Think about it – they have to test everything, up to and including, “How does the game handle it when the most amazing player in the world pulls off a series of spectacular moves with pinpoint precision?” If the tester can’t do that, well, too bad.
“I’m pretty good at fighting games, but I’m not great,” says Corey. “Some have ridiculous 10 button combos, and sometimes I can’t do those. Well, fuck. You can’t cheat your way through it, that defeats the purpose of the test. So you have to sit there and practice the move all day until you get it.”
Every gamer knows how frustrating it is to get stuck, but at least you can walk away, calm down, and not have your boss tell you to get back in there and spend hours mastering the single secret move that makes Barbie’s horse eat a rival jockey. Have you ever played a game to relax after finishing a project with a tight deadline? For testers, the game is the deadline. You have to grind away at whatever you’re stuck on for an hour, a day … however long it takes you, which will be well past the point of fun.
“I worked on a lot of projects, and I’ve met a lot of actors. There have been many actors who have great bodies and a great figure for clothes, but I think this is a first for an actor who can perfectly portray the feeling and message that I intended, as if he is one with the clothes.”
- Lee Jin Hee, Hanbok Designer for Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.