And I'm not a pilot, I'm a "naval aviator."
Kain & Lynch: Dog Days got good reviews too. So does any bad game if the company behind it is large enough. Though a marketing department can't save a game if it's level of awfulness is high enough e.g. Over the Road Racing or FFXIV on release. Review sites are only willing to ***** themselves out to a point.
There are only certain review sites that can actually be trusted these days. If for example, Yahtzee doesn't savage a game too hard then it's probably good (he'll still savage a game hard for it's faults even if he likes it) Edited, Oct 14th 2011 4:01am by Lobivopis
... uh no.. Kane and Lynch: Dog days had pretty much all mixed reviews.. the reviews were also offsetted by a crap ton of negative player reviews on all platforms.. These 2 factors implies that the game is pretty bad... but some will find it acceptable if they had nothing else better to do..
Final fantasy XIV on the other hand had an insane amount of negative critic reviews and also insane amount of negative user reviews... These 2 factors imply that the game is pure garbage no matter which way you look at it.... most will find the game completely unlikeable even if they were bored out of their minds... The only people that would like Final Fantasy XIV are the ravaging turn based combat MMO fans...
Everyone else who love fps/dynamic combat/meaningful story-lines/large unique open-worlds/puzzle solving dungeons/dynamic events/etc.. will just have to look elsewhere.
There are bad games like Kane and Lynch: Dog Days.. then there are games like FFXIV that deserves worst game of the year titles.. 2 completely different ranks of game quality..
WoW: we want to give players a more fun time with less grinding and generic quests
GW2: we want the player to feel like they are leveling while doing something fun
Final Fantasy XIV: we want less fun and more grinding