I decided to go through with my idea from the other day and create a poll on Twitter to determine which game I should buy on my Switch, as I’ve had an interest in both Hollow Knight and Enter the Gungeon for some time now.
It only seemed fair to go to the Internet to make my choice for me, as I have long histories with both action platformers and roguelikes.
Naturally that poll turned out to be a flop in the end.
It’s kind of funny how Twitter decided to give that extra one percent to the category I didn’t actually have a vested interest in.
While that left me with two options, either to assume equality amongst all choices considering only three votes were cast or go with the luck of the draw additional percentage, my choice was kind of set before it came to me.
But there’s a separate problem plaguing my poll here that could have solved everything without any more headache. A problem that I’m blaming on Twitter directly.
See I’ve never done a Twitter poll before so I was curious how the underlying systems for it work. In checking out those analytics I found something very suspicious.
First of all, shout out to the fact that 17 people engaged with the tweet but mostly didn’t actually vote. That’s cool.
More importantly though, what happened to that fourth vote?!
How is it that the tweet itself only has three votes counted if the analytics suggest four have been cast? Did somebody vote and then take their vote away? Is that even something someone can do? If that is something someone can do, why would it still be counted somewhere?
I have just… So many questions. It’s all pretty upsetting to because that fourth vote would have been the literal tie-breaker.
Even if, like I said, Octopath is kind of out of the question.
So that leaves me exactly where I started, drawn equally between Hollow Knight and Enter the Gungeon.
As much as that indecision would normally leave me complaining for a few minutes before ultimately deciding to do nothing and save my money, I have been pretty desperate for a new game to play.
So I’m going to go outside of my Internet questionnaire and cheat my answer out of someone who wanted to cast a vote but doesn’t have a Twitter account to do so.
Congratulations Jonathan, you are the tie-breaker.
Just to prove it, here I am buying Hollow Knight as we speak:
I’d say it’s safe to expect some kind of an impression-laden post about the game sometime in the near future, because that’s just the sort of thing I like.
Luckily, as you can tell, I’ve figured out how to pull pictures off the Switch without needing to post them on social media, so hopefully it’ll be a much more engaging post at that.
What’s that? Both Hollow Knight and Enter the Gungeon on now download screen?
Yes, well. As it turned out, when I was going to look at Hollow Knight, I happened to see that Enter the Gungeon was on sale in honor of its recent update. A whopping 50 percent off.
Thus this turns out to be the most unexpected timeline where I was able to get both games for about $22 bucks — a veritable steal considering these two will likely be my chief source of entertainment for the rest of the summer and beyond.
Now my only problem is I have to figure out which game to play first.