Avatar Reviewed... 5.5

#1 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
Uh. Not too good of a score. Anyone surprised? Yep, didn't think so.
#2 Edited by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Edit:   It will never cease to amaze me how people on the interwebs love to argue over nothing.  Seriously?  Why is my inbox getting flooded with people quoting me saying the exact same fucking thing: "You know this how?".  Do you really want to pick a fight over why I think this movie will not be good?  I already elaborated on why I feel this way IN THIS THREAD, and I can see that I am not alone when I say that I think the movie will be an overly-long, CG-ridden, movie with a concept that doesn't interest me at all (and I refrain from using more negative words like "laughable" or "ridiculous"  or "downright stupid").
 
The last thing Cameron did that I enjoyed hit theatres almost 20 years ago.  Should this movie come out and change the way I view cinema, like Cameron thinks this movie will, I will gladly post on this forum about how I was dead wrong about the quality of Avatar.  Until then:  Get off my case. 

#3 Posted by Bucketdeth (8012 posts) -

Never surprised me at all.

#4 Edited by jakob187 (21675 posts) -

"OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!" 
 
Oh, sorry.  I thought this was where everyone was supposed to post their USUAL comments when GameSpot reviews a game.  However, since Avatar seems to be the popular thing to hate on right now, I guess everyone agrees with them. 
 
Anyways, on to the review...I think Kevin did a good job of pointing out the flaws and triumphs of the game.  The review is fair.  I'm not expecting a life-changing game or anything, but I am still going to check it out.  I mean, look at the fact that X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn't the greatest game, but man...that brutal slaying shit made it fun as hell!

#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
and you know this how?
#6 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

It's a game based off of a movie.  Why would this score surprise anyone?

#7 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
and you know this how? "
Call it a good feeling.
#8 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

Another example of why games and movies aren't made for each other.

#9 Posted by Pinkshley1 (453 posts) -

Avatar sucks. Hard.

#10 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@cstrang said:
" @CL60 said:
" @cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
and you know this how? "
Call it a good feeling. "
More like.."I have not yet seen this movie and it's getting a lot of hype so it sucks" feeling.
#11 Posted by Shadow (4980 posts) -

what?  A movie game that isn't awesome?  Dear god, is the universe going to implode!?

#12 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" Another example of why games and movies aren't made for each other. "
There have been movie games that were good.
#13 Edited by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@Shadow said:
" what?  A movie game that isn't awesome?  Dear god, is the universe going to implode!? "
 I was just posting this because of all the videos that were posted on Giant Bomb and because I'm sure people were curious what the final product was.
@jakob187 said:

" "OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!"  Oh, sorry.  I thought this was where everyone was supposed to post their USUAL comments when GameSpot reviews a game.  However, since Avatar seems to be the popular thing to hate on right now, I guess everyone agrees with them.  Anyways, on to the review...I think Kevin did a good job of pointing out the flaws and triumphs of the game.  The review is fair.  I'm not expecting a life-changing game or anything, but I am still going to check it out.  I mean, look at the fact that X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn't the greatest game, but man...that brutal slaying shit made it fun as hell! "

I actually feel the same. I will probably never play this game, but that's not to say I wouldn't enjoy it a little here and there. It just seems too... mediocre.
#14 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -
@CL60: You know what, you can take the attitude and stow it.  Regardless of it being handled by James Cameron, who has a nasty tendency of being extremely long-winded, It's a concept I don't find particularly compelling.  From what I've seen, I think it looks stupid.  I think the film will suck.  Get off my case.
#15 Posted by MetalR (422 posts) -

HAHAHA!

#16 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" "OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!"
grow up man
#17 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@nail1080 said:
" @jakob187 said:
" "OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!"
grow up man "
Good job reading the rest of his post.
#18 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@nail1080 said:
" @jakob187 said:
" "OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!"
grow up man "
/facepalm. Don't usually like using those stupid slash/emotes, but I mean...
#19 Posted by deadFM (98 posts) -

The movie looks kind of interesting..

#20 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @eroticfishcake said:
" Another example of why games and movies aren't made for each other. "
There have been movie games that were good. "
True. But there's so many bad games that stem from movies so it's quite hard to justify these tie-ins.
#21 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -
@FunExplosions said:
" @nail1080 said:
" @jakob187 said:
" "OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!"
grow up man "
/facepalm. Don't usually like using those stupid slash/emotes, but I mean... "
I kno, it's pretty sad that people on the forums still can't move on
#22 Posted by Kohe321 (3529 posts) -

Not surprised at all

#23 Posted by Bucketdeth (8012 posts) -
@nail1080 said:
" @FunExplosions said:
" @nail1080 said:
" @jakob187 said:
" "OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!"
grow up man "
/facepalm. Don't usually like using those stupid slash/emotes, but I mean... "
I kno, it's pretty sad that people on the forums still can't move on "
READ THE REST OF HIS FUCKING POST BEFORE USING YOUR DUMB FINGERS TO TYPE.
#24 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@nail1080 said:

