Jan. 24th, 2014

tilly_stratford: (Deadpool day)
Character loyalty is a thing among comic book readers and it is a bad thing. It's when you'll buy anything featuring that one character you like, no matter the quality of the product. Mainstream comic publishers will milk that loyalty for all its worth, and at the end of the day you're rewarding them for their cynical business practices.

I try to be mindful of character loyalty. I don't always succeed. Like when they made a video game of Deadpool.

I knew the head writer was one of my least favourite comic book writers. I knew every single review had deemed it "disappointing" at best. I even knew, deep down, that it'd be chock full of just the kind of inane "random" 4chan-humour that's stopped me from buying current Deadpool comics for years.

All I wanted was to see if they'd toss the old-school fans a bone. Some little reference. Maybe one of old fan-favourite members of the supporting cast.

But no.

When the joke character becomes too much of a joke )

deadpool

Here's one way to sum up the game: When it tried to break the fourth wall and talk directly to me, the gamer, it kept referring to me as a horny heterosexual teenage boy.

The game makers LITERALLY did not foresee that anyone who doesn't check those particular boxes would ever play this game.

Here's another way: Sometimes when Deadpool would take damage in the game, he'd shout "I blame YOU, Daniel Way!" So do I, Deadpool. So do I.

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