Enigma_2099
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Enigma_2099

… I touched myself when I watched this. Then I played an RPG.

Jack Philipson
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People unfamiliar with RPGs will probably have a bad time if they play an old style CRPG, but if there aren’t any simpler RPGs nobody will be able to get a good enough grasp of the mechanics to comfortably play a CRPG.

Allan Weallans
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People who get so frothy about what makes a “real” RPG always remind me of the TSR vs. White Wolf debate that’s raged in the PnPRPG world for decades (as you can tell, because it’s named after TSR, who were bought by Wizards of the Coast 20 years ago). Cliff notes: the WW view is basically that you should ignore the rules if and when they get in the way of a good story, and the TSR view is basically that the rules are everything. I know I’ve played a few games where the rulebooks actively encourage the GM to… Read more »

Amy
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Gamers like this give other gamers who love skill based gameplay a bad name. Can’t we all just play the games we love in harmony. We might all love different games, and different styles of gameplay, but we all do it for the fun.

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

That makeup looks like a pain in the ass, for a 3 minute video. Hope Jim recorded about a dozen of these all at once.

Dj_Ziio
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Dj_Ziio

I love how these all came from a Divinity forum, which is a game that has an easy mode. Playing games now and playing games back in the days of Baldur’s Gate and Ice Age only have one real difference, its easy to find help when your stuck. Publishers want there games to be played, so making them “hardcore” just for the sake of making a niche group of entitled gamers happy is not going to be profitable. Dark Souls games weren’t really that difficult btw, the mechanics were the same throughout, they just required practice and learning the tells… Read more »

Smokey Blunts
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Two things this video taught me.

One: Sad people really need to feel superior about something, even if it’s their taste in videogames
(Divinity is like THE most accessible CRPG I’ve ever played. Not a massive list, but acting like it’s fucking Steel Battalion is a bit crazy.)

Two: Jim has pretty eyes.

BAH!
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BAH!

You just fucking know these comments were written by some teen who’s only been playing “real PC RPG’s” for a few years.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

So is Amiel the duke of hardcore or is he a duke whose name just happens to be du’hardcore? I know it’s pedantic but it’s a question that haunts my dreams and wakes me in a cold sweat at 3:27am precisely every night.

Also that guy slags off Bioware so much you’d think it’s because it gives him an orgasm or causes an xbox to spontaneously explode every time he does it.

MuddyScarecrow
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Um…I could be wrong here but didn’t the creator of Dark Souls say he WANTED an easy mode and it’s been the “hardcore” fans telling him not to? Also the “only deep games are any good” attitude is the exact same reason I hate the “all games need to be Dark Souls hard” attitude. There are different games for different goddamn people. Not everybody wants to devote ten hours a day to the electronic version of a second job, asshole. Sometimes people just want to play a small bite sized thing like Angry Birds or Super Hexagon to unwind for… Read more »

Aotrs Commander
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Aotrs Commander

Glorious, simply, glorious.

The way the comment’s author sort of escalate from “that’s a bit asshole-y” to “unmigitated [SKELETON WARRIORS!]” is almost breathtaking.

Sadly, I am all-too familiar with this sort of fellow so superlatively “immortalised” by the good Duke, since a lot of the games I play tend towards the more niche markets (older-style RPGs like Pillars of Eternity) or grand strats (like Europa Universalis IV).

NotoriousBOB
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NotoriousBOB

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH [Screaming in Willem Dafoe]

Deena
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Deena

Oh. HELL. yes. 🙂

KaiUno
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Man… I can’t wait to get home!

Chris
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That was fantastic. I know better than to think any of those comments weren’t serious, but it’s still depressing. Thank God for you though Jim, this is what we need.

Anton
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Anton

wait…. Wait…. WAIT

Someone actually said “for big boys only” and they weren’t being sarcastic? The human race is doomed.

TiagoLemosPeixo
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i would love to be in the room when someone tells this commenter that Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity 1 and 2, Tides of Numenera et al are all ported or upcoming to the console without any design compromise.

(And I love inXile and Obsidian for that, truly, i do).

El Chica Incognitus
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This. This needs a billion episodes. I have to say its sad I kinda agree that “consolization” has had a negative impact on gaming as a whole…BUT it didn’t ruin games like Skyrim, DA:Inquisition and Diablo 3. It has actually had zero impact on Skyrim and Diablo 3 as far as I am concerned. Hell I feel bad for console Skyrim players; they are playing a simply inferior mod-free version to the PC. The solution isn’t to scoff at how “inferior” console gamers are compared to “hardcore” gamers or “hardcore” games. It’s to tell game companies to stop watering down… Read more »

Alexey
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Jim, my boy, we all love you, but God, those attempts at “comedic acting” are even more cringeworthy than the comments themselves.

Chris Topher
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Chris Topher

Lol but what’s reallybfunnynis that the 1 person who wrote these surely believes it so when jim says it..well for him itsblike an endorsement haha probably tells people that jim sterling quotes him lol

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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*grabs nearest drink and chocolate* Dis gonna be good!

Edit: That was indeed the aforementioned expectation of good! The gaming community really needs an update of the word ‘noob’ by now though, people still using it just sound quaint and childish, like those ‘xbox users’ they evidently lament so much.

HelixShade
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HelixShade

So I’ve had a really shitty day. Fell out with my Social Worker, and the only thing keeping me from collapsing at my desk right now is a fresh infusion of Caffeine. Then I see this in my Youtube Notifications. This made my day.

Here’s to more Duke in the future!