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Edge won't be releasing a review of Death Stranding

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So, basically I wasn't far off and the reason he is gonna do a review after all is due to the backlash he received over his tweets. Because he made it quite clear that there wasn't going to be a review, but a preview instead.

Using "we" is most likely damage control.

Definitely curious to read his articles, but I'm gonna finish the game myself first before a watch/read any review.
No. You were far off. The preview was written before the tweets. You jumped to conclusions.
 

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And the Mag !

We all know EDGE isn't scoring the game because of who made it and not looking to upset the readership.
If you read Edge you'd know they don't care about upsetting anyone. They make a habit out of it .
They've never given Kojima games dis-proportionally high scores. They usually score them fairly highly, but never without criticicm.
 

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I've been EDGE from the start and it had a bias, which is ok we all do. Not to score Death Standing is all to do with who made it and deep down we all know it.
EDGE doesn't want to upset the Kojima fanbase by scoring the game 3 out of 10,
The only bias I have seen is for Rockstar games which they tend to rate on a 'technical achievement" level.
They've been harsh on a lot of developers they've previously gushed over and seem to enjoy doing so. Platinum is a good example 10/10 for Bayonetta but a paltry 6/10 for Wonderful 101 (spit!). They've never been particularly easy on Kojima so I don't expect that's the case here either.

Knowing Edge, the most likely explanation is a fuck you to publishers -- Don't give us your games late, then demand that we finish them quickly (or at all).
Any time any company forces another company into complying with them (effectively blackmailing them) there will always be kickback whether we hear about it or not.

I'm not saying this is the reason, but it seems to me to be the most likely -- more likely than the reviewer just being lazy, then bragging about his laziness on twitter (which seems bizarre and foolish).
 

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Having spent a fairly decent chunk of time with the game now and keeping in mind that it was only released on Friday (so this is Day Six with the game for me) I completely fail to see how someone who is literally paid to play and then write about videogames for a living could have so much trouble with the game.

If they get 3 weeks to play and finish a 50 hour game then what the hell is going on there?

Is there something like a game mechanic he missed or didn't understand? I don't get it.
 

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Having spent a fairly decent chunk of time with the game now and keeping in mind that it was only released on Friday (so this is Day Six with the game for me) I completely fail to see how someone who is literally paid to play and then write about videogames for a living could have so much trouble with the game.

If they get 3 weeks to play and finish a 50 hour game then what the hell is going on there?

Is there something like a game mechanic he missed or didn't understand? I don't get it.
He didn't have trouble with the game or its mechanics.
It bored him out of his skull with its gameplay loop.
Yes, more mechanics will pile on to you walking (and hopefully not tripping over a stone!) to your next objective, but I can't blame a guy throwing the towel after hours of basic, boring gameplay.

This game is basically the epidemy of "It gets good after X hours!"

And instead of writing an ill-informed review with a score, he chose to just give his impressions in text.
I really don't see what's so reprehensible about that.
 

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He didn't have trouble with the game or its mechanics.
It bored him out of his skull with its gameplay loop.
Yes, more mechanics will pile on to you walking (and hopefully not tripping over a stone!) to your next objective, but I can't blame a guy throwing the towel after hours of basic, boring gameplay.

This game is basically the epidemy of "It gets good after X hours!"

And instead of writing an ill-informed review with a score, he chose to just give his impressions in text.
I really don't see what's so reprehensible about that.
Having played the game though this also makes no sense.

Like if he thinks the gameplay loop is "taking boxes from A to B" then that's totally wrong.

Bridges and bikes etc are introduced within the first couple of deliveries in the game, in the first region, where most of the main locations are very easily accessible.

Within the first 10 hours or so you are getting into dealing with MULES, dealing with BTs, building stuff for yourself and other players, opening up the unexplored regions.

So it's either a case that he doesn't know these things all exist in the early stages or he just can't be bothered playing the game.

Where are the "hours of basic, boring, gameplay" in the game exactly? The early areas can be pretty easily traversed and the game opens up very quickly unless you are spending time building stuff and doing all the side orders.

If I had never played the game then maybe I would be sympathetic towards him but after playing the game I can only think that he never bothered his arse to actually try. Or he didn't understand the mechanics despite insisting that he did.

What's the "gameplay loop" in this game then? In your opinion.
 
