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Developer suggests pulling advertising over bad reviews

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The gaming community had very high expectations for the PlayStation 4 exclusive Steampunk extravaganza, The Order: 1886. Unfortunately the game hasn’t lived up to expectations with a current Metacritic average of 65/100.

Our own review wasn’t even that kind giving the game a rather poor 5.5/10. The main problem being that the game was boring, which is a cardinal sin in the videogame industry.

Many complaints were also put forward about the game’s short length, no replay value and lack of any real essence apart from how amazingly beautiful the game is.ย Having said all of that I’ve still put my order in for The Order: 1886 as the idea that this is the best looking console game ever made is something I need to see for myself.

However these low scores have upset some people. Dean Rymer who works at Santa Monica Studios – one of the studios that’s credited alongside Ready at Dawn for The Order – ย has gone to twitter to vent.

Before you explode, Dean Rymer has no say in the advertising, marketing or retail strategy of the game and this is obviously his personal feelings about the issue. These tweets have subsequently been deleted.ย Personally I have no issue with Dean airing his mind, he’s part of the team that made the game and it’s his baby. An ugly, boring and less than useful baby but his baby none the less and he will feel upset that we hate it so.

Taking a look through the Metacritic scores and you start to realise that this game has polarised opinion vastly. There are scores as ludicrously high as 95 from Gamingtrend and as ridiculously low as 20 from Digital Trends.

And this is really why gaming publishers send out review copies to get a consensus across the board. To allow a consumer, such as yourself, to decide for yourself whether a game is worth buying or not.

The second part is obviously advertising and as you can see we are currently advertising The Order: 1886 but as with all decent websites our advertising and editorial are miles apart and advertising spend has no say in the score a game will receive.ย Pulling advertising after a bad score will though result in an awesome and highly volatile article about that fact which is pretty much why it never happens anywhere in the world. Nothing kills a brand more than a petulant move like that.

 

Last Updated: February 24, 2015

155 Comments

  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 24, 2015 at 07:53

    If it makes him feel better, I like his baby more than I like actual babies. The idea of it anyway, I haven’t played it.

    But his tweets are indicative of what RoD’s people were saying last week about games media “hating” their game; and a widespread idea with many other devs & pubs that’s become popular lately. You created something, that’s great. BUT. That doesn’t mean it’s good, or even if it’s good people will like it, and more importantly that it’s somehow immune from fair criticism. You’re not special snowflakes. I think the games industry has to shoulder a lot of the blame when it comes to the overall negative perception, people tired of over-hyped, under-delivering or just plain broken games, that are also not cheap.

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    • RustedFaith

      February 24, 2015 at 08:29

      Well said, its like me taking a dump and calling my buddy and saying check the piece of art I created. To me it might be art but to him its just a pile of shit.

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      February 24, 2015 at 09:31

      You “Play” babies? 0_O

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        February 24, 2015 at 10:01

        When you’re as old as I am, everyone is a baby.

        Reply

  2. Pieter Kruger

    February 24, 2015 at 07:53

    Yeah, Gamingtrend obviously just needed their name up there……????

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  3. Admiral Chief

    February 24, 2015 at 07:56

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    • oVg

      February 24, 2015 at 09:06

      This will come with the future DLC that was ripped from the game that in turn created huge plot holes.

      Also waiting for the REMOVE BORDERS update.

      Reply

  4. Morne Nell

    February 24, 2015 at 07:56

    This game proof why people don’t trust scores anymore, to many different opinions with different scores. If you had a scoring system that was transparent the game will not get a 5.5 score even if you felt the game was boring. Graphically, sound acting etc is above the rest. The game is definitely not a 5.5 but also not an 8 or 9. the true score is between 6.5 and 7 and the metacritic scores proof that yet again.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      February 24, 2015 at 07:58

      I dunno. I like to use a full 10 scale when reviewing games – so a fix is actually a little above average. The Order might look amazing (and it does) but it’s really just an okay game.

