@Kraznor said:@Iodine: Yes, and I guess I feel a bit choked about Giant Bomb specifically as I've been following these gents for about a decade and its disappointing to see them fail to evolve with the times. They don't seem to be asking tougher questions about why it is they like what they like, and I truly find that disheartening. Patrick seems to be coming around a bit on Far Cry 3's shortcomings if some of his comments in the deliberation episode are any indication, but I would have said the same thing about the thoughts expressed some weeks ago when Jeff and Brad both expressed their disappointment in the storyline and the misuse of Vaas as a character. It just makes no sense to me that such grievous missteps can be forgiven because its really fun to drive around on an ATV and shoot sharks with rocket launchers. That is such a low-bar for a passing grade it just seems worthless.And I do pull from as wide a variety of sources as I can, but they are largely very uniform in terms of criteria. The one noteworthy exception I've found is Idle Thumbs who absolute deconstruct every single bizarre decision contained within Far Cry 3 in their latest episode. It is definitely worth listening to. THAT is the kind of in-depth analysis we need more of.So it's unforgivable if the story in a video game, something judged on how fun it is, is overlooked because the game is fun to play? I don't get it.