Backhanded Box Quotes: We Found Someone Who Doesn't Like Dishonored!SWelcome back to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of measured, thoughtful criticism from the user reviews of Metacritic and elsewhere.


The Metacritic 90. Rare upland territory. Dishonored hit it (on PC) and XCOM: Enemy Unknown fell tantalizingly short, 89 (same platform). You'd think that no one has anything substantially bad to say about either. You'd be wrong.

Dishonored

Released: Oct. 9

Critic: ebeneezergoode (Metacritic)
"Honest final opinion? I'd rather go read a book! "
Score: 3.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Released: Oct. 9

Critic: joeblade (Metacritic)
"As a PC game I rate this rather low. As a PS3 game I would consider it a 7."
Score: 4.

Critic:majorwitty (Metacritic)
"This game will be okay when it's $5 in six months on a Steam sale.."
Score: 0.

Critic: tdctaz (Metacritic)
"Don't buy this game unless you are from the new generation of console players which don't want to make any real tactical decisions. "
Score: 3.

Fable: The Journey

Released: Oct. 9

Critic: SoiSoiSoiSoi (Metacritic)
"Kinect is a bad, overpriced tech demo and this game is just another example(as if Star Wars Kinect and Steel Battalion weren't enough) as to why Kinect doesn't work and how motion control based games aren't good with the current tech. "
Score: 2.

You know, the guy has a point.


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