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Kingdom Hearts III is an Unreviewable Video Game

Kotaku: “I love the Kingdom Hearts series. Furthermore, I believe I “understand” the Kingdom Hearts series. After careful consideration, I have decided that Kingdom Hearts III might be an “unreviewable” video game. This is precisely why I suggest you don’t read any reviews of Kingdom Hearts III.”

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rainslacker28d ago

Oh...Kotaku. You never cease to amaze me on how incompetent you are.

TGGJustin28d ago

Maybe watch the video before you comment. It's not what you think.

NecrumOddBoy28d ago

ThisGenGaming isn't the gold standard either buddy.

rainslacker28d ago

I'll watch it later when I'm not just hoping on to check email. But if something is worthy of being watched, it shouldn't use this kind of description or title to make it seem like it's something else. The title and description of these articles should represent what the content of the aritcle or video contains, not some cute sardonic diatribe which only comes across as the typical idiocy that Kotaku puts forth.

That's why people are quick to jump to conclusions around here, because so much crap is posted which doesn't actually represent the thing they're expected to read. The media has made it a habit to try and bait the reader, instead of standing on its own merits.

Read that description and tell me that there is any part of it which suggests that it is sarcasm, meant to mock the current trend of gaming journalism, or if it just seems like a typical type of thing you could read daily around here.

It's why a lot of people really have no faith in the gaming media anymore.

@Phantom Below

I'll give it a watch later. I was just hoping on to check email. Will watch it because a couple people recommend it. If the description said what it was about, I may have already watched it.

TGGJustin28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

@Necrum I don't know what you are trying to get at but it's quite laughable. People who get so triggered by a title without bothering to see the context behind it are pathetic. It's by Tim Rogers who actually does a lot of great content.

rainslacker28d ago

" People who get so triggered by a title without bothering to see the context behind it are pathetic"

And authors who write titles like this, and have a forward to their article being what is the article description are even more pathetic.

From the article

"This video suffices as a confession: 13 years ago, I wrote a scathingly negative review of Kingdom Hearts II entirely for the attention. I had found myself in possession of a Japanese copy of the game a whole month before its release, and so I blasted through it in a weekend before writing an awful, snippy 600-word review in which I awarded the game zero stars out of four, knowing full well that the internet would hate me for it. I am not entirely sure, though I believe my review was the first one published in English. That review earned me more than 4 million page views and 6,000 irate comments. In this video, I apologize for doing this in what I hope comes across as a sincere tone."

He did about the worst thing a reviewer can do. He's seeking forgiveness, and while I can understand that it was a while ago, and even accept that he's grown in the mean time, the fact remains that he's using that instance, coupled with his new found love of the series to generate sympathy for himself, and page views based on click bait journalism which goes hand in hand with most of Kotaku's writers.

If my initial reaction was knee-jerk, it was still based on what he wrote. He misrepresented his article, and its intent with the title, and the first paragraph, while likely written as satire, doesn't work for what he's trying to do...which is ingratiate himself with the reader, as he is now tasked with reviewing the third game.

He's trying to wipe away the history of his past, and while I appreciate that he's owned up to it, his review is going to be met with skepticism regardless of how he reviews it. It will end up being he overcompensates for his past indiscretion, or he's called out as biased because he never liked the series.

ThisGenGaming I've never had a problem with overall. While there are the occasional click bait headlines, most of your content tends to be fine...if not a bit preachy on matters of a political nature. But I respect that you are one of the few sites that tends to take the side that others don't take.

But, one thing your site doesn't do is start your articles off in a cynical satirical tone, nor make the articles about yourself. You don't write pieces to apoligize and ask for forgiveness, you stick to your guns. Maybe 13 years from now, you, or one of the other writers will have a change of views, and write how you once felt a different way, but I'd hope at that time, that the article itself is represented in a way that lets the reader know what exactly it is you are going to be talking about.

Good writing doesn't need to bait people. A good topic can get people to read it. This guy could have gotten just as many views by saying how he once hated KH, and how things have changed. The mere fact he's reviewing it after his ridiculous score in the past....which an editor should never have allowed, would have insured that.

bluefox75527d ago

So then it's click bait? Even better. They're still not getting my click.

Potnoodle99926d ago

@TGGJustin

Rainslacker just schooled you on journalism. I don’t claim to know much about it...but I can see that much😂
Twas entertaining, but still TGG GTFO

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PhantomTommy28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

It's Tim Rogers and it's not what you think it is. I wish he wasn't with Kotaku but his stuff is generally excellent.

TheGamez10027d ago

The videos actually just a joke i think. Its a funny vid.

DerekTweed27d ago

In another article you even stated, I didn't read the review then went on to critcise it.

rainslacker26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

This isn't a review. It's a diatribe about why he should now be taken seriously with his upcoming review.

But, if I seem disdainful of the approaches, it's because of the content that is available before I even read the review. I'm tired of reviews or articles that use something other than what they're about to draw the reader in, because it's a piss poor way to write articles.

Kotaku and Polygon are well known for doing such things, and in both instances, their preface was cynical and hateful, and if that didn't represent the review itself, why use it to preface one's review.

I don't want to read someone little gripes about the game, I want a real review, where it's about the game, not the authors own personality and ego. Something which you don't get from Kotaku or Polygon anymore.

So, i'm not criticizing the review itself, I'm criticizing the author of the review inability to write a proper review or article in proper journalistic fashion.

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TGGJustin28d ago

Again someone else who sees a title and comments without knowing the context about it.

PhantomS4227d ago

The only reason why I can understand a reviewer holding off on a review is that the ending of the game isn't actually there yet, it's coming in a day 1 patch. So unless reviewers got that patch early for the sake of reviews then they can't see the end of the game.

But really "unreviewable" is ridiculous seeing as everyone else doesn't seem to have a problem jumping the gun on getting reviews out despite the lack of ending.

RememberThe35727d ago

Of you would have dissed Kotaku your disagrees and agrees would be flipped. Everyone is a f#ckin hater nowadays.

wwinterj27d ago

A epilogue isn't a ending.

PhoenixUp28d ago

Why would any KH3 reviews dictate my enjoyment of the game?

roadkillers27d ago

Haha, he covered this in the video.

Smokehouse27d ago

“This video suffices as a confession: 13 years ago, I wrote a scathingly negative review of Kingdom Hearts II entirely for the attention. I had found myself in possession of a Japanese copy of the game a whole month before its release, and so I blasted through it in a weekend before writing an awful, snippy 600-word review in which I awarded the game zero stars out of four, knowing full well that the internet would hate me for it. I am not entirely sure, though I believe my review was the first one published in English. That review earned me more than 4 million page views and 6,000 irate comments.”

I’m glad to see it’s still business as usual over there at kotaku lol. At least you are consistent, I’ll give you that.

roadkillers27d ago

Hahaha, he uses quotes from the game and the fans love to explain why it cant be reviewed. It is funny, but he does it in a way that overly caters to the kindom Heart die hard fans. The best part is that he knows it and is throwing in-subtle hints where non-die-hards will find funny, but KH3 fans will either agree or laugh along.

This article is entertainment. Very happy I checked out the video. He even acknowledges comments that jump to the conclusion. Thank you.

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