Metabombed: Mafia III Is ‘A White Guilt Fueled Mess Of A Port’

Mafia III did not receive the critical reception Hangar 13 had perhaps hoped for. My own review is pretty reflective of the average score it’s gotten from professional critics, with the repetitive gameplay, cookie-cutter open world structure, and squandering of style being chief complaints.

Of course, the pros have nothing on the general public when it comes to expressing distaste for something, and Mafia III is the latest high profile game to get METABOMBED by disgruntled players on Metacritic’s user review system.

Much of the assault has come from PC users disappointed by the game’s demonstrably lacking port. Even after it was patched to include framerate options, Mafia III is failing to be everything it could be in the eyes of customers.

Let’s check out what they’ve been saying. It’s “content” I suppose, innit?

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As previously stated, the PC version is getting the brunt of the criticism, with a 3.1 score average, 121 positive reviews, and 442 negative ones. They’re still at it this long after launch, too, writing reviews daily. It fares slightly better on Xbox One, with 18 positive and negative reviews, alongside an average score of 4.5.

The PS4 version has a positively glowing recommendation in comparison – an average of 5.0, with 110 positive reviews to 121 negative. If you’re wondering why the average score isn’t entirely reflective of the reviews, that’s because you can leave a rating without writing a review, as most have opted to.

Those that went further and had to rub some textual salt in the numerical wound? Well, as usual, we’ve collected the best of them!

I organized them by date to exclude those complaining about the now-fixed 30fps lock. In doing so, I immediately found the first negative review complaining about Mafia III‘s racial aspect. Oh dear. Here’s arislaf attempting to make some kind of point.

The game is racist. Totally racist. The main hero is a black man that can’t kill black men. Now imagine the other way around, and what would happen to the world… (0/10)

Now let’s hear what pearls of wisdom gameren82 has for us.

How many times do I have to do the same thing? This is crazy! Every single quest should be unique and different. The quests are repetetive. And the game is not about Mafia; this is about a black serial killer who wants to make a revenge. (3/10)

Trytobefair tried to be fair, we can’t fault them for that!

This game is a complete desaster in everything.

– Overall graphic even in highest settings still looks blurred.
– Game physics feels like first console games out of the nineties.
– Nobody can identify with such dumb looking character.
– A bad and poor imitation of the Assassins Creed series

My final quote:

2 Points for this Game.

1 for the music and 1 point for the deinstallation routine.

Both worked perfect for me.

Thanks to the devs and publishers for being completely foolish. (2/10)

I love the reviews that use unintelligible sentences to express their frustration, as you don’t know if it’s deliberate or not. Saahil provides one such classic conundrum.

The Graphic is not consistent Aaaghhhh **** game.The Gameplay is not good too. And God…… The Skybox Seriously.Even Indie Games have good skyboxes.The Missions are repetitive. The only good thing that i have experienced is driving its better than Mafia 2 which was a marvelous game.I played half way through Mafia 3 and have uninstalled. (2/10)

Methinks linoano’s review was transcribed from one of those mysterious radio stations that put out coded messages.

First of all, I should can give -1 to this game score.

Terrible PC optimization, boring, many bugs, no Denuvo, no SLI/Crossfire support, no 21:9 support, 30fps when released, very blurry (with Motion Blur off), **** graphics (worst than xbox360), crashes, terrible car phisics, primitive plot, stuttering, FPS instability, many glichets, skybox it’s a joke, no AMD Phenom support, game freezes, no traffic laws, no fullscreen borderless and more…

This… This is MAFIA III. (0/10)

Reading PapaEmeritus’ scathing appraisal of Hangar 13 made me wince and do that “sucking air through your lips” noise one makes when something harsh just happened.

It’s bad pretty much all across the board (other than the music). Hopefully though, other developers will play it and learn what NOT to do when developing their own games. There is a lot here to learn what not to do. Hangar13? Give it up. Developing games isn’t for you. You all should go and find another career. You suck. (2/10)

BoTToX_CH makes me hope that a game is rereleased as a Full Bugged Edition at some point in the future.

The most UGGLY 2016 game !!!
Full bugged, absolutly crappy render, a crazy clipping, hyper blurry textures….etc
This game is like an old bad playstation2 game !
It’s a shame, the first and second mafia was great, 2K killed the licence !!! (1/10)

You best hold onto your sides when Kinedrill is around. This review is THE cut-up of the collection.

