So both Eurogamer and Edge have reviewed the latest FlatOut title, scoring it (in both cases) a 1/10. Bugbear are out of the equation (having moved onto the latest Ridge Racer) so development duties fell to Dutch studio Team6.
Who aren’t handling the reviews terribly well.
Posts on the Steam forums from the studio’s Ronnie Nelis are causing a little bit of a stir today. “It is clear he copy pasted the review from other reviewers,” he says of Eurogamer’s Rich Stanton, who said that the game was “tacky and technically incompetent” with “no redeeming features whatsoever.”
“I’m calling the Eurogamer guy a liar,” continues Nelis, who says that the game has a fourth update that apparently fixes things like bloom and the overall speed. “He is playing a non-official, old version of the game.”
“It’s not what people see when they purchase the game, thus not representive,” he said.
“I have plenty of positive and happy fanmail to cheer me up again after reading this article, but what bothers me is that he is not telling the truth. Shouldn’t a reporter be fair and tell the truth?” he asks.
TheSixthAxis hasn’t played FlatOut 3 so can’t comment on the game – apparently review copies only went out to press today.