Joe from Bits n Bytes writes about the worst game he's ever played, Xbox Live Arcade game Space Giraffe.
Rubbish. It's a good game, it's just a lot like Tempest, mainly vecause he did a cool port of that, plus, you have to get Jeff's humour. I've had a pic with the guy!
Regardless of how bad it is, Jeff Minter should still be ashamed after the shameful way he reacted to the negative reviews.
Another variation on Tempest by Minter? How many is that now? Still I've always liked Minter's games, Revenge of the Mutant Camels is probably my favorite, wasted some many hours playing that on the C64.
obviously he hasnt heard of Big Rigs http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Excellent game and really quite different from Tempest.It features an excellent risk vs reward system that's very modern in it's design.It can be played like Tempest but it's honestly missing the point Most opinions of this game are formed from not knowing what the hell is going on and or thinking it's just a Tempest clone Basically as is usual with this sort of thing, it just comes down to ignorance in the same way people slag on Halo or Bayonetta for not having any depth.Space Giraffe is really rather brilliant once you understad it
Aaaahaha that article was pretty damn funny. I could actually *smell* the hate through my computer monitor.
I wouldnt know anything about the game ... hell i didnt touch it yet nor plan to ... but this is (one of) the part(s) where the author comes off as a clown : "Someone I worked with said “Oh man, if you liked Geometry Wars, you should play Space Giraffe. They’re kinda similar.” I went home that night and downloaded it, and went back to work the next day and busted his colon with a flaming dragon punch." If you are silly enough to buy a game you know nothing about based on hearsay ... it's on you . You have no excuse at all , especially in this age of internet ... wich even allow any of us to shoot of their opinion and paste them as "journalism" . Hell i dont even remember a xbla game without trial
I dunno, I don't think many people would blame me for going off the opinion of a trusted friend, one who I talked about games with on a daily basis. I really should have stuck to the trial, though! As far as quote journalism end quote, editorials and news aren't the same thing. It'd be one thing if I was reporting on how much it sold or something like that, but giving a personal opinion on a product isn't journalism, without the quotes. I just thought I'd take a game I didn't like and comically play up how much I hated it.
I think a lot of people are missing the humorous element of the article. Everyone slow down, take a deep breath, and know that it isn't the end of all gaming. Just a fun article about one gamers dislike for one game.
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