This game is hot aspirant to GOTY – Garbage of the Year. Alongside with win10 version of Forza Horizon 3 and ofc NMS.

PROS: Semi-good atmosphere + characters (characters?)
CONS: Well, everything else. (1/10)

Gotta agree with CristobaL – Mafia III does NOT fun!

This is not a game actually. It is 5 missions and 100+ checkpoints in the middle. Routine and bugs from the start to the end. Do not fun at all. Let’s play something else (0/10)

It’s time for PetuchelloAnjel to say something.

This game looks like sh!t played like sh!t 13 people trapped in the hangar, very lazy, 1/10 for the music!

Never do the games!leave it to the professionals (1/10)

The art of the comedically hyperbolic review is a tricky one to master. In unrelated news, let’s read what marcoklein wrote.

OMG this is terrible its not MAFIA it should be called Haitians war 3 ! Have I Played a worse game? No I can’t say that I have. This was pathetic. If the producers are still alive: 1. They shouldn’t be. 2. They should be ashamed.

To give you guys a few pointers of the “game”:

1-I don’t know who was in charge of “special effects“, but I could have done better in my backyard with my VHS camcorder that doesn’t have a battery.

2-I was a devout Catholic before this “game”. But since playing it, I know there is not a God, because if there was, he wouldn’t have let this game be produced. I am now an atheist.

Folks however bored you get, however curious(or brave) you are, however many laughs you THINK you will get out of this game, please DO NOT BUY THIS. It has literally ruined my life. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

Comment to the producer: I hate you. You have ruined my life. After playing this I feel empty inside. My wife and kids have left me and hate me because I couldn’t speak or hardly move after playing this. I lost my job, my dignity, and above all my pride. I will never forgive you in this life or the next(which is not looking good from my new found beliefs). (0/10)

TuringDev comes close to the classic “slap in the face” phrase, but not close enough. Someone better bust it out.

An affront for PC gamers
Very poor performance, very low quality textures, blurred, after two hours of gaming, becomes very boring and repetitive. A great bull **** !

Don’t waste your money (1/10)

Oh dear, MaximusDecimus3… oh bloody dear.

A politically-correct, white-guilt fueled mess of a console port. Gameplay is boring and generic, city has nothing to offer outside of the main story missions and is a modern day revisionist-historical rendition of New Orleans, not accurate in any way whatsoever with the time and location. Don’t waste your time or money with this garbage. Wait for a sale under 10 dollars. Also terrible performance on top of the line rigs, even though the game doesn’t look spectacular or outstanding in any way. Riddles with bugs, muddy textures, texture pop-in, and awkward controls top off this cherry sundae of ****

One positive thing is that the music is great, but that’s a product of the times and not these incompetent white-guilt riddled cuckold developers. (3/10)

Then there’s OnlyOneWing.

The game play is mediocre, not even close to GTA V. The plot is not really interesting, everything is so politically correct it is fake. All the white people are evil racists and all the black people only want equality for “everyone”, none are angry and out for revenge. Even the conversations that bystanders have are all politically charged rhetoric. It’s not even genuine, it all sounds to polished like a speech writer wrote it. The voice acting is not great. The main character has no problem murdering people, yet he is righteous enough to risk his life attacking brothels. The game also plays into the nonsense that all sex workers are inherently slaves. On top of all that, the graphics feel like they could be on last gen consoles. No better than LA Noir. (1/10)

I wonder if SerchTESCHA used Google Translate for this. Surely not!

Well you buy it and I think the game has technical sections in deplorable PC, here I stress upon “defend the defensible” some people do for the game, I personally do not make me angry 30 fps although I enjoy playing at 60 fps and more if allowed by the hardware, but I’ve found with a myriad of mistakes in the game that make me think that they brought him hastily, for example (even with Update1) presents failures configurción keyboard, translations erroneous text, graphic part well below other current games such as the new Deus Ex (just glorious and superb) and above all a deplorable sadly artificial intelligence in many parts of the game. When you come to play gems like Deus Ex and then play a game with the quality of Mafia 3, the truth in my case I was very disappointed, I say this sincerely, and I am not a troll who goes around hitting the game, I say to support the developer by buying the game, which plot level is supreme, that if the height almost, of great historical novels, but technically there if I’m not playing, I enjoy it as much as I can, but I think could do much better at the technical level (that you see is that the developer is not the same as the previous Mafia, 2k Czech and now Hangar13), a Mafia 2 visual level is stunningly beautiful, even today despite being a game with several years development and output currently looks beautiful, colorful, bright with a recreation of great historical scenarios that give you the feeling of living the nostalgia of those years, this Mafia 3 will feel stiff, dark, opaque, only by history is saving and therefore I’m playing, to be honest this Mafia is not the best, and ended with a detail that caught my attention when I was playing I enter my cousin and saw the game and wonder what it was, I answer is the new Mafia 3 !!!, excited, and he answers me hear it looks like xbox 360 and more direct without first impression, not excited or anything, of course if you dare to play it but hey, graphic level the impression that he had, and never forget. (1/10)

