Posted by: seanmalstrom | October 7, 2015

Underworld Ascendant looks really bad

Gentlemen, this is Ultima Underworld. It is 23 years old.

This is what some people are calling the spiritual sequel:

The monologue is terrible. The scripted event is terrible. It is all terrible. Stop it. Just stop it.

Underworld is a game of immersion. Underworld is not a cinematic game. This is before Wing Commander after all (which I contend really began the shift towards cinematic type game productions). Why are they trying to make Underworld a game of cinematic themes? Ugh. WTF is the point of these kickstarters if the developers are going to make typical Game Industry trash? Isn’t Kickstarter supposed to create a financial immunity to the cultural malaise of the bad modern gaming? In other words, such kickstarter games are not to make games for tastes of gamers today (the PERCEIVED TASTES) but of gamers who liked the original Underworld.

Imagine if Miyamoto put a kickstarter to make a spiritual sequel to Super Mario Brothers and he gives us Super Mario in 3d World. Yeah. That isn’t what we wanted.

(I used to think ‘spiritual sequel’ meant another game using the GAME’S spirit. Now I am realizing it is the developer’s spirit. FUCK YOU SAKAMOTO FOR OTHER M! *ahem*)

It is like they expect people to go, “OHHHHHHHH. YOU CAN USE WITS TO KILL MONSTERS. OHHHHHHHHHH. LOOK HOW THE LAVA SLOWLY LIGHTS UP. OHHHHHHHHHHH.”

On the good side, the giggling was nice.

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


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