When I read they collect data from Metacritic scores, I facepalm'd.
That's actually what happens though, review grades do sell a game. And it's not just people seeing a game gets a good score, so they go out to buy it. Large chain stores buy games based on their score. If a game gets something like a 7,5, you're screwed. In the current environment you need at least a 85 to even stand a chance against other big AAA games.
Yes, Metacritic is the cancer of the industry.
Too many casual gamers in today's day and age. It sickens me.
Can't believe they're blaming Eidos for this. They produced nothing but hits for them.
They aren't blaming Eidos. You mis-read the article. They're blaming themselves for having unrealistic sales goals.
"Lightning Returns is being made by delusional narcissistic auteurs."
Part of the problem is sort of casual gamers. I just look around me and I hear all this talk about games I would never even consider buying. And the more those games overrun the market the better chance there is the more 'hardcore gamer games' are going to get lost somewhere in the middle.
Back in the day gaming was really directed towards a different type of audience, and kids these days are growing up being saturated by all these crappy games and cell phone games and other useless stuff. Thus, the real gamer games are becoming more a thing of the past.
And unfortunately it's probably going to keep trending this way. :(
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