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Having played the game though this also makes no sense.

Like if he thinks the gameplay loop is "taking boxes from A to B" then that's totally wrong.

Bridges and bikes etc are introduced within the first couple of deliveries in the game, in the first region, where most of the main locations are very easily accessible.

Within the first 10 hours or so you are getting into dealing with MULES, dealing with BTs, building stuff for yourself and other players, opening up the unexplored regions.

So it's either a case that he doesn't know these things all exist in the early stages or he just can't be bothered playing the game.

Where are the "hours of basic, boring, gameplay" in the game exactly? The early areas can be pretty easily traversed and the game opens up very quickly unless you are spending time building stuff and doing all the side orders.

If I had never played the game then maybe I would be sympathetic towards him but after playing the game I can only think that he never bothered his arse to actually try. Or he didn't understand the mechanics despite insisting that he did.

What's the "gameplay loop" in this game then? In your opinion.
The gameplay loop, to me, is doing fetch quests for the first 10 hours or so. Literally the most hated thing in open world games.
It definitely IS more engaging in terms of traversal, and I really do kinda enjoy planning my route and then just doing it.
But it still just boils down to delivering a thing from A to B.

And then the game "gets good" somehow 10 hours in. I don't know about that. It introduces throwaway combat and stealth. Like it's not sure it can stand on its stated design goals.

To me the first hours of the game were boring(It DID get better though). And I can't say I'm upset that a reviewer felt the same way and didn't go through with his review. Yes, it's his job, but that's for his employer to figure out.

I still think Death Stranding is the most interesting, boring game I ever played. It's just kinda in the middle for me.
 
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Isn't not releasing a review and then complaining about the game on twitter just kind of an unprofessional review?
 

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Isn't not releasing a review and then complaining about the game on twitter just kind of an unprofessional review?
It totally is, but that's for the reviewers employer to judge.
I'd rather have inconsequential impressions than someone materially hurting the game and its devs by giving an uninformed negative review that is recorded my Metacritic etc.

As I said before, MC might not seem important to us as gamers, but as a developer your bonus might hinge on it, as we have learned with Obsidian and Fallout: New Vegas.

The whole system is a farce, but people's jobs still hang on to it, so I prefer this outcome.
 

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Hey, guys. The folks at Easy Allies said they won't be reviewing Ghost Recon: Breakpoint due to how shit the game is.
Should we go boycott their assess for being unprofessional dicks or are we still pretending Edge are the only ones because they dared disparage our Lord and Savior, Hideo Kojima?
Where's the thread with pages calling them out on their bullshit?
 
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Hey, guys. The folks at Easy Allies said they won't be reviewing Ghost Recon: Breakpoint due to how shit the game is.
Should we go boycott their assess for being unprofessional dicks or are we still pretending Edge are the only ones because they dared disparage our Lord and Savior, Hideo Kojima?
Where's the thread with pages calling them out on their bullshit?
No one cares about Breakpoint.
 
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The only bias I have seen is for Rockstar games which they tend to rate on a 'technical achievement" level.
They've been harsh on a lot of developers they've previously gushed over and seem to enjoy doing so. Platinum is a good example 10/10 for Bayonetta but a paltry 6/10 for Wonderful 101 (spit!). They've never been particularly easy on Kojima so I don't expect that's the case here either.

Knowing Edge, the most likely explanation is a fuck you to publishers -- Don't give us your games late, then demand that we finish them quickly (or at all).
Any time any company forces another company into complying with them (effectively blackmailing them) there will always be kickback whether we hear about it or not.

I'm not saying this is the reason, but it seems to me to be the most likely -- more likely than the reviewer just being lazy, then bragging about his laziness on twitter (which seems bizarre and foolish).
Edge have shown bias toward Nintendo and also to SONY that's ok .If this game was made by MS or the likes of EA it would be scored, let's face it and that score would be low given EDGE couldn't be bothered to finish the game
 
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If you read Edge you'd know they don't care about upsetting anyone. They make a habit out of it .
They've never given Kojima games dis-proportionally high scores. They usually score them fairly highly, but never without criticicm.
Ive been with Edge from the start . This is the game from the poster boy of the PS generation and EDGE doesn't want to face the outcry IGN had with its low score . You really think EDGE didn't score it because they didn't finish it ... LOL
 

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Well, OK. It's not like I am expecting crack, hard-nosed journalism from the gaming press anyway. The best I can hope for is an honest opinion without embellishment, whether they finished the game or not. At least the editors of Edge are being forthcoming as to why they will not publish a review.
 
