crimefighter wrote:That's why you have the ability to give your own grade on this site...
Wasn't there a thread about how unreliable the user scores are? Like people giving F's to games he likes and A's to games he doesn't? Also not one person in this thread implied that they played the game too. Lots of people seem to agree with his review without even playing it though.
Maybe this is another case like Dark Souls and Bloodbourne. He let his friend who was good at the genre review Dark Souls and it got a great score. He tried to review Bloodbourne himself and it got a bad score because he wasn't good at it. It's clear he would have given Dark Souls a bad score too.
Lots of reviews on Amazon imply the games biggest fault is always online but it's good otherwise. Maybe it's worth a gamefly rental. Maybe it's worth it if the price goes down to about 3 bucks. Like I said, I don't trust the review.
I think the real thing here is not having played the game.. it is that it is online only. It is a sparse experience. I do not like Ubisofts policy shift to making these games and that is what I was commenting on. Also I trust the critics view. If he thinks a game is a F I normally think it is a D. That is the point of review sites.
Getting back to the online only part. I have played the following online only games. Elder Scrolls online, Destiny, Battleborn, titanfall, rainbow6 seige, the crew. With the exception of Titanfall all of these games would have benefited from an offline game mode where you could just play the game. When the AI was good and you did not have to rent the game from a server. When the server goes down you no longer have a game.
So for me it is going from the reduced functionality of when they turned off the server and the MP no longer worked. Homefront springs to mind to the online games where when you turn off the server you have a coaster for you tea cup.
Hence the reason I will not be getting Steep. Plus from what I have heard the game is not very good at all.. not just from the critic.. though if I see it for £4 I might get it to have a look at it...