Game Theory: Are Theories KILLING Video Games?

  • Publicado el 22 abr 2022
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    A while ago over on Film Theory, I tried to figure out if we theory channels and fans RUINED Star Wars. Did our analysis make the creators feel like they had to do crazy things to surprise us and not play into our predictions? Well, it looks like we need to have that conversation AGAIN - this time about the video game industry. Listen, Game Devs need to let me be RIGHT!
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Comentarios • 29 705

  • Daggz
    Daggz Hace 28 días +31

    Honored to be included in this discussion matpat! Been watching you for like a decade now so it's insane to just casually show up in one of your videos like that, absolutely honored

  • Kale
    Kale Hace 28 días +14

    To all the game developers out there, Matpat is right. Don’t worry about us finding out the lore of your games before you’re ready to release it all; it’s what makes the game fun. Finding out we were right about FNAF (in some cases) made it all the more exciting. It gives us something to talk about and reminisce over, it builds communities and friendships (from what I’ve seen, FNAF kids always migrate together). And at the end of the day, it’s nice find yourself correct about something.

  • Meme Santa
    Meme Santa Hace 21 un día +1

    As a writer, seeing people's reactions to a twist is always satisfying.

  • ZachAttackGaming
    ZachAttackGaming Hace 21 un día +900


  • Nocturnal12am
    Nocturnal12am Hace un día +80

    When it comes to fan guessing the plot twists it's often not a "ugh that was so easy to guess" the reaction is more often "yes I actually guessed it"

  • SomeBlackGuy
    SomeBlackGuy Hace 21 un día +979

    Depends on the consumer. I stay away from spoilers as much as possible. My close friend however, dives DEEP and wants to know everything before whatever is it comes out, so he loves any and all theories!

  • KayPlaya
    KayPlaya Hace 12 horas +31

    I hope the game developers aren't actively seeing theories that solve their lore so they just jumpkick all the lore out of there and make the game worse

  • Master of all Cephalopods: Comrade Zulaski Kaitzo

    When theorists are able to guess it right, it's a medal of honour for the developers.

  • Storm Aurora
    Storm Aurora Hace 14 días +766

    When I started watching Game Theory, I was around 12 or 13 years old, and I thought that it would be the coolest thing if I made a game that MatPat could make a theory about. Now I'm a college graduate with a degree in game programming and I still think it would be the coolest thing if I made a game that MatPat could make a theory about. I'd be super excited to have something in my game correctly predicted by theorists!

  • Chris H.
    Chris H. Hace 14 días +671

    I think Gravity Falls does theory baiting perfectly. It leaves plenty of clues, some obvious and some not, for the viewer so that it's a fun experience for everyone. If that comes at the cost of some hardcore theorists figuring it out, that's okay! They even joke about that with one of the biggest twists in the series.

  • Nim Belle
    Nim Belle Hace un día +39

    Literally every piece of media has this issue and I’m glad someone spelled it out - just leave things as they are. Gossip Girl is another example of changing the big reveal but it ruined the whole show…

  • Vivimos_en_una_sociedad
    Vivimos_en_una_sociedad Hace 14 días +285

    Man its such a shame that nameless Hello Neighbour developer had to go nameless to hide the identity of the game they were developing (that was definitely not Hello Neighbour)

  • Alex Andrews
    Alex Andrews Hace 12 horas +11

    You know, having a meaningful twist built in is nice where it actually is built to subvert expectations. Like, all evidence can point to X but this evidence is deceiving because Y fits the description better. Make the clues proper where it can be both and make the story work with how you see it fit

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    I can imagine actual game developers out there watching MatPat, just hoping he doesn’t cover the project they’re working on, so the entire lore and backstory isn’t revealed to the public, just because MatPat saw a 15 second advertisement of it.

  • Party Poison
    Party Poison Hace 21 un día +470

    Im so glad Hello Neighbour was in this discussion. I have always wanted to hear MatPat's thoughts on those tweets

  • Nozo
    Nozo Hace 14 días +184

    Matt Burnett, from Steven Universe, actually said something interesting about this type of thing : "'I knew it!' Is always better than 'I didn't see that coming.' It's a much more rewarding experience to be right." It's sad that most games of this genre always try to surprise us, when really, getting something right is just as nice as being surprised.

  • Sno-Cone
    Sno-Cone Hace un día +18

    It's probably the game developers/writers that are too proud to see that someone figured out their story or ending. If you guesses the M. Knight Shyamalan twist, some developers might change the outcome because they wanted to be the only one to reveal.

  • ClampChamp
    ClampChamp Hace 14 días +102

    Having fans figure out the parts to your storyline is the best thing that could happen because that shows that they're intrigued, want more and are in love with your work

  • Adam Barcroft
    Adam Barcroft Hace un día +7

    It's actually kind of insane how huge these videos are that it's causing so many companies to change things based on them.

  • Anime King
    Anime King Hace 28 días +2

    Fun Fact: Matpat was only able to predict the plots because the developers had put clues in the game that led to it