I thought the bouncer was alright (I'm one of the only ones) but from what I remember, you can't save (is that true?) and it is very very short (but you can play through it again as a different person). do you mean DOC is similar to this?
i enjoyed the game .. but i do see what the reviews are trying to say. its extremely exagrated tho.. The paceing is off.. if hey just made the game longer im sure everything else would have balanced out. id give it a 7.5-8.0
It isn't something everybody doesn't already know; Game journalism is down the shithole with the exception of a minuscule minority of sites. Still, reviews do give some sort of semblance of what the game is like. Videogames, like all sorts of media, are like that, it is entirely subjective. I remember playing several games which were given bad reviews and absolutely loving them, heck, some games given initial bad reviews were later loved by the community and given better reviews when examined closer later on. Some other games just suck yet have something that cannot be explained in reviews that makes them rather enjoyable. You have to give some slack to the reviewers though. Alot of them are under heavy deadlines to churn out reviews as quickly as they can when a game is released and alot of them just suck as they are just plain gamers without any professional journalism training.
I love DoC, I give it the 8.5/10, the only complaint that i have is that mr. valentine jumps around like a silly fuck in the cutscenes, but invisible walls block the path's over railings and buildings, so you can't jump around like you'd like to, but considering this is the first attempt from an RPG giant to make a shooter of this magnitude, I'll throw em a bone...
oh yeah, the guy who does the voice of colonel campbell in MGS (Paul Eiding) does the voice of hojo....HAHAHAAAA!!!!