Can someone shut John Walker from PC Gamer UK up? Or at least get him to stop reviewing the Sam & Max games? His rampant bitterness is really getting on my nerves.
Yes, I realise anyone who criticises something I love is going to annoy me, but Mr Walker isn't merely saying "sorry, I don't like this" he's taking delight in being the archetypal moody "I hate everything" critic. See Anton Ego in Pixar's Ratatouille
if you don't know what I mean. I've read bad reviews of the games before, such as in PCZone, but none of those reviews seem to come from as big a humourless grump as this guy.
In the most recent issue he reviewed Ice Station Santa
and Season One. He basically spat on them. He grudgingly admitted that Abe Lincoln Must Die!
was the best, but it seemed to cause him actual pain to do so.
Look at my Season One review again. I had a hell of a lot of negatives about it, yet one thing stood out - these games are funny. Fine, sometimes the jokes fall flat, but I still found them utterly hilarious for the most part. Certainly as much as Hit The Road
. Reading his reviews John Walker seems certain that no one could possibly find these games funny.
He takes offence at some of the low-brow humour, and mentions (in his oh-so-humourous way) that no one could find topics like cancer or suicide funny. The writers of South Park
and Monty Python
would probably disagree.
Yes, I also realise it's wrong to criticise someone else's opinion. But for God's sake man, lighten up! Just because you don't find something funny doesn't mean no one else will!
And PC Gamer, get someone else to review the Sam & Max games! Someone who might actually laugh now and again!
And that's my two cents. Sorry about that. He just got me very angry, that's all.