Reviews for Red Dead Redemption 2 began to go up early at the beginning of today, with consistent acclaim for the continuation in all cases. Many gaming destinations – us included – view this as a standout amongst the most characterizing diversions of this age, and in light of current circumstances.
However, one particular review has left a few people somewhat miffed by a statement included within it, based on the tweet from Metacritic below.
Red Dead Redemption 2 [PS4 -97] is a Metacritic Must-Play: https://t.co/OGdzvWX9tz
EGM: "One of the most gorgeous, seamless, rootinest, tootinest games ever made, and if you voluntarily miss out on it, you’re either not a gamer or in a coma." pic.twitter.com/mccGPrsqKd
— metacritic (@metacritic) October 25, 2018
Since then, however, it appears that the EGM reviewer, Nick Plessas, has sent out a follow-up statement explaining why he said that.
“The summary on my review seems to have struck a chord with a number of people, so I’d like to take a second to address the more valid — and less venomous — arguments,” he started.
“In the excerpt in question, ‘and if you voluntarily miss out on it, you’re either not a gamer or in a coma,’ I didn’t mean to gatekeep in the sense that you have to like the same genres as I do. It was hyperbole, pure and simple, meant to convey that I consider it a must-play. I subscribe to the opinion that gatekeeping culture is stupid as much as the next decent person.
“And if you’re a PC player, the game isn’t out on your platform, meaning missing it would not be doing so ‘voluntarily,’ so even if this was meant to gatekeep, it still wouldn’t apply to you. Let’s all just enjoy this great game!”
That said, there are still those that are likely to remember this statement.
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