Neverwinter Nights-Why would the Toolset have anything to do with the review if its not there? Its not part of the game to begin with.
Because the toolset was advertised as an integral part of the PC game and, as Macs are the computer of choice for many creative professions, tools would be a boon to a game who's main selling-point is user created content.
NOLF2- Obviously the Reviewer is only reviewing the single player portion, those why he says he didn't play the MP.
The point still stands, that review was too generous.
Halo- This is YOUR opinion. Not everyone thinks these features are high priority, and reviews of PC Halo will likely show similar scores.
I'm not accusing IMG of being the only gaming news site that overhypes games. In fact, compared to some PC gaming sites, IMG underhypes games... I bet everyone knows what PC gaming website I'm thinking of.
With regards to coop, I cannot think of an XBox user that didnt purchase Halo primarily for coop. Coop was the defining feature of the game (and almost always has been for Bungie games) and was one of the main things that set Halo apart from other FPSs.
And anyway, why don't you apply to be a writer and start writing reviews yourself?
Cmon, this is like saying "If you don't like a game, why don't you make a better one?". I have no professional journalistic background, so I do not consider myself qualified enough to be writing consistant journalistic reviews. I've taken some classes in journalism, yes, but I don't think that I have the background to write for a well-respected publication.
On a related note, since you're a Mac user (and thus are dissatisfied with Windows, correct?), why don't you apply at Microsoft so you can make their OS better? Of course that makes no sense, because you can just choose to use a competing OS (heh competition against Microsoft...).
I'm under no obligation to start writing reviews, just like you're under no obligation to start writing code for Microsoft.
As long as someone provides constructive criticism, I'm all for it. I've read over your comments and will be directing them towards the writers. You do make some good points.
IMG is far from perfect and our goal is to try to provide a good experience for everyone. If people feel this way about things, we want to know about it.
Indeed, my criticism should probably be directed toward individual writers. However, I felt that this was pertinent because of, in my opinion, a trend in reviews.
I am sorry if I was a bit harsh, but I'm naturally skeptical of anything that costs money. Perhaps I am being too critical from a consumer's point of view.