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He probably didn't understand and neither have the help of the online community.
That can explain what he wrote.
Because what he wrote is completely different from the game.

I waited to play the game for a week to give an opinion from what he said even forgetting he was unprofessional about not doing the reviewer he is paid for.

I made some tests.
If you have to make a longer delivery on foot not relying on online builds then you will need about 30 minutes for a mission (that include the time you took to build your own constructions if you wish).
If you have to make that same longer delivery on the first motorcycle with the help of online builds you will need less 5 minutes for a mission (being lazy... you can do in less than 2 minutes)

Who wrote the preview didn't play as the second way because it is impossible to become bored playing the game with the online community.
The gameplay mechanics go way ahead of just walking... in fact it is the most complex gameplay mechanics in a Kojima's game... plus it is super intuitive (except the menus that are small and confusing).

So I'm not sure what the Edge's guy played because the game and his words doesn't match each other.
I think he need do a serious reflexion about his job and how he do it.
 
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I can see why Death Stranding isn't a critical darling to paid video game reviewers. I mean, you're job is to play a game, complete or see a majority of the game, write up a critical review of your experience, and then move on to the next game to do it all over again.

I mean, a lot of the things I'm enjoying (planning routes, sharing gear, collecting resources, paving roads, delivering side quest packages, traveling at a crawl in BT infested areas, recycling, rocking BB up and down, watching a ton of cutscenes, reading emails and interviews, testing out new equipment, customizing accessories, giving Sam a break in his private quarters, etc.) are huge time sinks. The playtime hours are racking up like crazy, but I'm still early in the game. If getting through this game was my job, I'd probably be frustrated with it as well.

Granted, this game was always going to be polarizing, but I can see how it would be extra burdensome to a professional reviewer. Game Over Greggy said on his podcast that he wished that he could get lost in the world and take his time with it, but after seeing little progress after hours with the game he beelined to the end. I'm sure most journalists did the same. In essence, sapping out a lot of the fun, and making much of Death Stranding mechanics time wasting chores.

I, on the other hand, am having a blast. Hope this unique and creative game does well.
 

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Hey, guys. The folks at Easy Allies said they won't be reviewing Ghost Recon: Breakpoint due to how shit the game is.
Should we go boycott their assess for being unprofessional dicks or are we still pretending Edge are the only ones because they dared disparage our Lord and Savior, Hideo Kojima?
Where's the thread with pages calling them out on their bullshit?
are you seriously comparing breakpoint with death stranding?

lol
i played both and can tell straight, death is miles away miles. its not even in the same universe
 
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I can see why Death Stranding isn't a critical darling to paid video game reviewers. I mean, you're job is to play a game, complete or see a majority of the game, write up a critical review of your experience, and then move on to the next game to do it all over again.

I mean, a lot of the things I'm enjoying (planning routes, sharing gear, collecting resources, paving roads, delivering side quest packages, traveling at a crawl in BT infested areas, recycling, rocking BB up and down, watching a ton of cutscenes, reading emails and interviews, testing out new equipment, customizing accessories, giving Sam a break in his private quarters, etc.) are huge time sinks. The playtime hours are racking up like crazy, but I'm still early in the game. If getting through this game was my job, I'd probably be frustrated with it as well.

Granted, this game was always going to be polarizing, but I can see how it would be extra burdensome to a professional reviewer. Game Over Greggy said on his podcast that he wished that he could get lost in the world and take his time with it, but after seeing little progress after hours with the game he beelined to the end. I'm sure most journalists did the same. In essence, sapping out a lot of the fun, and making much of Death Stranding mechanics time wasting chores.

I, on the other hand, am having a blast. Hope this unique and creative game does well.
Some very good points here.

I was invited to an interview as a guides writer position at a well known website not too long ago and declined because I thought it'd be quite boring to play games in such a fashion.
 
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No one cares about Breakpoint.
are you seriously comparing breakpoint with death stranding?

lol
i played both and can tell straight, death is miles away miles. its not even in the same universe
Nor about Easy Allies for that matter...
Ah, I see. So the standards only apply when it involves games you care about.
Thanks for clarifying. That saves me the trouble of taking anyone on this forum seriously the next time someone bitches and moans about journalistic practices.
I guess I only have myself to blame for expecting everyone to hold them at the same standard regardless of the game or the one making it.
Silly me.
 

