Honestly, it's that kind of mentality in the face of things that are blatantly obvious, that makes for the point of willful blindness being proven. Yours is not a "voice of reason"; look at the evidence. I'm being impartial. I don't just throw judgments around and I appreciate things for what they are on their own merit. Hence, there's no "rampant bashing", just legitimate, obviously and provable points. I see someone saying they're disappointed that it looks horrible, that they wanted it to be fantastic, not just saying it looks bad and saying nothing else to back it up. That would be bashing. Unfortunately, the game looks seriously bad in multiple ways. You don't necessarily need a game to be released when enough damning footage is shown that gives you a clear feel for how a game looks, plays and feels... and yes, you can tell how a game feels by watching it, especially when you've been gaming long enough. I showed those and other vids to both my wife, a long-time, hardcore gamer, and a friend of mine, who literally had the same reaction of, "What the fuck!? The Aliens looks great, but it looks boring as shit!", almost word for word. Again, watch the vids, not the ones released by Gearbox, all hyped-up. There's no tension, no fear, the combat is completely... flat and bland, and visually it looks noticeably sub-par. Every preview has even said as much, and you can see it with your own eyes. But, hey, if you want to ignore the elephant in the room, feel free to drop your money on this travesty, go ahead.