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haxxiy said:
JEMC said:
After reading their review for The Witcher 2, I get the idea that:
1-They don't like the fact that you can't create your character or choose your class. Anyone who buys this game already knows that.

And that's still not a reason we shouldn't complain about it. Nowadays the ability to choose your character on a (W)RPG is just as important as choosing your armor or weapon. I bet they lost some sales due to this.

Let me ask you:

if you played hypoteticall Lord of the rings RPG would you complain that you can't change Aragorn into hobbit paladin ?

 

Seems to me reviewer was too stupid and lazy to google reasons why you play as predefined character.



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JEMC said:
haxxiy said:
JEMC said:
After reading their review for The Witcher 2, I get the idea that:
1-They don't like the fact that you can't create your character or choose your class. Anyone who buys this game already knows that.

And that's still not a reason we shouldn't complain about it. Nowadays the ability to choose your character on a (W)RPG is just as important as choosing your armor or weapon. I bet they lost some sales due to this.

No it's not. The person who buys this game knows that he/she will play as Geralt and how he is and that's why they shouldn't penalize for that. Yes, other WRPG let you create your character but that's not that important (not even close to choosig your weapons or armor) because The Witcher 2 is not like them.

Most WRPG are based on taking the role of a random guy that gets caught in the middle of something bigger and takes part in those events, usually as the hero. But in The Witcher you follow the story of Geralt who doesn't get caught in the middle of something, He  is that something.

Having said that, why do they criticize the game for that but don't praise it for letting you choose your actions and come with true consequences?


Err... because the consequences are hardly relevant? I'm playing the game, I know how the damn thing works. It barely keeps up with the illusion of a choice like Bioware usually does.



 

 

 

 

 

Zlejedi said:
haxxiy said:
JEMC said:
After reading their review for The Witcher 2, I get the idea that:
1-They don't like the fact that you can't create your character or choose your class. Anyone who buys this game already knows that.

And that's still not a reason we shouldn't complain about it. Nowadays the ability to choose your character on a (W)RPG is just as important as choosing your armor or weapon. I bet they lost some sales due to this.

Let me ask you:

if you played hypoteticall Lord of the rings RPG would you complain that you can't change Aragorn into hobbit paladin ?

Seems to me reviewer was too stupid and lazy to google reasons why you play as predefined character.

That would be the bare least such a game would need to deliver, and nowadays the industry is hardly about making success with the bare least. Also, don't be unfair as to compare the best selling high fantasy book ever to a completely unknown polish series. 



 

 

 

 

 

NotStan said:
TheNoobHolocaust said:
Wow this guy says Prototype is "vastly superior"... end of discussion right there, this guy is either
A) an idiot
B) a child
C) a fanboy


Oh the irony

How so? You accussing TheNoobHolocaust of being a fanboy also? The moment you bring up a comparisson like Edge just did completely shows a horrible bias going one way. It is impossible to review completely objectively, however it is possible to attempt to get close to it and review a game for what it is. If you want an example, look at my personal site I made for a school project in the recommendations section in truegamerzparadise.com (note: no i am not competing with vgc nor promoting anything, i have vgc listed as a resource, but if any questions mods plz send me a pm).



Make games, not war (that goes for ridiculous fanboys)

I may be the next Maelstorm or not, you be the judge http://videogamesgrow.blogspot.com/  hopefully I can be more of an asset than a fanboy to VGC hehe.

haxxiy said:
Zlejedi said:
haxxiy said:
JEMC said:
After reading their review for The Witcher 2, I get the idea that:
1-They don't like the fact that you can't create your character or choose your class. Anyone who buys this game already knows that.

And that's still not a reason we shouldn't complain about it. Nowadays the ability to choose your character on a (W)RPG is just as important as choosing your armor or weapon. I bet they lost some sales due to this.

Let me ask you:

if you played hypoteticall Lord of the rings RPG would you complain that you can't change Aragorn into hobbit paladin ?

Seems to me reviewer was too stupid and lazy to google reasons why you play as predefined character.

That would be the bare least such a game would need to deliver, and nowadays the industry is hardly about making success with the bare least. Also, don't be unfair as to compare the best selling high fantasy book ever to a completely unknown polish series. 

Those completly unknown books are more popular than Tolkien in Poland and Russia (territories which generated close to 1/3 of TW1 sales).
There would be angry mob under CDP office if you could reclass Geralt and make him use axes as default weapons.



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CGI-Quality said:
Acevil said:
CGI-Quality said:
Boutros said:
Why do you guys say 6 is good?

Here's the summary of the review:

The game's second half descends into a fiasco...One thing's for certain: if there's a great action game in Infamous 2, no one's actually built it yet.

It looks to me like a 6 isn't good.

Because their "6" is apparently considered good. Can anyone confirm?

I will use lets say IGN or lets say Gamespot. They have 10 point system were generally 7.5 is considered the average point. This is generally the norm in gaming. 

While Edge uses 5 as the average point similar to movie reviewers or book reviewers.
So if you were to do it aligned 5=7.5, 6=8.0, 7=8.5, 8=9, 9=9.5, 10=10. 

Given people should always see the content, not the score. 

No argument there.

That argument implies: 1 = 5.5, 2 = 6, 3 = 6.5, 4 = 7, 5=7.5, 6=8.0, 7=8.5, 8=9, 9=9.5, 10=10.

Now that doesn't make much sense does it. I think they have an agenda and I think the score they gave is totally unfair. Don't get me wrong, I didn't even like the first inFamous, but this game has quality stamped all over it.

i wish someone would hack them and change the score to 8 or 9/10. That would be the right way of using one's hacking abilities.



LOL prototype VASTLY superior? ohh edge such garbage taste.......



Zlejedi said:
haxxiy said:
Zlejedi said:
haxxiy said:
JEMC said:
After reading their review for The Witcher 2, I get the idea that:
1-They don't like the fact that you can't create your character or choose your class. Anyone who buys this game already knows that.

And that's still not a reason we shouldn't complain about it. Nowadays the ability to choose your character on a (W)RPG is just as important as choosing your armor or weapon. I bet they lost some sales due to this.

Let me ask you:

if you played hypoteticall Lord of the rings RPG would you complain that you can't change Aragorn into hobbit paladin ?

Seems to me reviewer was too stupid and lazy to google reasons why you play as predefined character.

That would be the bare least such a game would need to deliver, and nowadays the industry is hardly about making success with the bare least. Also, don't be unfair as to compare the best selling high fantasy book ever to a completely unknown polish series. 

Those completly unknown books are more popular than Tolkien in Poland and Russia (territories which generated close to 1/3 of TW1 sales).
There would be angry mob under CDP office if you could reclass Geralt and make him use axes as default weapons.

I know this is a 'standard' feature these days, but I am wholly opposed to them criticizing the game for this. In other words I agree with you, and you make some good points.



infamous 2 a 6? >:O



Witcher 2 = 6?

GTFO lol, I will not increase their traffic by going to the site by I am finding edge more and more 'trololololol' by the day.