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    • Dutch Matrix

      February 24, 2015 at 08:00

      Maybe I’m old school, but pretty does not always a good game make. Fun is what makes a good game. The Order seems to have zero fun. Hence low scores are justified…

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      • Morne Nell

        February 24, 2015 at 08:02

        Fun is important but two persons perception of fun is different. That is why you need a transparent scale so that fun alone is not the only thing that make up your score

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        • Dutch Matrix

          February 24, 2015 at 08:04

          Yes, but if you read more than one review, the consensus amongst most reviewers are that the game is somewhat of a turd.

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          • Morne Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:08

            Well there is 69 reviews on the metacritic site ranging from 95 to 20. that is just to much of a difference in opinion. Now go and look at the scores for evolve. Reviewers love it the public hated it 7,7 for reviewers vs 4.4 for customers.

          • RustedFaith

            February 24, 2015 at 08:35

            Why not use your own brain and read the reviews and the draw your own middle ground.

            Think for yourself ….

          • Morne Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:37

            I would rather play the game then make up my own mind. We are influence by review scores because we can’t affort all the games

          • RustedFaith

            February 24, 2015 at 08:39

            “We are influence by review scores because we can’t affort all the games”

            Speak for yourself I can work out if a game is worth it from gameplay videos alone, then I use review scores and articles to confirm/debunc my suspicions …

            Its not rocket science, but in the age of google everyone wants to be spoonfed …

            You can always pirate it and buy the game if you like it. I usually do it with games I am unsure about.

            Otherwise why dont we get all the game reviers in the world together once a year to agree on game scores for the coming year. Then when the game comes out everyone’s got a 7 rating to make sure they dont confuse you.

          • JustAnotherGamer

            February 24, 2015 at 08:43

            Agreed. I hate it when people say “Oh but Reviewer A said it sucks therefore it must suck”. Fuck that, rent the game, play it for yourself if you’re worried, but don’t just quote some asshole retard as some authority when they’re really just an empty head with a pen.

          • Marius Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:14

            65 meatacritic average is not a turd

          • Dutch Matrix

            February 24, 2015 at 08:18

            Well, according to Lazygamer it’s a dud. And you know what, Lazygamer is about the only site I trust with reviews. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Morne Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:36

            That is like saying the ANC can do nothing wrong……… Personally I feel if you have not played the game you can’t judge the game different strokes for different fokes.

          • RustedFaith

            February 24, 2015 at 08:36

            You should skip the reviews and just wait and buy every game to see if you like it ?

          • Morne Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:39

            Because of human nature, we are influenced by others. And because we are curious human beings.

          • Guild

            February 24, 2015 at 10:21

            I agree. You shouldn’t judge a game until you personally have experienced it. But generally reviews help me decide whether I’ll be interested or not. I got to play some of The Order at rAge last year. I knew immediately it’s not for me. I wasn’t impressed with the game at all. And with Geoff’s review of his experience I know it’s definitely not for me. If I was to review this game it would probably be around the same score as Geoff’s.

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 09:05

            Worse than Alien CM ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

            February 24, 2015 at 17:29

            It’s a R900 turd

      • Marius Nell

        February 24, 2015 at 08:05

        Hence scores that differ from a 9.5 to a 4 across the internet for the same game. personally I feel that The order is the most fun interesting game I have played in more than a year. Its like when you let a pro COD player review fifa not all genres are for all people

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        • Dutch Matrix

          February 24, 2015 at 08:08

          Look, if The Order does it for you, I am happy. I would rather sit and play a game like Mass Effect for the 7th time than pay R900.00 for a game that seems to be short, and not a lot of fun to play.

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          • Marius Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:13

            With that I agree, Mass effect to this day remains the game I most replayed in my life (except mass3) yet we easily pay R70 for a movie ticket (excluding snacks) for a 2 hour experience that’s non interactive. I get it that cost/time spent = value but sadly its not always a valid calculation to make. personally im already at 9 ours in the Order and love every second so currently I am at R100 per hour with 5 chapters yet to complete

          • Dutch Matrix

            February 24, 2015 at 08:15

            Comparing movies to games is a bit odd. All I’m going to say.

          • Marius Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:17

            Are they not both entertainment? Do they not both have directors, musical scores and a cult following?

