As in, a new TV show/book/podcast/website comes up, and you’re automatically hooked, eagerly wait for every new installment, only to see either the format change or the writing just get terrible really quickly and instantly you’re not a fan anymore?
The podcast “How Did They Get Played” is a great concept, it’s the bad movie podcast “How Did This Get Made?” but for bad video games. Series debuted June 24th 2019 and it hit hard doing a lot of very classic bad video games like Superman 64, E.T., Sonic 2006 etc. I absolutely loved it since I was always surprised I had never seen a video game podcast that just solely covered bad games for comedic purposes before.
But then sometime at the start of 2020 the podcast just got … lazy … Instead of covering bad video games they pivoted and said in their intro they cover “The Worst and Weirdest Video Games” instead of just The Worst, which is fine, but then eventually the hosts themselves got incredibly lazy and started talking about GOOD games. When a game like “The Last Of Us” which some consider one of the greatest video games of all time gets THREE episodes dedicated to it, it really seems like they have lost the plot. And now the hosts seem to be passively aggressively lashing out at the people who came for the bad video games and are now complaining about how off-topic they’ve gotten. Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger are hilarious hosts, but hearing them talk about good games is just so boring since the podcast has now basically become every other gaming podcast where they just talk about “games of the moment”.