I counted five links to GameFAQs. If you're using reviews from that cesspit to prove your point, you don't even really HAVE a point.
Although the majority of game reviews and forum posts from that site shouldn't be taken seriously, there are some valid reviews posted on there. Additionally, I believe it's best to reference a game review written by gamers rather than "professional game reviewers" who are usually bribed by major publishing companies to curve their review scores while penning false opinions that don't usually reflect their true feelings about the game.
Are you insane or have you just not been to GameFAQs and GameTrailers forums? :P
It goes both ways though, seriously.
Nothing I said in the previous post is remotely insane.
Reader reviews are a joke and the scores they give are usually higher than the game deserves.
"Professional reviews" are a joke, too.
Gamespot's IU Review: http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/infiniteundiscovery/index.html?tag=result;title;0
IGN's IU Review: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/902/902768p1.html
IGN's FF12 Review: http://ps2.ign.com/articles/741/741991p1.html
For example, the Tales series. Can't badmouth that on GameFAQs or else the people chew your ass out for thinking a game is "good" instead of "fucking awesome." I used to check out the ToV forum on there, but so many people got pissy at me when I said ToV wasn't as good a game as the others.
Same with the FF7, FFX, FFXII, Star Ocean 3, and Kingdom Hearts forums.
And ironically the Star Ocean 3 board on gamefaqs is probably one of the rare, decent, troll-free game boards, and it's been like that for as far as I can remember. For being active there, you won't get flamed to death for complaining about certain things, unless you sound like a moron or play the game wrong.
And that's a game that was severly hit by a good amount of reader reviews too.
But yeah, soemone posted that SO Forever thing over there, everyone laughed.
Additionally, I believe it's best to reference a game review written by gamers rather than "professional game reviewers" who are usually bribed by major publishing companies to curve their review scores while penning false opinions that don't usually reflect their true feelings about the game.
Sigh. While there's definitely publisher pressure I'm pretty sure bribery isn't that frequent outside of 'You like our game! Get an exclusive look at our next one!', and your 'they're not gamers' statement is negated by the fact most anyone going for that kind of job enjoys games as much as any of us do. Not that there aren't sources I disregard for whatever reason, but such blanket statements are just ignorant.
If you say so.