NeoGAF is one of the most hyperbolic forums i've ever seen.
And just to clarify, there's a difference between the kind of mindless driveby comments you get from a forum like GameFAQs, and the somewhat calculated and deliberate hatred you get from a place like this where people genuinely believe what they're typing is objective.
I don't know which one is worst honestly, but there it is lol
Were we uncharacteristically mean to Rime or something? GAF is very put up or shut up. Just because something exists doesn't mean it deserves praise. Rime might be awesome. It might be crap. Some people are worried it could be crap. That's the way it is. They can prove its us wrong, but should not take it personally.
Especially considering the kind of sketchy beginnings, it seems some were right to be skeptical. But again, maybe it'll be great. That's not on GAF, it's on them.
GAF along with everywhere else on the internet can be pretty cruel at times. However, they didn't do themselves any favors when they misrepresented the game with a CGI cut-scene that was seemingly gameplay and then Sony ditching the entire project.
I'm not going to apologize for failures on their part.
Reminds me of Phil Fish.... Why do people Even Care about what people say online? Dont let some Trolls bring you Down... Because of this We will never See FEZ 2 and because of this We almost would never See RIME.
Only because of some stupid Trolls... Dont Listen to those Trolls. Dont let them bring you Down
True, but I think it passes some people by because by and large the mods do a pretty good job at containing/banning/deleting etc. Like there would be people in a post-release FFXV thread saying they were incredibly disappointing/the biggest disappointment in gaming for them, but nothing...cruel, or vile. in particular.
Although, tbf, if you try to imagine working on a game for X number of years, then go online and see people go from excited, to flippant, to not caring, to resentful etc it could be incredibly draining, very quickly.
GAF can be negative, but overall is a lot nicer than stuff like Reddit or Twitter and Facebook comments, which tend only to focus on complaints and rage rather than nuanced descriptions of why they don't like something.
This was the game that was originally published by Sony and changed publishers right? I think there was the predictable meltdown from Sony diehards at that point which is probably a source of some of this.
I certainly feel bad for him, but I'm sure he understands (or at least I hope he understands) that it looked really fucking bad for his game for a while and no one knew what was going on. People on Gaf were being hyperbolic for calling it a scam and calling him and the people he worked with con-artists, but they probably should've been more open about what was going on with their game and their agreement with Sony that got terminated.
Not completely serious, but you can easily point to No Man's Sky as a game that came out, but people felt scammed by.
Saying you're making a game inspired by the likes of Ico takes some big cajones. It sets expectations to a certain level; and it remains to be seen if this game will meet or surpass those expectations.