Metacritic : MG:R 79% and DmC 86%.....what does this mean?

#51RockmanALPosted 2/22/2013 9:01:19 PM
just get both if you like DmC

but MGR is defenitely better
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#52Chain_StrikePosted 2/22/2013 9:01:28 PM
Of course asking for advice never hurts....HOWEVER if you plan on making a decision soley because someone says it's bad or good is dumb.

I'm glad I was cured of the reviewer virus...that thing's killer.
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#53MugenDC4Posted 2/22/2013 9:02:08 PM
Big Devil May Cry Fan and played both DmC and MGR, my vote goes to MGR. Once I beat DmC I couldn't gain any interest replaying it; however, MGR I have been replaying multiple times trying to collect everything. Those reviewers just suck at games and shouldn't even be reviewing games. MGR has a very small learning curve and once you got it, the game actually becomes fun.
#54megaultrarice34Posted 2/22/2013 9:06:50 PM
GrandLethal14 posted...
megaultrarice34 posted...
GrandLethal14 posted...
LOL this is funny stuff.

When reviews are good for a game, people who hate the game say the reviews don't matter, while the people who like the games are like "Good reviews mean that the game is good."

Conversely, when reviews are bad for a game, people who like the game say the reviews mean nothing, and people who hate the game say, "See, because the reviewers say the game is bad, it's bad."

Hypocrites.


Or it could just be different people you come across. Some people maintain their standards and expectations pretty clearly.


I dunno, mang, I'd bet my left nut that people would be touting the reviews as justification that the game is better if it scored higher than DmC.


Yee breh, you're prolly right. Guess I was just speaking for myself.
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#55DaAzureGrimoirePosted 2/22/2013 9:07:55 PM
I swear no one understands the point of reviews here.
Well, some do, but surely most don't.
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#56SandOnMyBootPosted 2/22/2013 9:32:06 PM
Modern game reviewers LOATHE challenging and difficult games.
#57tonberrymastaPosted 2/22/2013 9:37:46 PM
I think there is a tendancy to put too much weight on what final score a game gets. What is more important is what the reviewer said about the game when they were discussing its pros and cons.

For instance, some of the best games I have played this gen like Red Faction Guerilla and Dues EX: HR got 8/10's from most reviewers but when you actually read the reviews that went along with those scores you can totally tell that almost all reviewers who played the games had a total blast playing them. The 8/10's arose because of obvious technical issues like the graphics weren't super stellar on some buildings or some other reason which doesn't really matter but keeps it from becoming a "triple A" title in their eyes.

I haven't played Rising yet, but most reviews I have read said they had a total blast playing it and didn't really mention any important negatives at all, and then at the end the score is still an 8/10. Oh well, it just goes to show that it is hard to quantify something like "fun" that is completely intangible.
#58yellowpikminboyPosted 2/22/2013 9:38:57 PM
*see's the topic on the gameFAQs homepage and walks in, not even bothering to read the posts*

It means you are looking at Metacritic and should stop. They can manipulate numbers however they want, and are completely arbitrary. An example is a website that uses a F - A rating system. Metacritic can look at a B+ and say "Welp, B+ obviously means a 70. Cut. Print." Review scores are usually arbitrary and dumb to begin with, but Metacritic takes it to a whole new level.

There's also a thing that happened with Natural Selection 2. I forget what site, but some "reviewer" wrote a factually inaccurate review for them that makes it seems the guy never even played NS2. Metacritic's response? "Let's see, its factually inaccurate, does not reflect any of the views of your company, lowers the arbitrary score number, and is just plain idiotic? Lol no, we're not taking it off. GG no re." How can anyone defend anything Metacritic does?

If a real site that could properly aggregate all review scores together in a reasonable fashion, maybe MGR would have a "87%" and DmC a "77%".

Just. Stop.

*walks out and never looks back*
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#59LeatherFace29Posted 2/22/2013 9:44:05 PM
hoagie727 posted...
It means reviewers suck at parry.


100% this.
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#60pokefan35Posted 2/22/2013 9:49:21 PM
Gobstoppers12 posted...
It means reviewers suck at parry and don't follow the code of the samurai.


Personally, Cowards Will Go No Further.