I guess some guy at IGN is mad at me and he lays into me on their podcast. You can follow the link and listen for yourself but I don’t recommend it, they don’t really deserve the traffic spike. Basically some IGN guy is super pissed because I said I didn’t agree with the bad reviews of Assassins Creed. I’m actually of the opinion that if we’re pissing off IGN we must be doing something right.
Honestly my main concern was to make sure people didn’t avoid the game based on some of the poor reviews. I got something like four hundred mails after that post and 90% of them looked like this:
"Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Assassin’s Creed. I was going to skip it based on the reviews. After reading your write up I rented it though. I’ve played about 10 hours and love it!"
So there you go, that’s all I wanted.
The IGN thing is just sort of silly. He says I should leave reviewers alone because I "just do things and write things as a freaking comic artist." I’m not sure how to respond to that. I think he’s trying to insult me but everything he said there is true.
The sad thing is I wasn’t even talking about their review. I was talking about the 7.0 from 1Up. No one actually pays any attention to IGN or their 7-10 review scale. To tell you the truth I still don’t even know what IGN’s review of AC was. Was it bad? It’s really kind of cute that he thinks I was talking about him. After hearing how worked up he got on the podcast I actually feel kind of bad ruining it. It must have been a real thrill for him to believe he was relevant.