It seems slightly too harsh to me. I'd give the game a 3/5 instead of a 2/5. Still, the criticisms are the same sort of things that we've seen around the forums and in other reviews. The cryptic (pun intended) skill tree gets understandably poor marks, but I don't share the reviewer's low opinion of the space and ground combat systems.
A spot on review. I sure hope Cryptic is readling it and making plans.
Originally Posted by Mirai
Still, the criticisms are the same sort of things that we've seen around the forums and in other reviews.
They are entitled to their opinions. You are entitled to Your opinions as i am entitled to mine. Simple as that. If we agree or not is another question and really not important. Lets say we can agree to disagree and think no less of each other for it.
I agree, the only review, I trust is my own, allot of these people that write reviews are not gamers, so I could care less, what any reviews say good or bad, as long as I am having fun, thats all I care about,,
I actually gage the game success by the in-game chatter. Most of its favorable. However, the reviewer made some good points. But they are aren't anything new..you can find the same points made by forum posters. I'm actually wondering if he didn't pull some of his opinions off the forums.
Things I agree with though...
- The game is beautifully rendered.
- The character generator is top notch, if not down right innovative
- The game has some spectacular moments that really deliver.
What can be better...
- Some of the content is a bit "off".
- Way to many typos and in game errors.
- Game play needs improvement.
That being said I'm convinced we will see improvements pretty quickly. I don't think anyone at Cryptic is ignoring us or cutting and running. If anything they're frantically trying to figure out the best and most efficient course of action. This game is a big deal for them. Remember that Champions was supposed to be "Marvel Online" and the deal fell through. Cryptic needs a big win and they know that. It's just logical .
Not harsh but accurate. I am hopiing of course that it will improve with time and as someone in my fllet said ..It's a diamond in the rough. I have brought 6 months and I will give it the full 6 months to improve or it will go out the door the way Wow did for me last summer. There are only a certain number of times you can do the same missions before mind numbing boredom sets in.
Gamespy has been rough on Cryptic since Champions Online. They gave a lot of great previews for Champions Online and even devoted a week to presenting gameplay. Then during "open" Beta, Gamespy hosted the filesite to download the Beta files and it ended up a disaster. You still had to download a lot of content from Cryptics very slow servers and it took a day or 2 to download the game. After that point, Gamespy became very highly critical of Champions Online. There was a reviewer did an out of the box review. Iit a very harsh preview that was filled with lots of jabs at the game and very little factual information. Then the final review came out and it was very harsh too. It gave a bit of better information but it still seemed like the reviewer had an axe to grind.
If anyone noticed, Gamespy was suppose to have a bunch of Star Trek Online preview stuff too. It was very slow coming. They did give it a lot of favorable remarks though in their previews.
It was of no surprise that STO received such a poor score from Gamespy. I am enjoying the game because I like the character creation, advancement of my Bridge Officers, and decking out my starship. I haven't played any MMOs that have had this customization from the beginning.
Also look at ****'s review on Gamespy. They gave that borefest/Wowclone a 3 1/2 stars. **** could have been a great game but it is one of the most derivative games out there.
I mean I can understand frustration, but I wouldn't throw this game in the same category as 'redneck deer hunter 2009'...
RDH09 is the Best. Game. Ever.
No one else has done so much to position the deer-hunting genre squarely in the mainstream.
Do not speak ill of the redneck deer hunter. Nay nay. Celebrate his tremendous success in bringing the primal passions of every gamer to the forefront and legitimizing pure, unadulterated, uber pwnidge of cute, defenseless critters for the masses.
The next time you stalk a simulated animal in an online game, remember you stand on the shoulders of giants. Redneck giants. Redneck, deer-hunting giants.