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Guys, dozens of people have already played several hours of Infinite (Alex Navarro being one of them) and have not mentioned anything about the game being frustrating, in fact they've all been pretty GLOWING from what I've read.
And it's very, very, unlikely that any flaw that Bioshock Infinite would have would be that it's rage-inducing difficult, like what Jeff was alluding to. This isn't some quirky Japanese block puzzle game. It's a AAA mass-marketed FPS. These games aren't made to be frustrating anymore, and they haven't for a long time.
Furthermore, I don't understand why people look to Jeff for quality opinions on games. I love the man, and he has brilliant insight into the inner-workings of the game industry but he's probably the most irrational critic on this site. He said recently that Super Metroid and Metroid Prime were mediocre/bad. Yeah. Alex and Brad are the best reviewers here.
@Oldirtybearon: I'm not talking about a generic "hivemind" mentality, I'm talking about an internet lynch-mob mentality composed of gamers who feel the need to go on a holy crusade against reviewers they disagree with. Go on /v/ nowadays and you see people complaining about "casuals" unironically and getting seriously pissed off that someone disagrees with them. These are the lowest common denominator of gamers.
I'll never get over how supremely bizarre it is how much people care about other people's opinions of video games. It's as if people think the purpose of reviews are to reinforce your own opinion.Obviously, that's not what they're supposed to do at all. The only thing a review is worth is to get one person's opinion. When you look at it this way, reviews are an almost worthless thing.
So everyone stop caring about them, please.