I just beat the game on Vita the first time. It is indeed a very good game with a lot of stuff to go through. I plan on going through the game a second time on New Game Plus to get the other things I missed.
God, Arctic Monkeys. That band had so much potential with their first album - some great, ballsy, well-written indie rock with no pretentiousness. And then bam, show business got them and twisted their nuts off.
I dunno. Wasn't their second album heavier and darker than the first album without any real pretentiousness whatsoever?
So much of this has felt like the kind of toxicity that has taken over political discourse in the country. Two relatively small groups lobbing verbal bombs at one another, some certainly a lot worse than others, while the moderate majority just kind of sits in the middle and is told to pick a side. How about a message to the extremes on both sides?
1. Stop being horrible monsters that release the personal information of others in an attempt to terrorize them into silence.
2. Stop broad brushing entire groups and acting as if we are a part of some great horde of straight male neanderthals who want to drive all women from gaming.
It seems like the vast majority of the problems we are facing would disappear if everyone just demonstrated the ability to realize they are talking to and about other people. Show some humanity.
As someone who supports the better part of GG, I agree with this post.
So, does everyone hate watchdogs because it's not the best thing in the world? That's the only explanation I can think of. I played it, and I really like it. Sure it's a bit linear, and it sticks to a lot of the tropes of other sandbox games, but it's fun as hell. I'm seriously not getting why there's this big backlash against it.
It's the usual backlash against the hype that made the game look way better than it actually is.
@sammo21: I know what you mean, to an extent. 2/5 is perhaps a bit low for this game, but depending on how much the flaws mentioned in that review and other reviews bother others, a better score could be anywhere between a 3 and a 4/5.
Glad that I don't give a shit about game reviews. I am a couple hours into the game and I am really liking it. There's also a trophy for not knocking anyone out or setting off alarms, so...yeah, no forced fighting. Guess people who don't like Thief games are given the review for a Thief game. "Awesome". Anyway, if you like Thief don't pay attention to the reviews.
Funny thing is: it's possible that some of these negative reviews come directly from Thief fans anyway. Which means Thief fans have a right to listen to those reviews to see if their concerns are valid.
@nettacki: But that seemed to come about after everyone had finished it. I don't remember hearing anyone complain before that.
That's because people were too caught up in the hype to complain about anything. After the hype wave passed by, people started to really express whatever legit flaws the game has. Some, like TotalBiscuit, disliked the game since around release time, at least in terms of gameplay.