Posted Wed, May 06, 2009 by RadarX
The world of gaming media can be a dramatic place and understandably so as a poor review can affect someones bread and butter. Darkfall developer Tasos didn't appreciate Eurogamer's review so much that they actually pulled up the game accounts the site accessed and found less than 2 hours of play time. While Eurogamer is known to be edgey and hard in their reviews, it's definitely unusual to have a development company dig up evidence against the media. Rather embarrassing and a lesson to reviewers about being thorough.
Eurogamer readers and Darkfall players are posting bullet lists of factual errors in the story. The reviewer hadn't even figured out the very basics of the game before he wrote about it. We checked the logs for the 2 accounts we gave Eurogamer and we found that one of them had around 3 minutes playtime, and the other had less than 2 hours spread out in 13 sessions. Most of these 2 hours were spent in the character creator since during almost every one of the logins the reviewer spent the time creating a new character. The rest of the time was apparently spent taking the low-res screenshots that accompanied the article. At no point did this reviewer spend more than a few minutes online at a time.
They appear to be trying to make things right by offering a re-review and we hope this gets Darkfall a little fairer review. 2 out of 10 is just rough. Check out the post right here.