          • Dutch Matrix

            February 24, 2015 at 08:18

            Yes. But one is meant to be interactive, the other is passive…

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 08:19

            I wish Basic Instinct or Predator was interactive

          • Marius Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:20

            Upvote for that

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 08:23

            Press X to show ’em the goods

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 08:27

            Press O to hide away from laughter

          • Marius Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 08:21

            Are books active or passive? are music concerts or plays active or passive? This is a whole other discussion bordering on the age old argument of should games be viewed as entertainment or art

          • Math

            February 24, 2015 at 08:15

            70×5=R350

          • RustedFaith

            February 24, 2015 at 08:55

            Dragon Age inquisition: over 200 hours costing me R0.45 yes thats right 45 cents a hour to play. I will prob get closer to 300 hours which makes it even less.

            Now thats good value for money …. R100 a hour is quite expensive.

        • Vogiir

          February 24, 2015 at 08:29

          Agreed

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      • JustAnotherGamer

        February 24, 2015 at 08:41

        Have you played it? This is what bugs me, people say the game isn’t fun (because reviewers say so) and yet they haven’t played it themselves. I have played it, I am playing it, and I’m enjoying it more than Far Cry 4.

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    • Marius Nell

      February 24, 2015 at 08:03

      I agree. I would prefer either no review scores or a 3 point system. 3; must play day one 2: play on on later date 1: avoid at all cost

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      • James Denham

        February 24, 2015 at 14:39

        I don’t know if there should be an avoid at all costs. Essentially, that’s what Kotaku’s review said about The Order.

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    • Umar

      February 24, 2015 at 08:03

      People don’t trust score because they want to be fed what they like. Scores are scores, and as a consumer you should know what you what, with scores to help you out making that decision. GTA V is one of the highest rated games, but I don’t like it, AT ALL, so I won’t buy it. It’s time gamers stop blaming games media and they start being smarter consumers.

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 24, 2015 at 08:05

      I will buy the game and I’ve read a lot about different peoples opinions. The main thing I took from it is that it’s not worth buying it full price. Just like Evolve which I still say should have been a F2P game.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        February 24, 2015 at 08:11

        Destiny, cough cough……???????????? *runs

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        • Hammersteyn

          February 24, 2015 at 08:12

          hahahaha. I dropped more than 250 hours into that. So I got my moneys worth.

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          • Pieter Kruger

            February 24, 2015 at 08:15

            And that is actually what counts, my biggest bust this year must be COD, liked the SP but too short and the MP is still laggy as hell unfortunately! Diablo 3, Forza & BF4 must be where I spent most of my time.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 08:18

            Diablo 3 never ENDS! I’m hoping Project Cars is at least half as good as Forza. Been looking for a proper driving game and I refuse to buy Driveclub. They promised a free edition and that’s what I want.

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 24, 2015 at 08:19

            Last I heard Sony’s doing a 180 on the free Driveclub unfortunately……????

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 08:21

            They might be sued again if that happens. But they said it’s still being looked at.

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 24, 2015 at 08:23

            Looks like I might really be getting into a Halo Multiplayer game before you get to play Driveclub F2P LOL! ????

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 08:27

            Seems more than plausible

          • Darren Peach

            February 24, 2015 at 14:03

            Dude, Driveclub is a one night stand at best. Looks nice and plays ok but the AI sucks.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 14:48

            Project Cars it is then.

          • James Denham

            February 24, 2015 at 14:43

            Good luck with that. I’m hoping they just come out and say they’re never releasing the PS+ edition. I’m tired of hearing about it. They should just release the game for free now. The only people who don’t have it by now are the people who never intended to give the studio any money.

          • Guild

            February 24, 2015 at 10:25

            Ya but that’s cause you playing CoD on an XBox. If you were playing it on a PS4 then it would be a different story. And I’m not saying that to upset you. Speak to Gavin. His played it on both consoles now and been testing it for over 3 weeks. For some reason the MP runs better on the PS4. Dunno what they did wrong with the XBox MP but I see a lot of complaints still about it.

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 24, 2015 at 10:38

            Haven’t tried it in a couple of months tbh, heard they made some changes, will have a go and report back!

