This is why you can't always trust reviews...

#51DarkAdonis123Posted 12/20/2012 10:53:56 AM
Lemmywinks13 posted...
DarkAdonis123 posted...
Luthor_ posted...
Do you guys google random crap to try and use here, and then settle for any garbage site ever that comes up?

coffeewithgames... lol.


This.

It reminds me of how a friend of mine desperately wanted Dirge of Cerberus to be a good game. After reading about a dozen reviews that gave it 5s and 6s, she finally found some random ass reviewer that none of us had ever heard of before that gave it a 7. And she clung to that as justification for her now putting on her shoes to run out and buy it.

Hilarious the lengths people will go to in an attempt to stay in denial.


Except in his case it's YOU that is going off of a couple of bad reviews and ignoring the dozens of good/great reviews...don't believe me, go to metacritic and see for yourself!

This isn't just about Zombi U...it's the simple fact that reviewers should state how far into a game they played. If someone hated Zombi U and didn't feel like they had to play any further to state that fact, it should be mentioned in the review how long and where he left off. It is something to consider and not just be ignored.


From 51 critics Dirge of Cerberus got a metascore of 57. And from 49 users it got a 6.9. Now unless the standard for quality has fallen, neither one of those are good scores.
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#52JKatarnPosted 12/20/2012 10:59:27 AM
Lemmywinks13 posted...
DarkAdonis123 posted...
Luthor_ posted...
Do you guys google random crap to try and use here, and then settle for any garbage site ever that comes up?

coffeewithgames... lol.


This.

It reminds me of how a friend of mine desperately wanted Dirge of Cerberus to be a good game. After reading about a dozen reviews that gave it 5s and 6s, she finally found some random ass reviewer that none of us had ever heard of before that gave it a 7. And she clung to that as justification for her now putting on her shoes to run out and buy it.

Hilarious the lengths people will go to in an attempt to stay in denial.


Except in his case it's YOU that is going off of a couple of bad reviews and ignoring the dozens of good/great reviews...don't believe me, go to metacritic and see for yourself!

This isn't just about Zombi U...it's the simple fact that reviewers should state how far into a game they played. If someone hated Zombi U and didn't feel like they had to play any further to state that fact, it should be mentioned in the review how long and where he left off. It is something to consider and not just be ignored.


Except certain core parts of the game, the basic gameplay (combat, item use etc.), graphics/performance, atmosphere etc. aren't likely to change a whole lot later in the game. Yes, you should play a fair portion of a game before reviewing it, but if a game generally consisted of say shooting the same three robots with a collection of 4 guns, it's not going to change radically through the course of the game.
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#53jonsushiPosted 12/20/2012 12:05:16 PM
Okay, wow. Considering the subject of this topic, it's kinda funny how hard of a time I'm having forcing myself to read the whole article at the TC's link.

For one, what does he mean by ZombiU being "basically...a new IP"? It is a new IP, isn't it?

Also, the person overused quotations like some people here use ellipses.

Anyways, this is nothing new.

40Dribylf posted...
From: Gen2000 | #046
Godstriker8 posted...
Except IGN DOES complete their games before reviewing them.


http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/03/20/tales-of-graces-f-review-un-scored


If anything, this prove they finish their games before reviewing them.


Agreed. I'm not totally sure what that other person was thinking. Or if they even bothered to read the page that was linked. Maybe they could show me IGN's review score on this page:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/604158-tales-of-graces-f/critic

I'll save some time. There isn't one.

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#5440DribylfPosted 12/20/2012 12:35:26 PM(edited)
From: Gen2000 | #049
But it's a link to a review (not labeled preview or random thoughts) ....of a game they didn't finish...so no.


Because it IS a review, you dolt, just a premature one.

They made it a clear point to say "HEY WE DIDN'T FINISH THIS GAME SO WE'RE NOT ASSIGNING IT A SCORE. AGAIN WE DIDN'T FINISH THIS GAME" They very obviously didn't keep it a secret or say they did finish the game.

Jesus, you people are just hopeless.
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#5540DribylfPosted 12/20/2012 12:34:52 PM
From: jonsushi | #053
Agreed. I'm not totally sure what that other person was thinking. Or if they even bothered to read the page that was linked. Maybe they could show me IGN's review score on this page:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/604158-tales-of-graces-f/critic

I'll save some time. There isn't one.


Thank you, a person with sense.
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#56Banjo2553Posted 12/20/2012 12:35:34 PM
Luthor_ posted...
Do you guys google random crap to try and use here, and then settle for any garbage site ever that comes up?

coffeewithgames... lol.


Well, people from both sides do it, so I suppose.

But yeah, I'm glad I didn't get swayed by the reviews because I'm enjoying ZombiU a lot. Only gripe is that melee combat gets repetitive because there's not enough animations.
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#57Gen2000Posted 12/20/2012 2:48:44 PM
40Dribylf posted...
Because it IS a review, you dolt, just a premature one.

They made it a clear point to say "HEY WE DIDN'T FINISH THIS GAME SO WE'RE NOT ASSIGNING IT A SCORE. AGAIN WE DIDN'T FINISH THIS GAME" They very obviously didn't keep it a secret or say they did finish the game.

Jesus, you people are just hopeless.


So...they reviewed a game they didn't finished? You don't say? That was the point of the post. Somewhere you got lost.
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#58x2link777Posted 12/20/2012 3:09:42 PM
Gen2000 posted...
So...they reviewed a game they didn't finished? You don't say? That was the point of the post. Somewhere you got lost.


Clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed... Just an FYI, a review without a proper scoring is not a complete review. On top of that, they specifically mention they didnt finish it, hence the lack of score, which proves the other posters point, that they finish games before reviewing. IF they didnt, they would have just thrown a score on that review and not even mentioned they didnt finish it.

A word of advice, next time youre floundering, grab a lifejacket instead of grasping for straws.
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#59PyjamaHeroPosted 12/20/2012 3:12:02 PM
If you want to see inside the garbage we call "Games Journalism" check out Penny Arcade Reports article on it.
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#60Kiro_namiPosted 12/20/2012 3:20:56 PM
Luthor_ posted...
Do you guys google random crap to try and use here, and then settle for any garbage site ever that comes up?

coffeewithgames... lol.


Funny, doesn't Nice_Kirbyfan do the same thing when he feels like trolling the Wii U?
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