What other tautologies can you think of?
     
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  10. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    It will never go supernova, it does not have enough mass for that.
     
  11. Shardik

    Shardik Still Mildly Glowing

    291
    Nov 5, 2015
    If I had to wager, I'd put my money on the nova, every time.
     
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  12. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    I know game critics are full of shit with a lot of crap they spouse but I figured that they'd at the very least be able to play a fucking game, yknow.
     
  13. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    I'm just imagining someone seriously watching the original video, all enthused to see the play-through of DOOM, and then slowly coming to the realisation of just how awful the guy playing it is. I feel sorry anyone watching that, seeing such a cringey playthrough must have really made you ....
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
     
  14. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

    464
    Sep 9, 2015
    In other news, the SP campaign actually looks incredible from what I've seen so far. Nothing like the tacked on, pointless MP crap that doesn't even get what arena shooters are meant to be. Shall be buying... one day. Not for full price though.

    Also, it's Polygon, they're too busy reporting on pointless gender politics and whining about MUH MISOGYNY to actually have any time left to play games in order to git gud.
     
  15. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    People were actually surprised when one of the gameplay videos for DOOM from pre-release had someone who actually knew how to play playing it. That's right, it's now the exception and not the norm that gamers are the ones who play games during game previews. This was kind of an obvious consequence when video games went mainstream, I mind it a little, I'm sure other older gamers here will mind it much more than I do.