          • Guild

            February 24, 2015 at 10:44

            A lot of people are still struggling even after patches. I would really like to know why they differ so much with 1 finding local lobbies and the other finding international

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 24, 2015 at 10:55

            Hehe, played it so long ago I just got a 1.5GB update to download first! ????. I’ve never struggled to get into games though, just was laggy as hell! I hate still getting killed 3 seconds after taking cover! ????

      • Dutch Matrix

        February 24, 2015 at 08:12

        Call me a little bitch, but not even at bargain price will I buy this. I just got fed up with games being mediocre at best, demanding money for it. I’ll be voting with my wallet from now on.

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        • Hammersteyn

          February 24, 2015 at 08:13

          As do, by not buying it full price.

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        • RustedFaith

          February 24, 2015 at 08:57

          Amen brother!!!!

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        • oVg

          February 24, 2015 at 09:17

          But… its Cinematic ๐Ÿ™

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          • Dutch Matrix

            February 24, 2015 at 10:03

            If I want Cinematic, I pop in a blue pill sorry Blu-Ray.

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 10:09

            Those borders man, making the screen smaller just makes all those action scenes that you would otherwise see, seem so cooooooool ๐Ÿ˜›

        • Admiral Chief

          February 24, 2015 at 10:27

          *calls Dutch a little bitch

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          • Dutch Matrix

            February 24, 2015 at 10:59

            People have died doing less…

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 11:27

            Luckily I’m not ‘people’

          • Dutch Matrix

            February 24, 2015 at 11:54

            Yes. You are sub par, lowlife parasitic moss with half a brain that somehow managed the finer art of typing coherent sentences. Just sorry about the dam of spittle on your desk.
            Now go away and annoy your three year old friends. Please.
            (Die bogaande skrywe moet asseblief nie ernstig opgeneem word nie.)

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 12:03

            Hiermee gee ek skriftelik kennis dan die bogenoemde uittreksel totaal ongevraagd en onvanpas is rakende die huidige trant van koddige uitruiling van woorde

          • Dutch Matrix

            February 24, 2015 at 12:19

            Hiermee gee ek skriftelik kennis dat ek kennis neem van jou kennis. Al is jou kennis soms beperk.

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 12:26

            Ek moet bieg, my kennis is beperk by sekere sake. Soos grimering, vroueprodukte en dies meer. Daar het jy die oorhand

          • Dutch Matrix

            February 24, 2015 at 15:20

            Net omdat ek meer betrokke is by my vrou se lewe. Jy aan die anderkant is seker een van daai mans wat die heeldag op die sitkamer bank sit/agter die rekenaar sit en vir sy vrou skree terwyl jy Call of Duty speel.
            ๐Ÿ˜›

      • JustAnotherGamer

        February 24, 2015 at 08:45

        Evolve is tripe. Don’t buy it. It sucks ass.

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        • Hammersteyn

          February 24, 2015 at 08:48

          Angry Joe gave it a 5/10 O_o

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          • JustAnotherGamer

            February 24, 2015 at 08:49

            I would have given it a 2/10. Its kak.

          • JustAnotherGamer

            February 24, 2015 at 08:51

            Just look how IGN and all the other shit reviewers score it high and it is shit.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 08:53

            He went on and on about that too.

        • Geoffrey Tim

          February 24, 2015 at 08:53

          I agree with you here. Evolve is just… ugh. I have zero desire to ever play it.

          Reply

          • JustAnotherGamer

            February 24, 2015 at 08:56

            i bought it. now i want to sell it

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 09:10

            Do it while you can still get cash for it. Tell people your console or PC broke and you need the cash for repairs

          • JustAnotherGamer

            February 24, 2015 at 09:12

            k Ill put it up on sagamer

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 08:58

            your getting old ๐Ÿ˜›

            believe me, I feel it.

            Spent all of last week playing XCOM, shit why cant all games just chill the fcuk out on graphics and get the gamers involved instead of evolve.

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 09:35

            DAT XCOM!

            Did you play EU or EW?

