I miss the trend of games insulting you for quitting
from The_Picard_Maneuver@lemmy.world to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 15:20

Similarly, picking a difficulty option in Doom


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tonarinokanasan@lemmy.sdf.org on 18 Feb 2024 15:49 next collapse

Both of the examples you give are Id - and to be honest, I feel like this was always more of an Id thing than it was an overall trend

LucasWaffyWaf@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 16:11 next collapse

Yeah that’s very much id’s old 90’s machismo. This is the company that invented the word “gibbitude” in Ultimate Doom’s flavor text xD

gerbler@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 19:18 collapse

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri would vocalise “Please don’t go. The drones will miss you. They look up to you” when you go to quit.

all-knight-party@kbin.run on 18 Feb 2024 15:50 next collapse

Oh, they still do that, now it's just nefarious and hidden behind concepts like FOMO and season passes

verycoolusername@lemm.ee on 18 Feb 2024 16:39 next collapse

Yeah I love the fact that in this game, the message was just for the sake of it, while nowadays it would be in order to keep the person playing it addicted to whatever skinner box is integrated into the gameplay loop.

datavoid@lemmy.ml on 18 Feb 2024 18:43 next collapse

Only 14 hours until your next daily reward!

hansl@lemmy.world on 26 Feb 2024 03:49 collapse

Now if you die like three times they ask you to enable “easy mode”…

rtxn@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 15:59 next collapse
  • Press Y to concede with dignity

  • Press N to let a game bully you

bleistift2@feddit.de on 18 Feb 2024 16:15 next collapse

I hate Ubisoft, but I love that Anno keeps reminding you to stop playing.

Tar_alcaran@sh.itjust.works on 18 Feb 2024 16:46 next collapse

Don’t go, the drones need you!

Lath@kbin.social on 18 Feb 2024 16:47 next collapse

I remember some parents once sued a gaming company for making such messages with the claim that it was encouraging addiction. Or not as it the article making that claim?

neidu2@feddit.nl on 18 Feb 2024 17:02 next collapse

I remember using Fasttracker2 in the 90’s, and when hitting the exit button it showed a yes/no dialog box: “Was Rome really built in a day?”

And Carmageddon asked something along the lines of “Really go back to screaming kids and pets that need toilet training?”

Aatube@kbin.social on 18 Feb 2024 17:20 collapse

For FastTracker 2, which one's quit and which one's stay? BC it feels like if you think Rome wasn't built in a day you take a break from sequencing to take a rest

neidu2@feddit.nl on 18 Feb 2024 17:24 collapse

I honestly don’t remember. It’s been 25 years.

t3chskel@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 17:03 next collapse

<img alt="" src="https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/ede3aac7-1bd6-4407-93dd-16527016aaa0.png">

Love this one from Carmageddon

c0m47053@feddit.uk on 18 Feb 2024 17:10 next collapse

Was hoping to find this here, many happy childhood memories playing this one

SpaceNoodle@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 17:20 collapse

What does it say?

crushyerbones@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 17:24 collapse

I think it’s “Return to a life where you don’t get internal organs in your hair?”

SpaceNoodle@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 18:08 collapse

Best I can do is “literal vegans in your hair”

moody@lemmings.world on 19 Feb 2024 03:31 collapse

I’ll pass, thanks.

lakemalcom10@lemm.ee on 18 Feb 2024 22:43 next collapse

I have been saying “Press ‘Y’ to be a weenie” for as long as I can remember

Texas_Hangover@lemm.ee on 18 Feb 2024 23:11 next collapse

id was the best for good natured shit-talking. Until 3d Realms ran out of gum.

Matriks404@lemmy.world on 18 Feb 2024 23:16 next collapse

Old games had a soul. Modern games have microtransactions.

Only Indie games nowadays give me a feeling of getting into something that is made out of love, and not solely for money.

Bitflip@lemmy.ml on 18 Feb 2024 23:26 next collapse

Embrace cowardice? Yes No

tigeruppercut@lemmy.zip on 19 Feb 2024 00:59 next collapse

I like the “if doom was like CoD” vid from like 10 yrs ago


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FlashMobOfOne@lemmy.world on 19 Feb 2024 01:58 next collapse

In Solasta: Crown of the Magister, if you miss your spell or your shot your party members will talk shit. It’s funny.

Vordimous@lemmy.ml on 19 Feb 2024 03:55 next collapse

There is an indy game called Barony that does this. I got this message when closing the game after getting smooshed by a boulder. <img alt="" src="https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/9e5e9670-a3e4-4bf3-867a-1abf8076c23c.png">

Krudler@lemmy.world on 20 Feb 2024 02:30 next collapse

Not quite on topic but I miss one thing from Llamatron. When you paused it showed a small icon of a toilet or a cigarette.

waybackguy@lemmy.world on 20 Feb 2024 04:51 next collapse

Max Payne “I was too tired to go on.” or “I was afraid to go on.”

Game over screens too like Arkham City with the villain mocking Batman. System Shock with the hopeless death animation. Sometimes the deaths can get elaborate and repetitive though like some horror games.

Kolanaki@yiffit.net on 26 Feb 2024 03:56 collapse

I just recently picked up a game that brings back the “quit insult” but I’m blanking on which one it was (I got a few new things for my birthday the other day so it’s all just a congealed mess in my head).

The_Picard_Maneuver@lemmy.world on 26 Feb 2024 14:04 collapse

Nice. It’s always fun to see games continuing the tradition.