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)

SnYves
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SnYves

Have any of these dumbasses ever taken a US history class?

M.
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M.

Frankly, US history classes are probably *why* they’re so racistly* clueless (well, that and Reddit/4Chan). Shit’s more whitewashed than Hollywood.

*Totally a real word.

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

My AP high school course was pretty revealing, but a) that was due to the teacher’s personality b) the regular course was whitewashed as fuck c) I lived in a really well funded, well to do school district.

As a whole, history courses avoid commenting on America’s dark side until you get to higher education, and even then the degree/perspective presented there depends on the professor.

MPapadapoulos Greekdom
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MPapadapoulos Greekdom

It’s not America’s Darkside. It’s the worlds darkside including Africa’s. The slaves of Barbary ring any bells? It’s when millions of whites were made slaves by Africans. To act like America started slavery is ignorant.

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

Start it? No. Nor did I ever say that, slavery is about as old as non-nomadic civilization.

Kept justifying it as righteous long after many other supposedly “civilized” nations had sworn off of it? Kept systematically oppressing the group that had been enslaved once they were “freed?” Yes, America absolutely did that.

Max Blood
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Max Blood

the natives were fucked either way..if the british didn’t do it to them then the french or spanish would have when they took over.

Brandon Broze
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Brandon Broze

Depends on where you went to school. Maybe if one grew up in, like, Texas or Tennessee, that would be true. However, I went to school (K-12) in suburban St. Louis County, and we learned a fair bit about shit like the Civil Rights Movement, W.E.B. Dubois, Malcolm X and so on. Maybe “not enough” but still enough to get the gist of what was going on

Max Blood
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Max Blood

go be stupid else where, has nothing to do with why ppl hate it for being pc…how does this have anything to do with mafia? nothing! its a half breed abomination that goes around killing whites while the blacks are the ones that are all lvl headed and shit…plz since fucking when?

nikolas orava
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nikolas orava

these aren’t reviews. these are angry people writing something without thinking

BAH!
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BAH!

Welcome to the internet?

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

“I HAVE NO OPINION TO SPEAK OF, BUT MUST SOMEHOW VALIDATE MY SENSE OF SELF-WORTH ON STEAM. HERE IS WHAT I WAS TOLD TO THINK BY SOMEONE ELSE ON THE WEB. ZERO OUT OF TEN.

ALSO, MY LIFE IS HOLLOW AND WITHOUT MEANING. SOMEONE PLEASE AGREE WITH MY STATED OPINION. I WILL AD HOMINEM ANYONE WHO DOESN’T BECAUSE I’M THAT MUCH INSECURE.”
– Every hyperbolic negative review between Steam and Metacritic

Savletto Polvere
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Savletto Polvere

When you read some of those “reviews” with voice of a Witcher 3 troll, they kinda make sense…

Savletto Polvere
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Savletto Polvere

BombSench is definitely russian.

ZeGuy
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ZeGuy

“[..] 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 […].
My sides. My fucking sides…

thyri Carver
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thyri Carver

I swear Jim needs to make a video series of the reviewers of Metacritic. I can just picture him reading some of these google translated comments in bad accents

SecretSmoke
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SecretSmoke

“Slap in the face” needs to be a tag.

Thomas Pierson
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Thomas Pierson

Would certainly make weeding out the time wasters easier.

ATBro
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ATBro

“PC gamer’s are like wine connoisseurs of gaming.”

Even PC gamers know PC gamers are insufferable, smarmy, elitist knobs.

Marcus Cohen
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Marcus Cohen

One thing the internet has taught me is that there’s no shortage of insufferable, smarmy, elitist knobs in any given community.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

“You’re not gaming with dual-SLI Titan video cards and you didn’t need to take a mortgage on your newest rig? Plebeian.

Jeeves, fetch my headset. I must leave this fleshly realm and cleanse my eyes with a judicious application of 4K textures…”

ZeGuy
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ZeGuy

Completely untrue, pleb.

Benj
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Benj

To be fair, they ARE quite like wine connoisseurs.

They act like they have deep insider knowledge and experience when in reality the majority of them are just smugly parroting comments they’ve read from someone else and just blindly buy the most expensive version of everything for the prestige value.

…whilst everyone else is having much more fun getting hammered on cut price supermarket brands.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

My parents are wine aficionados, and they’re amusingly close to the humble sort of PC enthusiasts in that what *really* drives them is finding that particular awesome bottle at a surprisingly low price.

The snob overspends and then brags about his rig, the enthusiast hunts for bargains on parts and gets the best rig he can on the cheap.

Thomas Pierson
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Thomas Pierson

Not all of us. The reality is that PC gamers have the best hardware and if a developer is going to make a PC port they have to take that into account. I agree with the guys point, but his ego needs a few strokes with a chainsaw.

What I find interesting is that every review of Mafia III on every platform notes the terrible graphics, so… “good job with consistency?”

Max Blood
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Max Blood

dont be mad cuz you cant afford a pc.all games are made on a pc ya dumb shit

Viking Mana
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Viking Mana

“when I was playing I enter my cousin”

I don’t understand why that guy is complaining. Sounds like he had one hell of a time?