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 09:39

            EU, they nailed the Nemesis System (Allied System) Watching your Veteran Sniper get capped is gutting lol

            Its so Addictive, not many games time warp you to 3am lol

          • RinceThis

            February 24, 2015 at 09:41

            Yeah, it’s addictive when you aren’t playing a real person, then suddenly rage quits become normal ๐Ÿ˜› *RUNS

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 09:41

            Haha, now, imagine having your Psi-Augment-Colonel-Medal-max-badass dude you have invested HOURS into vrek…(luckily secondary heart kept him in the game)

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 09:43

            I always get my satellites up ASAP except for AFRICA. The Aliens can keep Africa ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 10:06

            Have you done the classic/impossible setting yet? Or the one where you only can use 4 guys (no squad upgrades) on classic/impossibru setting?

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 10:11

            I have trouble on easy level, but seeing as we get extra difficulty settings FOR FREE!!!,
            Ill have to give it a go. The challenge has been set ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 10:13

            One of the most frustrating (but rewarding) experiences was for me on Classic with the 4man squad (you have NO idea how much those 2 extra dudes are missed!)

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 10:21

            I like that, you used the word rewarding. One of the most important words that should never be forgotten when penning a game together.

            RISK = REWARD

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 10:27

            Aye

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            February 24, 2015 at 10:37

            ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s the 2nd rarest achievement I have, and probably the one I’m proudest of.

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 11:27

            Same here. Damn difficult, and damn rewarding

          • Guild

            February 24, 2015 at 10:27

            Ya but you have no desire to play any MP. You are a SP man

    • JustAnotherGamer

      February 24, 2015 at 08:40

      agreed

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    • oVg

      February 24, 2015 at 10:30

  5. Marius Nell

    February 24, 2015 at 08:01

    Such a shame. I agree the game is not a 6 and definitely not anything lower than an 8. Its not boring is tense and such a great story, its beautiful and fun. If short is a problem take a look at game of the year Journey, only 4 hours long? it would be a sad day to see yet another developer go under due to low review scores for a game that’s quite brilliant, I hope it keeps selling well since I would rather play a new interesting game with a great story than yet another yearly installment of EA or Ubisoft. In the end I guess its all about sales and if we keep buying re-skinned renditions of games and don’t support innovative developers as well as creative Independent developers we should not complain when all we have to play in a couple of years are FIFA, COD Farcry and Assassins creed.

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    • oVg

      February 24, 2015 at 08:49

      The bad score is a reflection of the reviewers taking Value for money into account.

      If the game was R399 I guarantee this would be sitting in the 8.5s.

      BUT NOOOOoooooo They just slap R899 on the game cause they can.

      Imagine if LIMBO sold for R699?

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2015 at 08:58

        I’d pay 699 for Limbo but not for The Order

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        • oVg

          February 24, 2015 at 09:01

          lol good point, bad example.

          Second Light then, the 4hour game with the addictive combo stadium. R299 PERFECT.

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      • Marius Nell

        February 24, 2015 at 09:28

        If limbo looked like the order I would understand

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        • oVg

          February 24, 2015 at 09:51

          LIMBOs atmosphere is so TIGHT that when it farts only dogs can hear ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • RustedFaith

      February 24, 2015 at 08:59

      So what great innovation did they bring into the Order. Its looks like formulated crap with nice cg cut scenes ?
      Whats brilliant about it you harp on all the time about how great it is but you fail to specify why its great.

      I am curious what makes it so great ?

      “Its not boring is tense and such a great story, its beautiful and fun.” sounds like a pretty formulated response.

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2015 at 09:11

        Werewolves?

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        • oVg

          February 24, 2015 at 09:59

          They appear 3 times.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2015 at 10:11

            So less than Twilight? Winnar!

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 10:14

            Lots of penis in this game ๐Ÿ˜›

            I know I know, I am watching the game on Youtube. hence WATCHING. They wanted to focus on Cinematic.
            Im not spending R899 on this.

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 10:13

            HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!

          • oVg

            February 24, 2015 at 10:16

            With today’s work model of $99 DLC micro transactions.

            AND, no story but an Internet link for codex entries.

          • Admiral Chief

            February 24, 2015 at 10:28

            YOU SHUSH YOU!

      • Marius Nell

        February 24, 2015 at 09:26

        Great setting, amazing story, lifelike characters characters with personality ect ect. You seem to have strong feelings against the game, did you play it?

