Most hardcore RPG fans should know the rough history of Interplay. How the publisher soared with the success of Baldur’s Gate and Fallout, then came crashing down years later. At the centre of it all was Brian Fargo, and this article features interviews and quotes straight from his mouth. Finally after so many years, we get to hear his side of the story.
Reading about how ZeniMax/Bethesda treated Fargo has all but reinforced my conviction to never purchase any game published by Bethesda ever again. I tried explaining this to an online acquaintance once, only to be met with derision and disdain. I had to write a very long and passionate reply to explain my point, but I had the niggling feeling that he still didn’t quite get it.
I have said this many times: always be aware of what products you are buying, and what kind of company your money is supporting. Consumers have a lot more collective power than they think. If something angers you, if a company’s actions are wrong, then STOP buying and supporting their products.
Also, Metacritic is very bad and has been abused far beyond its original purpose. I would like to see gamers rely less on Metacritic.