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You don't mark a game down in reviews for it though, as far as I'm aware. @DANGERMAN

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Just now, OCH said:

@DANGERMAN What did he expect a remake to play like? It would be like bemoaning a HD Collection for having no new content. As @AndyKurosaki said, it misses the point entirely.

Again, it doesn't matter what he expected, it probably plays exactly how he expected it to play, I'm sure a game reviewer has encountered Resident Evil before, if he doesn't enjoy it its a valid criticism 

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1 minute ago, Nag said:

You don't mark a game down in reviews for it though, as far as I'm aware. @DANGERMAN

Depends on how egregious it is. I think it's a problem with the climbing in both Tomb Raider and Uncharted at points, I'd mention it if I was reviewing them. I'm not going to mark God of War down because he struggled to open a door while he can also flip a building 

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@DANGERMAN As I said before, from this review, the reviewer will garner the rep as "that guy who hates Resident Evil" or "the Fanboy who hated the remake" etc etc Marking down something old for being old, is not valid in any media.

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5 minutes ago, OCH said:

@DANGERMAN As I said before, from this review, the reviewer will garner the rep as "that guy who hates Resident Evil" or "the Fanboy who hated the remake" etc etc Marking down something old for being old, is not valid in any media.

I'm sorry but that's nonsense. It's not old, he's not reviewing the original game, and even if he was reviewing a re-release he'd still be able to call out its legacy problems. For example, Shenmue, Shadow of the Colossus, both of those games have been held to a standard last year they weren't on release, because to do otherwise would be useless 

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5 minutes ago, OCH said:

@DANGERMAN As I said before, from this review, the reviewer will garner the rep as "that guy who hates Resident Evil" or "the Fanboy who hated the remake" etc etc Marking down something old for being old, is not valid in any media.

You're assuming that based on nothing. If he'd given a less than glowing review to a game you didn't care about, or even didn't like, you wouldn't be accusing him of writing a 'bad' review for hits. Shouting clickbait at a 7/10 review is a bit childish 

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9 minutes ago, DANGERMAN said:

You're assuming that based on nothing. If he'd given a less than glowing review to a game you didn't care about, or even didn't like, you wouldn't be accusing him of writing a 'bad' review for hits. Shouting clickbait at a 7/10 review is a bit childish 

That's not assumption, nor is it childish, that is how these things work. The number of reviews I read wherein if something scores below an 8 or 9 (out of ten) It is considered "trash" or if others vocally hail it as the Second Coming, the reviewer is called out for "hating" on whatever the piece of media is.

 

It is "all or nothing" now, that is the current knee-jerk reactionary state of the internet.

 

EDIT: My standpoint is that of cynicism towards the honesty of the review based on the language used, albeit paraphrased. I'm on the fence with the game itself. Nemesis was my favourite of the Original Trilogy and I prefer Silent Hill to Resi as a series, regardless. 

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I don't care about scores anyway (93% on Xbox by the way😂).... I'm gonna play the motherfucking shit out of this game.👍

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10 minutes ago, OCH said:

That's not assumption, nor is it childish, that is how these things work. The number of reviews I read wherein if something scores below an 8 or 9 (out of ten) It is considered "trash" or if others vocally hail it as the Second Coming, the reviewer is called out for "hating" on whatever the piece of media is.

 

It is "all or nothing" now, that is the current knee-jerk reactionary state of the internet.

 

EDIT: My standpoint is that of cynicism towards the honesty of the review based on the language used, albeit paraphrased. I'm on the fence with the game itself. Nemesis was my favourite of the Original Trilogy and I prefer Silent Hill to Resi as a series, regardless. 

It is assumption, you've jumped over the possibility that's his genuine thoughts on the game in favour that he's given that score for clicks. You're entitled to think that, but you've no evidence of it 

 

 

Anyway, I'm still up in the air over whether to get this at launch. I've finished the Witcher 3 dlc I was on so I doubt my willpower will hold out 

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To back you up a bit @DANGERMAN I do agree this dude is entitled to his criticism.  It's just not one I find interesting or useful.  I'm not interested whether he did it for "click-bait" or not; on it's face its not the kind of criticism I find interesting.

 

I did know a guy who would throw his hands up and roll his eyes if a character could continue a running animation while running into a wall.  He'd maybe find this kind of criticism useful.

 

Like you said, it's all about what you've been taught to do in the game.  But I'm pretty sure RE games don't make a habit of teaching you weaponry works on locked doors.  And with your chest high wall example, I find games that use them are pretty good at communicating the kinds of pieces of environment you can interact with in that way and ones you can't.  They do usually establish the rules pretty well.

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17 minutes ago, Hendo said:

People second guessing a reviewer’s intentions says more about the people than the reviewer, to be honest.

 

A very concise truth.

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19 minutes ago, Hendo said:

People second guessing a reviewer’s intentions says more about the people than the reviewer, to be honest.

Such is the world we live in.

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On the topic of making assumptions about reviewers, when I read PC Gamer’s 68% reviewer of Dragon Quest XI, before I had played the game, I immediately assumed that the reiewer didn’t “get” Dragon Quest and was way off the mark about the game.  Then I played it and realised that it was the score that most aligned with my opinion of the game! 

 

There’s probably a lesson for me there but I’m not sure that I’ve learned it. :D

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7 out of 10 isn't a bad score.

 

If the reviewer has a history of marking things a bit lower and this game is no different then I don't really see what the problem is. Everyone has a different barometer on what makes a good game and how they mark that down when they come to putting a number under the words.

 

You look at artsy esoteric shit and it gets high marks from some people. You look at AAA games like CoD and they get high marks from some people. It's all about finding a reviewer you trust or even better trying the game yourself and forming an opinion there.

 

Game reviewing isn't black and white.

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I don't know why people don't just admit he's both wrong and also very probably a cunt.... How fucking dare he!

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I heard the reviewer is actually secretly Ian Watkins writing from his jail cell

 

Anyway my preload is starting up. It includes that special announcer DLC. The one that makes the game all REZIDENT EEEVUULL.


Are you jealous? No I'm not a mark shut up

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Got that version downloading myself. So I’ll be doing a Leon playthrough with the ‘98 soundtrack,then a Claire run with the new one. 

 

Not far off now.

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