(01-24-2011 12:30 PM)Tintin Wrote: Tanshaydar, was that directed at me? If so, I think you're being a bit rude. I'm the sort of person that likes to know something of the quality of a game before I choose to buy it, so I read non-spoilered reviews and consider people's recommendations to me. How is that a problem and how does that make me dumb? It's quite different to taking serious things on hearsay. This is game.
ChancePhoenix, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
No, no, not directly. Sorry if I sounded like it, really. I watch & read reviews before buy or play a game, too.
However, I never took a game with bad expectations or never gave up on a game because people says something.
(01-24-2011 12:50 PM)Kein Wrote: For a long time SH4 never was an old good SH-game for me. But then they releases SH5 and... sigh. Even SH4 wasn't so bad.
Lol, you sound like a hardcore fanboy. I really hope you are not one of them.
(01-24-2011 01:43 PM)Zoridium JackL Wrote: implying that hearing what others think isn't a good judement in any respect...
just because a lot of people didn't like the game and you did doesn't mean they got it wrong, it just means you think differently to them, if he wants to judge the game before hand by looking into it and gathering opinions then great, that is a good idea, they may not reflect exactly what he might think of the game if he played it, but it's an indicator, i for one would never have bought any frictional game if my friend hadn't said that it was great, so i heard it was great game that i would like... and that is what it was, so i think that all games can be ball-parked from hearsay, it's just a matter of getting opinions from different sources... also, i heard you like silent hill 4 in at least some respect? is this incorrect?
Although I mostly agree with you, there is a point that you are missing. I led a Silent Hill fan-website for a long time to see many different people with many different thoughts. You can call it prejudice, but I saw that only a few people had 'their own' idea. All others just copied others' ideas. I saw people decrying Homecoming, but when I asked them about founder families, they couldn't give me a single answer. More than three years, I debated with people like that. Now, what should I do? What should my point of view be?
I admit that I have a weird appetite. I liked BioShock 2 over BioShock 1. I liked Homecoming. I'm a passionate fan of Silent Hill. And I think many people are just taking them with double standard. They are not treating them fairly.
I sometimes got over-excited and might be rude. I'm sorry about that.