Posted: Feb 19, 2016 8:12 pm
by tuco
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It has context. As games are art just like movies or literature, there can be distinction made between popular and lets say quality. That is despite that there is no objective criteria beyond sales or likes or popularity.

89 on metacritics and 7.0 user score - http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/xcom-2

Without evoking conspiracies, it is my observation that the so-called hype is very real in video-games industry. The so-called new media (twitch, lets plays, gaming sites and communities, etc) make this hype possible. It is my opinion, based on several decades of playing turn-based strategies, that in this case the hype did not deliver. Admittedly, my tone was not necessary, though there is context for it too, the game does not deserve 89 despite being hyped as such.

Indeed, Avengers are fun, enjoyment. Lots of action, heroes, fighting the bad guys and kicking ass, audio-visual feast aimed at basic emotions. It is not however material for the hall of fame. Its not of the same quality as The Witcher 3 or Pillars of Eternity, let alone the original series.

Besides the fucking RNG, the way implemented, is fucking stupid. If I move bishop in to right position, which is part of my plan, bishop does not miss. That is bull shit. It downplays the core of turn-based strategies: sound tactic and strategy.