Also wondering if BombSench is related.

Mafia 3 is a return to the first part of the Mafia, and even worse. There is no such feature in action playing as: fuel the car, do not remain objects on the ground sleeve of bullets, pieces of glass, even the smoke from under the wheels of cars modest. Mafia 2 was much more serious and plausible Igor and Mafia 3 is a misery. Pazor developers !!! (0/10)

Are you a Leisure Brutal Boy? Be more like JensK, and be leisurely in your brutality… or something.

Ideal for Leisure-Brutal-boys who have work and family! 3x the week 1 hour playing and you get 2 months of fun! For all other – specially unemployed Power Gamer – too boring. (7/10)

We haven’t had “slap in the face” yet, but LordNord went ahead and gave us the other phrase angry gamers love to use – Mafia III is “a joke.”

Worst thing in the franchise. This game is a joke only. Quests is boring as hell, all same.: Go iinterrogate a man after go destroy after go kill the boss….only this quest type in the game very very boring! And of course lot of bugs, high end pc cant running this sh!t, fps drops like hell. (3/10)

Fuuuck, this one is tasty. Premium “PC Gamer” elitism of a most delectable sort. Take it away, clarky!

Dear Publisher/Developer. PC gamer’s are like wine connoisseurs of gaming. The fact they have PC, instantly puts them into the Gamer category. Every other platform will always settle for less. For that reason, either, support the PC release with another year’s worth of development before release. Or don’t do it. You are trying to sell cheap wine in an expensive bottle to people who will never accept it. I find it pretty offensve (1/10)

I have no idea why Battletoad’s… writing… was marked with a spoiler tag, but… uh… spoiler warning ahead?

+1 NOT A MAFIA GAME .The gaming industry seems to be lost all the talents and ideas. Fallout 4, Mafia 3. Hard to believe that these games do the people who made them. Pathetic (0/10)

Finally, we have Drive637. Try and guess why this one’s included.

I’m so disappointed in this game. It could have been great but Hangar 13 totally screwed the player. I’m truly starting to get tired of these **** console ports (in this case it’s a disaster as well) that require an insane rig whereas the performances are pitiable. The quality is just absent. 1440p looks like a goddamn 720p upscale. The scenario is breathtaking this said, although when the jaw-dropping cutscenes come to their end and force you to go back to the playground, you take a massive slap right into the face that serves as a constant reminder of the fact that without its blissful and climactic progressive scenario, that game would be a derelict. Not even gameplay lifts the whole thing up since it is inaccurate and formulaic. I just hate to think that Mafia III got destroyed by the lack of time (I can’t think of anything else explaining this). It’s such a shame to see this license being dragged to the bottom of the chasm. (3/10)

Bind
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Bind
Benj
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Benj

You dirty knife nipple bastard!

Aisha clanclan
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Aisha clanclan

Normal crazy internet nothing unusual .
It’s best to ignore it.

BAH!
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BAH!

No, it is best to:
1. Point and laugh.
2. Heed the warning that you too do not act so foolishly.

Anton
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Anton

Occasionally, follow point 2a: Remember that one time you did the thing you’re now laughing at and feel deep shame.

…for me, anyway.

BAH!
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BAH!

I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT SHUT UP

Benj
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Benj

If you ignore idiots then they go away… and start campaigning for Trump.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Does Mafia 3 is gayme?

MonkeyKing1969
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MonkeyKing1969

They really needed to include SNL’s Garrett Morris’- “Gonna Get Me a Shotgun” in the music selection…then they could have complained about the music too.

“I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see,
I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see.
When I kill all the whities I see, then whitey he won’t bother me,
I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see….”

