Incredible whining. That was the sound emanating from a recent preview screening of a forthcoming “Syfy” original movie based on the Red Faction video game series. The man whining to his heart’s content was THQ Creative Director Lenny Brown, and the subject he was droning on about was the recent poorly received release of Red Factions Battlegrounds.
“It’s not the best game in the world, but it’s not a 5. It’s a satisfactory experience that leads into the bigger game. And I think just because of what we’re trying to do, that’s innovative, and I think that alone deserves a 7.”
Lenny, son, your useless excuse for a twenty dollar investment couldn’t even muster a score of 50 on Metacritic.
“I think what’s most disappointing for me, is how sometimes the prose of the reviews don’t match the final score. Someone will say something not necessarily glowing, but you think you’re tracking along a 7, and then you get a 4.”
You want 7′s Lenny? Then either make a good game or do what everyone else does and just buy a review from Gamespot. I may have only been working at this gig for a short time, but I find it hard to believe I’ll ever read a more sycophantic and pathetic tale as this.