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Better Games Fail Better – Cold Take


In a new episode of Cold Take, Sebastian Ruiz, aka Frost, opens a conversation about how and why better video games fail better, talking upon Cuphead, “Blizzard polish,” “ludonarrative dissonance,” and other terms that randomly get thrown in quotation marks.

About the author

Sebastian Ruiz
Sebastian Ruiz joined The Escapist in June 2021, but has been failing his way up the video game industry for years. He went from being a voice actor, whose most notable credit is Felicia Day mistaking him for Matt Mercer in the game Vaporum, to a video editor with a ten-year Smite addiction, to a content creator for the aforementioned Hi-Rez MOBA, before focusing his attention on game development and getting into freelance QA. With a lack of direction, Sebastian sought out The Escapist as a place to work with like-minded individuals and fuel his ambitions. While he enjoys dabbling in all kinds of games to expand his horizons, even the worst roguelikes can get his attention.