Edge: "Light on personality, but an ambitious, beautifully freeform addition to PS3's multiplayer roster."
this is, what? the 8th PS3 exclusive this year that edge has rated below the metascore. keeping the tradition alive http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- A magazine's opinion often differing from the aggregate score on metacritic? or - Someone actually being compelled to slam them based solely on those unpopular scores?
" Someone actually being compelled to slam them based solely on those unpopular scores?" that is a clear straw man. there are plenty of sites who frequently differ from the metascore, such as destructoid and eurogamer. and I have no problem with them. why? because in their cases, it isn't consistently against a certain platform or company. it tends to naturally balance out. The platform bias is the problem, not extremism. and, sorry, if you CONSISTENTLY disagree with the aggregate in extreme favor or disfavor to a certain platform, that makes you a fringe site/magazine. and there is no reason why people should take your reviews of said platform seriously.
EDGE usually gives games a low score. It isn't exactly a platform bias. Besides, is them giving Starhawk a 7 going to change anything? The other recent game, MaxPayne3, got a 7 too.
-"why? because in their cases, it isn't consistently against a certain platform or company. it tends to naturally balance out." So...you essentially admit that an act of balancing with the aggregate score on metacritic for one specific platform is more important to you then what the reviewer(s) have to say? We're suppose to determine whether the review(er) in question makes consistent points, not by looking at fluctuations on a flow chart. -"if you CONSISTENTLY disagree with the aggregate in extreme favor or disfavor to a certain platform, that makes you a fringe site/magazine. and there is no reason why people should take your reviews of said platform seriously." Problem #1: They don't consistently disagree with the aggregate. Problem #2: The logic behind this is just awful to begin with.
EDGE: "This game is great, I think it deserves an 8. Wait, is it a PS3 exclusive? Cut 1 point off! 7 it is!"
They're out to get you.
"The Razorback, for example, is a less manoeuvrable facsimile of the Warthog; the Vulture jetpack is a riff on Halo: Reach’s more tightly designed Armor Ability; and the character models, while heavily customisable, lack the iconic impact of Gears’ Marcus or, in the Scrappers’ case, the Locust" sounds like a fanboy.
they arent even trying to be subtle anymore
I forgot Halo invented jetpacks... /s
Almost sounds like they are trolling. How about you review the game and stop making it sound as if Starhawk is a rip off or something else. @ Blastoise. Exactly.
Warhawk had jetpack im pretty sure that b4 reach
Grabbing context from the review in order to raise questions of whether or not partiality is involved. Well done!
So the review disfavorably compares aspects of one game to another- actually two- when their impartiality is in question, and no one SHOULD say anything about it? Please explain to me why it's wrong to point out such things.
Wrong? What are you talking about? That's the very reason why I said well done! lol...did everyone miss that? I was only prepared to faint because I didn't suspect someone would DO something I've actually said for quite some time.
Probably because it seemed sarcastic, especially in lieu of your comments higher up.
My comments higher up are solely questioning the logic behind slamming a website's/magazine's opinion solely over their score, instead of going after their context. Since HarryMasonHerpDer provides an example of questionable judgement found in the written portion of the review, I almost fainted because someone actually did something I've been telling others to do for a long time. Sooo......technically....any sort of sarcasm shouldn't be detected, more so when looking at my comments higher up. But whatever. It happens, I suppose.
I loved the jetpack in Duke Nukem 3D
WarHawk had the same vehicles.
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