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Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:11:10 Reply

Sure, the game had a lot of effort put into it... doesn't mean it's a good game. What really takes the cake though is how the authors flame it up on everyone who leaves a even subtly negative review.

Worthless. Nyan Catbeat you in ratings because of your attitude.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:12:34 Reply

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:12:49 Reply

Yeah, yeah, I guess that's why it's on the front page.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:13:55 Reply

My review was generally in detest to the game and they never responded at all.

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:14:50 Reply

In you're Nyan Caxx review you put:

"Better than Lab of the Dead."

Isn't that a little dick-ish?


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:18:11 Reply

Yeah, because some repeating stupid loop, with which normal person has contact for 5 minutes, and then doesn't even want to listen to it when he/she recalls it is better than actual playable game, with very decent graphics, music, and a deep story.

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:18:42 Reply

Normally I would disagree with the OP, because most negative reviews I see are along the lines of "OMG DIS IS TOO HARD DIS GAEM SUCK!" However, I would say that OP has a very good point here. Here's a review left by one user:

"Well..." by: reyalz
date: 12 hours ago
Certainly a captivating game.

At first the concept seemed silly, but when you got the first advanced reaction it became slightly fascinating. Then it kind of devolved into a pointless grind which took several hours (before the skip mechanism). The game ended up being really repetitive and before long you stopped caring about the advanced reactions too, realizing that none of it would ever amount to anything. That made me turn to the story, which was quite captivating as well. I guess that is what made this game as successful as it was. The story is very uninteresting at first, while the gameplay is interesting. Then when the gameplay gets uninteresting the story gets slightly more interesting. That is all very good and all... but there are some major lacks in this game:

- Like many has mentioned before, the ending is dull and seems pretty inconclusive. I realize it is ideal to the gameplay... but... at the point you actually reach the "ending" you are more than fed up with the gameplay anyway. It would have been better to make a more conclusive ending and then give the player the option to go back and finish the gameplay in a non-storyline game mode.

- The menus are too massive at first, it needs a much lighter introduction. The amount of data you have access to is impressive, but at times you feel like you are forced to go through a long library just to find that one single piece of info that you need. The exception to this is the box with you specimen's data that appears when you "inspect" an item. That is a great example of what I would have liked to see more of.

- The attributes were a bit too difficult to manipulate. Items had several ways of affecting the specimen depending on the reaction and this made it very tedious to reach a certain reaction.

- The whole weapon testing thing seemed utterly pointless in any aspect. I am guessing that you put this in purely for entertainment purposes, having to go through with it for reactions was kind of pointless though. I am specifically addressing things such as the chainsaw and grenade, which served no practical purpose.

- All in all there were just too much stuff to handle. At one point you had so many items stashed up that you just stopped caring about them.

- The skip feature is kind of inefficient. You have to move your mouse around a lot and the menu kind of resets its position which forces you to go through it to find the object once again. Would have liked some hotkeys for this... but I guess its better than nothing.

A very well thought out and reasonable review, while critical, very helpful. I see nothing wrong with this.

10 hours ago Author's Response:
OMG!!!! YOU HAVE TO MOVE YOUR MOUSE!!!!! Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?

And the author proceeds to be a cunt.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:22:51 Reply

I admit that I'm a dick. Sure.

Despite this, you see my point.

I digress.

10 hours ago Author's Response:
OMG!!!! YOU HAVE TO MOVE YOUR MOUSE!!!!! Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?

And the author proceeds to be a cunt.

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:28:48 Reply

Upon reading what Scarface said, I agree.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:34:01 Reply

At 11/1/11 07:18 PM, Makakaov wrote: Yeah, because some repeating stupid loop, with which normal person has contact for 5 minutes, and then doesn't even want to listen to it when he/she recalls it is better than actual playable game, with very decent graphics, music, and a deep story.

One would argue that the replayability of Lab of the Dead is on par.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:36:03 Reply

It's a pretty alright game, but damn their responses are really dickish/douchey.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 19:38:25 Reply

What do you expect OP? He didn't do it for the audience, he did it to expand his own needs (advertising, getting his music known, etc) and from the looks of the reviews he seems like a little kid.

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 21:35:11 Reply

;)
in the case of that quoted response, marking a game down because you have to move your mouse is a bit absurd :D

and yes I'm a big throbbing DICK :D


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 21:43:04 Reply

Personal opinions are a bitch, eh? I got similar reply of sarcasm but I can understand his frustration.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 21:45:00 Reply

At 11/1/11 09:35 PM, SickDeathFiend wrote: ;)
in the case of that quoted response, marking a game down because you have to move your mouse is a bit absurd :D

and yes I'm a big throbbing DICK :D

He gave the game an 8/10, and so there was little absurdity about his rating. The point is, his opinion was valid yet he was snapped at for expressing it.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 22:48:05 Reply

After briefly looking at the reviews, I agree.

