I’m sick and tried of hearing people saying, “If they had QA testers that wouldn’t be a problem” for things in the foreground.
This angers me because it insinuates that the game is only tested when they ship it! They know about that flying cow in the first level, they can see it, it’s right there in front of them.
As a QA tester your job is to find things that a normal gamer won’t normally think to do.
If you just needed someone to play the game you could just set up a program to do it these days, only humans do things that are unexpected (if you have ever run a D&D game you are more than aware of this).
Plus how are you meant to program something to do an action that you are not aware of.
Sometimes developers are just in a rush to put a game out, they know about the problems and they don’t care. No amount of QA testers is going fix the problem of time constraints.
When it comes to loot box economies, GET A MATHMETICTION! You need someone who can create a balanced formula for distribution, not someone who can just point out that there is a problem.
Personally I think the quality assurance LAWS need to be sticker with video-games.
Someone needs to put there foot down, for the amount of so new games being released unfinished/glitched/unplayable is becoming ridiculous.
Sorry for my rant.
It feels like when ever you want to play game that is small on you switch you get villainized for it.
game reviewer: “The eshop is filled with all these small trash games.”
me: “I like those games.”
I came from the 3ds to the the switch, meaning that I’m a lot more familiar with the studio names of a lot of these smaller groups. If you used the 3ds eshop you know there are lot worse games then what have been popping up in the switch shop (I would barely call them games). We handheld gamer have are own style of games we like to play!
*Maybe they should split us into two sections.*
I have had my fill of ‘Dungeon Village’ and am now moving onto ‘pocket academy’.
Think I like these games because they reminds me of ‘CIRCLE Entertainment’ games, without all the horrible glitches. I have a bad relationship with this company, to the point where I associate there name with: unfinished and poorly programmed.
T-o I spent a lot of my time trying to teach people on the miiverse how to play there 3ds games (I was basically there Q&A). The tutorials were really bad at telling you how to play.
kairosoft games kind of fall under the same category of: Don’t explain how the mechanics work. “I accept your challenge game!”
T-o I don’t own a smart phone (I don’t want one).
random fan: “How dare they make me connect my system manually!”
me: “So what?”
The switch lacks and ethernet port, we all know this.
There mad because they need to use it? I thought this was normal to manually connect the consoles to the hub???
Guess I’m more of a hardcore gamer then a I thought.
First off: I love Mym (mostly because I don’t like Neo).
T_o I have a big problem with this months issues and just can’t ignore it.
Don’t get tricked by the cover this is a game,anime and manga reviewing magazine with the odd movie through in.
My problem with this magazine this month is that all the ratings seem fixed or manipulated for sale purposes.
Y_Y all the scores were 7 or 8.
*”Maybe they were all very good shows and games”*
The person who did the super sonico review said 3 of the episodes were really bad and they could’t even describe what the show was about in the review YET! The final score was a 7….7! HOW!
oh, you have love game reviews that don’t talk about the game (game of thrones review had barely anything to do with the game).
when you see a page of nothing but 7/8 on shows you know are not good something is definitely up. O_O I don’t feel like I can even classify these as reviews in this magazine because they don’t even ask the simple questions that a buyers would want to know about a show before making a purchase.
I know bloggers who do better reviews then this.
If you say your doing a review give me one! don’t give me a synopses and a small personal impression at the end.
You should be able to describe a show,book,game or manga in 3 sentences (wise words from my English literature teacher)
For some reason i’m not allowed to call my Pokemon:
Humphrey or Cristiana.
is anyone ells having this problem, if so which names?
Title: Btooom! Part 1
Publisher: Yen Press
Author: Junya Inoue
A Sign Of Things To Come
Btooom! book 1 introduces us to a well used plot premise, that of a computer gamer having to play a game for real. The trick with these stories is to make the reader believe that the characters are actually feeling something during the story. If the author can do this then you start to feel involved in the story, because the characters feel real. The problem is that sometimes an author tries a little too hard and it feels like the characters are being forced down your throat. That does seem to be the case here. There is little initial warmth in the character so it is difficult to form a true attachment but maybe that is something for later in the story. Saying that the sensations of being in a real life or death game are made to feel real which is never easy.
The science and technological aspects in stories like these have to be balanced well. Too much and readers can switch off, yet if there isn’t the right level of explanation then the science and technological aspects can seem lost. Here the most important technology is explained fairly well with not too much information given before it is necessary.
I have specifically chosen not to be too detailed with character names and plot devices as to me Btooom! has a good start and I wouldn’t want to give too much information away. Saying that though, I can give you a good idea of the feel of the piece. It reminds me a lot of the beginning of Lost, with plenty of time given to the thoughts of who to trust and who not to. The book too, is not afraid to name check other titles to give the reader a quick idea of things. The book actually describes Btooom! as a Battle Royale type of game.
What this first book does really well is give hints that there is more to come, as initially it seems light on the levels of violence and fanservice (for a mature rated manga) but does give enough to suggest that plenty more of both is on the way. There is also enough comedy to keep things going. All in all this is a decent start with interesting aspects that could be developed well in future parts.