Comic for Monday, Jul 26, 2021


Posted July 26, 2021 at 11:58 pm

Sorry, I'm not trying to be mean. I just imagined Diane acting this out with her hands, and it amused me.

I've played games in spite of the combat. I've played games in spite of the story. I've played Spider-Man on the PS4 in spite of the dreaded forced stealth sections in which you don't play as Spider-Man.

Each of those games had unique things about them that kept me coming back in spite of the things I didn't like about them. I still wanted to play the games in spite of not being perfect in my opinion, and having things about them that annoyed me.

I don't think it's strange to like the idea of lessening the impact of the parts I didn't care for, and that's all these comics are about. Things I (and my characters) would like. They are not demands, they're not anything anyone has to agree with or implement in their games, they're just things we would happen to like.

It's fine if anyone reading this wouldn't like these things, but some responses have been quite confrontational about it, which seems unnecessary when talking about personal preferences regarding entertainment.

I'd also like to note that, much like a corgi-sized pet dragon, the things we would like are not necessarily practical or realistic. For example, I'm not sure how you'd literally skip fights in Mass Effect. It could be done in some games easily enough, but ultimately, that's not the point.

Incidentally, I not only played Spider-Man on the PS4 in spite of those sections, I beat it, and unlocked Spider-Man in his boxers, AKA the true win condition of the game.