Curve Your Enthusiasm

I used to play a lot of video games. Then I started running a semi-popular video game website and now I have no time to play video games! So basically what I’m saying is, I’m lucky if I can make it up to light green!
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on February 8, 2012 · 11:17 PM 
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117 Responses to “Curve Your Enthusiasm”

  1. BLAMEY0URFATE on February 8th, 2012 11:23 pm

    That awkward moment when you have the first comment at your fingertips and nothing witty to say…

  2. Rathial on February 8th, 2012 11:23 pm

    You can't see the other 99% of the line, but at the end it says type of game MMORPG.

    You can never stop playing…

  3. Hong_Meiling on February 8th, 2012 11:28 pm

    This is so true.

  4. ChemicalKirby on February 8th, 2012 11:29 pm

    The most over rated game of all time is probably FF7 (Yes, i still think it's a good game) and the most underrated is probably FF9. But I love all levels of gaming…

    ….This comment has noting to do with this picture…

  5. Zyquux on February 8th, 2012 11:29 pm

    But where would RTSes or MOBAs go?

    My guess would be after fighting games, but I suck at them so I'm probably wrong.

  6. MasterLuigi452 on February 8th, 2012 11:32 pm

    Why the fuck am I in all of those catagories?

  7. Valvatorez on February 8th, 2012 11:44 pm

    <img src="; alt="Mao"/>

    I don't have any problems with "Boring parts" in videogames, especially tutorials…

    That's Because I just make the prinnies do those parts!

  8. ibbolia on February 8th, 2012 11:47 pm

    I notice that there's a small lack of data, but I believe it can be summarized as "Unreleased = negative time"

  9. Ice_Cold_Water on February 8th, 2012 11:51 pm

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  10. Platinum on February 8th, 2012 11:56 pm

    Shawn, you liar, I see you playing League of Legends and/or TF2 all the time. League is probably…Light green on this scale.

  11. Platinum on February 8th, 2012 11:58 pm

    Don't know if my last comment was posted, but Shawn, you liar, you play League and TF2 all the time… I'd put LoL on the RPG level on this scale.

  12. SuperPinkiePie on February 8th, 2012 11:59 pm

    This reminds me of Granny's Law of Family Games: The longer the game goes is directly proportional to both the amount of hate harbored for all the other players and the amount of bragging one must do to ensure equilibrium.

  13. Leo E. on February 9th, 2012 12:00 am

    Stick FPSs at the same level as casual games and you get a chart showing the total enjoyment as well.

  14. Deep Thought on February 9th, 2012 12:02 am

    I first read that as a difficulty curve… which is not the same.

    Because if it was, IWBTG and Contra would be topping that shit like nobody's business.
    (And I mean playing Contra without the fucking code.)

  15. OrionX on February 9th, 2012 12:23 am
  16. GameboyPATH on February 9th, 2012 12:29 am

    My only complaint about the chart is that Action/Adventure games should be placed lower than fighting games. Action/Adventure games generally have basic controls, and will either start you off with intriguing narrative or gameplay. I'm thinking of the Sonic and Zelda series as examples. Fighting games (sans Brawl) are annoyingly difficult until you can master the moveset of characters until you can finally beat the damn single-player mode.

  17. Squidwelder on February 9th, 2012 12:40 am

    I believe you have accidentally inverted your axes.

  18. CJ47 on February 9th, 2012 1:37 am

    How about shutting the fuck up, and let me play the game i'm playing in peace? is that an option?

  19. BTSnoogans on February 9th, 2012 2:22 am

    I don't understand why FPS games are as high up as they are. I mean, yeah. You do invest some time into them but only once. After you learn how to play one, you can play them all.

  20. Sir_Nox on February 9th, 2012 2:58 am

    I just played through FF7 again and defeated Sephiroth last Saturday…

    When I crawled out of my room I'd forgotten what the sun looked like.

  21. legendaryBufoon on February 9th, 2012 3:15 am

    This is not a curve. It's a bar graph.

  22. xxxxxxtheundeadcat on February 9th, 2012 3:54 am

    I call bullshit. the tetris block on that kids shirt is made of FIVE blocks. we all know that REAL tetris blocks are made with four.

    now then I need to go make sure that my mom lined up my spaghetti properly. I cant eat it unless all of the noodles are in perfect rows on the plate.

  23. PvtDisposable on February 9th, 2012 4:07 am

    I imagine that there would be background music for the players of each category…

    Casual=Abc easy as 123
    Platformer=Limbo Rock
    Shooters= America, FUCK YEAH!!!!!
    Action/Adventure=Pirates of the Caribbean Theme
    Fighting=Kung Fu Fghting
    RPGs=Tuba music

  24. CriticalQuit on February 9th, 2012 7:16 am

    Thinking back to what games became fun the quickest for me…
    Cave Story, Super Meat Boy, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, and Portal 2. 3 platformers and a puzzle game.

    I would be a blip on the low point of that chart, because technically, there's NO amount of time that would make me have fun in casual games.

  25. The AntiVillain on February 9th, 2012 9:46 am

    what would super smash bros be
    there is no combo system so the controls are easy but it is still a fighting game

  26. Makzin on February 9th, 2012 11:03 am

    dunno why they put fighting games on there at all, you cant ever enjoy them.

  27. Skrist on February 9th, 2012 11:53 am

    "Then I started running a semi-popular video game website and now I have no time to play video games!"
    I guess all those times you played TF2 and LoL don't count then.

  28. dope92 on February 9th, 2012 12:16 pm

    so where does starcraft fit?

  29. CriticalQuit on February 9th, 2012 1:33 pm

    Super Meat Boy is actually really fun. Probably because between the super tight, smooth movement and fast reload time, death is a trip-up, not a failure.

  30. Cloak on February 9th, 2012 2:17 pm

    > Implying Button Mashing isn't fun

  31. TheInsaneWombat on February 9th, 2012 4:46 pm
  32. PortalMan118 on February 9th, 2012 5:29 pm

    Wow, i actually do look like the Adventure and Action games guy.

  33. p.b.jay on February 9th, 2012 5:47 pm


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