VideoGameCritic wrote:Just started playing this and not impressed.
Too bad! But it's kind of nice to hear a dissenting opinion about this one, especially when the game has already been heaped with praise by so many others. From what I can tell from the other responses in this thread, though, we've all had our issues with the game, but most of us seem like we settled in after a while and came away with a good impression overall.
I'll reference one of my earlier posts, with some of my first impressions:
Matchstick wrote:...I'd give Dread a B as a game, itself. Well-made, great animations and gameplay, challenging bosses, and lots of secrets to find. But as far as me being able to play it, it gets an F. With the "May Cause Nausea," "May Cause Pain," and "ET Award for Extreme Disappointment." There's a good game buried in here, but I'll be damned if I'm ever able to play it without noticeable personal discomfort.
I will say that, at first, I wasn't a fan of the free-aim button. I've never played a Metroid game with that sort of mechanic (I didn't have a 3DS, and missed out on Samus Returns) and thought it was redundant and unnecessary. Once I got used to it, though, I was sold, and now can't imagine playing the game without it.
I also didn't know I could shoot those red blister-looking things in the walls to open up shortcuts and different paths. Took me a little bit to understand how that worked, and to recognize them when I saw them scattered across the world.
There's also the adjustment period of just getting used to the overall speed and flow of the game. It is quick, and as you said, a bit touchy. But as I got used to it, I came to appreciate the controls more and more. Snappy, with no lag, and some of the most responsive feeling I've had in a video game in quite some time. But it does take some getting used to at first.
I hope you can stick with it, Critic! But it is a shame that the game is giving you so much trouble right out of the gate. Maybe it will "click" with you, but if it doesn't, there's no shame in putting it down and walking away. Nobody wants to pay full price for a brand new game, only to come away feeling disappointed or unimpressed. But it does happen.
(Myself, I've never liked the God of War series, despite all the praise and high scores the games have gotten. And I wasn't terribly impressed with Breath of the Wild, which seems like sacrilege given the acclaim that game has received. Different strokes for different folks.)
Hopefully your experiences get a bit better, but if not, I'll brace myself for a poor review.