StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 3, 2010, 13:54:
Arguing for following reviews unquestionably is just as silly, if not more so. The fact of the matter is reviewers review for the mainstream consumer, and we are not all the same as that.
Except that I never said to follow reviews unquestionably nor did I say reviews encompassed everyones tastes and preferences perfectly. That's a strawman.
It's not as good as Deus Ex, but it is similar. The complaints against the game could almost all be levied against Deus Ex as well, from the aiming to bad AI or bad animations.
Nope. Saying they both have stats and aiming reticules does not mean the implementations are close enough for comparison. I could say reasonably that Alpha Protocol drew some inspiration from Deus Ex but that's about where it ends. Deus Ex looked quite good on it's release date by the way.
I'm glad you trust reviewers so much, good for you,
Who said I do? Stop with the strawmans. If you have an opinion, state that opinion, stop trying to put words in my mouth as if I said them and pass that off as an argument. I said reviewers got this game right and by "reviewers", I mean anyone who properly dinged it for all of it's (many) issues. That doesn't mean I give reviewers blanket trust, quite the opposite. Someone seeking out multiple opinions would be inherently distrustful and looking for confirmation anyways which makes your whole theory just plain silly.
Everyone reviewer in the world could have disagreed with me and it wouldn't change my opinion. I don't really need any confirmation, I know the game is objectively bad. It's quality doesn't necessarily mean people can't enjoy it however, just like any other entertainment media. People enjoy Disaster Movie and soap operas after all. I like some games I know are bad but enjoy in a guilty pleasure sort of way. And next time we have an argument about console gamers having lower standards or something similar, I'm going to be right there with this thread bookmarked This comment was edited on Jun 3, 2010, 15:06.
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