Literary circles don't mean much to me, especially when it's just more group-think opinion pushing. I don't say this to be rude, I just don't appreciate being told I'm wrong because such and such group has such and such opinion that's somehow "more correct" than mine. :3
It's not opinion, though. (Or if that terminology offends you: It's informed opinion.) People in literary circles have spent countless hours writing, read more fiction than you've even heard of, and considered thousands of people's reactions to dozens of works. Thus they know a lot about what works and what doesn't, and why. You wouldn't say 'I just don't appreciate being told I'm wrong because such and such group has such and such opinion that's somehow "more correct" than mine' to a team of doctors if they told you your child has a potentially fatal illness, would you?
This I don't get. How come Saga is on their list of the best games ever made, but not on the list for RPGS? It doesn't make sense. Then again, IGN sucks most of the time. --- I'm a gamer that loves fighting games!