TWP is on sale in GOG right now… but that isn’t the point of this topic. It did trigger me however to have a look at the game’s page and notice that the most recent review is dated 31 March 2017.
That’s right: 1 day after release.
24 hours. 36 at best, depending on your time zone.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I do read some reviews before buying a game, just to make sure the average rating isn’t skewed by all-forgiving fans or bashing trolls who vent frustration of a game taking too long to download or is released 2 hours late (true story! Check DOTT) or because they confuse point&click with aim&kill…
And I do check the release date. If all reviews are based on a very first impression (since this isn’t an old game being re-released), that isn’t too valuable.
I fear that this is exactly the case for the couple of TWP reviews on GOG.
So what the GOG page (and possibly Steam - didn’t check) is missing are well-written reviews by people who actually played (and finished) the game, seen it grow and improve (hint system, extra voices,…).
That’s you guys…
Having more recent reviews at regular times also shows there is a continued interest in the game.
So I would like to ask to think about it and for once spend some time writing up a review, rather than posts here on the forum.
Who knows, it might boost the sales so much it entices Terrible Toybox to make another one…
Aaaargh! I wrote a review, I spent half an hour to write it, edit it, let it enter in the requested amount of characters… and it disappeared! It just didn’t show up!
Too bad I didn’t write it in a text editor, just the GOG box for reviews. I wrote it in Italian, because it seems there are very few in that language (I counted just a couple of them…) I wanted it to be bilingual, but there was not enough space to do that.