Originally Posted by Vhati
funker, did bioware just hire you recently? I could comment on your posts, but i doubt any of it will get through to you. People have problems with the game, and they are legit.
Funny, someone just accused me of doing the same thing for Valve. I'm sure someone is on the verge of doing it for Crysis 2. If Bethesda could make a game that RUNS, I'd of argued with the Fallout 1 & 2 fanboys too. In most cases I'm either arguing against haters or PC elitists with a continual underlying themes.
- Too many idiots expect Developers to run their business like a charity, or at best, a non-profit.
- Too many idiots value graphics over gameplay
- Too many idiots overspend on their GPU, then get mad when XYZ game doesn't justify their purchase
- Too many idiots expect other gamers and devs to subsidize cutting edge graphics so the top 1% of gamers can be wowed.
But i digress. Don't make the argument about me, make it about what I say. I never once said the game is perfect, nor did I say that everyone should like it. I said it was a solid game. If I were to rate it, I'd give it a B. 85 out of 100. When it comes to people with valid reasons I question what they feel makes the title weak. The only one to give even a HINT at knowing what they're talking about is RagingCain, and even he hasn't gotten the hang of it. I know I didn't until midway to Act 2.
What I've been saying is that people who haven't played this game for at least 3 or 4 hrs need to ****. Valve titles, Crytek titles, Bioware titles, Blizzard titles, I don't care what it is, i'm just tired of people whining about games they haven't played, games that aren't even out or sequels that are slightly
changed. The exaggeration is so constant and so over the top that I'd almost think people were trolling. A 4.0 score is appropriate for DA2? DA2 is the worst game of all time? Really?! If I just spent the last 2 yrs of my life working on this project and saw it getting trolled on Metacritic, I'd do the same thing!
Originally Posted by __Pat__
To the people accusing us of not playing the game and judging it based on reviews. On what criteria do you purchase your games? Out of the blue? Because not all of us can afford doing that.
Most of us can only use the reviews to decide whether it's a good game or not. Either that or use another form of 'testing' if you know what I mean. But that kind is heavily frowned upon here.
The point is, how can people gripe SO much with SO much conviction without having played it? Your opinion means jack if you haven't. If all you're doing is parroting the review you most assume is correct, then why don't you just post a link to the review and be done with it? What kills your position is the assumption. You ASSUME some review or the blurb from others on the forums is 100% correct and argue as such when what you SHOULD be doing is asking questions. Notice when I ask the haters specific reasons why they hate it, aside from RagingCain, all they can come up with is drivel and non-specific responses.
I like this game, I'm definitely not in the popular hater crowd and yet I've already critiqued it in depth more than the haters have!
Originally Posted by __Pat__
It's a fantasy role-playing game. If it doesn't have those things, what game will?
Lots of fantasy role-playing games don't let you pick races or even classes. Not every RPG needs to have separate classes AND races. It creates too many dialog and story options, not to mention the hundreds of hours they'd probably spend creating unique storylines and playability for each race. THEN the hours they'd spend polishing the gameplay of each....
My bet is that the feedback they got on DA:O was that vast majority of players played as a human.Edited by FuNkDrSpOt - 3/16/11 at 12:39pm