BlanketMonster
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BlanketMonster

That and NOFX’s “Kill All The White Man”

dyscode
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dyscode

These quoted comments read like Dada-poetry
– except they are not funny – well they are, in a kind of sad way.

MonkeyKing1969
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MonkeyKing1969

They really needed to include SNL’s Garrett Morris’- “Gonna Get Me a Shotgun” in the music selection…they they could have complained about the music too.

“I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see,
I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see.
When I kill all the whities I see, then whitey he won’t bother me,
I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see….”

Richard Cadman
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Richard Cadman

“The game also plays into the nonsense that all sex workers are inherently slaves.”

I agree with this one, organised crime is legendary for being good to its girls.

Max Whiteley
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Max Whiteley

Read pimp by iceberg slim.
Safe to say sex workers from that time may not have technically been slaves, but their pimps treated them like one!

Richard Cadman
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Richard Cadman

I really wouldn’t want to. Cos I can imagine.

09philj
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09philj

Plus, there are plenty of enslaved women around today as well. They’re not all like that, and there’s nothing especially wrong with legalised regulated hooking, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lot of trafficked, drugged up, and imprisoned women and girls about.

qorl123
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qorl123

“a lot of trafficked, drugged up, and imprisoned women and girls about.” It even happens in modern western countries as well

09philj
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09philj

…Never said that wasn’t where it was happening.

qorl123
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qorl123

Sure, I was just…trying to add something to your comment because I remembered reading about some romanian human-trafficking gang that was busted in the UK a couple years ago

MJC
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MJC
I don’t, because the plot set-up for that part of the game is that the brothel owner is legitimately abusing his prostitutes. He keeps them drugged and doesn’t let them go home. Before you rescue them, you can hear them asking to go home, and when you free them, they’ll ask you to kill everyone. The game doesn’t actually play into any nonsense about all sex workers are slaves, it just presents a situation where some sex workers are basically slaves and leaves it at that. Context is important, don’t agree with a shitty review without knowing that context.
Richard Cadman
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Richard Cadman

When am I gonna learn? Sarcasm never works on the internet lol

You are not at all wrong though.

Aristatide
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Aristatide

I’ve given up and started adding an /s at the end. And you know what? Still gets missed half the time.

Inos
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Inos

It’s ok, I got your sarcasm! *highfives*

Trouble Man
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Trouble Man
I mean, I get what he’s saying. Yes, exploitation of sex workers is a real problem, but trying to pin the blame on the concept of the sex industry instead of the scumbag men who frequent it is tired and stupid. HOWEVER… I wonder how many of the people making that argument or agreeing with it consider themselves “anti-SJWs,” and how many therefore object to the idea that representation matters. Because, you know, it’s not like only having black men in a game as moving targets for the protagonist is an issue, but how DARE you portray hookers only as… Read more »
Richard Cadman
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Richard Cadman

A crime game is a strange place to expect too see the good side of the sex industry.

Trouble Man
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Trouble Man

It’s also a strange place to see any heroism or good side of humanity in general, but there you go. I was mostly agreeing with you, anyway.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

The ones that get me are those PC gamers putting negative reviews on the console pages, but completely forgetting to omit their PC spec dick waving opportunities from their posts. That’s not how you do undercover, you silly twats!

Oh, somebody used “cuckoid” …hah!

Tempus Fugit
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Tempus Fugit

Let’s be honest, Jim: you’re just jealous that JensK coined the phrase “Leisure-Brutal-boys” first. That’s what this whole post is about.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

‘Quests are repetitive’

So the weakness of the vast majority of open world games. Out side of the story missions, there is filler stuff to do.

Local Content
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So the immediate thing that sticks out is the one guy that’s somehow twisted his logic round to list having “no denuvo” as a negative thing on par with “many bugs” and “TERRIBLE optimisation”. In what world is using a specific type of DRM a good thing for the player, let alone a “feature” to be requested?

BAH!
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BAH!

I was wondering the exact same thing.

Eon264
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Eon264

Drive637’s review is my favourite. You can tell it’s written by somebody who really wants to sound smart but only kind of understands what half the words they’re using actually mean. It feels like they read them somewhere else but never actually looked them up so they’re just guessing how they’re used in a sentence based on context clues, I love it.

Locuas
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“A politically-correct, white-guilt fueled” yes, cry, cry.