SecretSmoke
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SecretSmoke

“Hard to believe that these games do the people who made them”

It’s hard to believe for me too. In other news, I’m going to start making games.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

Judging by the syntax, games make people, as opposed to the reverse, and we in turn make more games.

It’s either a weirdly philosophical take on the “Chicken and Egg” dilemma, an admission that Bodhi and spiritual enlightenment lies somewhere at the intersection between playing a game and starting another one’s development process on scraps of paper – or it’s just some poor attempt at verbalizing awe at the amount of work required to create your average AAA vidya.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

Maybe he entered his cousin’s unconscious mindscape, à la Inception.

Viking Mana
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Viking Mana

When you got to “Unconscious” I thought you were going to take it in a really bad direction.

Exley97
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Exley97

See, I’ve been wondering what some of the folks in the “make Gaming Great again” crowd have been up to lately. You know, besides panicking about Trump, spreading Palmer Luckey memes, and spamming online polls on Drudge.

ELectric- Man
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ELectric- Man

Wait, you can’t kill black people? Well, I will stick to GTA then.
Also, is “marcoklein” person even reviewing a video game? Wtf does “special effects” mean?

DucksonAPlain
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DucksonAPlain

Nah, you can kill a fuck ton of black people. I don’t know what this guy’s been smoking.

ZrdFrv
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ZrdFrv

“PC gamer’s are like wine connoisseurs of gaming. The fact they have PC, instantly puts them into the Gamer category.”

The amount of smug on those two sentences…but then again, i find the comparison spot on. “Gamer” is just as vapid of an identity as a “wine connosieur”.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

At least the definition of “wine connoisseur” is kinda consistent in most contexts. But I’ve heard several definitions of “gamer” that are totally different from each other (sometimes sharing only the common factor “…who plays videogames”)

Maddy
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Maddy

I chuckle every time I see “looks shit, like a PS2 game” in any one of these.
I mean, I own a PS2, and still play games on it (“Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams”, and “Blood Will Tell” are up next), and I’m like “have they SEEN any PS2 games man? Not eve recently, I mean, like, at all?”
Then I do a double chuckle when I remember how everybody was jizzing themselves over PS2 graphics back in the day, but now they’re “ugly shit you can’t look at”

No respect or memory, it’s just rude.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

I prefer to retort that if you’re telling me a game looks like a PS2 port if it’s come out in the recent years, then I have to set Shadow of the Colossus as my point of comparison.

If a 2016 game even barely touches SotC in terms of visual fidelity, I still tend to consider that a job well done.

Heck, I’ve seen morons claim that Destiny’s PS3 version looks like PS2 material – when the port shows just how much hard work went into making sure even last-gen versions of the game end up sticking to *some* form of parity.

Unnoticing Senpai
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Unnoticing Senpai

“no Denuvo”
Wait, that’s a complaint?

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

Yeah, it’s like complaining to the chef at a restaurant that there was no faeces with your meal.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

“I paid for this game! I DEMAND MY ROOTKITS!
– Yeah, Grandpa’s off his meds again…”

Joe Joeson
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Joe Joeson

Jim, CTRL+F TryToBeFair and break that double review up.

qorl123
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qorl123

So how the fuck does cuckoldry figure into this, Decimus? Why not go the extra mile and call them betas as well. Why do these people not know what words mean and when they’re appropriate?

Matti Berntson
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Memes is probably the answer.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

Are these memes dank?

Thomas Pierson
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Thomas Pierson

It’s easier to repeat something you heard once than actually use words and phrases you know. Hasn’t social media taught you anything?

qorl123
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qorl123

Well actually, it hasn’t had the opportunity to teach me anything because I don’t use social media. Unless comment sections count as social media.

Thomas Pierson
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Thomas Pierson

I used to use social media, that’s when I learned that it makes it much easier to repeat the words of someone else than to come up with your own opinion.

Trouble Man
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Trouble Man

If you think black people are human, the only logical next step is wanting them to fuck your wife. Obvs.

guy smiley
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guy smiley

“A massive slap right into the face” – wow, I love this so much. I propose this hereafter replaces ‘a slap in the face’ within the popular lexicon.

Otherhand
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Otherhand

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a hand slapping on a human face – forever.”

Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

2084 Sterling Milk campaign slogan

mickeyGfunk
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mickeyGfunk

*”literally a massive slap into the face”

Thomas Pierson
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Thomas Pierson

I don’t know, for some reason I now want a game that actually punches me. Now THAT is VR.

Jpkurihara
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Jpkurihara

“Now imagine what would happen if it was the other way around”
We don’t need to, it happened with Resident Evil 5.

Dan Butz
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Dan Butz

Made RE5 a lot more fun too!

