March 12, 2004 at 12:25 am #27771
Recently I read a review in PSM about The Hobbit. I wont go into the details, but generally their opinion was that the game sucked. I wouldn’t know either way, being not that interested in it, but here is the thing that got me ranting. The writer of the review finished it off by saying something along the lines of: “basically, this plays more like one of Sierra’s King’s Quest games, instead of a modern ps2 game.”
>:O >:O >:O
First off, from what I’ve seen, the Hobbit has little in common with any of the King’s Quest games, but that aside… that comment implied one of two things. Either A) The Hobbit sucks because it is like King’s Quest >:O B) King’s Quest is like the hobbit, so it sucks by association. >:O
Furthermore, what exactly makes King’s Quest not ‘modernable’ (is that a word?)? >:O
Lastly, bringing King’s Quest into that review in the first place was poor writing anyhow, trying to show people that ‘see how educated we are? we can place a name of one of the company’s previous titles (regardless of changes of management) in a review, and look really smart!’
Okay, Rant over…
March 12, 2004 at 1:25 am #27772
(re: A rant about a review of The Hobbit)
The Hobbit and Sierra’s Lord of the Rings games are excellent games in an arena filled with shitty clones of Tomb Raider and Doom.
I’ve confronted both Editor-in-Chiefs of EGM and PSM. They tell their staff to over use the suffix “-ass” in a description and they wouldn’t know a good game if they designed one and sold a billion copies. They magazines write for an audience of nobody, as the kids I know who play video games all go on-line to get info from various websites. Since both magazines are owned by Liberals, you can draw your own conclusions as to why they even write what they write.
What the article-in-rant should acknowledge is that King’s Quest is more respected than The Hobbit, but that King’s Quest has sold (or via piracy) more copies out there than most modern games have sold.
Lastly, I hate magazines that tell how to “think”. I want an honest opinion, and I find word-of-mouth and chat rooms the best and honest review of any game.
Shame on these magazines for anything they do.
March 13, 2004 at 2:26 am #27773
(Put your topic here) “Since both magazines are owned by Liberals, you can draw your own conclusions as to why they even write what they write.”
Let’s try and keep politics out of this please.
March 13, 2004 at 10:58 am #27774
(re: Put your topic here)
Politics CONTROLS every aspect of the MEDIA today. Trace the real owners of VU Games, and you’ll discover that they’re pro-Globalist, anti-Americans bent on destryoing anything American, yet still taking most of our dollars.
Also, whenever Liberals touch anything in this country, within a year or two it slants one-way, refuses to acknowledge any other opinion, or even the right that opinions exist!
You consider that both Apple and Microsoft are owned by ego-maniacal Conservatives such as Gates and Jobs, and you see the innovation that goes into their products. Same was true for old Westwood, Sierra, and such. I’m not talking crazy religious Right-Wing wackos who shove the Bible in a persons face, but just people who want to deliver a quality product and an affordable price. Hence the true definition of Conservative.
If you don’t want up to this fact, then you’re asleep at the wheel and should get off the road, take a breath, and decided if you want to continue down the road or up the road. Take your pick, it’s you choice.
But Liberals have invaded video/PC games, and have crashed it down to only a few genres in the name of lower-quality/higher prices. VU Games, Inforgrames Atari, and THQ are the biggest Liberal companies in gaming today, and are very paranoid about people stepping and in and telling them that, face it, their games suck most of the time and don’t sell, yet they complain and blame in on piracy over and over again.
By the way, why not have on discussion on this site with a political view-point and opinions? If Ken objects, and he runs the site, then it’ll be stopped. If he salutorily neglects said discussion, then let it go.
April 20, 2004 at 3:18 am #27775
(re: A rant about a review of The Hobbit)
That reviewer probably hated King’s Quest for the same reason as most people who hate the games: You have to use your brain to play it.
“What’s this? It has a STORY? A PLOT? And I dont blow stuff up! This sucks!”