Nothing too serious here, just a few thoughts I had.
So I recently saw many gamer critics take not of Deadly Premonition 2. While there some discussion of it’s content, one thing I did notice was that many players seemed to agree on at least one thing: the low framerate and general performance. Now I’ve never played Deadly Premonition, I literally have no stake in this game, but I couldn’t help but feel frustrated. The reception of the game’s performance reminded me of some thoughts I still hold strong, those being:
I think people like making a fuss about framerates because it’s easy criticism that doesn’t require much thought.
Also because we still see games as pleasure products first and foremost.
Also because we feel entitled to “the best performance available, and if it isn’t to our standards then devs should fix it.”
Basically, I do a heavy eye roll when I see a bunch of gamers dogging on FPS. It distinguishes old from new, bad from good, pleb from elite, and so on. Whenever anyone says “this game runs like a PS2 game,” I can’t describe how annoyed I get. I think it’s weak criticism, bordering on invalid. And I also find it funny that dunking on FPS is like an “across the isle” agreement that ALL gamers seem to share, regressive and progressive alike.
So yeah, just my thoughts. This topic doesn’t even have to be about framerates, it can just be whatever unpopular opinion you have!