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Ah, I see. So the standards only apply when it involves games you care about.
Thanks for clarifying. That saves me the trouble of taking anyone on this forum seriously the next time someone bitches and moans about journalistic practices.
I guess I only have myself to blame for expecting everyone to hold them at the same standard regardless of the game or the one making it.
Silly me.
no. its about games we actually play.
you havent played death stranding so pointless anyway talk you
because you are coming with whataboutism without knowing shit

have a nice life
 
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It's pretty wild to me to know that Kojima compared the slow burn of Death Stranding to Alien. Because it's pretty damn accurate IMO, and in more ways than one. For example, when Alien premiered the reaction was also incredibly divisive much like Death Stranding. It also received critical reviews that revolved around the pacing, ambiguity, characters, etc. Over time, Alien received more and more appreciation and eventually built a solid fanbase.

I can't help but wonder if we'll see that here as well. Also, if we'll see other titles from the Death Stranding universe.
 

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Not that curious, no.
The point is, demanding due diligence for one thing and ignoring it for the other, is silly to me.
Which comes around to what I've been saying before: Judging that reviewers unwillingness or inability to deliver a review is a judgement their employer has to make.

I prefer a consequnceless "preview to a (most probably) low rated review by someone who didn't want to interact with the game.

Even while my personal opinion on DS is a little bit more to the negative side, I'd still want a fair assesment of it from critics.
He couldn't/wouldn't deliver that.

And he stated as much. Can't hate on that.
 

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Ah, I see. So the standards only apply when it involves games you care about.
Thanks for clarifying. That saves me the trouble of taking anyone on this forum seriously the next time someone bitches and moans about journalistic practices.
I guess I only have myself to blame for expecting everyone to hold them at the same standard regardless of the game or the one making it.
Silly me.
Pretty silly, yeah, if you think the impact of the first post-MG and post-Konami game by Kojima and that of a publication like Edge who pioneered professional game journalism is at all comparable with some streamers not reviewing the 15th Ghost Recon sequel no one was waiting for.
 
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The point is, demanding due diligence for one thing and ignoring it for the other, is silly to me.
Which comes around to what I've been saying before: Judging that reviewers unwillingness or inability to deliver a review is a judgement their employer has to make.

I prefer a consequnceless "preview to a (most probably) low rated review by someone who didn't want to interact with the game.

Even while my personal opinion on DS is a little bit more to the negative side, I'd still want a fair assesment of it from critics.
He couldn't/wouldn't deliver that.

And he stated as much. Can't hate on that.
There’s nothing silly about coverage based on interest levels.
 

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I dont read edge but have heard good things. That said, when a game is this high profile, if the reviewer isnt "feeling it" enough to complete the game...shouldn't they find another staff member that is willing to, ya know, do their job?

I get it, hes bored. It's a statement within itself but not a review. Is there no protocol for handing off reviews when you yourself do not have the enthusiasm necessary to see the full product your advising people about?
 

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I dont read edge but have heard good things. That said, when a game is this high profile, if the reviewer isnt "feeling it" enough to complete the game...shouldn't they find another staff member that is willing to, ya know, do their job?

I get it, hes bored. It's a statement within itself but not a review. Is there no protocol for handing off reviews when you yourself do not have the enthusiasm necessary to see the full product your advising people about?
Honestly I've been asking myself those same questions regarding this whole situation. I mean, I'd imagine the company (Edge) would want their employees to deliver and do their job, period. No surprise there! But, even more so when it revolves around a large AAA title.

I can't help but imagine this was done for attention/publicity, I mean, what else would be the reason? It's really bizarre to me.

When was the last time something like this happened? If it has, that is.
 

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There’s nothing silly about coverage based on interest levels.
There is, if you expect good coverage for everything in the medium.
Would a 3/10 review from a guy who didn't even engage with the game be better in your eyes?
Isn't it better to say "I couldn't do it", than pretend to know all there is to know and then give a bad review out of ignorance?

Interest is what pays these sites. Everyone knows that.

Should it have an impact on journalistic integrity?
 

