Blog Failure–Purple Pawn Judges a Game by its Cover

April 28, 2010 | | Comments 4

Purple Pawn is  one of my regular (and favorite) stops in the gaming blogosphere. It is one of the few gaming sites that does not pander to a given game system and actually focuses on the games and the game industry  as a whole. However, the Pawn’s  recent post regarding the “Pangenre” PDF release disappointed me.

The post’s author bashes the release because it is a multi-genre RPG and has bad cover art. While the Pawn is free to post whatever opinion about a game it likes, I am deeply disappointed that the post writer clearly has no interest in giving the game a fair shot due to a clear bias against “multi-genre” games.  In all fairness, I would not care if this item appeared on any other blog, but the Pawn has higher standards than this. A snide hatchet job on a game you have never read is unfair and unworthy of the great work Purple Pawn has done to date.

If you want to bash a game, at least take the time to read it.

You can read the Pawn’s Pangenre post and make your own decision.

Trask, The Last Tyromancer

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About the Author: Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.