Personally I don't think so. I feel there are pacing issues and some narrative choices I don't fully agree with, but I still really enjoyed the game. Probably one of the best looking games this generation, with top quality motion capture\/ acting, and awesome combat\/ world building. I think a lot of the hate is just overbuilt noise, just like there is when things are overhyped. I would recommend a play-through at least.\n\nIll will definitely give it a try.