Assassin’s Creed: Unity was available in shops a good half a day before any professional critics were permitted to talk about it, and Ubisoft has done itself absolutely no favours.
Interesting article! The author makes a good point, though I've always been a patient person and have only a small interest in what games reviewers have to say about a game I'm considering getting. As for the blogs and message boards and metacritic etc?... "Ask my arse!" I don't get anything close to anything useful, maybe it's because I'm very stubborn and will not be told by anyone what I should or shouldn't feel about a potential game purchase. I'll do what I like and buy what I want. Now thats not to say Ubisoft are right or wrong but from what I've been reading the media (professional) and internet bogs etc (the bottom of the barrel) the comments are very demanding, "It should be this", "It's got this" and "They didn't do that and that". It's all just noise. Logic dictates if a game is buggy, it'll be fixed by the developer and depending on what it is either quickly or in time if it's a biggy. So the author is right in that aspect. As for the media in the broadest sense of the word, I'd rather make my own mind up and ingore everyone else... but that's just me!
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