Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by JokerJace, Oct 23, 2014.
I give a [snip] about reviews now that I've seen guys from "renowned" gaming sites playing the test version live. It's like watching an elephant riding a bike, just less funny and even more clumsy.
Most of us here would wipe the floor with those "professional reviewers" in multiplayer.
So why would you care about them?
The game sure ain't perfect, but which game ever was (apart from some glorified memories of some ancient games created in some nerd's garage within a few weeks, dozens of them fitting on a floppy disk). It will need 2 or 3 patches to be halfway balanced and won't be really good before the expansion comes out. But it will probably be better than Civ5 at release, if only because engine and mechanics are proven.
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Reviews are mostly crap anyway, always remember DA2 reviews, lol.
I liked Teeb's WTF is... He's an Alpha Centauri nut and he summed it up thusly: I like it. I like AC more. It's still a good game for what it is. He didn't say it in as many words but that's the vibe I got.
Then again, he doesn't review games as such. He just shows you the game and gives his thoughts on it.
Well, I agree you should always take reviews with a grain of salt. Many of them stay quite shallow and fail to examine the deeper game mechanics, but I guess that's understandable considering how the review "industry" works.
...then again, I lost faith in all media quite a while ago. When we had the Erfurt massacre back in 2002 there was a huge witch-hunt of the established media on computer games where even the prestigious TV channels showed that they had absolutely no idea about that stuff. Like: Counter Stike is about shooting hostage teenage girls with rocket launchers. It was an eye opening time for me.
That being said, I think it is still worth to read reviews. The Escapist one was rather well done and seem to address the same issues that I noticed during the LPs (like number of trade routes and the pain of continuous renewal, repetetive building quests, problems with diplomacy in regards to favors). Never trust a review, but see if you can spot consistencies across multiple ones.
13 minutes. 2:47am. Couldn't sleep. Just watching the clock now.
You might wanna read the first page of the recent "Gamestar" preview of the Witcher 3. It describes the difference regarding public image of the gaming industry between Germany and Poland. The Polish prime minister gave The Witcher 2 as present when visiting Obama, showing the modern side of his country. This would be unthinkable in Germany.
That'll be me in about 6 hours. Fortunately I have a company dinner to go to tonight to distract me...
The only real consistancy ive seen in the reviews thus far is that they all seem to agree that there is nothing particularly fresh about.the.game. otherwise there is a lot of minor nitpicking.
6 hours left!
I know about that - and the situation in Germany has become better. It's like they actually learned and listened. Internet activism has also increased quite signifcant - Germans managed to trash the planned "(child) porn censorship" plans that would have been the base of a complete survaillance, censorship and filter tech against the internet and Telekom got a bloody nose (PR wise) trying to implement data volume limits to all new ISP contracts this year.
Still, the loss in faith cannot be compensated - whatever I may see on TV or a news site, I can never be sure of its quality and integrity.
Time completed. Game is updating and will launch when completed. Beyond Earth eastern Australia is go. Thanks Civ Fanatics.
Indians can play now.
I will be a zombie at work tomorrow
Im Indian and I cannot play, lies.
Hm, I think this is the first time that the Asian players can play first. I mostly saw either European or the US can play first.
Gandhi laughs in our faces yet again.
Hutama already has a livesteam going. Behind a paywall, of course.
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