That awesome DF review? It gets better!

Continuing to dig the hole a bit deeper, the fine folks at Eurogamer posted this response to their award-winning journalism.

Tasos responds here.

Aventurine 2, trash website 0.

I can’t imaging what Eurogamer is going to do with their second review. Either it’s going to be another 3 minute login laughfest, or their reviewer is going to realize 90% of what the first review stated is indeed BS, as already pointed out on the DF forums. Either way, it’s going to be entertaining. One would think only forum trolls are capable of this kind of nonsense, but I guess gaming media really is desperate these days.

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12 Responses to That awesome DF review? It gets better!

  1. spinks says:

    Kieron’s a good writer, I’ll be pretty interested to see what he has to say.

  2. Werit says:

    I guess we will see what Eurogamer is made of.

  3. unwize says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Kieron Gillen’s gotten involved exactly because of all the controversy that this has raised.

    I, for one, can’t wait to read what he has to say. Oh, and they are bound to discuss it on the Rock, Paper, Shotgun podcast, which has got to be entertaining!

  4. Bonedead says:

    If you want to be considered an honest reviewing site imo, you probably shouldn’t send someone into a game they have no intention of playing. That’s like asking Syncaine to review Free Realms.

  5. willee says:

    From what i understand Kieron might be a bigger WoW fanboy than Ed.

    I’m not expecting a better score, but at the least hopefully Kieron’s review isn’t completely littered with innacurate and false descriptions of game features.

  6. Stropp says:

    I don’t really think that this whole issue is about a better score. It’s entirely possible DFO will get a lower score with a new reviewer, though I do doubt that will happen.

    The big deal as far as I’m concerned is the dishonesty of not actually playing the game being reviewed and presenting the review (with factual errors) as if it was thoroughly played.

  7. It’s almost impossible to review the game completely without spending a fair amount of time in it and joining a guild that is active in politics and warfare.

    Putzing around the newbie cities for a few hours getting PK’d is like reviewing Shadowbane without leaving the starter island.

  8. Snafzg says:

    Thing is, will he use AAA MMOs designed for mass market appeal as his benchmark like the first guy or will he take a more realistic approach and factor in AV’s small-time status as a developer and the game’s target demographic?

  9. WG says:

    I have been amused by the explosion of blog posts about this with the general theme of “Darkfall may suck, but clearly Eurogamer sucks worse!”

  10. unwize says:


    Kieren Gillen is one of the most respected figures in games journalism. Check out his wikipedia page and Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

    He is a passionate advocate of indie games on the PC, so I can’t imagine that AV’s size will have any bearing on his eventual judgement of the game.

    Whatever his review ends up saying about Darkfall, his pedigree is such that it is likely to be thoughtful and insightful.

  11. L1H says:

    DF is a niche game – that’s code for “not for everyone”. Reviews are bullshit, subjective dribble, not works of journalism. These negative reviews do hurt the players and the game because people are indeed influenced by what others “believe to be true” and what they read.

    This review is bullshit, like all surface MMO reviews, and does nothing but serve as fodder for the internet hate machine, alienates DF fans, and discredits game journalism.

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