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16. Re: Splinter Cell Blacklist PC Confirmed Jun 6, 2012, 05:29 StingingVelvet
Jerykk wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 04:59:
I feel it's fairly important to hold publishers and/or developers accountable for their marketing decisions. Labels are important, as they determine expectations and are thus used to judge a product's success in meeting those expectations. If I order a steak at a restaurant, I expect to get a steak, not a salad. The salad might be pretty tasty but it's not what I ordered. I don't care if the restaurant wanted to try something different or appeal to a larger demographic. I ordered a steak. Same thing applies to videogames. If I buy a Splinter Cell, I'm expecting a stealth game because that's what all the previous games have been. That's why I enjoyed the previous games and that's why the brand has any meaning to me. If you give me a shooter instead, I'm not going to be happy because that's not what I wanted, even if it ends up being a perfectly competent shooter.

That's one of your wackier analogies and I'm going to ignore it, no offense. No real comparison there.

I will say if you ignored all previews and videos and bought the game anyway expecting Chaos Theory again then yeah, you might be pissy, but that was your fault for buying something with no research wasn't it? I mean you already know this game is not really stealth from watching the early media... that didn't take much effort on your part to figure out.

I like good games. What is written on the box is pretty much completely irrelevant to me. I watch gameplay videos on youtube or giantbomb, read a preview or review from a journalist I trust and usually agree with, and then I purchase. I don't really give a shit what the game is called or what a game 10 years ago was like.
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