Are some of the bad reviews pointed at Dyack?

#1 Posted by ColMustard (357 posts) -

Sorry, but after playing this game for a couple hours I can't help but to feel that although its not perfect, its really F'ing fun... So far, its a strong AA for me.  I can't help but believe that some of the "major" review outlets are bashing the game due to Dennis Dyacks outspoken personality in the gaming media.  We all know that Gamespot hasn't written a decent review in a long time, 5.5 is a joke. I can't help but to think its pointed.

#2 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

Well, 1UP's review may be the embodiment of that. That was absolutely freaking terrible for a review.

#3 Posted by ColMustard (357 posts) -

It makes me not want to trust any review site...  Im pretty sure Kevin VanOrde over at Gamespot writes controversial reviews just to get more hits on the site.... He even posted on system wars later that day saying" I love causeing forum controvercy" dolt.

#4 Posted by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -

I don't think so.  This game is the embodiment of a 7/10 or C game all around.  Fun, but not exceptional.  Average.  Just "Good".  The ratings are fair.

#5 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
ColMustard said:
"It makes me not want to trust any review site...  Im pretty sure Kevin VanOrde over at Gamespot writes controversial reviews just to get more hits on the site.... He even posted on system wars later that day saying" I love causeing forum controvercy" dolt."
Hence MGS4's 10 and MP3's 8.5. Those all got a lot of buzz.
#6 Posted by Hewkii (190 posts) -
ColMustard said:
"It makes me not want to trust any review site...  Im pretty sure Kevin VanOrde over at Gamespot writes controversial reviews just to get more hits on the site.... He even posted on system wars later that day saying" I love causeing forum controvercy" dolt."
and I'm sure you'd say the opposite if it got a high review. your trolling is not new anymore.
#7 Posted by DualReaver (3882 posts) -
ColMustard said:
"It makes me not want to trust any review site...  Im pretty sure Kevin VanOrde over at Gamespot writes controversial reviews just to get more hits on the site.... He even posted on system wars later that day saying" I love causeing forum controvercy" dolt."
Loool, no one tell him about Jeff.
#8 Posted by ColMustard (357 posts) -

I am a gamespot alum of many years... I know about jeff and his buddies Kane and Lynch quite well... I must admit I was a system wars rat for a while.  I don't have a bad opinion about Jeff, he never seemed to be out for anything but an honest review.  (System Wars was hillarous the day he gave Zelda the 8.8)  Im not even fanboy arguing that Too Human is a AAA game, but there is no doubt that something is off with a few of the reviews coming out, almost as if they didn't actually take anytime to learn the controls...

#9 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

As much of an ass as Dyack has made of himself, I have to have some respect for him because he created the Legacy of Kain series. That aside, reviews should be made only on the merit of the game itself and not expectations or a developer's behavior.

From what I have seen Too Human looks like shit and Dyack has nothing to do with that.

#10 Edited by HistoryInRust (6289 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"As much of an ass as Dyack has made of himself, I have to have some respect for him because he created the Legacy of Kain series. That aside, reviews should be made only on the merit of the game itself and not expectations or a developer's behavior.

From what I have seen Too Human looks like shit and Dyack has nothing to do with that."

Exactly.  In interpretive literature, it's called an Intentional Fallacy to attribute the symbolism, themes, motifs (or lack thereof) within the work to the creator.  Instead, to approach a piece critically, one must separate the art from the artist, as it then spawns a new "life" through subjective interpretation and analysis. 
#11 Posted by LilBew (79 posts) -

i thought this game looked like trash just like the rest of the m$ library  minus gears and when i saw the reviews i just laughed  the game was way to over hyped and could not live up to all the hype it had

#12 Posted by ColMustard (357 posts) -

damn... thats some harsh shit...  Honestly, Im 2 hours in on the game and its been really fun. Some flaws, but really fun.  I guess I would just ask that people play it before making these harsh judgments.  It not like its Lair, which I have played and is pretty flawed...

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