Anthony_UK wrote:So you are saying that you have been away to VG247, and that for you personally the generic approach to reviewing games - a sort of by-the-numbers hand-holding through graphics, sound, gameplay, yadda yadda, works better.
The score is fair enough, but the review was appalling. We want to understand how the game plays and feels through reading the review, not the reviewer ramble on trying to be clever and not mention how the basic mechanics of the game work.
There are countless sites that have reviewed Tomb Raider and other games in exactly this manner. What is the point in homogenising the review structure so that EG also has to follow this tried, tired method? Not all front page articles on EG are esoteric journeys through New Games Journalism and it's a small percentage really that are presented in an unconventional manner.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of other places you can go to read more conventional fayre. You've obviously already been and done that on VG247, another one of the Eurogamer Network sites, so why do you also have to take away the batshit mental stuff from EG, that some of us actually enjoy?
EG hasn't ever been any different in the way that it sometimes swings way out to the leftfield for some of its reviews and articles, in all of the time I've been reading it. If you don't like it, you've already provided links to the sort of places that you can get what you are looking for. It's nice that you've spent the time reading the review you hated, and that so many people are prepared to spend so much time discussing why their opinion of the review is more important than the review itself, but some of us quite like the waffle, thankyou, and we aren't exactly spoilt for choice in where to find it amongst the endless procedural checkboxinng of the modern review process.
tl;dr - If you don't like it, read some other reviews and shut up about it.