Is there any genre in gaming you guys think Giantbomb needs to do a better job covering? Like once you see a quicklook for a game, you seem disappointed and irritated with the way covered it because they lack knowledge of a genre of games that you feel deserve more attention.
To me, it seems that the Giantbomb crew is rather inconsistent in covering big name strategy games. Now I know that the GB crew is still talking about XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Starcraft II took over Brad for weeks when it came out. However, it seems that the crew only cares about Starcraft, Command and Conquer and Sid Meier's strategy titles when it comes to strategy gaming. I know staff members on Giantbomb like Patrick said they don't usually play those games, but when you have to look at a strategy game, at least be prepared to look at that game and look up some information on the series prior to a quicklook or preview. I remember that the Shogun 2 quick look was released 16 days after the game's initial release. I know Dave said the game was pretty good on the bombcast, but he and Mike seemed reluctant to be in the quick look probably because they were forced to do the quicklook and most likely didn’t want to do it. In the Age of Empires Online quick look, Jeff and Brad admitted that they never played an AOE game before that game. But they treated aspects of the game like they were new to the series, like Jeff thought it was neat to start with a scout in the battle while that has been a stable unit to start with in the series.Also during E3, the only strategy game that they talked about was XCOM (or at least in the E3 videos). I know some of you might argue that SimCity is strategy game too, but I see that as a simulation game. But I found it odd that the Giantbomb Crew didn’t talk about the Company of Heroes 2 trailer or even getting excited about getting a sequel to one of the most beloved strategy games on the PC. Makes me afraid that with a promising year in strategy gaming coming up in 2013, games like Total War Rome II and COH 2 will get the quick look only treatment and not get the attention they may deserve on the bombcast.
I think GB does a great job when covering strategy games they care for. However, I’d personally like better coverage of other big name strategy franchises on this site. Are there any other genres you guys feel GB should do a better job covering or overall do you think GB is pretty well balanced when covering games? Discuss!
EDIT: I should have titled this thread "Any game genres you feel Giantbomb HAS lackluster coverage of?"