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Former IGN Employee Admits Review Scores Are Skewed Due to Public Relations and The Almighty Dollar.

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josy1388d ago SpamShowReplies(3)
Blankman851388d ago

The day IGN gave The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition an 8.5/10 and both Twisted Metal and Starhawk 9's out of 10 I lost all respect for them.
The Witcher 2 holds an 88 metascore by the way, TW and SH are both in the 70's zone. I mean seriously, in what world is Twisted Metal better than The Witcher??
This news does not suprise me in the least. Shame on you IGN and all the rest of the sites that take bribes from SONY, Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision, EA and all the other powerful publishers.

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Captain Qwark 91387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

a sad world my friend. few games are better than the witcher 2, game is a 9.5 in my book. graphics are top notch, gameplay is amazing, story is outstanding, i think the only thing that game could be knocked for is the story can be hard to follow if you dont read the journals and are unfamiliar with the first. but do those things and you will be fine. game is sex.

tied in first as the best game this gen with dark souls. of course these are just my opinions

also the way around this is too actually read the review. if the games features and type of gameplay/genre appeal to you, chances are you should pick it up. if not disregard the fact that its a ten and move on. example, fifa gets 9's across the board but im not a soccer guy so i would never get it. same with gran turismo or forza ( i like racing but not racing sims, id pick up burnout, nfs, or mariokart though )

negative1387d ago

Twisted Metal kicks ass what planet are you from?

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caseh1387d ago

Licks ass more like it. Beta lasted 5 mins on my PS3, a game I would definately be hard pressed to p*ss on if it was on fire.

gintoki7771387d ago

Aren't review sites just opinions...So IGN enjoyed Twisted Metal as much as the Witcher 2. I'm not defending them but who gives a fuck. Opinion isn't going to hurt you unless you let it.

Eyeco1387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

The funny thing is something that allot of fanboys are gonna be shocked to hear, Sony is also noted to have done this they threatened Gamespot after they gave RAC FTOD a 7.5.
If I was to go on Imdb or Rottentomatoes or even metacritic and see a movie rated a 7.5 I would think it's a damn great movie but, for gaming standards apparently a 7.5 is mediocre. I remember reading, I cant remember whether it was EA or Capcom, but one of them tried to prevent reviews of a game that scored less than an 8 from being released... wtf

Mirage7491387d ago

My thought EXACTLY. If I'm considering seeing a movie and it currently holds a 75% or Rotten Tomatoes, you bet your ass I'll gladly go see it. But like you said, a 7.5 for a game is a death sentence. The review system for games is incredibly broken.

Side note, I loved FTOD. I thought it was one of the best Ratchet and Clank games in the series.

telekineticmantis1387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

Halo ODST, Gamespot/IGN gave it a ()'s for an Expansion, helping it get to an 83 overall.

So what are all you complaining gamers gonna do? Nothing?

You should Boycott reviews, that's why I have an Adam Sessler Avatar, because he was the only VG journalist I ever trusted.

ambientFLIER1387d ago

That's because ODST rocked. To a Halo fan, anyway. Easily the darkest and moodiest halo game to date.

Gaetano1387d ago

They're two different games.

You realise that, right?

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richierich1388d ago

This makes sense considering gametrailers.com gave Resident Evil 6 such a decent score

mochachino1387d ago

The worst was Joystiq giving Kinect's Gunstringer and Child of Eden 100% review scores.

This was right at the time when MS was pushing so hard for people to believe Kinect was for core gamers.

I actually haven't gone back to Joystiq after that, it was just so obvious that they were on the take.

solar1387d ago

This is the same for every industry. You the consumer needs to educate yourself and make a decision based on your own research.

Eyeco1387d ago

Not really the Transformer series are huge money makers, that doesn't stop high profile critics from giving the films horrible reviews, and im talking 3's 4's 2's out of 10.

MWH1387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

effective since year 2000, the age of the internet and the near extinction of written reviews and magazines.

Baka-akaB1387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

It was always there , people just wanna pretend it wasnt and wear nostalgia tinted glasses . Favoritism toward the most hype titles , glaring omissions , factual errors , and not even the excuse back then that games would be patched and fixed .

It wasnt even well hidden , i clearly remember reviewers giving raving critics to juggernaut , only to sneakily admit a month or two later in a review for a different title from the same genre , that they basically didnt enjoyed the game that much .

I would dare say it was even more rampant , since back then people cared much more about gaming reviews' opinions , and didnt always have videos and trailers .

It's not a surprise many people care more about an aggregated style kind of global score like metacritics (wich i still find to be rubbish) , they dont trust any particular site or magazine

MWH1387d ago

say whatever you feel Baka, i'm not about to argue with you.. but one fact remains, things were better yesterday than today.. with and without the "tinted glasses".

Baka-akaB1387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

Except it's not a fact :p . My old pile of dirty game magazines suggest otherwise . If anything changed is the among of review and reviewers , and at last and not least the possibility of getting an opinion on our own with videos , especially for games that usually never had coverages or more than a screenshot and tiny paragraph .

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