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Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror (2 out of 5) 19 35.85%
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (2 out of 5) 8 15.09%
King's Quest 8: Mask Of Eternity (2 1/2 out of 5) 1 1.89%
Normality (2 1/2 out of 5) 0 0%
Phantasmagoria (1 1/2 out of 5) 4 7.55%
Toonstruck (2 1/2 out of 5) 5 9.43%
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (2 1/2 out of 5) 3 5.66%
Other (Please State) 13 24.53%
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Which Review Do You Have the Most Beef With?

I'm voting for Broken Sword II. I thought it was great! It was at least better than 2 stars!
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
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BK2 only got 2 stars?:eek:
In that case I'm gonna go with BK2 on this one too. It deserves much better IMO.
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Wow....nobody cares?
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Old 03-02-2005, 12:34 AM   #4
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Criticising Grim Fandango's music.
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Old 03-02-2005, 12:39 AM   #5
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Yep, I think Broken Sword 2 definitely deserves more than 2 stars. Likewise I think Toonstruck should be up around the 3.5/4s, rather than down at the 2.5 star mark
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:10 AM   #6
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The Dig deserved more than 3 stars. It was a fantastic game, at least for me , and of course Post Mortem, it tried to innovate, it surely deserved more than 2 stars, at least it was a lot better than Mystery of the Mummy, which got 2 1/2 stars
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:25 AM   #7
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BS2.

I would have given it a good 4

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Old 03-02-2005, 02:51 AM   #8
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I know this is going to be hugely contested but...

The Longest Journey - 5/5.

Maybe not so much the fact that it got 5 stars, but more because it got five stars where as certain other games did not (i.e. Grim Fandango, Sam and Max).

And just to rub salt into the wounds...I actually completely agree with the BS2 score. :eek: ...

I know a certain amount of linearity is necessary in adventure games, but for me this one just took it too far. I don't like solving games one screen / one puzzle at a time, which this game did largely consist of.
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:10 AM   #9
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I actually agree. I recently put an editor's note in the TLJ review and bumped its score down to 4.5. (the TLJ review was written by me, so I can do that sort of thing ... I'd never do this with someone's else review of course).

Post Mortem definitely didn't deserve better. The game is filled with good intentions that aren't followed through on.
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:11 AM   #10
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I know this is going to be hugely contested but...

The Longest Journey - 5/5
The Longest Journey got dropped back to 4.5 a little while ago

EDIT- We posted at the same time Marek

2nd EDIT- No, wait, you beat me by a minute
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:17 AM   #11
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Black Dahlia. I think it's better than 2 1/2 stars it received. I would have given it 4 stars. Law and Order II received 4 stars for example, and I for one think that black dahlia is superior to that game.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:26 AM   #12
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Mine is definitely Syberia 4 1/2 stars vs Grim 4 1/2 stars. I have all the respect for Syberia and I think it should get a high score, but putting both these games as having the same score is unfair. Grim is for most of the critics not only one of the best adventures ever made, but one of the best games ever period. I would definitely give it a 5 in comparison.
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:15 PM   #13
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Just don't get some people started on Runaways score (4.5 btw)
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:53 PM   #14
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I too disagree with the Runaway score. I lost interest about halfway through. It was the characters in the game that I had most beef with.
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TLJ got dropped back to 4.5 stars?
So thats my vote. Just leave it at 5 stars. Whats wrong with game anyway?
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Equal first would be The Dig, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Broken Sword 2, who each deserve more.
Close second is Toonstruck.

So I voted Other.
By the way, seeing Runaway get a higher grade than all these games shows the weakness of the grading system, in my opinion. Not that I've ever seen a good rating system, mind you, and this one is better than most, anyway.
Didn't you ever consider a periodic (annual or something) re-evaluation of grades? I know it depends on various authors and it's difficult, etc... but as such it gives some wrong ideas.
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:10 PM   #17
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Criticising Grim Fandango's music.
AGREED. But my opinion doesn't count given that I still am on the GFN staff roster. And is Syberia *really* worthy of 4.5 stars? I just cannot, cannot, cannot figure out what people see in the game. Good visuals, but everything else was really grating to me.
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AGREED. But my opinion doesn't count given that I still am on the GFN staff roster. And is Syberia *really* worthy of 4.5 stars? I just cannot, cannot, cannot figure out what people see in the game. Good visuals, but everything else was really grating to me.
Syberia got everything it deserved. Maybe I would have given it 4 stars, but 4.5 is close enough! I do agree with everyone's opinion on Runaway, but it wasn't that horrible. I did this poll based on games that got a lower score then they deserved and excluded the ones that got higher than they deserved.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:04 PM   #19
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I played through Broken Sword two and I agree completly. Granted, some people out there will enjoy it, just as the case is with any game ever made, but the overall game design is poor and the presentation is sloppy and incoherent.

In regards to Syberia, the fabulous atmosphere and music really gave it the acclaim it's earned. At the end of a long and stressful school day, escaping into a sleepy and relaxing world like Syberia's is one of the greatest pleasures possible in my humble opinion.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:00 PM   #20
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Grim Fandango should have got a perfect 5, I'm not sure about TLJ. Maybe 4,5 is the right score for it. I think I'd rank GF slightly higher.

Runaway's score is also way too high, as mention. I think 3 stars would be justa bout right.
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