?Hah, if that's true it'd be hilarious, given he was playing the 360 version, which it seems no-one criticising him as actually played.
The PC version supports the 360 controller natively and many people (me included) prefer to use it for combat as it feels much more fluent and responsive.
Perhaps if folks had spent more time playing the game they would've realised that Bisell's criticism was well-founded.
I imagine he'd have ragequit DA:O on PC-difficulty long before six hours :-P
Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
You could possibly say the game doesn't provide sufficient motivation to bother to learn it of course, but as criticism it's irrelevant - what you're basically saying there is the game doesn't appeal to you in the first place.
Y'know what, I should make a blog: Book reviews where I read only the first two chapters. Think of how quickly I could pump those suckers out!
This notion that one must experience a work in its entirety before being entitled and able to comment intelligently upon it is entirely unsupportable. Consider its application to the following scenarios:
- World of Warcraft
- A game in something other than its fully patched and DLC'ed form.
- Any of those stupidly long films e.g. The Longest Most Meaningless Movie In The World
- Works whose authors died before completing them, e.g. The Salmon of Doubt
- Games the content of which cannot be entirely experienced in a single play-through, e.g. any game with a dialogue tree.
- A currently airing television series
Last edited by Rii; 08-05-2012 at 02:24 AM.
I don't understand why one size has to fit all. In different situations, different things are going to apply, it's just about using common sense and applying what seems most sensible at the time. It's not always going to work, but you'll have more luck than applying a single standard to every medium.
He posted his opinion on the game, which he didn't like after 6 hours of play. Some of you sound like rabid fanboys angrily defending their precious game because someone else doesn't like it. He's entitled to not only not like the game, but to post his opinion on why he doesn't like it. His "review" isn't titled as such; it's more of a Wot He Thinks. If we're going to start deciding that everything that doesn't agree with your opinion on a game is wrong, then you're all wrong because I don't find The Witch particularly engaging.
Since Rii and soldant made very good points, here's something else:
I do judge books after two chapters, and I'd be willing to bet most other people do, as well. I often recommend books which I have not finished, and of all the books I have read in the past year, my opinion after two chapters has changed in exactly two cases (one of them being Jane Eyre, because the beginning is really dreary).