Of all the groups that consume media, people who play video games are easily the most obnoxious, entitled, and dickish. When you think about it, this is probably a logical extension of the interactive nature of games. Other media is passive, but when you directly control some element of the end product it makes sense that you'd become more invested and therefore more likely to question the creator.
Players have proclaimed the ruination of Team Fortress 2 at every opportunity. First they hated the class updates. Then they claimed that hats killed the experience because, you see, there were hats in the game. Although the mechanics hadn't changed, the fact that people could randomly win or purchase hats meant that the entire game was crumbling. With all those hats, it was impossible to aim guns, run around levels, and shoot people. Team Fortress 2 had simply become a hat simulator.
Now that Team Fortress 2 has officially become the first good game to adapt a free-to-play model, it is COMPLETELY RUINED according to internet jerks. Here's why.
Th3 g4m3 th4t 1 0842 012 1239213. 6/10
Dungeon Siege III
Somewhere, a guy that worked on the camera system for Neverwinter Nights 2 and this game is shaking his head disbelievingly as he cashes his latest check. 7/10
Alice: Madness Returns
A platforming game with no ledge-grabbing, an art-driven game with a style that isn't particularly impressive or creative - but I suppose it's not Bad Day L.A. 6/10
I salute you (repeatedly, slowly, and in a somewhat rude manner) for creating a really fun mech game that makes tower defense fun with tons of customization, loot, and humor. 9/10
Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters
As bad as a mediocre tie-in game is, this is worse because the protagonist is A SPACE MAN THAT CAN CREATE ANYTHING HIS SPACE BRAIN THINKS OF so therefore this should be the greatest game of all time. 4/10
Shadows Of The Damned
All the charm in the world, undercut by the lazy light/dark mechanic that turns every game it touches to tedium. 7/10
I was able to pull some strings and secure an advance copy of this year’s PAX panel schedule. Enjoy!
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