Grim
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Grim

Blah blah blah, something something cucks something

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

I just have to laugh at all the people saying “this game has an agenda, people weren’t this blatantly racist prior to the Civil Rights Act!”

Yes, yes they were, and you’re showing off either your own racism or naivety by thinking otherwise.

Also, the line about “none of the black people being angry or wanting revenge” is immediately disproved by the main character, which they even bring up in their post about him being a murderer. Plus, you can be angry and still want equality for everyone.

Locuas
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Well, they HAD to be. how else do you expect to fuel the delusion that Civil Rights were something given “generousely” by the “kind and reasonable white people” rather than something black people had to fight teeth and nail for?

Ana Decker
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Ana Decker

“Every year white people add 100 years to how long ago slavery was.”
That kind of naivety is unfortunately pretty common. Same reason we have so many manboys whining about how we already have gender equality something something double standard. It’s privilege, plain and simple.

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow
These are probably the same fuck pumps who got angry at an all black regiment being playable in Battlefield 1. Some having the gall to call it historically inaccurate when all they had to do was do a simple fucking google search and do a little quick reading on the Harlem Hellfighters. Seriously. You denying the existence of a group of men who died for their country is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard and you need to fucking stop. I have the theory that people like this get all their information on black history from movies. If it… Read more »
Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs
To be fair, honest concern towards the fair representation of Black regiments in WWI is a relatively new phenomenon. For decades, the idea we had of the Average WWI Soldier was masculine, White and predominantly Eurocentric. Up until a few years ago, if you’d have asked me to define my idea of an influential wartime figure from the early 20th century, I would’ve replied with something like Otto von Bismarck. I owe my initial interest in non-White regiments and the other less-celebrated aspects of WWI to DICE and EA’s early marketing efforts, honestly. Compare and contrast with Blacks in WWII… Read more »
Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

I definitely understand that. And I’m actually right there with you on that. I didn’t know about the Hellfighters until BF1 showed them to me. But you know the main difference between us and some other people? We didn’t start screaming “historical inaccuracy.” You and eye just nodded and went “huh. Cool. Didn’t know that.” Which is what people SHOULD BE DOING DAMMIT.

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ChilliKwok

Seeing the way the racism industry has blossomed under Obama – culminating in BLM terrorists shooting cops and attacking innocent white people on the street – I think alot of people who weren’t previously racist atall are starting to think that maybe the racists have a point. As for Mafia 3 – yes it’s racist and yes it’s garbage.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Jim, gameren82 and Trytobefair reviews are merged into an asymbiotic mass. Was that intentional?

In other topic: “PC gamer’s are like wine connoisseurs of gaming. The fact they have PC, instantly puts them into the Gamer category.” Oh, this is gold! I’m going to start using this in my sarcasms. Now, if you excuse me, this connoisseur has to replace his busted PSU.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

See this is why game devs should just listen to me.
Sin City people. Sin City.
And corgis.

Wayne You Nerd
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Wayne You Nerd

I don’t know about you, but I’m havin’ a ball reading that.

Ciaran O'Brien
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Ciaran O'Brien

All the racist reviews seriously tempting me to buy the game. Haven’t played anything similar in years, I’ll probably find it decent fun.

goodbyejojo
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goodbyejojo

broken english is so much funny

H.E.V.nix
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H.E.V.nix

I’m giving you a benefit of the doubt.

H.E.V.nix
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H.E.V.nix

How can you put “NO DENUVO DRM” as a negative?

Anton
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Anton

Because the PC pirates are going to destroy the gaming industry now.

Clark Kent
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Clark Kent

Writing a huge headline as we speak!

Blaidd Drwg
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Blaidd Drwg

wtf I hate pirates now

Unnoticing Senpai
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Unnoticing Senpai

Those durn, dirty pirates stealing our games and our women.

UnbeatableSG
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UnbeatableSG

Was thinking the same thing. Doesnt denuvo negatively effect performance in some games?
I really dont think it could afford to be worse.

H.E.V.nix
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H.E.V.nix

It was, but for a negligible percentage of players. There was a hoax flying around that it destroys SSDs and HDDs, which was debunked immediately upon testing.

With that said, supporting digital rights management of any kind is backwards thinking that is taking control away from legitimate owners.

CDPR and many indies had the right idea and dropped this nonsense, trusting their customers, which rewarded them heavily with equal trust and monetary transactions.

