The Cuphead CONTROVERSY: Should Reviewers Git Gud? - DeadLock (ft. Mother’s Basement)

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • VOTE: Journalists Need to GIT GUD! ► Writing Comes First! ► Me Play Cuphead! ►► broke the internet. When Cuphead gameplay of a journalist struggling to finish the tutorial hit the web, an age old debate was rekindled: Should gaming journalists have to be good at games to write about them? Or does writing come first and foremost? We'll be debating this very question, but in the end your answer will be the one that needs to be heard!Also note that all sides of the debate are RANDOMLY decided, so the debater may be arguing for a side he or she doesn't agree with. We wanted to keep this as neutral and unbiased as possible. NO HATE! SUBSCRIBE to Catch all the Theories ► out with us on GTLive! ►► Deadlock:Is Crash Bandicoot OVERRATED? ► ► Water Pokemon Beat Fire Pokemon? ►, NO MORE CONSOLES! ►► Ocarina vs Link to the Past ►► of Legends vs. DOTA ►► out some more of our awesome video game content: Game Theory ►► Shock ►► SCIENCE! ►►
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  • Joaquin Pirotto

     1 years ago

    Food reviewers are food experts, book reviewers have a good understanding of literature, game reviewers should be expected to finish a bloody tutorial.

  • Andrewik

     11 hours ago

    @the lord of gremlins But that's actually the point. They're entitled to say anything they want about the game and they'll get lambasted for their skill and merits their review poses. They just won't find too big of an audience for their reviews. Basically I'm siding with the free market and freedom of speech here. If you're willing to humiliate yourself by showing to the entire world that you hate a game, because you suck at it (and your skill is ten floors below 'casual gamer'), the free market will ...

  • the lord of gremlins

     12 hours ago

    @Andrewik they are most definitely entitled to say that, but when they condemn a game when they make a mistake that is pretty hard to make, it devalues their argument, because you don't need to learn how to play the game as much as you do need to be able to read and be able to solve a problem that may as well be as simple as, "If Jen as ten apples and loses five, how many does she have left?" This problem that I just posed has the same amount of factors as the tutorial, the starting amount an...

  • Thundergozon

     10 months ago

    Guys, seriously, here's the dealio:Being good at writing is the most basic qualification to do any kind of journalism whatsoever. If you decide to specifically do GAMING journalism you need to have an additional skillset, otherwise there'd be no point in specialization at all.I don't think anyone can honestly call this opinion unreasonable.

  • Ghostly Noodle

     11 months ago

    Nobody said he had to be pro level he just had to be competent

  • william jackson

     2 months ago

    For real

  • Kannonball

     3 months ago

    @a random nobody Ghostly Noodle was not saying Dean Takakhashi was competent.

  • Comment Section Preacher

     11 months ago

    I agree with Matt. I mean, no, they don't need to be perfect.... But at least don't be an absolute potato at such a simply controlled game!

  • Pandatom246

     1 months ago

    There were so many arguments about time and efficiency but if it takes forever to do even a simple task in game you arent saving any time. I totally agree with Matt

  • Ada Hartnett

     2 months ago

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH POTATOS??!?? (But yeah I agree)

  • Foxfire0002

     10 months ago

    I’m both a writer and a gamer and proficient in RPGs, Shooters, Platformers, and most games in general. I do not claim that I can beat every game, nor most games, but I agree with MatPat. Game journalists need to be proficient in a multitude of genres, just like can be and should be profienced in a multitude of different writing styles as a writer.

  • Portal master

     2 months ago

    I have the same thought

  • KickyFut

     4 months ago

    If a journalist only plays JRPG's and adventure games, they just shouldn't do a review on an FPS. Matt didn't use the right example about an author not knowing half the words...It's more like asking a plant expert to review a bridge design.

  • kekke2000

     1 years ago

    There is a big difference between git gud and beat the tutorial.

  • TheWeirdaholic

     1 years ago

    You're free to watch the legion of other journalists. But you're making an assumption about all of his skills, based on A PART of 20 Minutes of Game Footage (of which Takahashi made fun of himself).I don't believe, that you actually want your whole life and personality judged, based only on your single worst moment, do you?

  • yraco

     1 years ago

    It wasn't that he wasn't focusing because it said what to do very clearly, it takes a certain kind of trash player to not figure something that simple and those players are not the ones I want "informing" me about games.

  • Maddy Dobson

     3 months ago

    I agree with Mat pat.They need to at least good at it. If he couldn't beat a tutorial, then why should be trusting someone who can't even play a level.( the tutorial is not a level.) It doesn't add up! More quality, not quantity. Mat make a point. I trust youtubers to give me good games to play because I watch them. Cuphead is a very hard game. It never holds your hand. But from the I watch. it looks amazing. So should you trust a review on someone who can't beat a tutorial or people who can be...

  • Portal master

     2 months ago

    Maddy Dobson, you do make a Reilly good point

  • Denise Usagi

     8 months ago

    You make it sound like good writing skills and good gaming skills are mutually exclusive and only the rarest mythical creatures are able to do both. But overall I agree with Matpat here. Game journalists need to play the game to inform the readers about them. If you give a game a bad review because you can't get past the tutorial, that's a problem. Imagine all the games being simple as dirt. Nobody is able to perfectly complete any game first try (because that would also be very boring) and that's ...

  • Edward

     12 days ago

    Video: "Debate" also video: 90% say git good

  • Seth Warner

     11 months ago

    This isn't even a debate! You literally have no idea what the game like if you can't get passed the tutorial! Git gud!