TBH I’ve been around for a while and if I had a penny for every time someone said they were no longer so much interested in RPS, were going to look for some other place, that the time was up, that RPS somehow had jumped the shark, I’d be a rich man by now.
That is not to dismiss the factual reality that present day RPS has become in many ways a very different thing than it used to be.
Of course there is solace to be found in the notion that you don’t need to read (or like) all of RPS, and you don’t have to read just RPS (although of course supporters might find the latter less agreeable an idea than non-supporters).
FWIW comment section has been highly polarized for quite a while, years actually, is my belief.
Controversial posts attract tons of opinions, while even a review of a pretty darned good indie game that wasn’t hyped up to hell and back, attracts few remarks.
I also personally find a problem with the fact that the comment section has been auto locking itself so if, for instance, you do not buy a game on launch day, there is no discussion whatsoever to be had. We all get why it is set up this way, and nevertheless it sucks big time.
That in itself would be not such a biggie if the forum was promoted and cared for, the way it deserves.