Post by Kuroi Kenshi on Feb 6, 2008 11:42:54 GMT -5
Honestly, I trust almost no reviewer, magazine or online. Play Magazine is one of the best as far as giving the games to someone who enjoys the particular genre. But when that happens, often you get them raving of every game as if it was the Mona Lisa of video games. I just prefer people who respect the video game art form I guess. Oh, and they actually know what they are talking about; import games and otherwise.
As far as X Play, Adam Sessler is ignorant as hell. He just reviews games under the guise of his true intentions (wanting to be a comedian. . . a very bad one). 99% of G4TV is pop culture hipsters trying to be "cool" by being into the next big wave of popular - Video Games and the Internet culture. Though, I am surprised they gave it a 3/5.
In the end, reviews are just that. Personal opinions of some random person. Let's be honest folks, how many people on a daily basis do you consider intelligent enough to review something you know YOU will enjoy no matter what they say?
If you read it, this review is extremely favorable. Really it's 95% positive from start to finish (sounds like it could have scored even higher). Obviously this reviewer is someone who just "gets it". Too bad this isn't really a site that people tend to pay attention to for reviews.
"I could go on for pages and pages explaining the intricacies of how Culdcept Saga works, but really, you can't put it into words - much like Corvall told me months ago, you just have to play it for a while until it finally clicks.
I will say this, though: the last time I was as addicted to a game as I am with Culdcept Saga was when Puzzle Quest first released. I've spent hours each day playing it against my girlfriend and various other friends, and not a single person who took the time to try and learn it has not loved the game."
Post by thesideburns on Feb 22, 2008 16:04:47 GMT -5
Wow, I just read that IGN review, and... just wow. From ridiculous generalizations about "todays gamer" to calling culdcept at "30-hour game", to suggesting that you get a lot of new cards but you never feel like your character is gaining new abilities... this guy is a d-bag, and this is why i don't read IGN.
Here's my 3-sentence review:
The original Culdcept didn't have much room for improvement, aside from the terrible Engrish and a lack of online support. SAGA fixes both of these issues, and adds just enough new gameplay features and cards to make things feel fresh all over again. Anyone who liked the original will love the sequel, but new players should try before you buy (via the free demo on xboxlive).
Post by hugepossum on Feb 28, 2008 11:00:50 GMT -5
I will say this, though: the last time I was as addicted to a game as I am with Culdcept Saga was when Puzzle Quest first released. I've spent hours each day playing it against my girlfriend and various other friends, and not a single person who took the time to try and learn it has not loved the game.
Indeed. I have had this same problem with friends. I did convince my wife to come over to the dark side of Culdcept, but every guy says "This looks gay. Let's play Call of Duty 4." I remember having the same problem with people in High School refusing to play Intelligent Qube (PSX), even though they professed their love for Dr. Mario.