So I’m playing Uncharted 4, and the developers put so much effort into making the graphics super-realistic that a weird problem was created. Check out this amazingly detailed door-
Gorgeous, right? Except for, you know…
The lock handle that’s three inches away from the deadbolt. The other deadbolt that doesn’t have a handle at all. The fact that they spent so much time working on the door that they neglected to put any effort into the jamb at all.
It doesn’t end there, though – let’s take a look a the great detailing on it-
The rust marks above the lock, the dirty footprint on the kickplate. They’re both gorgeously drawn and add a lot of verisimilitude to the world. Then that verisimilitude is stripped back out when we get a look at the door on the other side of the room.
Yup, it’s the exact same door in every detail.
That’s thing about spending dozens of hours building a fake door for a video game is that when you’re done with it, you never want to spend another second building fake videogame doors. This is the result.
Nothing relevant to this conversation, that's for sure! Because we're here to talk about (sorry, write and read about, respectively) GC_Danny, who's updating this profile for the first time in thirteen years!
So let's take a gander back at that time and see what's happened! In addition to writing hundreds of video game reviews, Dan produced a book that can be legally purchased by almost anyone! He also wrote two short films, two episodes of television, and two movies! Although, sadly, and through much fault of his own, the movies have yet to be released.
In addition to general game reviewing, he's also dabbled in more long-form work, writing some of the longest and most comprehensive game reviews of all time. Then there's his non-GameCritics blogging, where he's famous as the world's foremost expert on the TV show Criminal Minds, as well as the co-host of a weekly podcast - he's even working on a new videogame/critical experiment, which you can find out more about here!
If all that wasn't enough, just a few months ago he rebranded himself as 'The Hidden Object Guru', hoping to stake another claim of ultimate expertise, this time over a genre of casual games! Will he be successful? Only time will tell, but you're free to join the thrilling ride at his YouTube channel!