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I havent played it yet, but the reviewers are probably expecting too many new things for a game that's supposed to feel old school.
The ARS review in specific addresses how it fails to live up to its old school roots. Bad map design, contrived humor, poor gameplay. All things that the original blew people's minds with.

Good combat, good maps.

I'll leave the humor alone because so much time has passed since the original that I'm not even sure a good execution would be potable.
    
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The ARS review in specific addresses how it fails to live up to its old school roots. Bad map design, contrived humor, poor gameplay. All things that the original blew people's minds with.

Good combat, good maps.

I'll leave the humor alone because so much time has passed since the original that I'm not even sure a good execution would be potable.
+1

As to the humour, it's just that. So much time has passed, one wonders if the same kind of humour would work in today's context. It's like asking Harisson Ford in his sixties to perform the same stunts in Indiana Jones 4 as he did in the first movie back in the eighties. The chances of it not working are big.
 
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Agreed.


People are way too polar these days.

A game is either SO GOOD or SO BAD, there's no middle ground.
I'm sorry but it really is not that good, IMO!

the game has good humor, yes
the game has nice graphics, yes (sure could be better, but still its nice)
the game has interesting enemies, yes!

however..
the game has annoying cutscenes, yes!
the game has annoying events where you cannot move forward untill some slow script has started/ended
the game has boring repetitive gameplay
you can only wear 2 weapons, and none of them are very fun apart from the railgun, imo
those places where you're stuck on some cannon for example, are annoying. theres too many of those too. i wanna just rush around, jumping and shooting stuff or beating it with my bare hands!

needless to say, i havnt bothered completing the game. I've uninstalled it

i'm not saying the game is unplayable. Yes the game diserves at least 60 points, but its clearly not as good as any of the other modern fps games out there. like modern warfare such

i for one, dont like it and i regret paying for it.

i did expect more for 12 years development. still, even if we dont consider the development time... yuck :<

HOWEVER... the people who own it and like it, good for you. thats unfair. ive wasted my money, where as you feel you havnt.
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I personally know and have gamed with the guy who wrote that review. Of the reviews I have read written by him, he is usually dead on. When he writes that bad of a review, the game must really suck. If GB can't handle bad reviews, don't make ****ty games.

Really sucks though as I was looking forward to picking the game up...
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So basically because they spent a bomb marketing it, they think it should get great reviews?
    
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Bad reviews = devs not getting laid...so they stole their chicks....time to kick ass?
this.
    
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They should have paid off the reviewers like Activision.
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So basically they're pissed off because the reviewers didn't shine a poorly made game in a good light?
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I've lost all respect for Ars recently. They complain about things more than any site I've seen. First it was their article QQ'ing about people blocking their ads. Then they pretty much called this game a piece of crap that absolutely no one will like. Now they are *****ing because the developer told them to knock it off.

EDIt: I'm still a little drunk from last night so I may not be making sense lol
it's not just Ars though. Ars is bringing this issue to light. Destructoid and Gamespot also left very harsh reviews
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Well, craft a game based on more than just name recognition and cheesy taglines and perhaps reviewers will give it a good score.

I see a public threat like this only coming back to bite them in the ass, and no reviews about their games in the future will ever hold much weight after this.
    
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