Sam
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Sam

I’m not familiar with the Mafia series. I was under the impression that you traditionally play as the Mafia. Is that case? If so, it sounds like an interesting variation to play as somebody going after the Mafia instead. I imagine a Mafia themed crime sandbox would be getting tired after two games already.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs
Truth be told, Gangsters and Gangsters II are better recreations of that iconic “mob” feeling. The Mafia series feels a bit like a toothless take on the GTA formula to me – the bland cousin of both GTA and Saints Row’s particolored zaniness pseudo-criminal happy nonsense. Lincoln Clay going after Sal is just a convenient framing device for the ages-old mechanic of taking a chunk of the map away from enemy forces piece by piece. Otherwise, Mafia III feels more like a sixties’ thematic piece and an evocation of bygone forms of racial tension in the American South, than like… Read more »
Joao Oliveira
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Joao Oliveira

Although I haven’t played or seen anything about the first one, I have played Mafia 2 and I am currently playing through this one. Mafia 2 is open world, but aside from buying weapons, customizing/collecting cars and robbing (the few) stores on the map, there is practically nothing more to do and the game itself forces linearity with the chapter structure of so there is really no true sandbox in there which makes Mafia 3, for me, the one who truly is a sandbox in the series.

Otherhand
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Otherhand

It would be a fine way to examine the Mafia, but very few people would imagine Louisiana gangsters when asked to imagine the Mafia. Perhaps if it had been about Lincoln taking out the mob in a more traditional Mafia movie location then people would have dealt with it better oh who am I kidding it’s all because of a black protagonist isn’t it

Trouble Man
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Trouble Man

I’m not that familiar with the Mafia games, but I guess it’s kind of like Yakuza in that its a game named after the antagonists.

Vaughan MacDonald
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Vaughan MacDonald

I enjoy killing white NPCs in games.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

You… wascally wacist! Wheh’s mah shotgun?!

Michael Prymula
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Yeah, and I punched every person in this game who said “this shop’s whites only boy”

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

Now I’m imagining Clay interacting with shop owners by saying he advocates interracial interactions.

Y’know, with his fists. Violence can be progressive too! BLACK EYES AND BRUISED RIBS FOR EVERYONE!

Trouble Man
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Trouble Man

Lincoln should get “whites only” tattooed on his fists.

Aero
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Aero

Some of these people clearly don’t speak English as a first language, so
lets make fun of their poorly worded reviews and put them on blast?

Every semi popular game has reviews like this. This is such low quality content, why do you publish it? Lets show up idiots?

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

It’s more a case of Jim making fun of self-professed gamers landing ill-informed reviews, and also an exercise in showing just how almost every game to have ever been published is lambasted by at least a small margin of the population.

It’s more salient once he props up an acclaimed game for a Metabomb (see Fallout 4). Plenty of people have legitimate problems with that game, but there’s also plenty others who clearly enjoy useless nitpicking and farming thumbs-down reviews on Steam.

Savletto Polvere
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Savletto Polvere

If you can’t write properly, then just don’t.

ckmondavi
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ckmondavi

Social commentary, and non white male characters aside. Can we all agree terrible PC ports should be criticized! Also Just because I can afford / enjoy playing games on a beefy PC, doesn’t make me a better (superior) person who plays on console.

Landon Brown
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Landon Brown

I bathe in pc gamer tears.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

Except racist asshats or people who miss the point *also* game on console.

Landon Brown
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Landon Brown

you mad bro? lol

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

Not at you, specifically, no. You’re not the “racist asshat” I was referring to in the comment above, nor are you someone who’s missing the point.

The point still stands, though. I’ve been in enough PSN Parties to know there’s plenty of idiocy to be found outside of Mouse-and-Keyboard Land.

Thomas Pierson
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Thomas Pierson

I find that hilarious.

I don’t cry as a PC gamer, I just shake my head sadly whenever a developer makes a great console game but can’t manage to produce something equally good for a system with far fewer limitations. It’s like making an awesome chocolate sundae for a lactose-intolerant diabetic, but not being able to do the same thing with real ice cream and real chocolate.

Martijn Fiering
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Martijn Fiering
The very first guy you kill… is a black man. A haitian. You can also kill a black woman in the game if your decisions make it so. The Mafia of that time (if we’re going for the historically accurate route) didn’t employ (a lot) of black ‘soldiers’. Sal Marcano is a racist white man/don, so obviously he won’t have a lot of black people working for him in his illegal rackets – at least not as important enforcers. They COULD have changed that, but they didn’t. Simple as that. I know you want videogames to be a form of… Read more »
KingKaijuice
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But lets be real, it’s a game. People seem to cut their suspension of disbelief the second a black man is involved in something uncharacteristically “black.” Which I think is a bigger problem. If we can accept the adventure, the narratives and the survival of certain characters(many of which have tons of historical fallacy) of white protagonists, we should easily be able to do the same for any others.

Wolfie
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Wolfie

Censorship! I call censorship!

No, I kid, but sorry people, apparently my satire that racism has never existed has been eaten for today by the automated system. Le sigh.

I even worked in “slap to the face!”

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

I laughed, but when you realize the last year included a US Congresswoman stating that racism was a, and I quote, “recent problem”, that’s enough to cry a little, somewhere inside…

Yeah. Some boneheads are probably convinced racism is some newfangled thing brought into existence by Leftist Millennials.