Duck, duck, goose
While scanning through your reviews I was dismayed to read the review on Duck Dynasty. I have rarely seen such a one-sided view of a game or, worse still, someone letting their own views influence what should have been a review about a game. As you may be aware, there are a large number of shooting sports people – some of who may enjoy a duck-hunting game and who eat what they hunt. Therefore describing the game as duck murder simulator only illustrates how likely it is that a) Kate is vegetarian and b) has no idea how immature this review comes across as. Would she review GTA as a ‘cop murder simulator’ or Tomb Raider as a ‘castaway murder simulator’?
Daniel Gadd GTA as a cop murder simulator? That’s an excellent idea for a concept review, you know. Our coverage of the most recent instalment’s Xbox 360 edition included reference to it “leaving you free once more to gun down police officers”, so we were at least 63% of the way there. In all seriousness, though, it would be simply impossible to review games based on the lens through which every last subset of our readership might see them. A review is always a subjective reflection of one person’s – in our case, our reviewer’s – opinion of a game. And besides, Duck Dynasty’s problems don’t begin and end with the subject matter - have you seen the state of those virtual beards?
Age of innocence
I am a frustrated gamer who saved and worked for an Xbox One, but so far has not got my money’s worth out of it. This is mainly due to the lack of good younger-aged games. I have the sports games such as FIFA (sadly) but what I really want to play is some shoot-’emup games with my mates. Don’t get me wrong, I love videogames! I especially love shooters. There is one problem, however: I am 13. Because of this I cannot play these games. What I don’t understand is the over-the-top violence in the current generation of shooter. I know some people like it, but why don’t they bring out a version of these games that’s just multiplayer. Take Advanced Warfare – why can’t Sledgehammer release a different version with just the multiplayer, which should surely lower the PEGI rating? I’m sure others are having the same problem as me, and there could be a great market for this.
That’s Kate in the background there. Spotted her?