Anyone else think this is one of Tricky’s alt accounts?
God forbid our war stories have “grim-dark” elements like death, pain & suffering. How ridiculous. War doesn’t have any of that crap!
I didn’t want SC2 to be dark because it needed to be just like StarCraft 1 (I mean, some consistency between games would have helped, but still). I wanted it to be darker because war stories are dark.
It’s funny you say that because I was just about to release my peer-reviewed statistical modeling analysis of collected SC2 reviews that compares it to other games and displays the results on highly-detailed scatter graphs… Because I have nothing better to do.
That phenomenon is not what I’m talking about. I’m not saying there weren’t people that didn’t like it, just that there were no actual critical reviews praising the story, at least from what I had read.
I think the saying is “the plural of anecdotes isn’t data”.
Yes…I’m posting anecdotes on a forum. No crap. Thanks for the observation.
However, I’ve read a lot of reviews and all the reviews I read would generally fall into only 3 categories:
- Those praising the gameplay, cinematics, art, editor, yet say almost nothing about the story.
- Same as above but that talk about the story for 3 to 5 sentences and say it’s good, but have had zero level of critical thought put into it. It was just passable enough for video games and gave you a reason to go from x to y. Completely mindless as far as reviews go. The equivalent of “hurr durr, i enjoyed killing things in the game therefore the story is good”.
- Those that attempted to analyze the story more in-depth almost never had anything good to say about it.
I challenge you to go out and find a professional review that has actual good things to say about the Kerrigan, Amon and Mengsk shlock where the reviewer actually devotes more than 2 paragraphs to it and has played the previous games. I never found any.