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« on: April 20, 2013, 07:00:45 PM »

Ever feel like you enjoy the "average" or more moderately reviewed games (6.0 - 7.5) moreso than the giant AAA epics and highly polished games that are being released lately.

I have found myself to be more entertained by them ever since I was young. Perhaps it's that the games that get those ratings take quirky risks and have a "charm" to them that the more polished games don't. Who knows. Tongue


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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 07:17:52 PM »

Reviews are written by people who've played a hell lot of games and are jaded with everything. You often need shinier graphics or some innovation to appeal to them and get high ratings.

Personally, I think that most people get their creative spark out in their first few games. There's a lot more 'spirit' and charm put into those things because they're more personal. The smaller the game, the easier it is to keep personal, though it doesn't mean that huge productions are not able to feel the same creative drive.

Not really so much about risks... AAAs can and do take plenty of risks. But usually more about not having too many cooks spoil the soup. What comes to mind is 5 star restaurant vs homecooked meals.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 07:33:57 PM »

Don't look at review scores from journalists/businesses, they don't really mean anything (although anything below 6/10 is usually buggy/broken).
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 12:15:51 AM »

Play everything 7/10, its the best.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 01:21:00 AM »

metacritic is evil
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 02:59:51 AM »

EA always buy perfect 10's, so being rated average might just mean the developer doesn't have as much money as EA and actually likes games instead
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 03:45:31 AM »

Pretty much everything I like or play on a regular basis was reviewed badly. They're all wrong, I tell you!
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 03:53:16 AM »

Games with mixed reviews are the most interesting ones.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 04:23:09 AM »

EA always buy perfect 10's, so being rated average might just mean the developer doesn't have as much money as EA and actually likes games instead

this is a lot more rare than you think

what's more likely is the reviewer is a moron/ea fanboy
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 04:41:01 AM »

These scores are allot of the times fake. I remembered a big fus about fallout new vegas getting a mere 6 out of 10 on a website wile they just "donated" to that company. The reporter got fired because he didn't want to apologize and give it a new review.
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2013, 04:46:47 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QsXrswJ-yM
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2013, 04:51:57 AM »

truth

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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/4966-Hate-Out-Of-Ten

i normally don't like jim sterling but he's right on the money in this.
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2013, 10:32:15 AM »

The highest rated games (these days) are the most soulless and boring; the triple-A.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2013, 03:19:53 PM »

Most big name reviews are biased or bought in some way, but in any case, the practice of simplifying a game's quality down to a single number is just not a very good way to judge whether a game will be fun.

Maybe games with the highest ratings are those that are thought to appeal to the widest range of gamers, but not necessarily those that are most satisfying to a particular subset (you could say these are often generic games that appeal to the lowest common denominator.) Ratings for niche games on the other hand are always going to be misleading since some people might absolutely love them, while others just wouldn't be interested.
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2013, 05:09:15 PM »


"We don't want you to make a game for us, we want you to make the good game that you want to make"

This guy's alright.
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