The Sacrificial Lamb

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I wonder if Tito is ever going to live this down. Knowing the internet, probably not.

Snooty message board fucks.

Man, I hate those guys.

Sell outs.

Daystar Clarion:
Snooty message board fucks.

Man, I hate those guys.

Sell outs.

That's what angry 12 year-olds sound like! It's as if you want a repeat of last time's I Hate Daystar show.

OT edit: Not quite as baiting and therefore not quite as funny as the last couple, still good.

Teoes:

Daystar Clarion:
Snooty message board fucks.

Man, I hate those guys.

Sell outs.

That's what angry 12 year-olds sound like! It's as if you want a repeat of last time's I Hate Daystar show.

OT edit: Not quite as baiting and therefore not quite as funny as the last couple, still good.

Ffffffffuck Daystar, I hate that guy.

What with his handsome features and witty sense of humour.

Screw that guy.

There are a lot of other places where the game didnt get a ten and there was no outrage and there is another place where it got the same as the rest but did have an outrage (Gamespot).

Its not the score, its the content.

Literally throwing him to the wolves would be a lot kinder than throwing him to the angry internet mobs.

Oh fuck, Grey made a criticism about GTA 5!

PLEASE EVACUATE THE AREA. THIS IS NOT A DRILL, REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

OT: I never understood why GTA games are always considered above criticism. They're great games but they're not without their flaws.

I dont mind GTA5 getting a bad scoring so long as the logic is explained with decent reasoning and sensible points. I'm pretty sure a large chunk of the community feel the same to be honest!

You're too late, Carter: Jim Sterling already covered this. "Whine out of Ten" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Silly, silly fanboys...

OT: It's stuff like this that makes my question my desire to enter the games industry. Do I really making products catered to people who are only too happy to fill the stereotype of whiny, entitled brats?

Captcha: Thumbs up? THUMBS UP?! FUCK YOU CAPTCHA, THIS COMIC DESERVES A BETTER SCORE THAN YOUR FILTHY THUMBS UP!

So is it only snooty message board fucks, angry 12 year olds and snobby losers that visit this site then? also the corporations that put the advertisements on the site are the ones signing their checks really

Grey Carter:
Odd, because I couldn't countenance giving a game with a control scheme that archaic anything more than an eight.

Eight out of ten?! Dude, control schemes don't matter in a GTA game! You are obviously biased and don't know how to make an objective review. You make me sick!!

Odd a Critical Miss sentiment I get and support. Weird.

Eh...while it's a real issue, the execution wasn't all that grea-

Oops, nearly gave it a rating there, which would have been painfully unfunny.

I like how mr Tito put out his doomed review of Dragon Age II, and then he worksd up the cojones to not like GTA V as much as the world expects him to.

Nice, that shows character!

How dare you make an valid criticism of a GTA game, Grey? You're just doing this as clickbait! I'm leaving this site and never coming back!

But yeah, the reaction to GTA was rather ridiculous, to put it kindly. Feel sorry for anyone that had to write a review for that.

I seem to recall a similar situation presenting itself before that might offer a possible solution. Give me a minute...

Some people have actual issues with the content of the reviews. Others are fans of the series and probably rate them too highly. Unfortunately, if you are the former it seems you get automatically lumped in with the latter. Calling out a reviewer because you think they are wrong and then providing reasoning for why you think that way is hardly worthy of the derision it seems to get. People overreact to reviews and people over react to that overreaction and the world keeps on spinning.

Note: I have no opinion on the GTA V review Tito wrote as I have not played the game, my comments are meant to be a general condemnation of overreaction.

Daystar Clarion:
Snooty message board fucks.

Man, I hate those guys.

Sell outs.

YEEEAAAAaaaaahhh.... what a minute... Oh... crap...

josemlopes:
There are a lot of other places where the game didnt get a ten and there was no outrage and there is another place where it got the same as the rest but did have an outrage (Gamespot).

Its not the score, its the content.

Ohrilly?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.828644-Escapist-gives-GTAV-a-3-5-5-stars-denizens-of-the-Internet-act-like-children

In my opinion anything from 9 to 9.5 is usually the safe zone from whiny little internet dwellers.

Unless the game is shit. Then give it a 6.

josemlopes:
There are a lot of other places where the game didnt get a ten and there was no outrage and there is another place where it got the same as the rest but did have an outrage (Gamespot).

Its not the score, its the content.

Actually, even Jim Sterling's 9/10 got a massive backlash. Because people see the scores on Metacritic and, as non-regular visitors to websites like Destructoid or The Escapist, decide to make their way there in order to voice their displeasure at dissenting opinions.

thaluikhain:
Eh...while it's a real issue, the execution wasn't all that grea-

Oops, nearly gave it a rating there, which would have been painfully unfunny.

The execution of your post was lacking.

Fortunately, I'm not above being painfully unfunny - 11/10.

Gorrath:
Calling out a reviewer because you think they are wrong and then providing reasoning for why you think that way is hardly worthy of the derision it seems to get.

No, but repeatedly bashing on about how reviewers are supposed to be "objective" (and not caring about objectivity when it's a widely-regarded-as-terrible title like Duke Nukem Forever or Aliens: Colonial Marines) and saying that the reviewer was stupid because they just don't "get" the point of the game is worthy of derision.

Did anyone actually criticize GTA V getting a max score? Except, you know, actual critics.

Solo-Wing:

josemlopes:
There are a lot of other places where the game didnt get a ten and there was no outrage and there is another place where it got the same as the rest but did have an outrage (Gamespot).