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Honestly I've been asking myself those same questions regarding this whole situation. I mean, I'd imagine the company (Edge) would want their employees to deliver and do their job, period. No surprise there! But, even more so when it revolves around a large AAA title.

I can't help but imagine this was done for attention/publicity, I mean, what else would be the reason? It's really bizarre to me.

When was the last time something like this happened? If it has, that is.
I mean, the showdown Bethesda has with gaming journalism is KIND of like this but it loses its similarities when you realize that its not kojima using marketing tactics. He literally just wants people to have completed the game before they make final judgements.

Would we allow people who review books or movies to have not finished the product? It shouldn't be different for games. They get paid to do this.
 
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I mean, the showdown Bethesda has with gaming journalism is KIND of like this but it loses its similarities when you realize that its not kojima using marketing tactics. He literally just wants people to have completed the game before they make final judgements.

Would we allow people who review books or movies to have not finished the product? It shouldn't be different for games. They get paid to do this.
The situation with that clown rushing to Twitter would be comparable to ranting about the LOTR-trilogy after turning of Fellowship of the Ring once Frodo leaves the Shire.
 
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There is, if you expect good coverage for everything in the medium.
Would a 3/10 review from a guy who didn't even engage with the game be better in your eyes?
Isn't it better to say "I couldn't do it", than pretend to know all there is to know and then give a bad review out of ignorance?

Interest is what pays these sites. Everyone knows that.

Should it have an impact on journalistic integrity?
It's not your job to be interested in or provide your opinion on this topic, unfortunately for this "journalist" it is his.

Maybe he should look into getting a real job in a different line of work?
 

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Hey, guys. The folks at Easy Allies said they won't be reviewing Ghost Recon: Breakpoint due to how shit the game is.
Should we go boycott their assess for being unprofessional dicks or are we still pretending Edge are the only ones because they dared disparage our Lord and Savior, Hideo Kojima?
Where's the thread with pages calling them out on their bullshit?
Easy Allies LOL. Sure, boycotting them is easy.
The shocking bit is that you somehow thought of them as professional.
 

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Hey, guys. The folks at Easy Allies said they won't be reviewing Ghost Recon: Breakpoint due to how shit the game is.
Should we go boycott their assess for being unprofessional dicks or are we still pretending Edge are the only ones because they dared disparage our Lord and Savior, Hideo Kojima?
Where's the thread with pages calling them out on their bullshit?
You give kids two toys. One toy is broken. The other toy is divisive on whether some kids like it.

Are you surprised when the kids don't want to play with the broken toy?
 
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The situation with that clown rushing to Twitter would be comparable to ranting about the LOTR-trilogy after turning of Fellowship of the Ring once Frodo leaves the Shire.
The crazy part is, the reviewer is almost proud of it, using his wife's opinion to back it up.

Ok, so as far as demographics go, lazy people and superficial people who only see backpacks when they see death stranding dont like the game.

How about the rest of the gaming populace? How might THEY feel? Video game reviews are subjective and should allow for some bias but you should note that bias in the review, try to look at it from another's perspective that your own (because people other than you ARE going to buy/be interedlsted in this game), and for fucks sake, finish it if you're going to throw it under the bus this hard. I doubt it but this game could shift gears entirely 2/3rds through. I dont know that it does but neither does this professional reviewer.


Edit: I wonder how many reviewers felt this way about breath of the wild but lied about their opinions/how much of the game they played to fit in with the waves of praise it was getting.

Guess kojima is an easier target than Nintendo.
 
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I mean, the showdown Bethesda's has with gaming journalism is KIND of like this but it loses its similarities when you realize that its not kojima using marketing tactics. He literally just wants people to have completed the game before they make final judgements.

Would we allow people who review books or movies to have not finished the product? It shouldn't be different for games. They get paid to do this.
I wholeheartedly agree. Especially when it's abundantly clear that the product is single player and story driven. I mean, journalists of various forms have been known to sit through an entire film, show, and album before delivering their opinion/verdict. I don't think this guy should be doing reviews of any form if he felt his choice was fair. No one should just forfeit. Get the job done, if it's not your forte, well, then hand it off to someone that can at least get the job done and in a fair/non-biased manner.
 

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It's not your job to be interested in or provide your opinion on this topic, unfortunately for this "journalist" it is his.

