- Dec 2, 2009
Yes very odd.Charcharo said:Maybe so.Ragsnstitches said:But this isn't a review pieced together from external sources (that's not what reviews do after all). The scope of this review is focused on the game as it is presented on the PS4. If you want a review that acknowledges the downsides of the PC version, seek a PC centric review.Charcharo said:I really dont see how that changes what I said... at all.Ragsnstitches said:
Just saying what Jim played it on. The information on its requirements is free online.
However, therein lies an issue, as apparently there are no PC reviews... which looks remarkably suspicious, and pretty damnable when you consider how it's getting panned by user reviews.
This brief update over at Destructoid implies a deliberate effort on the part of Bethesda to suppress a PC centric review:
"Over the past week or so, Bethesda has been fairly sparing with giving out copies. A number of my peers were unable to procure the PC version, and in other cases (ours included), any version at all."
This is why you don't pre-order folks.
One does not need to play a game to know that these here:
* i7 or an equivalent with four plus core processor
* 4 GB RAM
* (For Recommended) GeForce GTX 670 or equivalent with 4GBs of VRAM ...
Are made up Bullshit.
The rest of your post is very interesting though. It IS odd .
I still disagree about Jim needing to make that point, even if I agree that those requirements are bull. Heck, the Minimum is bull... you still demand an i7? Fuck off with that nonsense.
It's an issue that needs to be addressed, but the only people who need to hear it are PC gamers. Considering that the bulk of the reviews seem to be the PS4 version, that's a problem in and of itself. There are 24 professional PS4 reviews on Metacritic (score average of 76) and only 12 Xb1 reviews (score average of 84) ... and no PC. Shady shit.
Hey Jimothy? Can we get a Jimquisition on this? Both the hardware malarkey and the restriction on PC reviews are becoming a trend and it sucks major ass.
At the moment the reviews on Metacritic are leaning more positive on consoles, but there are plenty of mixed reactions there too. User reviews are the typical binary responses of "its the best thing ever" to "this shit is literally Hitler".shrekfan246 said:From what I've heard from people who played the pre-release versions of the game, I'm actually surprised it's getting as positive a response as it has. Sounds like it still has all of those problems they were complaining about, but they're not constantly and endlessly dragging down the entire game through repetition. Too bad I wasn't really interested in it in the first place, though, because the fact that it still does have all of those little annoyances does nothing to sway me toward wanting to buy it.
EDIT: Derped the quote.
I can't justify a cost of ?60... it's too much for what appears to be well below expectations. Still, I want to experience the world of Evil Within, and at least try out what Mikami thinks is "survival horror" even if it is obscured by archaic design.
I'll wait for a few price drops and then pick it up in a sale down the road. Somehow I doubt Mikami will be getting a series out of this.