Newsflash: You Can't Stop GT5 From Being Amazing
You know, it isn't just Kotaku. I'm not even necessarily accusing them of being anti-anything (but if they're not, an immensely lazy and not-so-bright individual posted that screwed-up video as news). Either way, it's hardly the only source that has made vain attempts to throw Gran Turismo 5 under the bus.
It's not a new happenstance to see headlines from sources trying to be "different," that attack great - or soon-to-be-great - games. It's one of the downsides of Internet "journalism" that just won't go away; attention-getting headlines, regardless of the content of the article, nets big traffic. Therefore, writing something against the grain - i.e., "5 Reasons Why God of War III sucks," or some such nonsense - is very attractive. But at least in those cases, even in regards to titles that aren't available yet, there's some sort of attack on the game's merits; it's gameplay, graphics, presentation, story, or whatever. ...has anyone noticed that although it appears to be hip to hate on GT5 these days, none of the naysayers ever actually have anything to say? Besides, "it's going to suck because I say so"...? Always a convincing and intelligent argument.
It's because, and I really hate to inform them, they have nothing to say. You can post all the doctored videos you want, or complain about the "only 200 Premium cars" issue, or this or that. It really won't matter. We all know very well that Polyphony will produce a fantastic game, and one that has a darn good chance of becoming the best racing simulator available. It's a guaranteed Game of the Year nominee and while we can't say it'll be the "best ever" until we play, and we know it absolutely must deliver due to all the hype, we can say it'll be amazing. We can say that because we know 2+2=4. We can say that because the sun is hot. We can say it because every last human on earth who has played it says it's unbelievable. So complain, bi***, whine, and moan, all you want...ain't gonna change nothin'. Sorry.
So save your collective attention-whoring breaths.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
8/11/2010 9:13:29 PM Ben Dutka