Unnoticing Senpai
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Unnoticing Senpai

It’s why I preordered Shadow Warrior 2 on GoG.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

I’ll have enough aside to upgrade my rig in a month or so, at which point Shadow Warrior 2 is definitely in my list of planned acquisitions.

Astralfury
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Astralfury

Even I was taken aback…What’s with the swipe at LA Noire that one guy did? It’s a good game :P.

BAH!
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BAH!

The visuals, I think.

StephenMeansMe
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“Slap INTO the face”? Yikes/ouch.

Thor Alexander Michelsen
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Thor Alexander Michelsen

I don’t get the point here. Most seems to have relevant points. Besides that you berate them for poor english skills? I assume you assume they are all native english speakers? Thats kinda sad really.

Joshua Chap
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Joshua Chap

No its making fun of people being dummies that can’t form a coherent single thought and feel their opinion only matters. Is this your first time here because that’s what this whole bit is about.

Thor Alexander Michelsen
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Thor Alexander Michelsen

The only thing i get from this article is a prissy who assumes the worst, and refuses to put in any goodwill to understand intent and what is meant to be said. Not that it really matters. Its jus such lowhanging fruit i dont even…

galactix100
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galactix100

The whole point is that the reviews all display a lack of coherence, an unjustified level of indignant self-righteousness and ridiculous levels of hyperbole.

Anton
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Anton

You don’t need to be a native English speaker to speak decent English (I’m not). It’s one of the easiest languages to learn, and if you’re on the internet, you have constant exposure to it.

Thor Alexander Michelsen
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Thor Alexander Michelsen

That entirely depends on A) where in the world you live, B) school system where you live, C) if its the second or tertiary language you learn and on and on. In the west sure. Everywhere else?

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

Really that easy? I’m native English so I wouldn’t know, but the mechanics of the English language so far as I could see looked much harder than Spanish (easier than any of the tonal eastern languages to me though). I was really glad when my English classes started focusing on literature rather than language mechanics.

Anton
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Anton

It may depend on your frame of reference. I’m natively Russian, and our language has a bigger alphabet and more grammatical technicalities.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Really? How? Verb conjugation is 3 times more complex in Spanish than in English. Objects don’t have an inherent gender in English. Articles are neutral in English. etc…

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

The gender stuff didn’t really phase me, and I actually found that verb conjugation in Spanish made the tense you’re supposed to use really clear. Articles referring to the target also makes it harder to get lost in pronouns like you can do in English.

Of course, I also hated my 7th grade English teacher, so that might have something to do with it. It was also literature classes after that, which I very much enjoyed.

Stormbringer
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English is considered one of the most difficult languages to laern, because it just doesn’t give a shit about rules. It’s basically you learn the rules, and then you learn the 50 times more exceptions to the rules. So born English speakers are double lucky, but we still don’t learn other languages (admittedly that’s very hard to do if you don’t live embedded in a language.)

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

That’s weird. It was much more difficult for me to learn French than English. On the other side, I’ve been playing almost all my videogames in English for about 30 years, and almost none in French. Maybe I should try playing OFF in its original language.

Stormbringer
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I’ve studied Japanese off and on for years. That’s a pretty tough one. The automatic translators can translate Russian into what seems like perfect, even poetic English, but Japanese just comes out like, like, random noises, vaguely English.

BAH!
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BAH!

“…one of the easiest languages to learn…”

Eeeeeeennnnggg. Eeeehhh.

William Jones
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William Jones

A bandage is wound around a wound

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

+1 for proving a point cleverly.

BAH!
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BAH!

I could only see the first line initially, and read it as “a wound around a wound.”

That could be some serious philosophy.

Eon264
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Eon264

It’s more about how hyperbolic they’re being than whether or not they legitimately have something to complain about. When you read between the lines and see that the actual complaints are “a bit boring, has technical issues and isn’t as good as mafia 2” it’s kind of amusing to see just how far they try to stretch it to feel important on the internet.

Thor Alexander Michelsen
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Thor Alexander Michelsen

Sure theyre hyperbolic. Most things on the internett is. You could just write it boring af. Its a repetitive chore, thats buggy with crap graphics.

Eon264
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Eon264

Yeah… that’s why it’s funny how extreme people are getting to say exactly that. It’s even funnier when, in attempt to make their point sound better or more legit, they utterly fuck it up and just sound like crazy people foaming at the mouth.

