Quoted from vicjw66:
I didn't get the impression he was putting you down, just defending his position. I also disagree with your groupthink accusations. Certain types of players often prefer similar games. I'm not a big fan of Rob Zombie either, and like/dislike a lot of games that Rarehero does. Of course, I dismiss his love of FG due to his bias. Ft sucks.
Perhaps. I don't know, when people come out of the woodwork to reflect upon the musings of Rarehero while at the same time telling me I'm a martyr for expressing my opinion... it seems kind of a bit on the put down tip. (Did I mention I had some purple monkey balls?)
I definitely think there's a groupthink going on here. Dialed In was absolute shit when it was revealed; then one of the PBC played it and said "oh it's a good game!" and now people who haven't played it are all in. At the same time, Rob Zombie was the most anticipated title at one point, then one of the rad PBC dudes played it, didn't like it, publicly said so, and now the tide is turning.
Not trying to argue with you but I respectfully disagree. So many people are trying to be cool on Pinside - and heck, the rest of the internet - nobody wants to have the unpopular opinion. Remember, someone said "oh I see why you blocked [Cornelius]" only because I had a difference of opinion. The weakest of all sauces.