Profoundly Unsatisfying
November 19, 2019 12:46 AM   Subscribe

 
The post title is because the rows do not clear when filled, and, while I get why for the animation, I find that very unsatisfying from a tetsthetic perspective.
posted by frimble at 12:47 AM on November 19, 2019 [12 favorites]


This is... troubling, to me, on a very deep level. Why would it be game over when clearly you've got a tetris? Who is dropping these pieces in so very much the wrong spots? Why can I not eat the forbidden jellies when they make a line? What flavor is the dark blue??
posted by Mizu at 1:02 AM on November 19, 2019 [10 favorites]


Profoundly disappointed to discover I cannot eat these forbidden jellies, as they do not exist in the physical realm
posted by rather be jorting at 1:03 AM on November 19, 2019 [4 favorites]


Like seriously where is Claire to make me some custom tetronimo cutters for gourmet jigglers with like, pomegranate and cucumber juice or whatever. The forbidden jelly urge is too strong.
posted by Mizu at 1:09 AM on November 19, 2019 [3 favorites]


Didn’t everyone play Triptych back in 2002? (That was more Columns than Tetris but whatever, same idea)
posted by aubilenon at 1:40 AM on November 19, 2019 [2 favorites]


As a Tetrexpert, I find this actually profoundly satisfying. (I’m also no fan of jelly, so I don’t have the desires some people allude to here.) The play on sensory expectations is fantastic. The graphics bring in new 'testhetics' while being clearly recognisable.

Though, I lament the choice of block choosing algorithm, given that this indicates pure randomness instead of the original grab bag. (Thanks for letting me nerd out on this!)
posted by katta at 1:55 AM on November 19, 2019 [6 favorites]


one for the nerds, maybe, but it's an echo of the music for this legendary video (well, the first half or so is legendary)
posted by imperium at 2:28 AM on November 19, 2019 [2 favorites]


If you want unstatisfying Tetris, try the excellent competitive game "Tricky Towers", where you have to built the tallest tower out of tetrominoes, except the pieces are moved in half-blocks instead of whole blocks, and there are physics. This results in situations where you misjudge a drop and you get a diagonal block that nothing else will balance on and then the wind blows your tower over.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:57 AM on November 19, 2019


I’m definitely on team unacceptable

don’t they realize that the Tetris well is ten blocks wide and not eight
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:32 AM on November 19, 2019 [3 favorites]


No consideration given for constant volume in their modelling of solid elasticity. Garbage.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:40 AM on November 19, 2019 [2 favorites]


Was expecting gummi bears, am disappoint.
posted by chavenet at 4:53 AM on November 19, 2019 [7 favorites]


No consideration given for constant volume innovative flavor combinations in their modelling of solid elasticity. Garbage.

Fixed that for you, sort of.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:56 AM on November 19, 2019 [3 favorites]


Just watched again, and was troubled by the lack of elasticity shown by one block at the end. Why did all the others bounce back to their original shape while that last aqua oblong stayed mangled? Also, needs more colors.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:06 AM on November 19, 2019 [1 favorite]


I like to eat frozen gummi bears. Just putting that out there. Maybe they would have a bit more success if they were frozen.
posted by Fizz at 6:20 AM on November 19, 2019 [4 favorites]


I find this very satisfying, because the number of hours I have wasted playing Tetris is dwarfed by the hours wasted in producing this Tetristic travesty.
posted by kozad at 8:32 AM on November 19, 2019 [2 favorites]


I found it unsatisfying because all the blocks ended up perfectly placed in the grid despite their gumminess. No squishing, no halfmeadures, just too much coincidental perfect alignment. Harrumph.
posted by itesser at 8:47 AM on November 19, 2019 [1 favorite]


Team S A T I S F I E D.

Except the end. Why were they all suddenly able to fall out of the frame?

(spoiler alert)
posted by hydra77 at 9:35 AM on November 19, 2019 [1 favorite]


> Didn’t everyone play Triptych back in 2002?

Huh, I'd completely forgotten it wasn't actually tetris.
posted by lucidium at 12:33 PM on November 19, 2019


I found it unsatisfying because all the blocks ended up perfectly placed in the grid despite their gumminess. No squishing, no halfmeadures, just too much coincidental perfect alignment. Harrumph.

This is clearly a TAS video. I suspect RNG manipulation as well.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 6:44 PM on November 19, 2019 [2 favorites]


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