Yes, it was sarcasm. I was trying to find a measure of success for Fahrenheit - I didn't personally didn't think it was very good at all, but then I think we're all painfully aware that games aren't commissioned on the basis of whether I like them or not. Not many people bought it, no-one thought it worthwhile to imitate.
It's only a basic rationale, one you could pick a number of holes in and nor would I claim you couldn't.
But looking on Metacritic the reviews were overwhelmingly good. That doesn't mean it's good, but clearly a lot of critics thought it was. And it probably helped to convince the suits at Sony to plough a hell of a lot of money into a PS3 version too.
I still don't see the point of it, and no-one's been able to explain it to me yet, but please keep on getting defensive about it, and if you like the idea of it then by all means buy and enjoy.
#5735935, By Heavy Rain