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User Info: Phoenixmgs

Phoenixmgs
5 years ago#1
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/4966-Hate-Out-Of-Ten

Jim Sterling is right yet again. Over the last 5+ years, 99% of games have been overrated by at least 1 whole point where 8s, 9s, and even 10s are handed out like candy. An 8/10 should be a very good score, not seen as a disappointing or even a BAD score.
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User Info: Agent_Greer

Agent_Greer
5 years ago#2
fully agreed and i've been saying the same thing for a long time. games this gen are generally scored higher than they should be
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User Info: PurelyDivine

PurelyDivine
5 years ago#3
people's expectations are way too high these days. they are always expecting a better game than the last one they played, and if it isn't then they call it a flop or bash it
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User Info: TheRavenKC123

TheRavenKC123
5 years ago#4
Review scores mean nothing to me. Why would I need someone else to tell me what I like?
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User Info: lambchips

lambchips
5 years ago#5
like i said many years ago, games this gen is far too inflated
reviewers arent critical enough this gen

the only reviewers i bother with nowadays is eurogamer, because they are one of the few sources that still harshly review their games (if a game gets a 8 from them, you can bet its good)


i bet games only get inflated scores because of all the casual gamers coming in.... casual gamers are really the only gamers that takes scores too seriously without understanding where the score came from

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User Info: kobalobasileus

kobalobasileus
5 years ago#6
I think too many review outlets give perfect scores when a 9/10 would be more appropriate.

An 8/10 still denotes a good game that is worth buying, but it also denotes a share of problems that make the game worse than it could have been.

Personally, I consider anything from 7/10 to 10/10 as "good" and worth buying.

User Info: Phoenixmgs

Phoenixmgs
5 years ago#7

From: lambchips
lthe only reviewers i bother with nowadays is eurogamer, because they are one of the few sources that still harshly review their games (if a game gets a 8 from them, you can bet its good)


Yeah, I agree, Eurogamer is one of the few good review sites. 8s should be very good games. And, there is no way 9s should be handed out on a weekly basis like we've seen over that past few weeks.
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User Info: RPG maniac87

RPG maniac87
5 years ago#8
Doing your own research and trying games for yourself is the best imo.
One of my favorite games Cross Edge got a 5/10 but I'd easily give it a 9.
They're entitled to their own opinion though.
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User Info: blackat87

blackat87
5 years ago#9
Eurogamer, but also Destructoid (the site Jim Sterling works for) is great for reviews. They will sometimes give out a ten (like Sterling did for the new Kirby) but their reviews are always honest and rational. And a 7/10 is considered a good game on that site.
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User Info: Phoenixmgs

Phoenixmgs
5 years ago#10

From: RPG maniac87
Doing your own research and trying games for yourself is the best imo.
One of my favorite games Cross Edge got a 5/10 but I'd easily give it a 9.
They're entitled to their own opinion though.


I didn't necessarily post this to show people you shouldn't trust game reviews. I posted this because of how messed game critics are compared to other mediums. Just go over to MetaCritic and try to find as many 90+ OVERALL review scores that games commonly get for movies, TV shows, and music.
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