A Bit Too Far

He's not making a face here...

He's not making a face here...

Now I’m well aware that a big part of Riddlethos in general is the back-and-forth bickering between me and Riddles. I wrote the “Why Riddles Sucks” Sunday Soapbox in good fun, so it makes sense that Riddles should retaliate. However, at least some of my article was based in fact. While maybe very few people here care about Pok√©mon, at least I contributed consistent and relevant content throughout the week. Riddles – at best – starts strong then fizzles out, and that’s way better than he did during God of War III Week in which I provided the most relevant content in a timely manner to which he responds in a jealous rage trying to cover up the fact that I had a day one review of the game.

Oh, and he claims that he wrote two full HLLs last week? Good for him! He finally fulfilled the standard again for the first time in weeks and weeks. Hell, maybe Scatter Storming is stupid, but I’ve only missed one week, and I gave notice. I’ve written Hey! Look! Listen! for him on a number of occasions, and they were some of the best ones in existence.

See, here’s the secret, Riddles’ only claim to fame on this site is that he’s the “professional” one. But who is more consistent? Who has got the insider media and early reviews and previews? Me. Ethos. Methos. The “three” reviews he bragged about last week? One he had already written years ago, the other was literally a paraphrased version of a review I wrote for RPGamer.com (look it up), and the third was a carbon copy of my God of War III review, but with a higher score. Just like he gave Bioshock 2 a bloody EIGHT POINT FIVE! I’m sorry, but that game is the churned-out, personality-less action-fest that he feared it would be except it has a shittier ending than anybody expected. It also looks like garbage, which Riddles refuses to admit. But he didn’t want to sully his beloved franchise, so he hiked up the score because now you can DUAL-WIELD! OOoOOoo!

Now I realize that nothing is fully objective, but Riddles could at least make an attempt especially when he claims to be the professional one, but I’ve already uncovered that bullshit.

Yeah, you quit your job, but pull yourself together. I’m the girl, remember?

See, I can take things too far too, asshole.


4 Responses to “A Bit Too Far”

  1. SiliconNooB says:


    -8.5 does seem waaaaaaay too high for Bioshock 2, especially due to the fact that you seem to use the full review spectrum on Riddlethos, and specifically because Oliver seemed to have many of the same problems with the game that I did …

    -Also, I thought that you were the professional one?

  2. Riddles says:

    I wouldn’t say so. Apart from losing its edge of novelty, BioShock 2 is still an extraordinarily well-crafted game in terms of atmosphere, writing, level design, combat design – everything, really.

    Most major sites gave it a 9 or higher, which I definitely don’t agree with, but it’s well deserving of an 8.5

  3. SiliconNooB says:

    I thought it had pretty bad writing IMO, the retconning was palpable. I’m not saying it utterly failed, nor that I didn’t enjoy it, but it probably would have just scraped in with an 8 from me, because it was less in most respects than the original …

  4. DarthGibblet says:

    So there’s “the professional one” and “the girl”? I never figured Ethos for such a misogynist!

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