Alright. So, I definitely need to nip this in the bud quickly.
You're hyper-focusing on the bolded part to the point of mentally detaching what I was talking about beforehand; that said, I could've saved you some frustration with adding an adjective like "belligerent fans" or the like. Mentally, my sole intention was fixating on the "lol cope" bullshit and unfair insinuations by the more obnoxious fans.
I still stand by what I said at the end of our comment chain for TLOUII review. What you've consistently done (that I've seen) with TLOU Pt.II is earnestly praise its accomplishments. For me? That's worlds apart from "slavishly propping up Druckmann's vision" as I described. Sure, I was being blunt but I'd encourage you to re-evaluate the response chain to understand to why I took that approach. Plus, I thought it was a good zinger. ;)
You also said a lot of other words that I don't want to dismiss but it just doesn't apply against me. I think shit like review-bombing and yada yada is stupid too. There are obnoxious people and trolls who are like a festering boil to the community. I hate hearing how some people have acted rude towards you for no reason. This comment was never intended to do that.
Fans who are sharing why they believe *X* is a masterpiece? That's no problem.
Fans who are playing accusatory blame games against critics and/or desperately relying on pieces of metal to validate their opinion? Kinda cringe.
Oh I think positional desperation is definitely setting in for someone here alright, but it ain't the fans so much as someone with an indefensible review to defend against the much greater weight of this particular piece of metal. We'll leave that at that!
Anyway, it was a good zinger. I'm just not in the mood for it tonight. Tbh, the well was SO thoroughly poisoned long before this game's release that just about all criticisms of it feel personal to me at least a little and I just let most of it slide on the theory that my cynicism about people's "real" motives is probably unwarranted most of the time. I've gotta get over that cynicism and learn to parse better.Last edited by Jaicee - on 13 December 2020