It's an RPG with shooter elements, not the other way around People try to play it like Gears or Cawwadooty and then wonder why their get their ass kicked in the game
My... aren't we a smartass. Being an RPG doesn't excuse broken mechanics... & if you had read my initial post you would realize that the combat is not the only thing that I was ragging on. Of course in a game that heavily relies on its combat & stealth system (which as previously stated... are broken) I think it is fair to expect those systems to be at least REMOTELY
user friendly & fun to use.
P.S. I have never played a Gears of War game in my life & I'm hardly a fan of Call of Duty either... but unlike most hipster elitists who like to rag on it simply because of its popularity, I don't really see any thing wrong with it either. At the end of the day at least it knows what it is & tunes its mechanics properly unlike the game in question.
Actually smartass would be someone who complains of a game after 2 hours when it's widely known that the first part of the game is quite weak. I haven't seen a good review that didn't mention that until you pass Saudi Arabia the game is poor compared to Rome/Moscow/Taipei when it starts to shine.
A smartass would also be someone who complains that in a RPG their low level character is weak. No shit? I know the conversation wheel and the character screen make it seem like Mass Effect, but while both are considered the same genre, action RPG, they are actually quite different. One is actually heavy on the action and light on the RPG side, while the other is quite heavy on the RPG side. I'll let you figure it out which is which.
Oh, and a smartass would also be someone who comes to the Good Old Games forum, where people are know to have enjoyed their "real" RPGs back in the day and critique the new cinematic/action approach (for the most part), and bait them into an argument based on 2 hours of play.
Slight disclaimer: I actually liked ME 1 and 2 for the most part but I can differentiate between genres and generally know what to expect.