I was quite shocked to see how badly this game was reviewed. I'm seeing a lot of 6-7.5 scores hanging out there. I haven't had a chance to play mine yet since I've been playing Dragon's Crown, but I'm kinda worried now. I really loved ToG and I was hoping this would be even better. Does anyone know the major beef people seem to have with this game? --- The official Ghoul of the Shin Megami Tensei IV board
Well, scanning through one of the worse reviews they said basically that it's the same old JRPG formula with no new inventions so it feel stale.
I don't understand how it's a negative for a JRPG to be a JRPG. I mean, that's why I'm playing it...
Same people think innovation is everything. It's not; it's a bonus IF it works, but I'd take a well-done shooter that's cliche'd as hell than a "new and original" but sucky one. --- "That's because the player keeps mashing the button!" -Deadpool after slapping Wolverine repeatedly in "Deadpool: The Game"
I could see how you'd give this and a lot of tales games a 6.5. Some videogames feel like a bit of a circle-jerk between critics. If you look at users oftentimes some users don't like games that get rated insanely high GTAIV for instance.
Movies even ones that win awards can get 2 or 3 star reviews. It's at a 79 meta which is fair I think, I'd give it an 8 so far personally which is great.
Scores aren't the end all be all. But, still its human if you really like something you don't want everyone hating it or thinking its merely okay. And aggregate score is a way of measuring that.
No, I must form my opinion based solely upon critic reviews.
Seriously though, I guess my concern is that for years there were no ports of many Tales games and I'm afraid that poor foreign reception (outside Japan) will prevent future games from coming overseas, such as Xillia 2 which I hear is actually better than Xillia 1. --- The official Ghoul of the Shin Megami Tensei IV board