I hate hype culture so much. Hype is absolutely atrocious in fandoms, especially in large quantities. I was very late and judgmental to this game, even though I haven’t even played it. All because of hype.
I saw this game EVERYWHERE! Everyone was playing it and talking about it. One of my upper-class friends let me listen to a song from this game. Which I thought was cool, but I didn’t think anything of it.
Then, the floodgates opened. Pewdiepie, and Jacksepticeye, hype here, hype there, I mean it was everywhere. Whenever I saw that one of my favorite Youtubers were playing it, I avoided it like hell.
Oh man. The thoughts I had before playing this game. “Oh this game is so hyped it’s probably not that good anyways” and, “This looks so ugly and uninteresting.” Besides, I didn’t feel like watching it since the hype train left me anyways.
But one day for some reason unknown to me…
I watched it. Was it pressure? Was it curiosity? I don’t know. But I did. And let me just say, dear God, do I regret it. Now before you go white knighting the precious little Undertale, let me explain. I regret it, but not for the reasons you may think. I love, love, love, love this game. This game, Undertale, you absolutely NEED to go into blind. If you haven’t played it, don’t watch a let’s play of it. Do not.
If I had went blindly into this game, I would maybe appreciate it way more than I already do now. (Mild spoilers) Never before had a game actually make me laugh, and cry. The only other I can think of would be Seduce Me the Otome. If you have not played Undertale, here’s the link for PC:
You can also get it on Steam, I don’t promote piracy but let’s just say I got mine for free. I don’t remember where or how.
In Undertale, everything you do, every choice you make will effect you somehow. Yup, it’s one of those games. You can go pacifist route, genocide route, and neutral. The characters in this game, are absolute best thing about Undertale.
The dialogue is stellar and I actually feels like you’re talking to actual people with feelings instead of pixels. Also, To be honest for a pixelated game, it’s really freaking beautiful. Now, don’t expect some masterpiece level of artwork, but when it wants to look good, it really looks good.
The main problem I had with Undertale were the repeating puzzles, and combat. Don’t get me wrong, it’s challenging and will take you a few tries, but you WILL get your ass kicked. Trust me.
Once you defeat your opponent whether in a kind or evil way, it will feel so great. Especially if you get to Sans. Pfffsshh…good freaking luck dude. Speaking of Sans, he is probably in my top 4 favorite characters ever. The most realistic and memorable character.
Now, let me get into somethings I really wanna talk about. I really, really love this game. So much that when I finished the pacifist route I closed the game and never opened it again. That’s the effect it had on me. If you played the game you’d probably understand. I didn’t want to harm my little friends.
But there’s a problem that affects pretty much everything. I love saying, that anything that’s created to bring good, evil will soon follow. This is true for anything in my opinion. Look at any fandom or website. ANYTHING! Deviant Art, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Fnaf(defiantly this one), MLP, The Sonic franchise, video games (such as Minecraft), ect. Anything and everything has a good and a bad.
Link to her beautiful Deviant Art page: WalkingMelonsAAA
Facebook: A nice place for friends to meet up and for parents to share pictures of their disgusting looking food.
Then there’s shit like this:
And Undertale is no exception. The Undertale fanbase is absolutely abysmal! Of course not all of it. It has some nice fan art, songs, and videos made on it. But you understand where I’m going with this.
With the porn, terrible shippings, terrible artwork, horrendous videos and fanfics. We can never have anything nice. Do you know why? Because people don’t realize that just because you CAN say or do something, it doesn’t mean you SHOULD say or do something.
I CAN go and draw sansxpapyrus porn (even though they’re brothers), but that doesn’t mean I should does it? But that’s not the only thing wrong. Wrongfully grabbing media attention. Putting Undertale or anything else popular in their titles. Not because they love the game, but because they know whenever you put something Undertale (or anything else relevant/popular) into a video, they’ll get a shit tons of views and likes, rather than actually appreciating the game for what it is and stands for.
This isn’t what Undertale is supposed to be. If Sans, Papyrus, Toriel, Asgore, Mettaton, Undyne and Alphys were real and looked at all of this mess, they would be appalled and horrified with what people did to them. And not only that, but the fucking white-knights. People who will rip you a new asshole if you dare give an opinion or even dislike their precious game.
I love Undertale. I think it’s a great game. Who would’ve thought I’d fall in love with a silent main protagonist with: -_- for a face, two comedic skeleton brothers, a goat mom and dad, a lesbian fish woman, an anime loving dinosaur, and a robot with legs so hot you could fry an egg!
But seriously, F.U.C.K the fanbase! That goes for all the other cancerous sides of fandoms and media as well. But remember, as you’re weeding through all of the internet garbage, you will strike the gold in the dirt pile. It’s there. I know it is. All you have to do is, STAY DETERMINED!
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