Alright. I feel like I'm fully recovered now. Let's get this show on the road.
This week, we'll be taking a trip back to YouTube, but not to look at videos. Instead, we'll look at what people have to say about the recent release of Bioshock 2. Looking at review scores has become almost predictable -- I'm reaching a point where I know exactly what everyone is going to say before I even start digging through comments. People complain about a score, then compare the game to another game, then start fighting about system superiority, then call each other names.
It's not going to be different this week. Hit the jump.
Here we start with the typical and expected whining about the score this game got. This video review gave it a 9.1. For one commenter, this is .3 too low.
The next commenter would think the previous on was an idiot, because this game clearly deserves .1 more.
One commenter takes it too far, though. An extra .6 points? That's just ridiculous.
One self-proclaimed reviewer goes the other way. I'm not sure if I understand his rating criteria though.
Before we move on to the direct comparisons, I want to take a brief look at my favorite conspiracy theory: That Game X got a "terrible score" (like a 9) because the maker of Game Y (a game in a totally different genre that came out 2 years before) paid them lots of money.
Do you REALLY think Rockstar is sitting around concerned that Bioshock 2 might get a score close to what GTAIV got? This is less common though than the accusation that console makers are paying for scores, and this is where we enter the "Game Comparison" phase.
Everyone from both sides of the fight gets in on this.
Multiplatform games even get thrown into the mix.
Modern Warfare 2 is the most popular game to get into a fight about, it seems. Every other comment thread is a mass group of people whining and bitching about it.
And then we get to the actual console fighting. The reviewer wasn't impressed by the graphics? OBVIOUSLY THE PS3'S FAULT.
First up is a fanboy who is actually mad that it's a multiplatform game, instead of being a PS3 exclusive.
At around the same time, we have the same sentiment, except from a 360 fanboy. The 360 fan statement sets everyone off, and triggers a massive fight about exclusives. My favorite part of this exchange: the use of "Sexbox 1080" as an insult.
Now that they're all fired up, the 360 fanboys get more aggressive.
And finally, we hit the final stage -- flat out name calling.
And this was my favorite one. Apparently getting the "best game ever" ranking wrong by 3 places means you're a homosexual! Who knew?
And that's all I could take before the migraine kicked in. Get excited though...Final Fantasy XIII will be out in less than two weeks, and then we get God of War right after! I can't wait!
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