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#1 Edited by BionicNinja (8 posts) -
@vidiot said:

" @BionicNinja said:

" @vidiot said:
" Now you all feel like I did a few years back when this happened. All I can say is: Welcome to the club. "
I bet that 6.5 score really hurt your enjoyment of a game you already apparently really like, too.  Damn Gamespot raping our childhood games so they can't be enjoyed anymore! "
At the end of the day, the real question for game reviewers regarding old games is what criteria they are basing their opinions on. Yes, it goes without saying that Doom 2 is an antiquated mess in comparison to modern games, and aside form online support over XBLA, this is another port of Doom 2 that doesn't really do much of anything to differentiate between the countless other ports.
 
Thus the double standard and sheer confusion falls into place. The first Doom XBLA port didn't do anything new either, yet it got a higher score than this. By contrast, Marathon 2 had, one can easily argue antiquated design too, (although at the time of it's release it was revolutionary, these concepts of historical context was glossed over with most reviews.) yet also had an HD overhaul. Yet it scored poorly to the game that was ported with barely an iota worth of improvement. 
 
To say that review scores for old games is a convoluted experience is a huge understatement. I actually blogged about this once, the amount of debate is pretty substantial. Yet I believe this little comic pretty much sums up many people thoughts. 
 
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If you don't feel that these games need reviews then I have a really simple solution for you - don't read them.  Then, for all practical personal purposes, they don't even exist.  This just seems like such a stupid thing for anyone to get their panties in a bunch over.  You like Doom II and Marathon, sweet, no one's stopping you from buying or not buying what you like, these reviews don't affect you in any way.  For those who haven't played the originals these reviews may or may not be helpful (I don't read Gamespot anymore so I couldn't say).  IGN's review of Final Fight Double Impact helped me decide on whether to buy some games I never originally played all those years ago, and I'm glad I got Double Impact and I'm glad IGN reviewed it with an eye towards whether or not a guy like me might like it by today's standards. 
 
Reviews like this are written for situations like that, they have no bearing on you or your enjoyment of classic games you already played and loved.  If whoever owns the rights to A.T.A.C. suddenly put out a port of the game on XBLA I wouldn't give a damn what Carolyn or anyone at IGN or Giant Bomb had to say about it, because I'd know I was gonna pick that sumbitch up the day it hit the marketplace. 
 
Why all these Doom II fans feel the need to whinge about some site they claim to despise giving a low score to a game they already know they love is beyond me.  Makes me think some folk have too much time on their hands.
#2 Posted by BionicNinja (8 posts) -
@vidiot said:
" Now you all feel like I did a few years back when this happened. All I can say is: Welcome to the club. "
I bet that 6.5 score really hurt your enjoyment of a game you already apparently really like, too.  Damn Gamespot raping our childhood games so they can't be enjoyed anymore!
#3 Posted by BionicNinja (8 posts) -
@shoota said:
" @BionicNinja said:
" LMAO someone compared Doom II to Casablanca and Mozart  "
Somebody who comes from the PSXE School of Gaming Veterans.  "
These crazy kids today who like to aim and see more than twelve pixels on screen at any one time.  I've been playing games since the Spanish Inquisition, and I KNOW what good gaming is all about.  This Carolyn person would have given Doom II a 12.7 if they knew what they were talking about!
#4 Edited by BionicNinja (8 posts) -

LMAO someone compared Doom II to Casablanca and Mozart 

#5 Edited by BionicNinja (8 posts) -
I say we assassinate this Carolyn person and burn Gamespot's offices to the ground.  It is the only way justice can be served.  Doom II got a low review score on some other site?  Murder, it's the only reasonable response.  I'll get the machetes, you guys get the matches and gasoline, then we'll all grow up and realize how stupid this entire fucking thread was to begin with. 
 
I happen to agree with most folks here that Gamespot, as a general rule, sucks ass, so you know what I do?  I don't give a shit if they don't like the same games I do.  Novel concept, to be sure.
#6 Posted by BionicNinja (8 posts) -
SpaceInsomniac said:
"BionicNinja said:
"A republic is a representative democracy, in that democracy is achieved through representative votes for the people on behalf of elected leaders.  A republic is a form of democracy, and this thread is a waste of time."
Close, but really the US is a democracy in a republic.  A republic isn't simply a form of democracy, and we do get to vote on specific issues, from time to time."
No, it's not.  That our democratic process occasionally entails direct democratic votes does not change the fact that the United States is a representative democracy.  Every system has built in variances for specific reasons, but that doesn't change the fundamental nature of the system.

The United States is a representative democracy.
#7 Posted by BionicNinja (8 posts) -

A republic is a representative democracy, in that democracy is achieved through representative votes for the people on behalf of elected leaders.  A republic is a form of democracy, and this thread is a waste of time.

#8 Posted by BionicNinja (8 posts) -
DiGiTalPiMp said:
"HazBazz said:
"They're not celebrities, no. But some people are very well known in certain industries. Lets take Jeff Gerstmann for example. If you play a lot of games and spend your time on game websites, chances are you've heared of his name. There are people that respect his views and opinions, and look to him for advice on a purchase. There are people that like his personality, as he has shown it a lot online. So while he isn't a celebrity, and he's never going to get some interview on mainstream TV, he is very well known in the gaming industry, and that's saying something."
Jeff Gertzmann doesn't do anything about review games. Simply hearing his name a couple times doesn't make him anything.  All he does is play games like any of us, then writes about them for a website. I 'm not impressed with someone doing something I could easily do myself."

No, you could not, in fact, write professionally, Remy, and that's coming from someone who does.