The GOW mentio is so subtle. He says Wad Of Gore Twice.bjj hero said:I really don't like this sort of game. There are just far too many of them. Its dull. congrats for not mentioning GOW though...
He's not a comedian? Funny. I always assumed he was. >_>Some Random Tosser said:I know that's his style, but... *sigh* I do miss the times when he wasn't trying too hard to be funny, when he didn't pay attention to the forums complaining en masse when he wasn't being funny. He's a goddamn game critic, he's not a comedian! I know he's funny, but I do like humour and intelligent criticism to be balanced appropriately, and the scales are tipping in the favour of the former.rickicker said:That's just his schtick, man. I mean, hey, he poked at MY buttons with his whole "YMCA" thing, but I still recognize comedy for what it is, no matter how dark. And besides, he probably doesn't read the forums anyway.
And about the whole R18+ thing, I think the way to make the industry actually listen is to hit them where it hurts: their pockets. People need to spread the word about calling bullshit when they see one, and I salute everybody in the Escapist and other gaming-centric websites like it for being on the forefront of doing as such. If we could get just enough people to shout "AWW HELL NO!" whenever the industry decided to be stupid, I think this beloved medium of ours could grow up to encompass some very interesting potentials.
Wishful thinking, yes, but maybe just for now. I mean, after all, whoever thought that a niche market that was started by a yellow blob eating pellets and ghosts could transform into multi-national, multi-million dollars industry as it is today, right?
That's a good plan- I do agree with you- but we have the die-hard fans that will follow Final Fantasy, Star Wars, Metal Gear Solid, Pokemon, Mario and the like to the ends of the Earth. Mind you, Mario is still good, but the fans won't admit that the franchises that they loved since birth are stagnating. I've tried arguing that Final Fantasy XIII sucks, but no-one listens to me.
Me too. Wrong Answer and Art of Partying would fucking rulethefrizzlefry said:Dammit.. I wanted this one, if only because it's the only game smart enough to get cool thrash/crossover/death metal bands like Municipal Waste and The Accused on the soundtrack.
SERIOUSLY, ROCK BAND. I. WANT. MUNI WASTE.
Actually...Misho- said:Nobody has given a good (or even passable) score to this game... I think it was a poor year for Namco
I actually have to thank you... Not by your implied sarcasm but ratter for opening my spectrum of reviewers out there. I used to only check sites like IGN, Gamespot, Gametrailers (who haven't done a review properly), Escapist, 1up, Game Informer and such... I will give those others a tryChibz said:Actually...Misho- said:Nobody has given a good (or even passable) score to this game... I think it was a poor year for Namco
Dread Central: 4.5/5
Micah C of Blistered Thumbs: 7/10
Hooked Gamers: 7.8/10
Game Vortex: 80/100
Gaming Nexus: B (Letter grades, lol)
The Gamers Temple: 80/100
Playstation Universe: 7.5/10.
No "at least passable" scores? Gotta remember, that since Splatterhouse isn't really a huge name series (Like Shovelware of Duty or Halo) it has to *Shudder* succeed based solely on its own merits.
But... I wasn't being sarcastic. Being a huge name release has many advantages for most games. For example, most sites that do reviews are likely paid big bucks to advertise the game. And they won't allow a "negative" review to be posted, in case it angers the client. IE: Why Gamespot has zero credibility.Misho- said:I actually have to thank you... Not by your implied sarcasm but ratter for opening my spectrum of reviewers out there. I used to only check sites like IGN, Gamespot, Gametrailers (who haven't done a review properly), Escapist, 1up, Game Informer and such... I will give those others a try
Thank you stranger