Not Paying Attention to Thief Reviews Because........

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#1 Edited by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

Such games like Knack and Ryse bombed in reviews and those were two really great enjoyable games.

Even though i used to be one of those guy's who never bought anything before reading the reviews, i'm starting to think today's reviewers are demanding too much from dev's and new hardware too soon.

I bought both Thief (PS4) and Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (Xbone) today and i'm off to go enjoy them right now, but i will come back in this post later and give an honest opinion of both.

#2 Edited by YearoftheSnake5 (7478 posts) -

Reviews are opinions. If you enjoy the games, great for you. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter scored a 6.5 on here, yet I enjoyed the hell out of it.

#3 Posted by bobbetybob (19286 posts) -

The reviews aren't even bad, it has a 70+ metacritic average which means it's a good game. The only point in reviews is to make sure a game isn't buggy and unfinished or a complete dud. Otherwise if a game gets good reviews and it interests me I'll still pick it up.

As for Thief I'm waiting for a price drop, it interests me to an extent but I don't really want it right now.

#4 Posted by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

Well i spent the better part of two and a half hours with Thief, and it's a bit tough in the beginning, but then once you get familiar with the menu's, and city map, and how and where to acquire supplies, the game goes along smoothly.

I'm a good way's through chapter two and i'm loving it so far....So much for the negative reviews.....AGAIN.

#5 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4894 posts) -

good on you. gaming journalists have too much influence.

#6 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7478 posts) -

@Slimmin360 said:

Well i spent the better part of two and a half hours with Thief, and it's a bit tough in the beginning, but then once you get familiar with the menu's, and city map, and how and where to acquire supplies, the game goes along smoothly.

I'm a good way's through chapter two and i'm loving it so far....So much for the negative reviews.....AGAIN.

Blog it.

#7 Edited by aroxx_ab (10006 posts) -

@Slimmin360 said:

Well i spent the better part of two and a half hours with Thief, and it's a bit tough in the beginning, but then once you get familiar with the menu's, and city map, and how and where to acquire supplies, the game goes along smoothly.

I'm a good way's through chapter two and i'm loving it so far....So much for the negative reviews.....AGAIN.

Sounds nice, i still need wait for friday to EU release date:((

#8 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (6200 posts) -

Yeah I've decided to buy Thief anyway... worst case scenario is that I'll have to return it if it's that bad.

#9 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

people still believe that anything below 7 is absoult garbag?

#10 Edited by Boddicker (2783 posts) -

You're either:

1) ~20ish

2) have horrible taste

3) ~20ish and have horrible taste.

Wait till you're 30ish and bitter about the samey nature of video games then get back to me.

#11 Posted by JangoWuzHere (16545 posts) -

One mans garbage is another mans treasure.

#12 Posted by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

@Boddicker said:

You're either:

1) ~20ish

2) have horrible taste

3) ~20ish and have horrible taste.

Wait till you're 30ish and bitter about the samey nature of video games then get back to me.

I'm actually 45 and i've been gaming for 35 years, So there isn't much i don't know about consoles and video games in general.

Plus what i already know is that because of the monsterous specs of the latest consoles, every game is going to be under very tough scrutiny and i'm not so sure thats a good thing, reviewers are looking too much at framerates, resolutions, multiplayer aspects and not enough on gameplay, story and just the pure fun factor of a game....i.m.o.

#13 Edited by magicalclick (22779 posts) -

It goes the other way to. Brother in Arms has like 9.0 on here, and the game is super boring for me. I didn't finish it. And it is rare for me to not finish a way.

#14 Posted by TwistedShade (3165 posts) -

Not listening to reviews either. Reviews said Ryse blew, and I loved it so much I have beaten in 3 times and will go for a 4th some time.

Also reviews didn't like Dead Rising 3 and that game rocked my socks.

#15 Posted by always_explicit (2932 posts) -

@Boddicker said:

You're either:

1) ~20ish

2) have horrible taste

3) ~20ish and have horrible taste.

Wait till you're 30ish and bitter about the samey nature of video games then get back to me.

This has to be one of the most ignorant posts I have ever read on SW. What a horrible assumption and rude way to make a ridiculous point. Being 30 (the age of you become ruler of what is "good taste) I assumed you would know better.

#16 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

There's not much to legitimately discuss here SW wise, if you wanna talk about your opinions on the reviews etc. I suggest sticking to the Thief review threads already out there or blogging it