As the years go on in the gaming industry, it becomes quite frequent to find that consumers are lashing back at developers who make blunders and bad decisions. The writer of the piece calls this phenomenon "consumer criticism." It's usually founded with legitimate concerns and arguments and they have every right to voice them. The lowest common detractor, however, likes to call this "bitching" and a lot of other things, in fact, and none of the most common arguments put forth by them are actually stable enough to stand upright on both legs.
This Hellforge writer takes a look at the most commonly leveled arguments against video game critics by game developers, publishers and detractors in general and how to counter them.