They are dicks.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 22:51:11 Reply

At 11/1/11 07:18 PM, Scarface wrote: A valid point

Basically, what Scarface said is true, the author was definitely a dick when it comes to the replies.

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 22:55:20 Reply

Oh, Yeah.
The part about...
"OMG JUST MOVE YOUR MOUSE!"
Made me think.
oh,yeah.
He seems alot like a male phallus


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-01 23:26:17 Reply

People these days, always being so Jersey Shore-ish... Hate em man, fucking hate em.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 09:55:59 Reply

May I put this whole thing in another perspective guys. I responded to hundreds of reviews, good and bad, while most developers don't even bother, we updated the game following tons of feedback making like 10 versions of the game fixing bugs and tweaking the experience as the reviews came in, again most developers don't bother.
Now we're up to almost at a thousand reviews, the game is in the top 50 and all, of course the only time I bother replying is when people are negative about the game and annoy me, we worked hard on the game, it has flaws and it feels good to fuck with people leaving bad reviews.
If that's being a dick, well I'm a total fucking dick.

Let's talk about 1 example that was brought up where I'm like "move the mouse?! Are you fucking kidding me?" I worked my ass off to rework the game to support a much desired skip feature. Then this guy is like "blablabla whine whine the skip feature sucks I have to move the mouse"? haha that's ridiculous. And I'm the dick?

I think you guys lost perspective somewhere along the line regarding how much free quality games you get, whether you like them or not.
I may be a dick but I work my ass off making games for you guys and polish them when they come out.

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 10:24:25 Reply

It really is frustrating that on a site with so much content, where you would think people on the forums would be talking about cool stuff they found, instead you have to just read shit like this.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 10:29:13 Reply

If you don't like it then don't play it. Seriously, is it that hard to just not play a game you don't like?


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 10:31:36 Reply

At 11/2/11 10:24 AM, TomFulp wrote: It really is frustrating that on a site with so much content, where you would think people on the forums would be talking about cool stuff they found, instead you have to just read shit like this.

lab of the dead brings out the worst in people apparently

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 10:31:43 Reply

Review: Can you shoot yourself in the head in game?
Response: No but you can shoot yourself in the head in real life.

What a boss, also the game is solid and decent. Not my cup of tea but it's alright.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 10:32:53 Reply

I respond to (almost) everything.

the things I've seen...

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 10:58:41 Reply

"How does it feel to be the biggest loser on newgrounds?"

"You sir are a major douche."

"I shit on you"

"Blablabedibla....I won't even bother reading, just go make your own damn game why don't you."

Hmmmm...I see your point. I personally enjoyed the game and the way the zombies interacted. But yeah, some of these response to reviews are basically mean-spirited trolling.


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 11:13:28 Reply

At 11/2/11 10:58 AM, Th-e wrote: "How does it feel to be the biggest loser on newgrounds?"

"You sir are a major douche."

"I shit on you"

"Blablabedibla....I won't even bother reading, just go make your own damn game why don't you."

Hmmmm...I see your point. I personally enjoyed the game and the way the zombies interacted. But yeah, some of these response to reviews are basically mean-spirited trolling.

Yeah dude....thanks for not showing the actual reviews that triggered those responses...
Someone says they'll rate 0 everyday and I should be nice? No...
Get your act straight, don't just randomly copy paste replies to make your point without any context whatsoever.
Listen, people can tell me my game sucks and I can tell them to go fuck themselves...sometimes it's warranted, sometimes it's not. Ask those who actually contact me with problems and bugs and you'll know I'm a good dev who cares about fixing bugs and making better games.

by the way, "I shit on you" is funny haha gotta say it with an asian accent.

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 11:14:23 Reply

At 11/2/11 09:55 AM, Evil-Dog wrote: May I put this whole thing in another perspective guys.

It took me a while to realize that you were Evil-Dog.

Either way, why not just respond to every review except the bad ones?


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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 13:36:13 Reply

At 11/2/11 11:14 AM, Gimmick wrote:
At 11/2/11 09:55 AM, Evil-Dog wrote: May I put this whole thing in another perspective guys.
It took me a while to realize that you were Evil-Dog.

Either way, why not just respond to every review except the bad ones?

Like I said, I replied to tons of reviews when the game came out, at some point you can't keep up.
At this stage, I read reviews but only reply to those that really annoy me. I see plenty of negative comments that are fine but then you have those that have like an annoying tone to them, like you made a shit game or like you owe them something. Then I'll usually reply something dick-ish. I guess I should just not reply at all. But it's fun to lash out :)

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Response to Lab of the Dead authors are dicks. 2011-11-02 13:50:46 Reply

At 11/2/11 10:24 AM, TomFulp wrote: It really is frustrating that on a site with so much content, where you would think people on the forums would be talking about cool stuff they found, instead you have to just read shit like this.

umadbro?


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