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Penny Arcade - Comic - Furious

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edited April 2019 in The Penny Arcade Hub

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Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Huh, it's been a good while since I've had no clue what game the comic was about.

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    abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    Huh, it's been a good while since I've had no clue what game the comic was about.

    I haven't played it yet, but I'd assume this is about Darksiders 3, just based on my experience with the prior two and the fact that they said Gabe recently went back to it.

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    SolventSolvent Econ-artist กรุงเทพมหานครRegistered User regular
    Yeah I have absolutely zero of the context required for this.

    I don't know where he got the scorpions, or how he got them into my mattress.

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    Andy JoeAndy Joe We claim the land for the highlord! The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    Getting lost and having a harder time figuring out where to go than fighting a boss is a pretty common experience across many, many video games.

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    Undead MonkeyUndead Monkey Anchorage, AKRegistered User regular
    Yeah, if you've ever played a modern Zelda, Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, Dark Souls, or similar open world adventure game, this sort of thing happens a lot.

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    InvertinInvertin Registered User regular
    I haven't played 3 yet, but Darksiders 1 was basically Legend of Zelda but edgy and loving being dumb and edgy. So, very good, is what I mean.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Wasn't the recent darksiders associated with a company that did PR work on 8chan?

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    Undead MonkeyUndead Monkey Anchorage, AKRegistered User regular
    edited April 2019
    Preacher wrote: »
    Wasn't the recent darksiders associated with a company that did PR work on 8chan?

    Yes. For some reason they thought it would be a good idea to host an AMA on 8chan and quickly realized it was a very, very stupid decision.

    They claim they didn't know it was a blacklisted site or about it's history, but I don't necessarily buy it. On it's surface it looks innocuous enough (after all, at it's foundation it's just an image hosting platform/forum), but the tiniest bit of research will tell you all you need to know.

    Just stick to reddit, people.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Yeah at least on reddit you can claim you didn't' know about all the hate communities there.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Getting lost and having a harder time figuring out where to go than fighting a boss is a pretty common experience across many, many video games.

    Learning that the winged monstrosity you tore apart was named 'Dan' a little less so.

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    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Yeah, the basic context is thus: Gabe tried to play Darksiders 3 when it came out. He brickwalled against the difficulty of the game. Then Gabe played Sekiro. Then Gabe went back to Darksiders, a new man, forged in the fires of a FromSoft game, and found that Darksiders 3's difficulty was no longer a brick wall.

    Also, for additional context, we have this comic from just a short while ago:
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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Yeah, the basic context is thus: Gabe tried to play Darksiders 3 when it came out. He brickwalled against the difficulty of the game. Then Gabe played Sekiro. Then Gabe went back to Darksiders, a new man, forged in the fires of a FromSoft game, and found that Darksiders 3's difficulty was no longer a brick wall.

    Also, for additional context, we have this comic from just a short while ago:
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    Dreaded Continuity.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    So now I have questions about Darksiders...
    Firstly what the heck kind of horseman is the main character supposed to be? (googles) Fury?? What Revelation have they been reading?
    Secondly, this comic makes Darksiders sound more like a Metroidvania...is it actually like a true 3d Metroidvania with backtracking and optional order of exploration or is it more like a Zelda?

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    LorekLorek Registered User regular
    So now I have questions about Darksiders...
    Firstly what the heck kind of horseman is the main character supposed to be? (googles) Fury?? What Revelation have they been reading?
    Secondly, this comic makes Darksiders sound more like a Metroidvania...is it actually like a true 3d Metroidvania with backtracking and optional order of exploration or is it more like a Zelda?

    Its definitely more of a Zelda. The order of exploration is pretty set; you can free roam back to earlier zones with your new powers to find more collectibles and the like. But each "dungeon" is basically crafted to assume you have the prior upgrades to get its upgrade which will be used for the 2nd half of the dungeon and culminate in a boss fight.

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    Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    So now I have questions about Darksiders...
    Firstly what the heck kind of horseman is the main character supposed to be? (googles) Fury?? What Revelation have they been reading?
    Secondly, this comic makes Darksiders sound more like a Metroidvania...is it actually like a true 3d Metroidvania with backtracking and optional order of exploration or is it more like a Zelda?

    Look, do you know how hard it is to make Famine into an action game character? They needed to go in a different direction here.

    Big Dookie wrote: »
    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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    InvertinInvertin Registered User regular
    So now I have questions about Darksiders...
    Firstly what the heck kind of horseman is the main character supposed to be? (googles) Fury?? What Revelation have they been reading?

    Something you've got to understand about Darksiders is that the entire setting is basically what 13 year old boys draw in the margin of their schoolbooks. It's over the top awesome cool things dialed up to ridiculous dumb nonsense, using vaguely christian mythological elements combined with basically as many other mythological elements as can be crammed in there, loaded with gore and oversized weapons. There are zero elements of this setting that are not in some way trying to be cool, and that utterly sincere dedication to edgy teenager dumbcool is why I love it.

    That's why she's called Fury. Cuz Fury is a cool word.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular

    Look, do you know how hard it is to make Famine into an action game character? They needed to go in a different direction here.

    I would play a game about making people hungry. It would be like a reverse Sneak King.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular

    Look, do you know how hard it is to make Famine into an action game character? They needed to go in a different direction here.

    I would play a game about making people hungry.

    The Sims?

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    Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    Invertin wrote: »
    So now I have questions about Darksiders...
    Firstly what the heck kind of horseman is the main character supposed to be? (googles) Fury?? What Revelation have they been reading?

    Something you've got to understand about Darksiders is that the entire setting is basically what 13 year old boys draw in the margin of their schoolbooks. It's over the top awesome cool things dialed up to ridiculous dumb nonsense, using vaguely christian mythological elements combined with basically as many other mythological elements as can be crammed in there, loaded with gore and oversized weapons. There are zero elements of this setting that are not in some way trying to be cool, and that utterly sincere dedication to edgy teenager dumbcool is why I love it.

    That's why she's called Fury. Cuz Fury is a cool word.

    If we had smell-o-vision, Darksider games would smell like Axe body spray.

    Big Dookie wrote: »
    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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    H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    The first Darksiders' aesthetics and tone were set by Joe Madureira, just to give further context.
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