This morning I finished listening to the 1UPYours podcast during my morning walk/jog and tailed at the end is an interview with Denis Dyack, the head of Silicon Knights. I don't know if you've guys have ever heard a Denis Dyack interview, but WOW! The guy either doesn't know how to get to the point or loves to hear himself speak. He always references books and lectures, which is great. He just needs to get to the point. He hits on a couple of issues, mainly how forums are bad and can cause a lot of damage. He goes on to say that NeoGAF is being mismanaged and might be shut down eventually because of it being mishandled. He also mentions that websites are putting up previews that are also mini reviews of Too Human. He says that they should only preview what they played and not make it sound like a review. I get that he hates how he's being treated in forums, but that's just how it is on the internet. You give people an anonymous voice and eventually you will have people that abuse it. On the topic of previews, what the
is he talking about? He says that the people writing the reviews shouldn't make asumptions on incomplete code that was sent out. Here's the thing: if the code you sent out is say, ten levels worth of a thrity level game then you shouldn't be surprised if people say they hate what they played. Don't bust out the "it gets better ten hours into the game" card. What was he expecting the preview to be like? "I played through a few levels, fought some monsters and I don't know how I felt about what I played." He also mentioned the problem with review scores, but I'll save those thoughts for another post.