- Jan 20, 2010
I agree. I'm borderline done with reviews written on websites as they've stopped being informative and are becoming more opinion based.O maestre said:really don't see if I can take the reviewer seríously he didn't even get the release date right... or was this released in 2013? and half of the review was about narrative, how about expanding the paragraph about gameplay, or going into detail with the mechanics of this game. I haven't played a thief game before so I have no frame of reference, and therefore need a more details, nevermind I'll see if I can find some sort of lets playmartyrdrebel27 said:I was thinking something similar. I didn't like this review, the way it was written, the way it based a piece of ridicule in the review off of a console specific feature (how does the Xbox version handle gadgets??) and in general, the review was just.. Meh. The phrase "secret hidden vault" just reeks of bad writing.Astalano said:This review is meh. Doesn't tell me anything about the game.
Seriously, every other review on Thief is so ambigious as to why it's 'bad'. If it's such a mess explain why. That's the point of a review.
I've actually seen a number of poor reviews on the escapist, which is oddly out of place here, in my opinion.
The point of a review is to first and foremost inform the potential consumer and lately on this site and many others, reviewers have forgotten this. This is also compounded by the rampant defense of "its he reviewers subjective opinion" as a valid excuse by other forum posters.
Video games are unique in that there are a lot of objective criticisms that can be made about them, more so than movies and TV. Reviews have by in large forgotten this and choose to state only their subjective opinion games. With no objective information to go off of the review is pretty much invalid.
It's the same situation that got Total War Rome 2 a 4/5 on this site when the game upon release was not mechanically fit be sold to people due to the obscene amount of bugs and game crashing glitches.