VT2 is the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Absolutely awesome action in a magical beautiful world. A masterpiece, despite some bugs you can choose to overlook and still have a blast.
Steam ratings have apparently been driven down by obsessive types. People who care so much about the game that they can’t tolerate imperfection. And so obsessives are discouraging potential new players, and thus discouraging further development and content. The frantic vocal minority of obsessives is harming that which they love. A self-fulfilling prophecy.
How about you just enjoy the phenomenally fun game and accept that video games are not always perfect to your taste and you don’t have to score like j_sat to enjoy the experience. Original Nintendo games used to cost 40 bucks and idiosyncrasies were accepted, players weren’t spoiled and they had fun. You spend 30 bucks on 200 hours of entertainment and then complain? Going to the movies three times–six hours–costs more than that.
Somebody posted stats showing declining user base after release. I don’t follow such things, but that sounds like what happens when a movie is released. The casuals have some fun and move on; the die-hards settle in.
I was hooked on Counter-Strike Source on and off for a decade. I hope VT2 endures. I just want twice the maps. Double the discipline! I’m happy to pay for them. I’d buy VT3 sight unseen as well.