>I hate to use this word because it's thrown around a lot when it comes to ecelebs but it feels a lot like grifting.
I was talking in general, e-celebs not-withstanding, just about the morals and ethics of the average joe that seem to have fizzled out and evaporated the moment the new millenium came about.
>Take regarded the Genshin
I'm just speechless about this. They don't even try to at least fool anybody anymore, they can just open their mouths, vomit a world salad, and people will just consume those upchunks and give them a positive rating at this point.
Understandable I only had free time very recently
>I meant in the sense, that you release a shit game, work on free DLC, and hope that you get even more sales from your 'redemption arc", which I think is a big gamble.
Oh ok, I misunderstood then. My bad.
>merchandise, "early access" on patreon, private discuck server
Jesus, I had forgotten about that shit.
Truth to be told, if we're talking about old pre-loaded ones like Snake, cards etc yeah, sure, those work fine. I admit to being guilty of playing a little bit of Snake and Tic-tac-toe on the phone back when the Bricks were a thing. And as much of a cancer Angry Bird
was, at least those types make sense. If any genre works for the mobile, it's the JRPG genre and Fantasian shows it best. Just pop in, explore a town and do some battles, imitating those NES / SNES Jrpgs and be done with it. I haven't played the game, just seen how it plays
I could see a Kirby-lite platformer working as well but compared to a JRPG that involves even less motion to the phone, it wouldn't grab the public. It's a weird metric, in both the west and the east, where nips just fucking love reading light novels on their books just like <insert seasonal isekai anime of the month and be surprised it begun as a phone novel that latter got paperbacks>
or just playing those very light JRPG-lite games because while they do want to do something on their phone they don't want to do too much
like they would with a game boy or a proper game. I honestly don't get the whole mentality of it either but then again, I'm not one to play games outside or at the office, on the train etc, I just believe that handheld game for other things like travels, going on vacation away from home, when you visit your grandparents at their village etc
and is another discussion on its own.
>What I disagree with the guy is thinking that technology makes games better, which is nonsense, and baffling when he gave Pokemon as an example(on what I assume on be one of the GameBoy consoles), proving that you don't need good hardware to make good games.
I find this to be a weird talking point as well around normalfags, they want simple games, like Pokemon but at the same time , they want to be in the technology sphere
with modern techn and conventions like HD graphics on the phone etc, as if it's the tech that will make the game better and not the game design. It's one of those weird concentions they make to further an arguement regarding gaming having "matured" from it's "akward teenage and adolescent years of the mid-90s and early-00s" which is fucking dogshit as a thought process, since video games as an industry in the mid-90s were fucking 30 years olds, they were middle aged men knowing exactly what they can do and playing to their strengths, but I expect too much from people who accept the notion that "Mass Effect was the first step towards mature gaming that could rival the movie industry"
>Full games on mobile
The funny thing is, that when this was tried back in the day before Flappy Bird got everyone into a craze, people threw shit and called out companies for not releasing those games on consoles, SE got a lot of shit for a series called "Chaos Ring" IIRC, being fully fledged JRPGs without moneytization, just full games. And that's not even taking in account to the various mobile ports you mentioned, like when people got Megami Tensei 1 as a mobile port with updates and shat on it. Or when they get the entire FF series on mobile these days, after begging for it
and then proceed to not care about it because they'd rather spend their money on microtrannies.