Maybe he should look into getting a real job in a different line of work?
That's why I said his employer might be interested in looking into that.

To me, the result is preferable to a review done by a guy who didn't even approach the end of the game.
 

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That's why I said his employer might be interested in looking into that.

To me, the result is preferable to a review done by a guy who didn't even approach the end of the game.
I can agree with you there but not on your earlier point where you said you can agree with the guy throwing in the towel.

I work in sales, and part of my job is data entry into Salesforce to record what I've done throughout the day. I find this to be extremely time consuming, next to useless as the data isn't used by anyone except myself, and quite boring. I also continue to do the work as I understand that it is my job and the success of the company I work for is dependent on me doing my job as is outlined in my employment agreement. Sure I could make a complaint or recommend an alternative duty, but I would still be told to complete the work until such time as an alternative is put in place.

This "journalist" is what boomers complain of when they talk about millennial. He's an entitled little kid who needs to grow up and do his job, or pass it off to someone else who can. Grandstanding and spitting out an effectively worthless opinion just proves that no one should be listening to him and I really can't understand how anyone can actually support him, other than somehow feeling emotionally connected. Same reason people donate to streamers I guess
 

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I can agree with you there but not on your earlier point where you said you can agree with the guy throwing in the towel.

I work in sales, and part of my job is data entry into Salesforce to record what I've done throughout the day. I find this to be extremely time consuming, next to useless as the data isn't used by anyone except myself, and quite boring. I also continue to do the work as I understand that it is my job and the success of the company I work for is dependent on me doing my job as is outlined in my employment agreement. Sure I could make a complaint or recommend an alternative duty, but I would still be told to complete the work until such time as an alternative is put in place.

This "journalist" is what boomers complain of when they talk about millennial. He's an entitled little kid who needs to grow up and do his job, or pass it off to someone else who can. Grandstanding and spitting out an effectively worthless opinion just proves that no one should be listening to him and I really can't understand how anyone can actually support him, other than somehow feeling emotionally connected. Same reason people donate to streamers I guess
I can completely agree that the individual reviewer was unprofessional. I'm not disputing that.

I really just take umbrage to all the hot takes that dismiss the publication as a whole because on e review didn't go as some people wished.

It always comes across as deflective. Maybe they should give the task to another guy, but by print media standards noone will give a shit at that point.

So we're left with a kinda-review, that is not tzo be taken as gospel or anything. But it at least doesn't damage anything either.
 

Terce

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I can completely agree that the individual reviewer was unprofessional. I'm not disputing that.

I really just take umbrage to all the hot takes that dismiss the publication as a whole because on e review didn't go as some people wished.

It always comes across as deflective. Maybe they should give the task to another guy, but by print media standards noone will give a shit at that point.

So we're left with a kinda-review, that is not tzo be taken as gospel or anything. But it at least doesn't damage anything either.
Does it speak to the entire publication if they enable such behaviour? It's the same argument as saying that his lack of a review is as much a review itself. The publications lack of action in enforcing it's own reputation is as much a statement on it's lack of care for that reputation. Why would I trust an outlet that cares so little about it's own status that they're willing to jeopardize future revenue for what is seen as supporting this type of behaviour from it's employees. A print outlet no less, which is an industry that is in absolutely abysmal shape right now.

Put it this way; let's say Trump gets elected again next year and the New Yorker, which is known for it's political articles, decides to have one of it's editors tweet out that they're not going to cover the story because they can't be bothered. Would that be in any way damaging to their reputation?
 

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Seems like the point that the reviewer wasn't able to finish the game before print is missed in this bashfest. I don't really see the point in them putting a review out on a game that will have been out for a month, or longer, by the time the next issue goes to print. They missed the hype window. I think the tweet was to give people an idea what his opinion was since it won't be reviewed.
 

TylersProphecy4.0

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Seems like the point that the reviewer wasn't able to finish the game before print is missed in this bashfest. I don't really see the point in them putting a review out on a game that will have been out for a month, or longer, by the time the next issue goes to print. They missed the hype window. I think the tweet was to give people an idea what his opinion was since it won't be reviewed.
You know this game is still launching on pc this coming summer right? Still a LOT of undecided people on death stranding. The "HYPE GAUGE" doesnt mean shit if the game has legs. Look at pc darlings like dark souls for an example of how staggered releases dont mean anything for a lot of consumers.