Sonicx9 wrote:What ironic is they are fine with certain Switch ports being 30FPS like Doom 2016, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, NBA 2K series etc being like that on Switch, but people bitch about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night sucking on Switch being 30FPS, talk about hypocrisy?
Indeed, sir. It's the Internet, and people on the Internet loooooove to b**** and moan about everything.
I saw a post on GameFAQs the other day which made me chuckle, and it relates to your point perfectly. It was in regards to the newest Smash Bros. game: "People Want Banjo. People Get Banjo. People Complain About Banjo." There's just no pleasing some people!
Still, games being the entertainment devices that they are, it's entirely up to you how much enjoyment you get out of your time with the games of your choice. You've seen posts on other boards on this site in regards to the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man. Yes, it's widely regarded as a terrible game, but that doesn't mean that nobody out there liked it. Plenty of people hold that game near and dear, and plenty of kids back in the day were ecstatic to get that game for their birthday, along with other "duds" like ET and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
One of my favorite games is PN03 on the Gamecube. No, the game isn't great, but I always liked its old-school shoot-'em-up feeling and randomly-generated levels. The bad press at the time of its release scared me away from it, but I picked it out of the bargain bin years later and had an absolute blast with it! I love the soundtrack, but sometimes I'll slip on the headphones and groove along with my own tunes. The game pairs perfectly with Kraftwerk and the soundtrack to Breakin', among other jams. For a "bad" game, I've spent far more time with it than other so-called "classic" Gamecube games. One of the best $10 investments I've ever made.
The best advice I can give you is to take all reviews with a grain of salt. Seriously. Use them to piece together some general thoughts and ideas about a game, but don't take any single review as "the word." Whether a game gets a 10/10 or a 2/10, try to take a step back and question the score. Usually, there's no way a game can possibly be that good or that bad, but the reviews can give you a general idea of what to expect.
I love this site, and I like a lot of the members of the community, but that doesn't mean I agree with everyone, or even agree with all of The Critic's reviews. One of my favorite games of this generation is Mutant Football League, but on this site, it got an F. An F! I'm not hurt about it, but the review did make me take a step back and laugh. Yes, the game sucks, but man, do I have an absolute riot every time I play it. The videogame equivalent of a "so bad, it's good" movie, like Samurai Cop or Miami Connection.
It's an unpopular opinion here on the Internet, but sometimes it's OK to like something that you know, deep down, is absolutely terrible. Call it a guilty pleasure, but some of the most fun you can have with any sort of entertainment media can come from something so bad that you can't pry yourself away from it. I'm not saying Bloodstained falls into that category, but usually even the worst videogames will have some redeeming qualities, or have a small fanbase that absolutely loves it, warts and all.
OK, rant's over. It's been nice talking with you tonight, Sonic. You've got a good head on your shoulders. It's fun going back and forth with you on the forums like this. Hopefully, Bloodstained will get that patch soon and you'll be able to give it a try on your Switch before you know it. I have a hunch it'll go on sale around Halloween, which is when I plan on picking it up for myself. Here's hoping!