Oh woe is the PC gaming scene (this is not really new...PC games have always been the epitome of flawdom...) So in the year of 2002, with all of the technology at our expense, gaming has reached a new high. Any game released is assumed to be unfinished, still in beta, or crawling with bugs. Patches (yes, plural) are assumed and anytime this is deviated from, it's a shock to the gamer. At this rate, games will be decided as good just by whether they are bug free or patch free.
I still remember when the quality of a game was judged by the game itself. The actual gameplay. But I guess I am just an old fart living in the past...just a retro gran'paw, of sorts.