At 6/15/11 10:27 AM, GiantDouche wrote:
if anything you're sucking DNF's dick and unable to see its flaws because you're still under its great hype. I completely get where you're coming from, I wanted it to be a good game too. Gearbox fucked all that up and now it's just not as good as it should be.
I didnt hype the game at all. I was pretty sure it was completely dead at some point, then when I heard it wasn't I was like, okay, so it probably will come out but I guess it will be nothing more than a generic shooter. I had ZERO expectations in it. In fact, those people who hyped it are its greatest haters now, because they seriously believed after over a decade of development mess Gearbox and all the others involved (Triptych, Piranha Games) could turn it into a GOTY. That's the major problem with people bashing the game, they expected it to be something it could never be after such a long time of failure.
So, as I said: my expectations were pretty much zero, which is why the game surprised me. It is a very solid title by todays shooter standards and it's most definitely a worthy sequel for Duke Nukem fans. So it's a good game for anyone and a fantastic game for the fanbase.
Let's just end this discussion by acknowledging that you like Serious Sam and I don't (fyi I HAVE played it enough to say that. I've played both Encounter games and I have played Serious Sam 2, which was the absolute worst in the series.)
The reason I started all this was to inform people that reviewers failed to not hype the game too much and keep their expectations low or at least at a reasonable mid-level. This game could have never been the GOTY of 2011 and I certainly don't think it deserves anything above let's say 8.5.
No hard feelings man, I can see and respect you liking the Serious Sam series and I know many people do, I just never understood it. That's why I posted it in a fairly calm way and not: "Serious Sam sucks fucking balls, it's the worst pile of shit I've ever played." Because it isn't. It's decent but boring to me.
Let's end this here.^^