Er, no.Sergey Sund said:1) Yahtzee is basically not allowed to "look up" things for his reviews. He needs to judge the game on its own merrits, with no prior or additional knowledge. This is because you pay upwards $60 for a product, and not for that product PLUS a wikipedia article.
A competent reviewer is supposed to know the product before he reviews it. That means research and hard work. Yes, hard work. Which, gasp, implies that reviewers have to earn their pay through hard work, like normal people! Otherwise he looks ridiculous when people point out that he clearly doesn't know how the product works.
This is one of those times. Yahtzee has been criticized for this before. He reviews a product and complains about how a feature works or how a feature is missing, and then it's pointed out that the feature in question works fine or that the "missing" feature is in the pause menu where he didn't bother to check.
This shows incompetence on the reviewer's part. And no, it doesn't matter that he's "a critic" or "entertainer", if he wants his opinion taken with any grain of salt then he needs to do his homework.
....I'm led to presume that you've never read a comic book before.2) The X-ray moves are still a problem. Even with all the out-of-this-world fights happening all around you, the X-ray thing must pull you out of immersion. It's not about how deep your immersion is - it's about anomalies within the game withing the DC universe.
Following comic physics and DC in-universe rules, all these heroes can exist, these fights can happen exactly as they are .... EXCEPT for the X-ray moves. Even Superman can't use his arm when the bones are completely fractured. Batman with a pulverised shoulder can't throw his Batarang, let alone lift his arm.
These things break the logic of comic physics and are therefore suspencion-of-disbelief-killers.
Because none of the finishers in question "break the logic of comic physics".
In fact, comic books so often break the logic of regular reality that they've created an abundance of absurd and funny tropes.
Tough. He's getting paid for it. He needs to do his job right and turn in his reviews in the expected span of time, like every other person who works for a living. This is not unreasonable, it's how the world works.3) As for Yahtzee not understanding a game. Yes, that is always valid criticism. Consider, though, that Yahtzee has only one week to prepare this show, the column, the poem-bit with Jim Sterling, plus all the other stuff I don't know about. So, even in that week, he can't play the game as often and as thoroughly as he'd like.
The man is quite literally paid to sit on his butt and play video games. I don't want to hear about how he doesn't have a couple of minutes available to look up how the game works on Wikipedia. That is a ridiculous defense.