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Thread: Now I understand why WOHD got a 7.5 from GameSpot.

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    Very bad review TBH. But Gamespot has been going downhill lately. I mean compare that review with the majority and you can clearly see a huge discrepancy. I hope normal headed people don't read too much into it.

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    I spend a considerable amount of time surfing game sites and I treat them the same as television news channels. Some sites don't care if they seem biased or accurate, so you learned to look elsewhere for your information. GameSpot is a . Perhaps it's because many game journalists don't think of themselves as such (in which I've heard jokes about on both Gametrailers and 1up). A multi billion dollar industry is guided to the public by the words of many a immature, sub culture, 20 something.

    That review is reminiscent of a job a high school student would do, not professional who get paid for their time. It upsets me to see people who don't know their stuff in a position of importance, when those with knowledge are stuck torrenting games since they can't get work, especially within the industry they follow so closely.

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    The dude who demo'ed the game at "On the Spot" isn't the same guy who reviewed it, hell, he's not even in the same country. The way I read the article it seems like the only criticism he had was that the game used alot of old material and he, having played the PSP games, felt he would be paying for a game he'd played before.

    The result is essentially an oxymoron--a game that's obviously meant for fans, but one that paradoxically gives them nothing they don't already have. If you're a fan of the series but missed the PSP games then HD is a must-buy, but Wipeout stalwarts could rightfully look at this director's cut as a bit of a cash-in.
    I don't call that a negative review, I can see where he's coming from.

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    wow, talk about un-informed ditzes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wip3ou7 View Post
    The 1up preview where the two guys are talking about the game on the street corner was awesome, you could tell that they really understood what wipeout was about and had respect for the game. I've probably watched that video over a hundred times waiting for this f'ing game to come out.
    Haha me too!!

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    1. The review was written by the gamespot UK, not the guys that did 'on the spot'.
    2. From what I've read about the game, the review seems fair. It's the same score that they gave gt5rologue, and that's a good game.
    3. Having NOT played the game, can anyone actually find fault with the review itself? It's easy enough to complain about the score.

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    It doesn't matter. The game's on PSN. They mention the good price point yet it didn't click to them that this game is not a full retail release. So yes the material is recycled, but in what context? I mean its not like it was a copy and paste. Every aspect of the game seems to have been given a thorough overview that a sequel would traditionally receive.

    Either way, I think the game is quite capable of selling itself without their "informed opinion".

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    Thanks for the link Chill. Just had a watch & it's great. I love the way that they're so enthusiastic about it all and also really know what they're talking about. (Unlike the Gamespot review which was pretty lame).

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    This reminds me of all the Nintendo friends that went in to rage mode 2000 when Jeff Gerstmann gave Twilight Princess an 8.8, it's always fun to see how hardcore fans react to negative reviews.

    A. He doesn't know what he's talking about (franchise history etc).
    B. The website he's working for is not reliable, biased.
    C. He's a piece of ****.


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    Looking at the erroneous title of one of his gameplay videos, I'd say A. is the most correct reason. He doesn't know what he's talking about. He doesn't even know on which track he's playing, so why should I trust his 7.5 score?

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