All reviews are subjective and some people seem to feel superior by slapping down other people's taste/preferance as "poor"
While I don't always agree with Watcher's review, I still enjoy reading them - especially for games which I was on borderline of trying out.
In case of Geyser, I was very disappointed with the demo and will pass on it but glad some people got enjoyment out of it.
5/5 does not automatically mean "perfect".One the review has been made, the site demands a score to be selected. 5/5 will be rare because, well, it's doubtful the game will be perfect
The nature of the process.
@forgottenlor;e had a phase where he approached it sort of like a job and tried to review every indy game he tried, giving out a few 3/5s, but, as you can imagine, the motivation to keep doing that wasn't very strong.
I said it before and I'll say it again. One does not go to jail for having poor taste in video games. Which is the proper way to say what others disguise with polite canned statements like "tastes are a personal thing" or "if you're having fun, and you're not hurting anyone, then it's all good".
A lot of poor tastes around here, but they are not harming anyone, so knock yourself out.
The demo is weak, yes, especially the second area with the Witch's hut.In case of Geyser, I was very disappointed with the demo and will pass on it but glad some people got enjoyment out of it.
Nereida, I know you mean well. I wonder if your point would be also be made if instead of "poor tastes" you just said "uncommon" or "peculiar"? Yes, it is certainly true that the majority of gamers would look disdainfully at some of the games RPGWatchers play, like Black Geyser, but surely you are insightful enough to know that there are people out there with peculiar tastes?
It would just be a nicer way of saying it and still get your point across and you are part of this small community. We can all be friends Also, since I know you like Baldurs Gate I know you aren't all bad.
That's all very fascinating there @Nereida; but you've now written 505 words over three posts to this thread without ever once making reference to the actual game.
You've said you have an opinion on it. Ok. You've said other people have an opinion on it. Ok.
But you haven't actually provided any reference to suggest you've even played the game. Which is the stand out weird thing.
There are quite regularly reviews on games here where I don't even read the review, let alone comment on them, because the game simply isn't my bag.
So, are we to assume that this game IS your bag, but that you don't, personally, like it? For reasons that have something to do with your experiences with the game?
Or is this just another opportunity to vent a spleen of some far distant disagreement you had with someone/some people months ago?
What are you hoping to achieve by participating in your rage against this game you haven't played nor have any interest in ever playing?
EDIT/PS: The game has a 54% positive reviews on Steam. That means from users who actually own the game giving their impression on it. If you read a bit through it, you gather how the quality of the game and its systems are subpar, obtuse, and not well executed.
It's by definition a poor game ("of a low or inferior standard or quality", as per the dicionary). Liking something that is poor makes for a poor taste, or a taste in things of poor quality. I am not being offensive, I am using the correct words to define something without bias.
Perhaps you can give it another chance when it's on a sale or something.
Oh, I included that. That's just other people's opinions on the game, not your own.
it's a shitshow meant to leech on the Baldur's Gate nostalgia train