" @FunExplosions said:

" @nail1080 said:
" @jakob187 said:
" "OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!"
grow up man "
/facepalm. Don't usually like using those stupid slash/emotes, but I mean... "
I kno, it's pretty sad that people on the forums still can't move on "
He was facepalming at YOU.
#25 Posted by Supermarius (1196 posts) -

this thread makes me very sad

#26 Posted by Trilogy (2655 posts) -
@cstrang said:
" @CL60 said:
" @cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
and you know this how? "
Call it a good feeling. "
How bout I call it a feeling based off of nothing.
#27 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

Mediocre

#28 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3966 posts) -

They should have put that motherfuckin' cock suckin' Mickey Rourke in the game. Might have made it worth fuckin' playin'.

#29 Posted by demonbear (1859 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @cstrang said:
" @CL60 said:
" @cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
and you know this how? "
Call it a good feeling. "
More like.."I have not yet seen this movie and it's getting a lot of hype so it sucks" feeling. "
I like you, CL.
#30 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -
@cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
#31 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

Kevin is very reliable with his reviews, I think he is the best at the site. This game has always looked shitty and I am not that pumped for the movie either. They both just seem bland and unoriginal.

#32 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" "OH MY GOD, WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT GAMESPOT?  THOSE GUYS WRITE FOR SHIT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!  WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHATS!"  Oh, sorry.  I thought this was where everyone was supposed to post their USUAL comments when GameSpot reviews a game.  However, since Avatar seems to be the popular thing to hate on right now, I guess everyone agrees with them.  Anyways, on to the review...I think Kevin did a good job of pointing out the flaws and triumphs of the game.  The review is fair.  I'm not expecting a life-changing game or anything, but I am still going to check it out.  I mean, look at the fact that X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn't the greatest game, but man...that brutal slaying shit made it fun as hell! "
This shit is just as annoying as the actual thing. Next time you don't see the annoying comments you expect to see, don't feel the need to act them out. Seriously fool.
#33 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

It'll take another decade until we see another  feat of arms from Cameron after this fiasco.
#34 Posted by Brendan (7813 posts) -

I like Kevin Van Ord's reviews, he always has a good eye for quality ( or lack thereof).  I'm gonna take his advice and not pick this up.
#35 Posted by JJOR64 (18995 posts) -

And I care because?

#36 Posted by marc (505 posts) -
@cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
And you know this how?
#37 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:

" And I care because? "

 I was just posting this because of all the videos that were posted on Giant Bomb and because I'm sure people were curious what the final product was.
#38 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -
@marc: it will never cease to amaze me how people on the interwebs love to argue over nothing.  Seriously?  Why is my inbox getting flooded with people quoting me saying the exact same fucking thing: "You know this how?".  Do you really want to pick a fight over why I think this movie will not be good?  I already elaborated on why I feel this way IN THIS THREAD, and I can see that I am not alone when I say that I think the movie will be an overly-long, CG-ridden, movie with a concept that doesn't interest me at all (and I refrain from using more negative words like "laughable" or "ridiculous"  or "downright stupid").  
 
The last thing Cameron did that I enjoyed hit theatres almost 20 years ago.  Should this movie come out and change the way I view cinema, like Cameron thinks this movie will, I will gladly post on this forum about how I was dead wrong about the quality of Avatar.  Until then:  Get off my case.
#39 Posted by marc (505 posts) -
@cstrang: I asked a question. Never started an argument. Calm the fuck down. 
 
If the movie doesn't interest you, fine. Not gonna hold it against you. But when I read one simple sentence that says "And the movie will be just as bad", then that is different. When you give reasoning to why you think it will be bad, then whatever. Your opinion. But if you want people to stop flooding your inbox, then maybe you should elaborate a little more in your first reply. Just sayin'.
#40 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3704 posts) -
@Shadow said:
" what?  A movie game that isn't awesome?  Dear god, is the universe going to implode!? "
Apparently CL60 will look at his posts he is freaking the fuck out.
#41 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

From the quick look it seemed to be pretty average, but not exactly terrible.

#42 Edited by Bolduk (51 posts) -
@cstrang said:

" And the movie will be just as bad. "

 Avatar scored 89 at Metacritic. Just saying. Please don't go berserk on me like you did with the other guy.
 
http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/avatar?tag=topslot;title;1
#43 Edited by Sil3n7 (1189 posts) -
@Trilogy said:

" @cstrang said:

" @CL60 said:
" @cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
and you know this how? "
Call it a good feeling. "
How bout I call it a feeling based off of nothing. "
Agreed, The movie is actually getting really good reviews
#44 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

its too bad.  
the movie and the world of pandora really could have made for a fantastic game setting... owell.  
 
 
as for you: 
@ninjakiller said:

" @cstrang said:
" And the movie will be just as bad. "
"
Rotten Tomatoes 91% disagrees.  

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