Hello folks, long time no see. Today I want to talk to you about game critics and their lack of knowledge and expertise. I'd like to do this in relation to the numerous reviews for Xbox One's Forza Motorsport 5 that have appeared online this week. Before I continue, some caveats. I have not yet played FM5 and I do not know whether it is a good or bad game. The issues I want to discuss are separate from the game's ultimate quality.
Turn 10's track record and the footage I have seen it seems the core gameplay is as good as ever but the game has been widely marked down despite this due to lack of content and DLC whoring. That seems fair, Microsoft and Turn 10 are taking cynical route to monetising the game. But, that's not what I want to talk about here. What do I want to talk about? Know-nothing game critics that's what. We can't all be experts in every genre but I do remember a time when you'd expect a reviewer to be grounded in the core genres of gaming. By that I meant experience and knowledge of shooters, platform games, adventures, RPG, racing games and the like.