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        • oVg

          February 24, 2015 at 09:59

          Is the story amazing? because from what I have been hearing is that it leaves the player frustrated by totally ignoring the cool bits, and that the ending wants to make you throw the controller at the TV.

          Just as you get into it, they rip you out. Obviously carrot on a stick work model where the DLC was decided before closing the plot holes.

          What about game play. There is a shit hot weapon that has never been seen before but they only allow you to use it 4 times.

          As a PS4 owner I would rather dust off my Gears of War trilogy. I want gameplay.

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          • Marius Nell

            February 24, 2015 at 10:47

            Granted I still need to complete the game but the way the blackwater work, the lore of king Arthur is simply brilliant. the self revive option is not just a game gimmick but actually has a reason that is explained around chapter 6 and 7

  6. HvR

    February 24, 2015 at 08:02

    Very clear that this is the Age of Entitlement.

    Everybody thinking they are a special little snowflake and should get an A because they tried their best.

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    • Marius Nell

      February 24, 2015 at 08:07

      Well since there are no 4GB day one patches and the game has almost zero glitches or bugs It should get an A in that department

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2015 at 08:12

        dat 30MB patch though, Way can’t it be bigger. I wont even have time to fetch a beer.

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        • Marius Nell

          February 24, 2015 at 08:16

          Whaha the modern age where we prepare for a new game by ordering a pizza and a 6pack while the patch download and still manage to finish the pizza and beer before we press play

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  7. Hammersteyn

    February 24, 2015 at 08:03

    I wonder how much damage the speed run leak did and if it affected some reviews a teeny bit?

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    • Dutch Matrix

      February 24, 2015 at 08:05

      I dunno. Most reviews I’ve read that scored it low said the game was mediocre playwise at best.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2015 at 08:06

        Indeed, even the phrase tech-demo springs to mind

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        • Marius Nell

          February 24, 2015 at 08:08

          Best story yet for a tech demo. interesting and fun weapons and great fleshed out characters

          Reply

        • Dutch Matrix

          February 24, 2015 at 08:08

          I think someone actually did use that in a review…

          Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      February 24, 2015 at 08:08

      Also don’t think it had a big impact, the game really seems too linear and boring as shite! But Bloodborne, now that is looking awesome tbh! The only game so far I’m a bit sad will not be coming to the glorious XB1!

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2015 at 08:11

        heh glorious. Every platform has their exclusives that makes the other side take notice. WIIU has a lot. XBOX is gonna get even more this year. I need to make more cash.

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      • Morne Nell

        February 24, 2015 at 08:26

        Bloodbourne will have a bag of mixed reviews, people will either love or hate it. I am not trusting any reviews on this, I will judge it myself.
        The same with the witcher, the expectations is so high that most reviewers will scrutinise it in the finest detail. Because the scoring is not transparent they will judge it on things that was overlooked with other games.

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      • Skyblue

        February 24, 2015 at 20:57

        I could name a few but Resogun alone covers it. Truth be told, I hardly turn on my XB1 unless I feel the need for a Fifa or Forza fix. The biggest problem is the Games with Gold offerings being rubbish for the most part when compared to brilliant indie titles that PS+ have on offer every month. My opinion.

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  8. Hammersteyn

    February 24, 2015 at 08:08

    Also the Metacritic reviews is scattered like buckshot. Not everyday one sees that.

    Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      February 24, 2015 at 08:09

      It’s the trend of gaming sites wanting their name to be on top, obviously their site is going to get more hits faster, Metacritic should change that somehow….

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2015 at 08:15

        Never heard of Gamingtrend. Their site looks a bit amateurish

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    • Admiral Chief

      February 24, 2015 at 08:12

      “scattered like buckshot”

      UPVOTE!

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2015 at 08:14

        An upvote from Caesar. I am honoured

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  9. WitWolfy

    February 24, 2015 at 08:16

    Its not like majority of the world is out to make RAD seem like a bad game developer, and hope they all lose their jobs.. If the game isnt good, then it isnt GOOD!

    Remember the customer is always right… Right?

