Great work on the video analysis! I agree with almost every point made! It saddens me to look upon the amount of dislikes for that video.
Gamers don’t see art, they see toys. They also try to convince themselves that these toys are art, but games always have to be toys first and foremost. That’s why SotC (2018) is “objectively better” in their eyes, it’s the “same” underlying art BUT BETTER! CHECK OUT THOZE GRAFIX and OMG CHEK OUT THOSE SILLY STUNTS and PHOTOMODE!!! Because I’m sure the original artistic intent of SotC was for people to make postcards of it.
It’s just sad. And it’s hard to make these criticisms about Bluepoint’s work or people’s love of it without being seen as a jerk, or at least I struggle with that. But I do believe this criticism of the remake and how many want to engage with SotC is worthwhile. Again, great work! It’s nice to know others feel the same way!