Lady Gagagged wrote:@WF I agree with all of your points apart from Duke Nukem. CnVG weren't celebrating the game but a group of devs, fans of the series, for having the brass to finish and release the game just to get it out there. So many potentially great games get me stoked then disappear, Sadness for the Wii anyone? DN turned out to be average at best but at least they took the risk. That should be applauded.
Skyrim deserves nothing but scorn, from the PS3 fiasco, to the largely unreported problem on the 360 and attempts to hinder the PC modding community. What a way to say f**k you to supporters of a series.
That last sums up the entire year as far as I'm concerned, just look at how Capcom treated MvC3 fans. Appalling. They should go out of business for that (and not blame it on the tsunami either!).
I'm not sure of a largely unreported problem on the 360, but the entire thieves guyild questline didn't work at all. It's sloppy overall with gameplay mechanisms that stick two fingers up at the progress you make improving your character. Total lack of variety in the gameplay as well.
Should they be applaued for releasing DNF? I'm not entirely sure. If they can't get it right after ten years I don't think respect is the word.
Unfortunately the gaming media is too afraid to criticise the industry for fear of biting the hand that feeds, but it's players that suffer.