Natural Selection 2 Review Pulled

Review pulled due to inaccuracies; replacement in the works.

Hi GameSpot readers!

Yesterday, we posted our review of Natural Selection 2--but unfortunately, it's come to our attention that the review contained several inaccuracies. We take our reviews seriously, and we stand by our reviewers' critical analyses and writing abilities. However, our greatest responsibility is to you, our readers and viewers. We own up to our mistakes, and in light of the errors in the Natural Selection 2 review, we have chosen to remove the review and assign it to another author.

I apologize for the inaccuracies in the review. We look forward to publishing a replacement review once we have had a chance to fully explore Natural Selection 2.

Sincerely,

Kevin VanOrd, Senior Editor

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13 comments
RogerioFM
RogerioFM

Here's my review:

"This game, I never played, good screenshots though, you can play as aliens, it got guns that go pew pew" - 8,5


Hire me.

theblackfrog
theblackfrog

whats about the review on Sengoku Basara, Resident Evil 6, zelda skyward and some other i missed???!??

frylock616
frylock616

I guess Kane and Lynch had inaccuracies to?

dbene
dbene

Natural selection ate up the author.

gamecube120
gamecube120

Sooo, what exactly were the inaccuracies, then?

mischiefmeerkat
mischiefmeerkat

"The ones responsible for that review have been sacked.."

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

What the H is natural selection 2? or even 1 for that matter?

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

I already played it a few times.  Honestly, this game is an awesome game. =D

keichimorisato9
keichimorisato9

then i think you guys should rereview Skyward Sword as the previous review clearly "waggled" the controls which gave the reviewer frustrations. in SS you need to be deliberate in your swings. also a quick way to recalibrate is to swing the sword up and down until it corrects itself.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

where is the review for Ni No kuni the white witch at, ign already has theirs out !

megakick
megakick

Need reviewers. Reviewers who like the genre of  they game they are reviewing.

virusqg
virusqg

LMAO didnt take long for RE6 to get in the mix LOL

RealFabioSooner
RealFabioSooner

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, you guys need more staff. And as quickly as possible.

 

*skimming through previous comments*

 

You know, I appreciate the distinction of only pulling off reviews thanks to factual errors, as opposed to mere divergence of opinion, but I'm not surprised that we've come to a point where one review needed to be pulled off.

 

Unfortunately, I believe all the noise about this or that AAA title review not receiving a high score (or CoD always receiving high scores or whatever, take your pre-fabricated complaint of choice) is preventing a lot of people, both on the writing and the reading side, to notice you don't get to that point - having to pull off a review thanks to *factual errors* - overnight.

 

I thought of writing a whole diatribe on what I see as major problems in Gamespot's reviews of late, but what's the use? It will be buried by all the noise. Think about what I said in the previous paragraph and take it however you feel like.

 

Myself, I believe that to get to the point where a review with factual errors is published, you have to pass for 'lighter' stages - such as letting reviews laden with cheap cynicism and/or no diligence at all be published - that don't become immediately obvious because there'll always be someone ready to pretend nothing serious really happened. After all, 'it's all just opinions', right?

 

Until it isn't, and suddenly you get a *very concrete* problem that demands a drastic measure.

 

Think about it. Divergence of opinions is nice, but it's also very, very easy to fall behind it as a shield against all criticism.

Jarek_Cyphus
Jarek_Cyphus

I really appreciate the honesty, KVO.  You guys have come a long way since Kane and Lynch.

