Convincing People to Buy Mediocre Games

Let's say you're an idiot.

A new game is getting mixed or only slightly positive reviews, and as an idiot you feel personally invested in this game's success. You decide to convince other people on the internet to buy this game. Here's how you go about doing that:

"It's like (popular game) and (other popular game) had a baby!"

"So what if the story is bad? Most stories are bad."

"I don't get any of the hyperbolic criticism. It has (appealing concept)." (don't mention how well that appealing concept is executed, it's only important that the game technically has something in it that would probably sound cool to someone who hasn't played)

"It's fun. Sure, some people are able to break down the game's issues in very specific ways, describing in detail how the game's elements don't come together. But I'm having fun. People need to loosen up and have fun."

"I haen't played it yet, but the publisher released some promising videos/gifs/screenshots, and I'm pretty sure they aren't staged or retouched. There's no good reason NOT to pre-order."

"Game reviewers are just being unfair and giving it less-than-perfect scores because (something you just made up entirely, in your idiot brain)."


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