I'm not defending Gies. Indeed, he comes off as a pretentious asshole. I like and agree with some of their reviews and dislike others. In fact, from what I gather, they were too lenient on Gran Turismo. That series hasn't been fun to me since GT3, and I think the time has passed to excuse its glaring mistakes on the account it has a gazillion cars.
This isn't just about one publication. We should want diverse opinions. It bothers me when people (no matter what platform they root for) can't accept that not everyone likes the same shit, lol. As for Polygon, a few unpopular reviews and a maverick editor have overshadowed the legitimate good. They just featured a craaaazzzy piece on the intersection of gender and gaming, yet no one is likely to mention that. A few people here have daughters or will in the future, and you're telling me it should matter more to us that they gave TLoU a 7.5 (*gasps*) than their brilliant examination of female marginalization in games? I just don't get it.
that's just now how it works though. let me give you an example - say you have jay, mila kunis, an onion, piss, core features, paypal, spelunky, polyg