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2nd December, 2007 at 09:40:12 -

I just read the review again at Gamespot in regards to Kane and Lynch - it's completely changed now.

From "This game is ugly" to a paragraph featuring the arse-kissing words:

"The end result is a game that squanders much of its potential and just doesn't come together as well as it probably should have."

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Allegedly, publisher Eidos "took issue with the review and threatened to pull its ad campaign."

Isn't this more Eidos' fault for making a crappy game to begin with? Go and fire your programmers, not the guy who had to sit through and write a review for it.

 
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They are incredibly fast at locking topics there, I just created one expressing my opinion on Jeff's departure and they locked it 10 seconds later.

 
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2nd December, 2007 at 10:47:27 -


Originally Posted by Mr SilverNova
Na it's just that this place is incredibly slow, having admin appearances as often as a solar ecplise.



Well you know, their admins might actually do it as part of their actual job. Here it's part of a hobby.

 
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2nd December, 2007 at 10:52:18 -


Originally Posted by AndyUK [Ectoprods]

Originally Posted by Mr SilverNova
Na it's just that this place is incredibly slow, having admin appearances as often as a solar ecplise.



Well you know, their admins might actually do it as part of their actual job. Here it's part of a hobby.



I chose not to consider that; I just wanted to have a moan

 
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2nd December, 2007 at 11:20:55 -

Oh just great:

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2nd December, 2007 at 15:29:36 -

Too late now
Well at least I got to show my opinion, but aparently it's against their ToS.

 
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2nd December, 2007 at 22:31:32 -

And you guys say the TDC admins are harsh

No big loss though, I never really liked Gamespot and I like it even less now. GS has had a lot of inaccurate reviews. The worst I've seen was a "The whole game plays out like a tutorial" (indicating that the reviewer never went past the first level), and I've never taken a GS review seriously since then. They give good reviews to overhyped games and almost not a glance to the unheard ones.

If you want a good game rating site, I find www.metacritic.com to be quite accurate.

 
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3rd December, 2007 at 14:55:02 -

Gerstmann's a terrible reviewer but then again so are all "game journalists" so I'm conflicted

 
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6th December, 2007 at 08:17:46 -


Originally Posted by -Slínka Claus-
All reviews I've seen gave that game a bad review. =/



yeh same here but then i saw some reviews in some german mag and they said its an okay/alright/not too shappy game- made me wonder if they are just retarded. i mean nobody else likes that game but they did.

 
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6th December, 2007 at 12:17:17 -

Maybe they were trying to be tactful?

 
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