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"If you're a FF Tactics guy, you probably shouldn't be reviewing Gears of War."

#1Paragon57Posted 9/20/2011 4:40:30 PM
Cliff Bleszinski of Epic believes that "if you're a Final Fantasy Tactics guy, you probably shouldn't be reviewing Gears of War." Does he have a point?

Oh, Cliffy B. Ever the source of disproportionate hubris, particularly when it comes to criticism of his own games, Epic's design director has once again been speaking out against critics -- and this time calling into question their integrity based on what other games they like.

"When it comes to reviews, I want to make sure everybody loves and enjoys it," Bleszinski said in an interview with UK newspaper The Telegraph. "And I want to make sure the right person is reviewing it. If you're a Final Fantasy Tactics guy, you probably shouldn't be reviewing Gears of War." (Read more in Link)


http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/223188/editorial-cliffy-b-and-the-curious-case-of-genre-snobbery/
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#2Arucard05Posted 9/20/2011 4:48:33 PM
A good game is a good game, and most reviewers have that in mind when reviewing. I see where he's coming from, but I can't agree with you on this one Cliff.

Has Gears 3 even gotten any bad reviews?
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#3SoincMetalPosted 9/20/2011 4:48:45 PM
Ironically i like Final Fantasy, and other RPG's. I also like fighters and shooter. Why shouldn't he be able to review his game? Diffident view from a different perspective.
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#4Bone_WolfPosted 9/20/2011 4:49:38 PM
Typical crap from that stooge. I played FF tactics and tactics ogre, and I also played every halo, uncharted and call of duty game. Anyone who thinks to generalize and catalog gamers is an idiot
#5art_of_the_killPosted 9/20/2011 4:50:04 PM
I've never seen someone so butthurt over a few 8's.
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#6WinternovaPosted 9/20/2011 4:51:51 PM
Paragon57 posted...
Cliff Bleszinski of Epic believes that "if you're a Final Fantasy Tactics guy, you probably shouldn't be reviewing Gears of War." Does he have a point?

Oh, Cliffy B. Ever the source of disproportionate hubris, particularly when it comes to criticism of his own games, Epic's design director has once again been speaking out against critics -- and this time calling into question their integrity based on what other games they like.

"When it comes to reviews, I want to make sure everybody loves and enjoys it," Bleszinski said in an interview with UK newspaper The Telegraph. "And I want to make sure the right person is reviewing it. If you're a Final Fantasy Tactics guy, you probably shouldn't be reviewing Gears of War." (Read more in Link)

http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/223188/editorial-cliffy-b-and-the-curious-case-of-genre-snobbery/


You don't want a guy like me reviewing a game like Bayonetta or Devil May Cry - they're not games I enjoy. You don't want me reviewing a game like NBA 2K11, I can't stand professional basketball. You don't want me reviewing a fighting game, they're all cookie-cutter games to me.

It makes sense that if someone isn't a fan of a specific genre that they shouldn't be reviewing a game...especially that game's third iteration. It should be reviewed by people who are fans of the genre and can dissect the game, bit by bit, and let fans of the genre know if it is fun. THEN you get a second opinion on the game from a non-fan's perspective on whether it's a game that non-fans would enjoy.

Honestly, though, whining about reviews is pretty much pointless. But don't tell the creative types that, you'll just hurt their widdle feelings.
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#7Paragon57(Topic Creator)Posted 9/20/2011 4:53:39 PM

From: Arucard05 | Posted: 9/20/2011 7:48:33 PM | #002
A good game is a good game, and most reviewers have that in mind when reviewing. I see where he's coming from, but I can't agree with you on this one Cliff.

Has Gears 3 even gotten any bad reviews?


In the article, it says that he may have been disappointed with the 8/10 Gears 3 got.
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#8Zohar_MetatronPosted 9/20/2011 5:10:50 PM
Said this in another topic, but I'm pretty sure he was joking with that "8 = haters" comment.

Anyway, I get the concept, but he's coming at it backwards. It's not "if you like Genre A you shouldn't be reviewing Genre B under any circumstances," but rather "if you don't like Genre B you probably shouldn't be making your opinion on this game in Genre B the official one your organization is going with."
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#9WinternovaPosted 9/20/2011 5:16:50 PM
Zohar Metatron posted...
Said this in another topic, but I'm pretty sure he was joking with that "8 = haters" comment.

Anyway, I get the concept, but he's coming at it backwards. It's not "if you like Genre A you shouldn't be reviewing Genre B under any circumstances," but rather "if you don't like Genre B you probably shouldn't be making your opinion on this game in Genre B the official one your organization is going with."


Anyone scoring this below 9 and above 7 are, by defintion, h8rs. :)
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#10TrugamerPosted 9/20/2011 5:31:29 PM
Is there some rule that says a FF tactics guy cannot possibly enjoy a shooter?

He should just be thankful most reveiwers will give him the GTA4 treatment aka basing a review score on sales projections / pre order numbers