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  10. Ricardo Harvey

    February 24, 2015 at 08:24

    I started playing it last night and after almost 2 hours in I must say im enjoying it, but mainly because I went in with the expectation that this in an INTERACTIVE MOVIE, not a game. Thanks to all the reviews out there my expectations were lowered and I can now enjoy the game more.

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  11. Vogiir

    February 24, 2015 at 08:25

    I enjoyed the game tbh. The story and lore was interresting. Personally i would hav given it a 7.5. Sure it has its flaws. But atleast it wasnt buggy as hell. And now that i mention it. I didnt hav any bugs. Some would hav wanted mp for this but im happy with what i got. People will always find something to complain about.

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  12. Kikmi

    February 24, 2015 at 08:28

    Don’t care if he’s just “airing” his thoughts, if you’re going to be a little bitch about the fact that your game failed doesn’t that just make you a sore loser? Do you think any other industries failures are coupled with whiney moany little brats I’m fairly sure civilisation would exist as a whole. So some people dont like your game, why be a poes about it and ignore the ones who did enjoy it? Gavin’s managed to find a site that was willing to give it 95, so do they get their advertising revoked? Must they stop getting review copies? Or is it only the publications that didn’t give you a high score?

    Sounds a little like extortion to me. Thankfully he’s got fuck all to do with it. Little bitch.

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  13. JustAnotherGamer

    February 24, 2015 at 08:38

    I can’t say that I blame him though, the media has been overly negative towards this game since day one. All of a suddent QTEs in games is a bad thing and yet not so long ago interactive movies like Walking Dead, Wolf among us were praised like they were the second coming of Cheesus.

    I like the Order 1880 and I really don’t get the hate for it.

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    • Admiral Chief

      February 24, 2015 at 08:41

      again
      *1886

      ๐Ÿ˜›

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  14. JustAnotherGamer

    February 24, 2015 at 08:39

    Let’s put it this way, a pile of broken shit like Assassing Creed unity and a turd like WWE2k15 are apparently much better games than The Order 1880. If that doesn’t tell you that something is wrong with how people review than I don’t know what else to say.

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    • Admiral Chief

      February 24, 2015 at 08:41

      *1886

      Reply

      • JustAnotherGamer

        February 24, 2015 at 08:46

        1880 was a good year

        Reply

        • oVg

          February 24, 2015 at 09:08

          Not for the young orphan John. ๐Ÿ˜›

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          • RinceThis

            February 24, 2015 at 09:34

            win win!

        • Brady miaau

          February 24, 2015 at 13:36

          1783 was a good year, the montgolfier brothers flew their balloon.

          Reply

  15. Mike Doutchevitch

    February 24, 2015 at 08:39

    I think people expected too much, and when their expectations were not met, the game was punished with extra low scores. I don’t think this is a 5.5 game, but it is not as good as I had hoped. Having said that, I think it is miles better and more fun than Thief 4.

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  16. oVg

    February 24, 2015 at 08:46

    Still waiting for the cut DLC to be announced. Then there will be a shit storm.

    Reply

  17. RinceThis

    February 24, 2015 at 09:34

    Rather a juvenile reaction. He buddies with Phill Fish?

    Reply

  18. xdvd

    February 24, 2015 at 09:35

    Kane and Lynch……Gamespot……..anyone?

    Reply

  19. RinceThis

    February 24, 2015 at 09:37

    How and who gives 95 to a game like this? That is STUPID.

    Reply

  20. Viking Of Science

    February 24, 2015 at 11:21

    What’s wrong with a 6/10 average, that’s exactly the type of score you’d expect from a well made, but short boring game.

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  21. Tom Krager

    February 24, 2015 at 11:43

    Frist off, a score of a 6 is ADOVE AVERAGE! you bitching because your game is above average makes you look like a baby who want everyone to tell him he is the greatest kid ever . .. I knew the game was gunna be less then great tho when they announced QTE’s . ..

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  22. Jivesh Hanoomaun

    February 24, 2015 at 16:10

    I can understand, it’s like people threw away common sense when reviewing the game. What makes up the criteria when reviewing a game? How can it score anything less than 5? A game can score high and you can still say that you don’t like it.

    Reply

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