darryl.revok wrote:Honestly, DRW, I'm not going to bother responding more than saying this: I almost think you are only here to troll people. I get that impression when you do things like this and when you constantly ask extremely specific trivia questions and then reject all of the responses with arbitrary criteria that were not previously disclosed. Ugh.
Are you fucking kidding me? What does this have to do with anything?
"Hey, I don't like your latest post, so I'll complain about something completely unrelated that you wrote in a completely different context."
Yup, makes sense.
By the way, you do know what a troll is, do you? Now, answer me honestly: Was any of my criticism without a basis? Did I just flame randomly to stir up controversy?
darryl.revok wrote:Of course, but there are time and place issues and I think most people get that. AVGN is a character. If James Rolfe shouted that he'd rather suck donkey diarrhea when his friends showed him something they did, well, they might call him the Angry Video Game Jerk.
Which is totally unrelated to the current situation since neither of us said anything that sounds remotely like the AVGN, nor is the guy who made the game my friend.
(His programmer is a valuable member of this forum, but you didn't hear me say anything bad about his
part of the work. The publisher himself isn't, though.)
He's not someone who releases the game for free either. He sells the game on cartridges. For money. Therefore he's as much fair game as any other publisher.
I don't care whether the publisher is named Capcom or John Doe: If you want to be treated softly, release the game for free. Otherwise live with the fact that I'm free to criticize anything as hard as I want.
But I do get your point.
So, I guess I'll just write to every TV magazine, video game magazine, every movie critic and every sports commenter in existence and tell them that they should stop doing negative reviews on things that suck.
Because firstly, everybody is supposed to shut up or put up. (So Roger Ebert never had the right to criticize movies since he didn't create any himself.)
And secondly, what good is it to criticize a work after
it has been released?
Yup, this makes total sense. If the new "Star Wars" movie sucks, we'd better had said it when it was still in production. Because as soon as it hits the cinemas in December, bad criticism is a big no-no since "it doesn't help anybody" since the movie is already done.