I’ve been spamming Aphelios in League of Legends lately. I feel like I’m losing brain cells just by playing him, not because I don’t understand him, but just because of how poorly designed he is. I feel like the person who designed him would get along with the Genshin Impact character designers because they all clearly don’t understand class, gimmick, or even niche-based character design principles.
Then again, that’s an issue that most games suffer from, albeit not to the extent of the examples listed above. Character/class design has been a chronic weakness in the industry ever since the rise of KMMOs and the ripples resulting therefrom. Players unfortunately got into the habit of settling for stuff that’s third-rate at best.
I’ve recently discovered that the best tuna salad sandwiches are the ones with no mayo, made with tuna in oil. Add some Italian style peppers, some nice cheese, some onions, and a bit cucumber/green onion/other crunchy greens and you’re golden. I can’t go back to having mayonnaise tuna sandwiches anymore. It’s just not right.
Back 4 Blood finally came out (only if you buy the packs with DLC, but whatever) and I’ve been having a blast with that. Zombies go blarggh, gun go pew. Way more entertaining than stuff like the new Battlefield game imo. Shame it’ll only last so long.
It sucks that we have a game drought, but in a way it’s also a good thing. Next month is national novel writing month, and I’m planning to do a bit of a sprint.