You see, America doesn't understand British humour or pastimes, when let's be honest, they were once British (and actually the USA had a pastime in Cricket too, hosting the first International Game against Canada). However, the reviews tend to focus on the fact that it's not an Action Shooter, and criticise the single-player aspect as being a flaky non-intuitive FPS, when we all know it's a classic survival horror. The moment they start criticising the lack of light, and each environment being tight and claustrophobic and marking down a survival horror for those aspects is when it's time to disregard the review altogether. I bet you this game would be praised highly if the setting was in New York rather than London.
Yes people are entitled to their own opinions, but they shouldn't be allowed to make them if they do not understand the genre they're reviewing. That's like me reviewing Black Ops II and giving it 0% because it's exactly the same as Halo 4, which is the same as every other generic FPS game out there, etc etc, because clearly I don't know what I'm talking about in that regard.
Another issue is that they've written the game off, classing it as the Wii U's 'Red Steel', which turned out to be a disappointment in their books. Also if Americans can't play the game, they enter ragequit territory and criticise the game heavily (case in point: Mario Kart Wii. They slated the game for too many powerful items that hamper skilful racers, which in actual fact that level of difficulty was praised by European reviewers for keeping things on an even keel. I've had no problem with this myself, as I prefer the super-anal hard difficulty. It makes you an even better racer). This is why I disregard mostly every American review out there, they just don't know what they're talking about half of the time. All such reviews should just be taken with a pinch of salt, especially from sources like IGN and Gamespot. Remember, you can't spell ignorant without 'ign'.
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