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[–] nomenimion 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

And they wonder why Gamergate is so gay for ethics.

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[–] Arxces 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Maybe this was the selling point of Agency, her consultancy business, wherein she could get good reviews for her clients' games. Unfortunately for them these good reviews did not translate into solid sales figures. There are people in the gaming industry who pose as opinion leaders and taste makers but this shows how limited their influence is.

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[–] senpaithatignoresyou 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The analysis is that consumers want a low cost game, with a good story.

This is interesting, and tells me that the pricing structure is wrong. I have a horrible feeling, that if they were to have hired an accountant instead of a "gender consultant", then tale of tales would not only still be in business, but would have turned a profit off of their game.

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[–] Arxces 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Maybe not an accountant but certainly someone to do business development for them, someone who actually understands the commercial aspect of the games industry.

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[–] DoucheBagMcGee 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Call me old school, but video games are supposed to be fun. The second a game starts to feel like a job, I quit.

This game is about being a fucking maid, you literally walk around dusting an empty house.

This may be revolutionary for somebody never held a job before, but for everyone else, waking up every day and cleaning up after other people's messes is called life.

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[–] aaronC 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Cleaning can be fun like in situations like Dust Force. The problem with Sunset was that it was mediocre or bad all around. The house you clean looked terrible, the graphics weren't good, there was nothing engaging in the game. It wasn't the fact that you cleaned that made the game bad, it's that there was nothing good about it, no attention grabbing devices or anything. Just a huge mess.

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[–] jeegte12 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

dude, there's a really popular game out there about getting stuck in mud. people will play anything.

TBH Spintires does actually look kinda fun though

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[–] mnemosyne-0000 [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

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[–] fry_hole 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Man this is such a clusterfuck.

If Alexander paid for the review, why would she publically announce it on twitter like that? And I could be out of the loop but Gwaltney doesn't seem like anyone influential. On top of that from the 5 minutes of googling I've done on him he seems like exactly the kind of person who would give the game a high rating anyways for being a special snowflake.

However, imo, that doesn't excuse anyone from any blame. If Leigh Alexander was consulting for game companies she sure as fuck shouldn't be donating any money to anyone who is in a position to review games she might work on. And Gwaltney, as someone who is reviewing/reporting on games should not have put himself in a position where he would be accepting money from people like Alexander. This isn't complicated stuff here.

Anyways I really don't think that the review was bought, it seems pretty in line with my limited knowledge of Gwaltney. Also I'm not really surprised Sunset got high reviews in the first place. It's a pretentious "videogame" that seems more like an art project (and was sold as such) but that's exactly the kind of thing most reviews would give high ratings anyways, right? But in either case both parties are just as wrong. COI is a big fucking deal and it's not rocket surgery to avoid it.

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[–] FiftyShadesOfBlack 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Man this is such a clusterfuck.

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