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When you see a review, what is the lowest score you'll accept and still play?

#21Boge(Topic Creator)Posted 10/14/2013 5:03:58 PM
No wonder there are so many bad games. Developers can get away with it because they know that most people will still pay for a 5/10.
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#22JudgmenlPosted 10/14/2013 5:36:11 PM
Indifferent, one of my favorite games of all time is Runescape.
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#23Killah PriestPosted 10/14/2013 5:55:39 PM
I don't care what someone else thinks of a game. I try it myself and make up my own mind.
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#24boktai3Posted 10/14/2013 5:57:41 PM
consdiering how review scores are bought and the good games get average scores, the scores don't really matter, cause the 1-6's can be amazing games and the 9-10's are trash and cod games who just pump money into poor mechanics.
#25DerPancakePosted 10/14/2013 6:04:31 PM
8, sometimes I will let a 7 pass by.
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#26ThePCElitistPosted 10/14/2013 6:27:51 PM
Boge posted...
sirtonne posted...
They make no difference to me.


Really? So if everyone you ever talked to about a game said that game was horrible, 1/10 quality, you'd still consider playing it?


I don't look at reviews. I have a mind of my own and my own tastes and opinions.
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#27AlleRacingPosted 10/14/2013 6:35:07 PM
I never let review scores dictate my gaming choices. They're so often amiss, not critical enough when they should have been, or glossing over very awesome features and delivering a low score. As an example, the game 4x4 Evolution 2 was critically panned, but it was an excellent game.
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#28cody4783Posted 10/14/2013 6:35:14 PM
sirtonne posted...
They make no difference to me.

I entered this topic to post this exactly.

Review scores are f***ing stupid and should be banished from the system. Honestly, I'd sooner take a 6/10 review--AND READ THROUGH IT TO SEE WHY THEY CRITISIZED THE GAME---, and then maybe buy the game because it was actually decent, and I can overlook the issues that gave it a "6/10" rating....than I would see a 8-10/10 and thing "OMG THIS GAME MUST BE AMAZING--TAKE ALL MY MONEY".

F*** numerical rating systems they are all stupid.

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To list two videos. TotalBiscuit also did one similar, but it was awhile ago and I can't track it down now.
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#29Treason686Posted 10/14/2013 6:48:11 PM
Boge posted...
So, you're interested in a game. You see a review, or a collection of reviews with an average score of ??? What is the lowest review score that you'll still accept and consider playing the game?

Like for me, anything under an 8 is an automatic waste of my time. I won't bother. So for me, I voted 8.


Approximately 6, since we're talking average.

6 is the land of the game that's either a generic rehash with no redeeming qualities, or a diamond in the rough, with that rough including being unfinished content, game play breaking bugs, or other issues.

e.g.
Gothic 3 (admittedly broken at launch)
Shank (I don't get the hate... I thought it was awesome)
Dreamfall: TLJ (Beat it. That says a lot for an adventure game)
Jet Li: Rise to Honor (That analog combat system rocked)
Two Worlds (Broken. Before the US release, it was released in other countries with a completely broken weapon upgrading system. I acquired the game before release)
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#30Born LuckyPosted 10/14/2013 7:22:37 PM
A long time ago I bought a PS2 game called Drakan: The Ancient Gates.

I loved it.

A couple of months later I read a review in EGM, that gave it a 3.5/10, and said there was no dragon in the game.

That's the day I realized that "professional" reviews were nothing but crap.
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