Verno wrote on Feb 8, 2013, 20:20: Getting away from the larger drama for a moment, one thing that bugs me a bit is when people claim others can't judge something based on preview material. That's the whole purpose of preview material, to get you to judge and hopefully buy the product before its released. To act like people can't form opinions or have expectations based on it is absurd, that's the purpose of it in the first place. It's glorified advertising, not an ancient manuscript that needs to be authenticated. We aren't handing out review scores, it's just opinions or thoughts.
Exactly. I can usually tell from preview media whether I'm going to enjoy a game or not and right now I'm not liking what I'm seeing. There's no way I'll be preordering it but I'll check out the user comments upon release and might pick it up on sale if the response is positive.