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Hype And Critical Acclaim–Why It Sucks

Hype and critical acclaim is a sure fire way to kill a game’s reputation. With the recent media and consumer backlash surrounding The Last of Us Remastered, conversations have shifted focus from whether or not a PS4 translation was necessary and have instead migrated on to the real meat and bones; is The Last of Us good? Certainly, the original release on the Playstation 3 has received hundreds of awards and became one of the most notable releases of the past generation and will probably be remembered for years to come. Do I personally like The Last of Us? Yes, I do. I think it’s one of the high water marks of the gaming industry thus far, though that doesn’t mean all the acclaim it has received is warranted or even fair to Naughty Dog.

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SaveFerris686d ago

Interesting article.
Critical acclaim, reviews, and awards and such are just opinions. Not every one will agree.
Hype is something created by the media, developers and publishers to drive sales. In order to sell, you have to advertise and promote. Sometimes it means that things are exaggerated or falsified in order to gain interest (bullshots, CG passed off as gameplay, trailers or gameplay shown on 'equivalent hardware').
Some of us fall for it, some don't.

Darkwatchman686d ago

Here's to hoping Alien Isolation does not meet the same fate

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Darkwatchman686d ago

It is a survival game. Going in guns blazing is not the most opportune thing to do. In a situation like that, being as stealthy as possible while conserving resources is the smart thing to do. I don't recall ever dying repeatedly because of the AI or the game being unfair. I completed it on Survivor difficulty and every death was due to my lack of skill as opposed to anything the game did to uneven the odds against my favor. Your complaints of not being able to shoot your way through are unwarranted as it is PRIMARILY a stealth game with the opportunity to get out of alive if you are caught provided you are good enough instead of failing immediately as in other stealth games like the original Splinter Cell.

SolidGear3686d ago

Said it first ^^
Though I admit when I got it at launch last year, my ass got handed to me repeatedly until I learned how it plays. After that I had zero issues. Then after the first playthrough and you do a New Game+, you can virtually beat it without even dying.

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