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And this is all about his lust for votes and media coverage. See? Nothing like a good ad hominem to stagnate a debate.

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I fully understand why it is attractive for major websites such as Gamespot to cover such a controversial title, but aren't we contributing to the notoriety of this game by constantly giving it attention that it so clearly doesn't deserve? God forbid that it reaches the same mythical status as Big Rigs and becomes a cult hit. Let's just forget about this game and spend our time discussing more worthwhile releases.

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It's good to see Paper Mario returning to its RPG roots, though apparently this instalment does not have the grandness of Paper Mario 64 and the Thousand-Year Door. It's a shame that I don't have a 3DS to try it out for myself. The review is well-written, by the way.

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Tic tac toe, two in a row. :)

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@Gelugon_baat *sigh* Again, I'm pointing out that writing a professional reviewer comes with a responsibility to judge a game fairly. The reason I brought this up is because you say he's 'speaking his mind' as if this were some harmless forum post, while in reality professional reviews can be a very decisive factor in whether or not an audience grants the game a chance. Hell, that's one of the main functions of a professional review, to provide gamers with balanced information on whether or not to give a game a chance. If a reviewer fails at doing this (be it to create an entertaining read, to generate hits, or simply because he couldn't be bothered), he has written a bad review. You can go on to call it 'speaking his mind'. I prefer to call it blatantly unprofessional.

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@Gelugon_baat You're missing the point. It's not about how I benefit from the game's sales or anything. I'm merely pointing out that, writing a review on a big professional gaming website, you have a certain responsibility. 'Speaking your mind' is something for forums or user reviews, but a professional review should aim to give a proper assessment of the game's strengths and weaknesses, something I think this reviewer failed rather spectacularly at.

But if you must know why sales are important: developers use this money to support their games, updating them and perhaps developing new content. Not to mention player count on multiplayer servers. I'm not saying that this aspect should withhold a reviewer from bashing a game where it's justified, but it does mean that a professional reviewer shouldn't burn a game to the ground just because he feels like it, which is the impression I'm getting from reading this review.

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@Gelugon_baat He reviewed this game for a professional website, meaning that he has a certain responsibility to uphold when analysing the game's pros and cons. And gravely exaggerating all of the cons while ignoring the game's pros does not seem very responsible to me. You can say that it's "his" review, but this isn't some user review we're talking about. Reviews such as this could be devastating for sales, and if you're going to do that to a game, you'd better have some damn good reasons. And considering that many of the problems he lists aren't as big as he makes them out to be, if not blatant non-issues, I'm getting the impression that the reviewer did not give the game the fair chance it deserved.

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@JDFS No, it's not bad. Its main problem is the instability. The game has too many bugs and CTDs for a retail title. However, the game itself is actually quite good, or at least not nearly as bad as this reviewer wants to make you think.

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@adders99 Because this review exaggerates all of the negative points while ignoring the good points (such as the editor, for crying out loud). The complaints regarding the control scheme are utterly hyperbolic, the fact that the combat AI is actually capable of great things is totally ignored, and some complaints seem to boil down to the fact that he doesn't like the fact that there are other countries and languages out there than the USA and English. As others have pointed out, a huge chunk of the complaints addressed in this review could just as well be applied to ArmA 2, which got an 8, so that is a pretty good indication of just how unjustly harsh and inconsistent this review is. Not liking a game is one thing, and there are many problems in IF that need to be resolved, but you can tell that the reviewer is just looking for reasons to hate this game.

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@Kevin-V This information somehow makes this review even more embarassing, I'm sorry to say.

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