Until Dawn, the latest PlayStation 4 exclusive, is a step in the wrong direction.
A clickbait, whatever.
wow, and its full of spoilers..
why is it any reviews these days that aren't meeting someones "expectation" they immediately get labeled "clickbait"?
Because hate bait clicks. simple math.
Fanboys don't like the score, automatically label it click bait.
Exactly, These are the same guys that also gave Bloodborne a 4.5/5 and called it a system seller on their review and not a single comment on N4G pertaining to that review. Demofgeek Bloodborne review: "All of that is to say that Bloodborne is a unique and masterful experience, and a clear PS4 system seller." Now, all of a sudden a score don't meet their expectations, tthese sites are now labeled as "bias" or "click bait" until they clear their deeds with a perfect 10/10 on their next review on a game some wants to do well on their system of choice. This happens all the time here. Smh
This game appears to be a love/hate type experience. Regardless I'm intrigued by the branching story and dynamic consequences so I'm probably gonna grab me a copy soon.
"...a step in the wrong direction..." For those of us who like variety in our gaming, a title like Until Dawn is a step in the right direction and a breath of fresh air.
That's a bit unfair. So if you like the game it's because you don't like variety? We all have opinions, we all like what we like for varying reasons and the opposite is true. This guy might very much like variety but just not like this particular game. To each his own. Liking this game does not make you a complex variety seeking game. Not liking it doesn't make you a pew pew pew loving oaf either.
"Not liking it doesn't make you a pew pew pew loving oaf" I didn't imply that it did. Not liking it doesn't make the game a "step in the wrong direction" either. It means you personally didn't like it. My quarrel is with that phrase, not the score.
So you have played the game and your opinion is that it is a step in the right direction, which fine because that's how opinions work. This guy has also played it and thinks it is a step in the wrong direction.Remember what we said about opinions? It also applies here. My point is variety has nothing to do with it. You alluded that liking variety in games means you will think this game is a step in the right direction, an assertion that I have quarrel with. I do not believe that "those of us who like variety in our gaming" will NECESSARILY think it is a step in the right direction. Am I getting my point across here? tldr: liking variety doesn't automatically mean you will like this game.
I agree. That sentence sums up what I think is wrong with many reviews nowadays. Instead of being open minded and acknowledging people have different tastes and may very well like what the reviewer doesn't, they just present their opinions as if they were irrefutable facts. It's okay not to like a game, it's a very different thing to say it goes in the wrong direction. IMO a broken game goes in the wrong direction not a game that does exactly what it said it was going to do. I mean I didn't read the review I don't want spoilers, but it seems they give the thumbs down to the principle rather than the actual quality of realisation.
Do not read. Spoilers.
Do not read. Awful. (FTFY)
Very up and down reviews for Until Dawn but I was sold anyhow. Busy month ahead for games.
Actually most reviews are up I believe only odd ones are really down
Even though this is HIS opinion and I have yet to play this game until tonight, it does seem odd he would give it this score and reveal a lot of spoilers in his review. All the other reviews have all been 7+ and say your different choices open up new elements to the story. Seems like he either rushed to the end or doesn't enjoy these types of games.
Horrible review. And not because of the score.
No of course not. May we ask which reviews you do like?
The ones without the spoilers?
Why try so hard to defend this review, Litt? At best, it's a mediocre attempt. But to fill it full of spoilers is a pretty crappy thing to do. Just admit it's not a good review. There are other reviews that hate this game that you can go voice your "opinion" on.
I'm of the opinion that any hands on opinion is valid. I've seen the other unfavorable reviews and I'd be here forever if I chose to defend all those opinions as well Spotie, this was just the first review I came across when I came on to n4g.
I read several reviews of this game today, and some of them gave the game a similar or equal score as this particular website. Not one of them had me rolling my eyes as hard as this one. This review basically takes everything that everyone said in their reviews (good or bad reviews alike, mind you) and basically said they were flat out lying and that the game does not have x or y in it. On top of that, as people already stated... Spoilers. Weird, huh?
Has anyone read the review? Please don't! The score is the least of it's problems... Horrible review and the ammount of spoilers in it is ridiculous! Whoever decided this is gaming journalism needs a career change...
I saw a clip on YouTube and came away disgusted. This crazy looking killer is trying to kill her and she's concerned about dropping her towel and him seeing her naked? Which he obviously has already since he showed her a video of her in the bathroom. She picks up what looks like a poker and clubs him in the head, which clearly stuns him, but does she continue hitting him? Nope she drops it but holds onto the towel for dear life. Wtf? I can't stand those type of actions in movies and it's even more irritating in videogames. If the whole game plays out that way it deserves every low score it gets. Please don't assume it's because I wanted to see her naked, it's about logic and what any reasonable person in her shoes would have done, not the dumb blonde tactics that are so played out.
Well you just described nearly every horror movie ever made. They NEVER keep hitting them, they ALWAYS fumble with the keys, they always trip when theyre running and theres always a cat that jumps out of a cupboard. If you hate all this stuff so much you probably hate horror movies and Im guessing you were always going to hate a horror game that is proudly wearing its influences on its sleeve. Having glimpsed this sliver of your psyche the only thing that surprises me about your opinion is that you bothered to type it all out and share it with anyone.
Correction, I dislike bad horror movies which rely on dim witted and easily entertained audiences. I didn't get the memo that only positive opinions are allowed when discussing ps4 exclusives and You haven't a clue about my psyche, don't embarrass yourself with assumptions.
Actually, some very good movies rely heavily on these tropes, including masterpieces such as Evil Dead.
Those things that you pointed out are called tropes, typical horror movie tropes. This game is celebration of those tropes, and imo the developers did a pretty good job using those tropes.
" Until Dawn, the latest PlayStation 4 exclusive, is a step in the wrong direction " IMHO, not so many titles with this genre. Wrong direction? What do you expect? Shooter? Soccer? Cmon. Played it for 3 hours, this game is scary, phew #heartbeatsfast
A few Youtube reviews reinforced his main criticism. Choices don't seem to matter. Thats a death sentence in a game like this because if I feel that my choices are are just illusions, the tension of making critical decisions will simply vaporize and I won't be engaged in the game. Another problem is that I'm not sure they used the right engine for this game. Occasionally the character and facial animations would appear lifeless, wooden and puppet like. It doesn't happen all the time since the game does a great job at presenting a movie like performance, but when it does it's really awkward.
To your 1st paragraph. Every character can die or every character can live. I dont know of any other game that can play out with so many varied results. I havent played it but I would have to guess that choices do in fact matter. Maybe its not always obvious like pick up the knife and live or pick up the stapler and die, it might be more subtle like you say yes youll stay to have a beer, means you hang around for an extra minute and you are in a different place at a different time and your head doesnt get cut off. Thats what life is like. If a bucket falls off a roof and hits you, it hit you because you were right there at that time. Had you walked slower or quicker it would have missed. As to your 2nd paragraph, its call the uncanny valley. The better graphics look, the more the small imperfections stand out. No ones solved that yet, not even with CGI.
Just bought it digitally, never let a review or someones opinion keep you from playing something #GameForYourself
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