1) If one of those so-called "well-respected" sites was to post that Myst for example is the best 3rd person action game of all time would it be valid?
What they say is one reviewer's opinion, nothing more/less.
2) I've said it again. While you might not like sth, you may get used to it after awhile. If we get used to a consolish HUD, we may as well get used to a game lasting 8 hours, we may get used to not getting an editor this time around, we should have no problem editing the game ourselves, we should get used to no leaning as well, no global saving of the settings, etc.
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