BlazingDark345
BlazingDark345

Hey Im sorry if i go out of you're current subject but i need help, I know that its not very popular but you know Ben 10 Omniverse game and show, if you don't then look it up its easy to find, well I know that there are some people who like the show or game and it may be childish but i like it to for some reason. What im trying to get to is that the Ben 10 games have all been not only the same but they've made it worse, im the type of gamer that likes games basiclly im pasionate for games and other stuff but it enrages me when they ruin a game that ooses potential and to be honest they messed up with Ben 10. What i mean to say is that a guy with the ability to turn into every creature in any universe is an idea of extreme potential and ive gott tons of ideas on how to make it better but apparently the company is to stubborn to listen to fresh new ideas the companies still dont understand the concept of making games cause making games is more of creating a world to entertain others so people can enjoy themselves for a while. Look im only gonna write my ideas to see if you like it if you dont nufsaid but if you do try to help me make them listen to reason cause today the companies intrest is on the profits. Okay so my idea is to remake Ben 10 Omniverse keeping the same characters bringuing back a few villains, look most o the Ben 10 games are beatemup games and today we can turn it into a free roam sandbox game guive you missions ,side missions, extras, and challenges a good example would be Batman Arkahm City lots of side missions and challenges plus extras with collectibles with but the players need great rewards like if Ben gets every collectible in the city he guets a new and very cool alien in his omnitrix or extra tech for upgrades or new powers or upgrades for his aliens, now for the free roam sandbox make it like Assassins Creed that you run around a city but if you want to go to another city then you go through a checkpoint but in the new Ben its the same with cityes exept that if you want to go to another planet you do go to a checkpoint but you travel to another planet like in Kingdom Hearts, now on to the powers well we all now Ben uses his omnitrix to turn into all his aliens well how about start with only ten but guive him throughout the story and side missions all the others that he has ever turned into ,well as long as their not useless, and let him use a quik selct like the resent ones but bring back using the omnitrix like press a button and the omnitrix shows up in the screen and you can spin the omnitrix bar checking wich one you want to use, now on to the powers well I personally like the combat stile of Prototype cause for me half the fun was to choose what to fight with, well in the new Ben 10 the choosing part is the alien you want to use the but he combat I want you to feel overpowered by making you defeat an army on youre own taking down hundreds of enmies but a good game cant be a walk in the park so every alien has a weakness so every enemie will have something that can completely neutralize that alien that way you will change into another one but you can still keep fighting with the same one but itll be a lot more difficult to win. Also I would love to use great powers like in Prototype instead of lame combos that dont even let you do awsome stuff and some aliens have special skills like Grey Matter can get into any machine or robot to control the machine ,or Wildmutt can sniff out hidden objects, tech, or collectibles,or like Upgrade that he can posses any machine and he can upgrade them with missiles or spikes or the ability to make a car fly or ride on a wall that would be insane. And at the end of the game do like in Kingdom Hearts on one of the PSP in wich after the ending they put almost impossible fights agains ultimately strong bosses and i you win obviously you will get an ultimate price like an alien that hasnt appeard on the show yet but thats not my choice. O and ive had complaints from a friend "@" who wants to use alien x well how about guiving Ben in part of the story an power bar that Asmuth made like an upgrade for the omnitrix that lets you use not only alien x but the full potential of all the aliens like Upgrade can posses any machine but with the power bar you can not only recharge the omnitrix energy but you can also  posses huge machines like full ships o just to be clear put EVERY ALIEN even way big in places he fits o and add enemies as big as Way Big. And to finish this try to make the story like a war between species in huge battlefields making Ben fight in wars and cities. Well thats all ive got i hope you enjoy my ideas so pleas if you think its worth youre time help me make D3Publisher listen so they make a good Ben 10 Omniverse game.

max6732519
max6732519

Thanks for the honesty Kevin. Its appreciated

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

So does this mean you guys are hiring? XD

ruddypoo
ruddypoo

More importantly, where is the far cry 3 review???

 

Damn you guys are slow, where's that dude who looks like that other dude from garfield the movie? Shouldn't he have written this up by now?

 

Hurry uuuppppppppp.

captainwonton
captainwonton

It should be done with a couple of others too...

Kane04
Kane04

That's what happens when someone writes a review out of the press release without touching the game.

 

By the way, not that I'm complaining or anything, but the RE6 review kinda forgot to mention you can play as an enemy on another player campaign, I would say that was worth mentioning.

Granpire
Granpire

I'd say it's worth including the original review, for the sake of integrity. It was in the link on the side of the page("Never Publish This!"), but it's gone now.

Jaxith
Jaxith

I've really been wondering what the original reviews inaccuracies were?  I didn't happen to catch the review when it was up and I'm having a strangely difficult time suppressing my urges to be nosy.  I guess I'm just curious by nature.  Either way, I would have been surprised to see the game get a low score.

Slade968
Slade968

Anyone have a link for the original review? 

 

Seems silly for metacritic not to take a revised review. Sounds like a policy that favors simplicity rather than quality... I would guess that, if this wasn't their policy, some sites might make a regular habit of changing their reviews if they were in stark contrast with the majority.

RogerioFM
RogerioFM

@frylock616 The issues are unrelated. Too bad they lost Jeff though, he was great.

Slade968
Slade968

@VenkmanPHD Its awesome, Natural Selection 1 was a HL 1 mod and the indie devs did a damn fine job of making the sequel from the ground up. Its got so much depth. I enjoyed the first one but this game is great. Fast Paced with the strategy element. Its on steam sale right now, I would suggest to anyone to check it out.

JamDev
JamDev

@BlazingDark345 This might be the greatest piece of stream-of-consciousness writing since James Joyce's Ulysses. 

mervynssucks
mervynssucks

@BlazingDark345 Well Kevin, here's your new reviewer.

Dogeatr00
Dogeatr00

 @BlazingDark345 lollolololololololol! This is the funniest comment ever! Comment of the year nomination right here! LMAO

drswank
drswank

 @BlazingDark345 I've been coming to Gamespot since 1998. This is the longest, most insane comment I've ever seen. Congrats!

karloss01
karloss01

 @Ghetto_ninja an awesome game, i've played at a friend's house (my PC is a piece of crap) and its a load of fun where the mic chatter is actually about team work and not trash talking for a change.