Giant tortoises and C-4 explosives rarely make for a good mixture, but life is full of exceptions.
Polygon... smh... It was a good read until the final two paragraphs where they just had to let their pretentious BS leak through. Quote - "Despite all the talk about open worlds and choice, video games are still about selecting from a limited array of options within rigidly defined structures." Somebody should tell this guy that it is not possible to make a video game (or book, or film, or song) that is completely open ended and without "rigidly defined structures" - the medium would become incoherent and be in development forever. At the end of the day we want a game that is fun to play, - not a real world simulator. Far Cry 4 looks fun, and I'll thoroughly enjoy it's "rigidly defined structures", thank you very much!
Polygon does have a history of saying those types of things just to stand out from the rest of the press. In my opinion the journalistic qualities of Polygon are quite poor.
"once again with a rugged video game adventure, the day must be saved by a male lead." Stupid Polygon acting as Social Justice Warriors when they are the most distrusted websites in the industry. Of course there should be more female lead roles in games - but it doesn't mean you criticise a specific game for not having one. The problem is the writer Colin Campbell is a hack who doesn't have that love for games needed to write about gaming. He wrongly thinks that his game previews and reviews should be about pushing his political views and not focusing on the game.
How difficult is it to get that website banned here on n4g? Serious question.
A not so friendly note to Polygon: Take your shit and go cover parliament debates, we don't need you spoiling games with your socio-political bullcrap all the time! Thank you.
I'd say ever game in the Elderscrolls series seems to pull it off pretty well
Pull what off? Every game, has defined structures and boundaries. All games have rigidly defined structures and no game is open ended. Even as brilliant as they are, every single game in the Elder scrolls universe has "ruggedly defined structures". But that is the point, games can still be fun and enjoyable with defined parameters. In fact without defined parameters games would completely fall apart.
Lol I just KNEW it was from Polygon, just from the title of the article, the way it was worded. What a trash website. It's like they go out of their way to have polarizing opinions from everyone else. Like giving TLOU a 7/10 or whatever. They did the same with Bayonetta 2 recently, they gave it like a 7.5 while everyone else gave it 9's and 10's. I know a review score is just a review score, but the actual *quality* and content in their "articles" is trash-tier at best. What a joke of a website. Don't even get me started on all the non-subtle SJW crap they peddle.
Thank you for the post, saved me from giving them a hit.
Polygon are a bit of a joke really.
So many games to buy in November. Not enough of me to play with friends all at once in different games.
ubisoft is taking a big gamble here 3 cool games in the same month.who here is made of money because i remember im not
Did they really just criticize the game for having a male lead? Are you kidding me, now ANY game with a male lead is automatically considered sexist?
But if it had a female lead that would be okay? So pathetic isn't it!
But if it had a female lead that would be okay? No not really, the PC brigade would come rolling out complaining about women being seen as a stereotypical feminist char within video games.
i have a feeling that this is a far cry 3 rip off. Same shooting and i hate those glowing corpes when the enemies dies. Doesen't feel real then...
what? That doesnt even make sense Ofcourse it will have the same shooting mechanics and enemy deaths, that is what makes it a Far Cry game. yeah you will get new weapons, smarter enemies and some new touch here and there but why destroy the whole formula cause you are making a new sequel
well meaby you want the same stuff. We can call far cry 4 far cry 3 with mods then. If a new game is made, new stuff must be made.
@Meltic Look at my comment again, I clearly said new things will be put in there, the broad concept should stay for it to be recognised as a Far cry game, while there will be some improvements here and there
That's silly, Meltic. By that standard Uncharted 3 would be Uncharted 2 with mods. There wasn't that much difference. It's always like this with games in a series. They aren't going to reinvent the wheel each time. Fans wouldn't even like that in the first place.
Shooting and enemy deaths make a Far Cry game..?? You've clearly played FC1/2
@ginnusva No, but I have played Far cry 3 and its way of keeping its open world with the broad concept of its gunplay mechanics does make it a Far Cry game Seeing as Far Cry 3 is much closer, Far Cry 4 should have similar ideas with addons
Can someone remind me what polygon gave the last of us?
Polygon: I gave it a 7/10 because there's too much violence. Lol
Why n4g simply doesnt ban this website then...
Looooot of people that don't agree with Polygon's stories and opinions using adjectives for bad for what? For you disagreeing, they're bad because you don't agree on a few stories and reviews?
poor writen stories/reviews and incoherence dont help anyone deciding if the game´s actually worth a while or not. videogame journalism on the web is all abt getting clicks there´s no concern for quality its a shame.
I would say not! They don't agree with Polygon's assessment of things, because they are continuously shown to be inconsistent to what other reviewer post! They tend to grade in the polar opposite direction of most well known review sites, and for the most part most gamers call it before it even happens! Like it's expected. Also they seem quite fine with being called the black sheep of the reviewing community, like they use this as a catalyst to stand out.
But it's all subjective. If people don't agree they don't click, simple as. They shouldn't tell others NOT TO CLICK because THEY don't agree with them.
In the case of this article, it's not like the heading gave a true representation of what the article eventually became! So therefore many were baited into clicking the article. IMO this was a perfectly orchestrated example of what is a "Clickbait" article. Just so you know, I don't disagree with either of your comments. It's all about how it's viewed perceptually.
Far Cry 4 should have been more focused on realism and less trying being a Far Cry 3 upgrade because that´s what it looks like.
You complain about Polygon and then throw out an ignorant comment like the one above. What hypocrisy. If you were writing for a game site I would find your comment to be extremely ignorant. Yes, it's a sequel in a franchise, it's not going to reinvent the wheel. Most sequels don't. Uncharted 3, for example, was pretty much Uncharted 2 with new settings and a few new gameplay tweaks. But I'm not singling out Uncharted, because most games are like this.
It's Polygon therefore their opinion is irrelevant. I don't know why these companies send these dumbasses games.
its easy money,the site gets click they get money, after reading some coments im not even going to bother.
ban polygon and ign from n4g
Way too let your inner social justice warrior out, fucking white knights.
Dont fool yourselves people N4G and any website for that matter love click bait " contriversial " sites like Polygon. You guys really think they would be on here if they where boring nobody's ? They are the Kardashians of video game journalism and N4G would first ban 500 of us before even thinking of banning them.
Man, why do so many of you adamantly hate Polygon?
Yea! Lets ban every site that we don't agree with! That way everything will be sunshine and rainbow cookies from here on out. Soon it will be like North Korea here on N4G.
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