Salador
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Salador

I don’t think that the game is a ‘politically correct white guilt fueled [sic] mess’ is a relevant point. And a review can have relevant points but be either so hyperbolic, or otherwise just so fucking manic that it’s just ridiculous.

Also, if you’re going to post a review, then make sure you can actually speak that language well enough to be coherent and understood. Because if you aren’t, then it’s your fault. I don’t post on other language sites with my google translated rants, because for those speakers it would similarly be a whole can of wtf.

Thor Alexander Michelsen
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Thor Alexander Michelsen

Well if you are half inclined to not be an ass, they are coherent, you just correct the mistakes they make with the language as you read. You know reading the intent of what is written and extrapolating.. You can have terribly broken english and still be coherent if the reader is willing to not be an ass.

Also ‘politically correct white guilt fueled [sic] mess’ was from what i saw part of 1 review. So I don’t get how thats relevant to my comment of “most seems to have relevant points”.

Salador
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Salador

I could forgive bad english and spelling errors. I could forgive the wild exaggerations. But both together make most of the reviews unintelligible. Actually, I won’t forgive either. I don’t see why it’s a worthwhile use of anyone’s time for anyone to read these vapid, impotent rants, and I don’t see why it’s worth spending time on something which isn’t even written well enough to make sense.

The white guilt bs is not exclusive to one review. A few make the same point.

Zsolt
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Zsolt

It’s kinda low from Jim (or from anyone, in that matter) to ridicule someone for their English. Jim, I speak five languages in a fluent manner, wanna try to form just one correct sentence in those people’s native language? Guess not. Then sod off or grow up.

Ana Decker
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Ana Decker

So he shouldn’t write in a language he has no grasp of… unlike those randos on metacritic because… wait, what is your point again?

Zsolt
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Zsolt

Read the first sentence again, that’s the point. There is no excuse for someone who makes his trade by his native language (aka journalist) to belittle others for their lack of skills in given language.

Gurphardt
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I see no real wrong here. The reviews are hilariously overstated and incoherent, and meant to be available to the general public. if their meaning can barely be parsed by the public, in addition to the thinly-veiled racism behind many of the low scores, then they deserve to be put on blast.

BAH!
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BAH!

See, this guy knows what’s up.

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

I’m going to guess that plenty of the people who posted these reviews do have English for a first language.

Zsolt
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Zsolt

I referred, hopefully clearly enough, to the other pack of people, who, like me, weren’t raised with English as mother language.

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

My point is that since most badly written comments I come across are made by English speakers, my mode of operation is “assume laziness until proven otherwise.” Esp. when what is written is an angry screed.

My second is that if your mastery of a language is so low you’re using Google translate to write it, esp. when it’s the length of a small essay, you might not want to write it at all. I didn’t start posting in Spanish language forums until I was confident in my own abilities (and hence why I don’t post on Japanese websites).

Zsolt
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Zsolt

Agree, that’s their fault. That doesn’t diminish Jim’s childish reaction, who is a grown man, and should behave like one, especially when he is read and followed by a lot of young minds who adapt his opinions as their own. That’s a kind of responsibility that comes with his trade.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

If you think Jim should act his age then you do not know “Jim ‘Fucking’ Sterling, Son The Jimsaw Murderer Pog Molester #BoglinWatch2016”

Thank GOD for him!

Also, it’s called satire.

Zsolt
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Zsolt

He should act like a journalist, at least while people pay him to do so. And satire is something entirely different.

BAH!
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BAH!

We pay him for exactly this sort of thing. Also, Jim is no journalist, and has never claimed to be so.

You really have no idea what you’re ranting against, do you?

Anemolek
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Anemolek

Jim isn’t a journalist. He’ll refer to others as journalists, but refers to himself as a pundit. Pundit being, “A person who offers their opinions or commentary to the public on subject matter they either are knowledgeable about, or, are able to appear to be knowledgeable about.”
So if someone views him as a journalist, that is their own misconception.

Stormbringer
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Jim is very much a journalist. He’s even an investigative/beat journalist, which is a rare bird.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Maybe you should just lighten up, stop worrying about it & just enjoy the show. Besides, people pay him because he acts like this.

BAH!
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BAH!

A problem with your challenge (among many) is that Jim is smart and self-aware enough to NOT try. The metacritic commenters? Not so much.

And thus: mockery.

