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@Eraldus Someone call the Wahmbulance!
@aussiemuscle I actually had a similar experience. You don't feel repetition until you realize that something is actually repetitive, do you? It's a huge world, so I don't think it's far-fetched to be expecting a few new things while playing a game that is supposedly "enthralling", especially if it's a game from a series that used to be legitimately good.
@Neomaniac15 Here's my attempt at an argument:
1. I wouldn't consider Skyrim to be a deep, sophisticated world at all, especially considering how lack-luster the dialogue is, and how repetitive said dialogue is. Aside from having a poor main story that we've seen a million times, accompanied by lazy side-quests that didn't really have much thought put into them, it's just typical fantasy lore with some neat looking fonts, and with games like Deus Ex 3 accomplishing a rich world, this game looks pretty mediocre in comparison.
2. That's just plain false. I don't think a broken game of whack-a-mole where the hammer mainly consists of bubbles would be labeled as "solid". Finishing moves slow things down and cause serious glitches, combat is way too easy once you get decent equipment (even on hard), and the enemy variety is sparse in a sense that they usually just rush at you or throw spells at you.
3. Well, almost. Thanks to the unfortunate removal of the class system found in past games, it's almost completely pointless to start a new game, considering you can do just about anything that you want to with enough grinding done on certain skills. It doesn't help that this game is too easy in this regard either, so nothing really feels rewarding. Guild quests used to be pretty special in the older games, now they just feel like they're there because they have to be, because it's an Elder Scrolls game.
4. Almost again in this regard too. I think that more defining RPG's that come from the west are the Dragon Age and Mass Effect games. While they're continuously decreasing in quality, I think they represent our style a little bit more. Regardless though, definition of a genre doesn't really mean anything to the quality of the game. Let's say I made a platformer, and wanted to call it Ninja Bread Man. It's a platformer, but it's still terrible.
5. I will give you this one. It is pretty cool that you can do what ever quest you want whenever you want, minus the painful main-quests that remove you from the world and place you in different areas. But, past Elder Scroll games did this too, but with less of the fundamental problems from Skyrim, so why even bother playing this when the other games in the series like Daggerfall, Morrowing, and Oblivion are much more superior? The toys in this game are very much streamlined and broken, especially considering the performance of the PS3 version and some of the "new" additions in this game, like dragons that fly backwards.
While I like older games in the series, this game just makes me scowl, especially given the fidelity that all other games have brought to the table. This game does nothing good for the series, and would be better off as a Fallout mod, given the many changes that make this game lose any resemblance of an Elder Scrolls game. I simply don't like this game at all.
@LilBigRandom @Entropy730 That's actually right, in my opinion. Skyrim is way too streamlined to even touch what Daggerfall, Morrowind, and Oblivion have accomplished as RPG's. As a beginner to the series, Skyrim might be a good game, but I feel like after one plays older games in the series, it's pretty evident how half-assed Skyrim is.
@Yojimbo25 There have been quite a few lower scores then this one, so I don't know what that really means: http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/tom-clancys-ghost-recon-future-soldier/critic-reviews?dist=neutral
@King_Leo_31 The problem with the mass majority saying that this review is wrong is that that majority doesn't really care to support any claims that the review might be "wrong". It shouldn't matter which opinion is more popular. As an example, I don't like Skyrim, yet I'm in the very small minority. But neither crowd is wrong if they support their claims. I didn't say that EVERYONE was dumb, as that is simply not the case; there have been smart comments on this page that respectively disagreed with Chris, hence why I said "75% of the people. The problem that I have with most of the "opinions" on this site is that they're saying that Chris is wrong for reasons that they won't state or support, which is why I called them dumb. It's totally fine to have an opinion, and like I said, some of them are legitimate, it's just that the comment option has broken down to more a complain option then anything. You should probably take your won advice on that last sentence, because I don't see any reason why you are in defense of people who feel the need to prove Chris wrong with only other review scores' in their defense.
So the horses aren't totally useless anymore? Huzzah!
I still have no idea why people love this game so much. Can anybody give me 5 really good reasons as to why they think this game is so grand (not including it's size)?
While it's not really faithful, this package really isn't that bad. It's pretty efficient as far as price goes too. It sounds like people are trying hard to find reasons not to like Capcom anymore.
And I just realized that 75% of the people commenting on this are dumb. I can't believe I live in a world where if a review doesn't meet your expectations, then it's automatically wrong.
A little lesson for you guys: a person is only wrong if they don't have sound, supportive reasons to back up what they're saying. That's what people call "credibillity", and that's what this review gives. Just because this isn't a 9/10 review, that doesn't mean that he's automatically wrong; he just has a different mindset. And if you don't happen to agree with Chris, then I'm sure there are plenty of other people who would be glad to have you agreeing with them. But no, you're to busy insulting everyone with a different opinion.
I'm surprised Chris Watters of all people didn't praise the crap out of this game. So kudos on that front, as well as having a pretty nice review Chris.
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