posted March 20, 2000 01:19 PM
First the good one:
They gave it 4.5/5 stars. Very glowing review indeed.
And now the bad one:
This one really bugged me. They gave it a 6.9/10. He seemed to really like it, yet appeared to take it down to 6.9 because he didn't like the physics.
He then goes on to talk about getting the high-friction mod from treadmarks.com and enjoying the game more. The part that bothers me is when he says he has to review the game "out of the box", which is a phrase seen in reviews for games such as SIN and Ultima IX (notoriously buggy games that were only playable after multiple patches).
I hardly think it's fair to imply that TM has some "out of the box" problems, when TM is incredibly stable (much moreso than most new releases these days) and an utterly original product.
There's probably not a whole lot to be done about changing the review, but I just thought I'd share :-)