Hope all is well with you. I came by your website today because I just finished Sunset for the third time (yes, third xD) and I’m so sad about your news of leaving video games behind.
I understand where your coming from and I hope your future will be filled with more brightness. BUT, you will be dearly missed by me. I hadn’t felt so connected to a game since I played Shadow of the Colossus, and always relied on you guys to supply me with these amazing video games (I know…I’m selfish…).
If you do ever try to throw yourself into a video game again, I will be right there!
Thanks for all you have done for me, I am grateful! 😀
With love and warm thoughts,
I know numbers is one thing, but I’m pretty sure that ‘Sunset’ will get it recognition that deserves, the same recognition that ‘The Graveyard’ and ‘The Path’ (which I own a copy) has now.
Whatever decision that you guys will take, you have my respect and admiration for making games that are non conventional, wonderfully artistic, and make you think out of the box.
Best of wishes in your future endeavors…Thanks for everything TOT!]]>
I don’t agree with everything that was written in “Politics of Beauty”—blaming the majority of humanity for the depreciation of art while said libraries, museums, schools, and other social infrastructure (not just cultural—look at pensions, public health care, even water) are being dismantled for the enrichment of a tiny social stratum—but the sincerity and seriousness with which you treat your craft is something that I respect.
By the way, I read Rock Paper Shotgun semi-regularly (I missed their Hands On piece about Sunset) with my adblocker turned off. I don’t remember seeing advertisements for Sunset. I tend to ignore all advertisements and the locations where they are placed when I’m not actively searching for things to buy (banner blindness). I suspect that RPS’s readership of adept PC users is quicker to filter out content irrelevant to their goals than other audiences. In the case of RPS, the goal of most readers is “read informative and witty articles about PC games”, not “scan the top banners and sidebars to see ads that are probably about stuff that you don’t visit RPS for, like car insurance and office supplies”.]]>