A Chinese professor of mine once observed the fact that Americans have a nasty habit of pretending to possess knowledge about topics that in reality they know nothing about.
So do Online message board dwellers.
Every since VF5 landed on the PS3, anybody and everybody has been paying negative lip-service to this incredible game. Apparently, overnight, all of these people became experts in one of the most niche and demanding genres in gaming.
Unfortunately, this expertise is limited to regurgitating Jeff's mediocre review of VF5 for the PS3, an editorial more concerned with complaining about the lack of online functionality than it is with addressing the overt quality the core gameplay represents.
So now we have a legion of lemmings claiming VF5 is nothing but a prettier version of VF:Evo.
The truth is that VF5 is everything a sequel should be, including better gameplay, superior balancing, larger movelists, and new characters.
Of course, you have to play this game to understand. And that's the one thing most of these people haven't done.
And yet they feel compelled to critique it.
God Bless the Internet.