Pinky_Floyd wrote:Not really, I'm just showing that those in glass houses should throw their stones at games more wisely, or at least expect poorly constructed basis for opinion to be torpedoed.
I love the gameplay and yet hypothetically if I was being paid specifically to construct a review designed to maximize a game's issues and play down all its virtues I could have provided much stronger points about the W101 that could have withstood scrutiny. It is a very poor critique even if the score was justified by a different argument. The critique bases much of the negatives on things which hypocritically don't matter to them when giving favourable reviews to other AAA games on other platforms.
I get that the genre isn't for everyone, and that the controls might be too difficult for some without the natural leadership mindset to lead and delegate simultaneously. But it is baffling that any professional review site wouldn't have someone in their staff to appreciate this gameplay quality and fight for a great score against those that didn't care or get the game.
Professional game reviewers are supposed to help all gaming demographics find games they'll love and so it stands to reason that a review and score should be biased towards those that had the best reaction to the game. What does Edge's systematic critique of Wonderful 101 do in helping anyone like you or I find that great W101 experience? Imo the answer is nothing. 6/10 in any customer perceived review (for a new IP) says don't read the review, don't rent, don't bother it isn't worth your time or money.
#9788490, By vizzini The Wonderful 101 from Platinum Games
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