By DG991 49 Comments
I liked every episode of the walking dead and it is one of my favorite games.
It is so good that it actually has me questioning whether I want to read video game journalist articles anymore or listen to podcasts. Every time I saw something (not necessarily on this site) that was negative about the game, it just seemed so petty most of the time. And because of my fear of sites spoiling the story, I never read an article before I played the game. I avoided all information and forms and played the game at my leisure without bias.
AND I LOVED THE GAME. Something I wasn't able to say for a long time about video games.
I think there is too much negativity and (more importantly) subjectivity in video game journalism. I think it is hurting my experience with some video games. I don't know if I want to continue to read or listen to podcasts pertaining to video games anymore... which is a shame because I like the bombcast. Also, half the joy of playing video games is discovering what is in them. I don't need someone to tell me what AWESOME thing happens in it.
I have the same problem with movie critics. They suck. There were thousands of movie critics that said forrest gump was a bad movie for all these different reasons. But I watched that movie with no bias and no knowledge and I enjoyed it a lot. I still enjoy the quotes. I still enjoy going on runs and hearing ignorant fat people say "Run forrest, Run!" out their car windows.
I started going to video game journalists to avoid buying BAD games. But if by going to them I am harming my experience with all games including good ones, than I rather just stop.
By the way, sort of unrelated... I never experienced any bugs with TWD on PC. No save game issues or anything. And it sounds like neither did the bombcast, they were just relaying information they heard/read about themselves.