Quoted from Patrunkenphat7:
I’m a big fan of the podcast content, but he has totally inconsistent and contradictory opinions on the same topics for different pins. He’s good at gaslighting you into thinking “yeah yeah! He’s so right!” until you realize the inconsistency. Usually he takes the ‘side’ that is opposite of whatever the manufacturer does. One hilarious recent take is spinning the Elwin / Zombie Yeti duo into a bad thing because we’re getting too much of them... Think about the mental gymnastics on making that a bad thing. He’d make a great politician.
He’s good to hear about the rumors and has some good takes here and there. But overall imo his opinions are often wrong at least to my thinking. I think about game code and how well a pin plays and even if it evolves into something great such as any number of pins TWD etc.
Chris is far more concerned about if something released on a specific date or who is the name on the code or art not bothering to look at the code just who the name is attached to the code is all he cares about.
He doesn’t like Dwight for whatever reason he just will lump every game Dwight does as a missed opportunity. But imo Dwight is one of the better coders.
Chris should say he doesn’t like Dwight code or he doesn’t understand what nuances and strategy can be brought out with different lead coders.
He doesn’t like Steve Ritchie, Lawlor and Borg and thinks only the two new guys Keith and Eric can make great games. It’s so much over saturated with his petty opinions not really understanding that other designers and code guys know what they’re doing.
He got all amped up about Wonka like he was going to have a happy ending with it. I thought nothing can be as great as he thinks Wonka is. Next thing you know Wonka is garbage.
So when he’s saying GnR is so great that just makes me think there’s a 50:50 chance it’ll be great and 50:50 chance it’ll suck.