Zsolt
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Zsolt

Yeah, I am aware of that, so I answered my own question in the same post :-). He still nitpicked one semi-racial comment for his article’s title for the sake of click-baiting, and then did a cringe-fest on non-native English speakers.

BAH!
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BAH!

You clearly don’t understand the purpose of METABOMBED. I suggest you go back and read a few more.

And get that stick out of your ass while you’re at it.

Zsolt
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Zsolt

Wow.

BAH!
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BAH!

Also, because I have nothing better to do, I’d like to point out your “answer to your own question” is kind of bullshit. You’re using your linguistic ability as evidence of being right when the two are completely unrelated.

How does your knowledge of five languages in any way inform the ethics of having a laugh at someone so oblivious that he doesn’t even realize he can’t possibly be properly communicating his overstated indignation?

galactix100
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galactix100

How is it click-bait when site traffic doesn’t matter here.

Random Marine
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Random Marine

“The gaming industry seems to be lost all the talents and ideas. Fallout 4, Mafia 3. Hard to believe that these games do the people who made them. Pathetic”

Wow this industry is doomed, DOOMED i said.

Ana Decker
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Ana Decker

What does “Hard to believe that these games do the people who made them.” even mean? I can’t parse that for the life of me while I try to keep my head out of horrible rule 34 territory.

Eon264
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Eon264

icwutudidther

Christian Neihart
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Christian Neihart

Fuck those guys.

Sharadufobash
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Sharadufobash

Why? They’re just guys on the internet with an opinion, same as every other arsehole out here.

Christian Neihart
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Christian Neihart

Probably because their opinions are shitty and racist?

H.E.V.nix
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H.E.V.nix

Shitty? Yes. Racist? I wouldn’t go that far.

galactix100
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galactix100

Well there was the white guilt one that was a bit dodgy. And that one complaining about not being able to kill black people.

H.E.V.nix
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H.E.V.nix
That’s not racist however. He was raging on the account of current political climate, and incorrectly thought that the game is commenting on current topics, when in fact it’s working with the racism of the 60s era. On the point of not being able to kill black people, you actually do very early in the game, which points to three things. He either didn’t play the game and is basing his opinion on material he read (wanting to have the freedom to shoot everyone), or he phased out during that passage and didn’t try to simply shoot/drive over black civilians… Read more »
Locuas
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also known as racism…

H.E.V.nix
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H.E.V.nix

Not an argument.

Locuas
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Exactly. saying things like “you can’t shoot black people so this game is racist” is not an argument. is a tanthrum from a racist who is sad that a game doe snot cater to them (quality of the game not withstanding)

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Maybe he just wants to kill everyone indiscriminately.

Locuas
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that would mean he is in the fourth grade

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Hey, not bad idea. Send a memo to Destructive Creations: 60’s Hatred, make it happen!

BAH!
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BAH!

That’s a stretch. It’s more akin to someone seeing a gay pride parade, and bemoaning the lack of straight pride parades. Still completely missing the point, but not in the same way.

Locuas
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it is still an argument born out of one’s privilege making them unable to get their head out of their ass.

BAH!
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BAH!

Oh, definitely. But it’s not borne of murderous intent.

Locuas
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that would be bigotry.

Sharadufobash
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Sharadufobash

When someone else is annoyed on the internet it’s always a “tantrum”.

Someone else has pointed out that you can actually shoot black people but if you couldn’t can you explain how that would not be racist?

Christian Neihart
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Christian Neihart

I had read the first metareview and thought that was going to be the entire tone through out the article. My mistake.

Even Luck
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Even Luck

My favorite part about that “white guilt” review was that he said to not waste any money on the game and then immediately says “wait for a sale under $10”.

Anton
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Anton

Bargain basement guilt.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Now does that mean the guilt is cheaper or there’s simply less guilt?

Anton
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Anton

It means this joke has just been overthought.

Trouble Man
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Trouble Man

Only cucks buy full price

Stormbringer
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It suggests that they pretty much play every game that is put out. I didn’t realize that was even still possible to do.

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

Play all the games? Probably not. But I know someone who buys nearly all big titles and many small ones, only to never finish a single game. They’ve got a steam library of 100’s of games, probably into the 1000’s by now, and have finished maybe 1% of those games.

Some people have more money than sense.

Stormbringer
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I buy games these days for “research.” I wish I bought them to play/finish, but they are all junk media that play like amateur shit. I’m glad the likes of Jim plays them, so I don’t have to.

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