Quoting Glazunov1, reply 8To be honest, I wouldn't expect most of them to put enough time into a TBS to notice the differences, except for crashes. And there were few of those in the first official release.
I dunno, read the patch list, a lot of those bugs are visible problems. I started a game of 1.00 and gave up in frustration after two hours when my list of bugs encountered reached almost 20 long. You don't need to be a genius reviewer to work out there are a lot of problems with the release version.
Have you seen much mention of visual issues in the few reviews that appeared, so far? I can't say I have. I don't want to be too harsh on critics, but most sites prefer reviewing games that are easy to comprehend very quickly. TBS products typically aren't, and they also usually aren't the big sellers from large Game Industry companies, that justify that time because of ad revenue. (The Civ series I think would be an exception that proves the rule.) Even the best intentioned reviewer probably isn't going to have much time to spend on FE, and there are all too many "reviewers" out there now on endlessly proliferating gamesites whose main qualifications for game reviewing would seem to be an enormous ego, and a knowledge of the last two or three FPS titles.