Its not the score, its the content.

Ohrilly?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.828644-Escapist-gives-GTAV-a-3-5-5-stars-denizens-of-the-Internet-act-like-children

In my opinion anything from 9 to 9.5 is usually the safe zone from whiny little internet dwellers.

Unless the game is shit. Then give it a 6.

Yeah, really.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.828530-People-freak-out-over-Gamespot-GTA-V-review

I think all this stuff is a bunch of silly bullshit.

But I absolutely love how the journos pretend to be ever so victimized when all this controversy and butthurt translates directly into money in their pockets from the deluge of hits it creates.

"Act like professional journalists...not because either you or I give a flying fuck about professional ethics or duty, but because of MONEY."

God, this woman is such a bitch. It's like she's incapable of opening her mouth without saying something that makes me want to smack the shallow callousness out of her.

shrekfan246:
The execution of your post was lacking.

Fortunately, I'm not above being painfully unfunny - 11/10.

PFt, you just voted me down because I'm a struggling Indie poster, not a mainstream contributor.

I guess this comic was inevitable. And hilarious. :)

Mike Fang:
God, this woman is such a bitch. It's like she's incapable of opening her mouth without saying something that makes me want to smack the shallow callousness out of her.

You mean this character? I hope you do, because otherwise it sounds like you might be referring to the author, who is male lol.

thaluikhain:

shrekfan246:
The execution of your post was lacking.

Fortunately, I'm not above being painfully unfunny - 11/10.

PFt, you just voted me down because I'm a struggling Indie poster, not a mainstream contributor.

You gotta help me rake in the dolla' bills if you want to see those big scores, thaluikhain! Everybody knows I'm a corporate stooge with no integrity.

Or at least, that's what they're always insinuating behind my back!

Twenty Ninjas:
Did anyone actually criticize GTA V getting a max score? Except, you know, actual critics.

I think they were talking more generally than just GTA V specifically.

Games in the past that have gotten max scores drives people to call the credibility of the reviewer into question all the time. Sometimes deserved, sometimes undeserved, but it's almost always accompanied by the "no game is actually perfect" quip.

shrekfan246:

No, but repeatedly bashing on about how reviewers are supposed to be "objective" (and not caring about objectivity when it's a widely-regarded-as-terrible title like Duke Nukem Forever or Aliens: Colonial Marines) and saying that the reviewer was stupid because they just don't "get" the point of the game is worthy of derision.

You'll get no argument from me on that. Criticism is an art, not a science and so there is a lot of room for interpretation, prejudice, subjectivity and the like, which is all perfectly fine. As I mentioned, I"m arguing against overreaction to reviews and to people who criticize those reviews. In some cases, the derision is justified and sometimes it is not. Mine is a plea for level-headed and well reasoned arguments from both a reviewer and those who disagree with them. Such arguments seem few and far between.

Thunderous Cacophony:
I wonder if Tito is ever going to live this down. Knowing the internet, probably not.

He almost lived down Dragon Age II.

Almost.

Al. Most.

OT: This appears about right. I love the comics that take place at work. :D

Gorrath:

shrekfan246:

No, but repeatedly bashing on about how reviewers are supposed to be "objective" (and not caring about objectivity when it's a widely-regarded-as-terrible title like Duke Nukem Forever or Aliens: Colonial Marines) and saying that the reviewer was stupid because they just don't "get" the point of the game is worthy of derision.

You'll get no argument from me on that. Criticism is an art, not a science and so there is a lot of room for interpretation, prejudice, subjectivity and the like, which is all perfectly fine. As I mentioned, I"m arguing against overreaction to reviews and to people who criticize those reviews. In some cases, the derision is justified and sometimes it is not. Mine is a plea for level-headed and well reasoned arguments from both a reviewer and those who disagree with them. Such arguments seem few and far between.

I can appreciate that.

It'd be far nicer than what we've been getting, anyway.

There are certainly people who bring up great points when they criticize aspects of a review they didn't like, and even if I personally disagree with their points I'd never begrudge them that, because it's always great to get another perspective on something you feel strongly about. It's just too bad they tend to get lost in the shuffle of everyone else overreacting.

bringer of illumination:
I think all this stuff is a bunch of silly bullshit.

But I absolutely love how the journos pretend to be ever so victimized when all this controversy and butthurt translates directly into money in their pockets from the deluge of hits it creates.

...I'm sorry, how can someone pretend to be victimized when they get thousands upon thousands of comments saying how they should get raped, should get fired, should kill themselves and all the other horrible stuff I read in the time I could bear to stand on the youtube comment section of the Gamespot's review of GTA V. That and all the crap going on in the comment section of GTA V on this site? That's not pretending to be victimized, that IS being victimized.

I still don't get the rationale behind flying into a rage over review scores. You're literally just reading some random person's opinion of a game, the only difference between them and any other forum poster is that they're getting paid to write up their thoughts on the game.

Does their opinion in ANY way diminish your own enjoyment of the game? Or in the case of a game you don't like, does a positive review change the fact that you didn't like the game? Who the hell cares what Random Person Working at a Website says about a game? I'm here to tell you that if you do, then you really shouldn't. Think for yourself, formulate your own opinion, and stick with it.

Now you can debate points that are brought up in the review - provided you do it in a rational manner without foaming at the mouth - if you see things from a different perspective, but flat-out raging over a review score is just absolutely ridiculous.

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