Fans are digging into creator Ron Gilbert, specifically for the art style, and sending so much abuse and harassment that he has shut down comments on his blog and vowed to stop talking about the game.
Hurts my eyes to look at it - so much visual noise. I'm a huge MI fan (first played it on my Amiga 500 with all the disk swapping that entailed ) - got the Limited Run MI Anthology sat right next to me but I don't think I can play this.Can't say I like the art style.
Would have been amazing in VR in the style Moss, epic actually…
I swear video game fandom is the most toxic of fandoms.
Are people not allowed to voice their dissatisfaction? The whole thing with Monkey Island reminded me of the Sonic movie debacle - and in that case I'm glad the Sonic fans voiced their disappointment as the film they got was much improved and successful enough to warrant a sequel.
Now, so far as Ron Gilbert being driven off of Twitter by this, I'm of two minds - I don't think it's right that creators should have to suffer threats and verbal abuse *but* he couldn't have not known that the art style would be hugely controversial with the fans.
I'm bemused by the whole thing - I won't be playing it as the art really turns me off but I hope it's successful enough that Ron can continue to make the games he wants to make.
It can be an odd one sometimes - I saw an article a programmer wrote awhile back as a kind of goodbye when they took themselves off social media, etc. bemoaning how toxic, etc. people were but when I went to look at the comments they were alluding to 90% were just mild to moderate, often constructive, almost all very valid, criticism. There were a tiny minority of trolls/really vile comments but that was a vanishing minority fortunately in the case.