People have asked me to review the 2015 game, “HATRED”. So I dived deeper, watched some videos, and delved into it myself (thanks to people who wanted to purchase the game). After a couple of hours of slogging through waves of NPCs ways, I had enough and decided to fulfill the request of many. In the end, I didn’t so much write a review, but an angry tangent instead. So, what did I think of Hatred? In short, I found it vapid, repetitive, and sophomoric. While many other games do that (well), this one does all of it poorly. If you wanna see the rest of my ranting tangent, read on.
Picture only related for the sake of easy pop culture reference.
For a while, I’ve been seeing commentary about how people are “trying too hard” or how “non-ironic” enthusiasm is “annoying.” I find this type of thing greatly disturbing! I could argue that art is being integrated more and more into our culture, as is an appreciation for it. However, there have been countless arguments that art is worthless and those partaking in it don’t have “real jobs”, whatever those might be. But, I’m not exactly here to talk about art, but culture itself. I’m here to speak about fandom! (I know, a subject I’m prone to mocking a bit myself.) But no matter, this is a rant I’ve been wanting to get out. Hopefully, it sounds coherent enough. More after the jump.