Originally Posted by futurecode
Like I said, not a big review guy, but the amount of venom this guy dumps on this game was way surprising. IGN, and all these other tech sites, are business's and they are out to turn a profit. Yes, they try to act like they are fair and unbiased, but they are looking for gains like any other business.
Plenty of other sites try to gain readers by being professional
. They're the de facto stopping place for casual and young gamers, so IGN can afford to write crap because they'll always have a steady stream of "readers" who are really only interested in the final score anyway.
IGN favors crowd pleasing games rather than games with genuine quality. Their review for God Hand is infamously harsh. And, like this Amy review, their review for Dead Space 2 caused a bit of an uproar for how poorly written it was. The reaction was so bad that I think the review was ultimately rewritten and republished.
Anyway, the game looks like it could use some work. Interesting ideas, but some of what I've seen is an automatic deal-breaker (especially the combat).