2012 was very controversial - day one updates, Reggie thinking he was publicising a next gen machine, constant bug fixes, more unimaginative Mario games, Resident Evil 6, Ryland on X Factor, Molyneux blighting the industry with more waffle than a New York deli - but the biggest controversy, for me, was the whole Resi 6 saga / bizarre reviews in general
The way that nearly all the reviews were written by someone, who clearly had been handed a brown envelope, managed to make so many different points, some conflicting from review to review, panned it, liked it - and the review scores were all over the place - like a Scotsman driving home from the pub.
Then the immortal words "don't buy it full price" and slapping it with an 8. Tut tut....
For me reviews should be done on day 1, then a follow up review a month later, and an average of the two scores made as a final judgement - quite how someone can slap a number on a game like Skyrim after a weekend's play is beyond me.
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