without being paid-off? The gameplay is stale and repetitive, the story is unoriginal as hell, The AI and loading times are atrocious... I mean, it just isn't that good, plain and simple. There is nothing revolutionary about this game. It is not perfect in any way possible. It was more of headache to finish the game then an enjoyable experience.
I think the scores are a bit fluffed up to be honest, but the game at its core is a good one. The only real loading time you see is at the start of the game before loading it up, after then it's smooth sailing.
Just pay attention to the story, ignore the gameplay, and try some multiplayer.
I guarantee your opinion will change for the better.
But that's the problem: the gameplay is the most vital component to a game, and the gameplay in this game is completely generic! The presentation is the only decent part of this game. The story is a total Walking Dead, Halo: First Strike (Sg. Johnson immuntiy to flood but Master Chief decides not to sell him out) rip off! There is nothing new, fresh or invigorating in this game. It's just an injustice to the gaming public to label this game as "perfect" or a "masterpiece."