Action Button Dot Net is a website that has been recently put in my lap by one of its writers. It is an absolute GOLDMINE of sharp and painful truth (monofilament blade sharp). Anything that swims through their highly critical frustum is most likely to get exactly what it deserves, whether you think it should or not, and having absorbed a key collection of the site's writings over the course of the last week I can tell you I feel like I've been repeatedly scraped over a whetstone. It hurt at first! Very very badly it hurt. But after repeated scraping, the white hot part of my brain that obsesses about game design (which I already felt was judicious and pure, albeit crude) now gleams in the sunlight, ready to lacerate at a subatomic level. If your are a game designer, you owe it to yourself to undergo the same process by really paying attention to what this handful of people has to say about the "games" we love.
- God Hand Review (previously linked in "Why" post, and worth the redundant link)
- God Of War 2 Review
- Super Metroid Review
- Okami Review
I have even created a new blog category which will be used to indicate the responses I have to their joyous and light-bringing words. The category is "Conversations with ABDN" (the very category this post is tagged with) and can be used to monitor our exchanges, if that's your thing.