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Submitted by Pozzle 947d ago | opinion piece

10 Spectacularly Wrong Video Game Reviews

WC writes: We all know that there are tons of great games out there. And simultaneously, there are a lot of games that are, for lack of a better term, complete crap. And of course, us gamers share our existence with people we call critics that get paid to review those games.

A lot of the time, these critics are pretty accurate in their reviews. But there are always exceptions. Here are just a few examples of those exceptions. (Call of Duty: Black Ops, New Super Mario Bros Wii, PC, PS3, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Wii, Xbox 360)

stone_cold  +   947d ago
IGN completely make wrong reviews they give all good games a bad scores
MariaHelFutura  +   947d ago
I would more say they give average big budget games great scores. It`s the nature of the beast.
lastofgen  +   947d ago
Um...not really.
There's no such thing as "wrong review."

An opinion is an opinion. But you have the choice to ignore it.
MysticStrummer  +   947d ago
So reviews of multiplayer only games that are based on beta code and underpopulated beta servers are cool with you? How about reviews that contain incorrect information because the reviewer either rushed through the game so they would have one of the first reviews, or didn't play into the game enough to have the complete info? Both of these things have happened more than once this gen. Wrong reviews do exist.
morganfell  +   947d ago
This article is the epitome of absurdity. Were none of these games bad? Ask any OGR player what they thought of Future Soldier.

My favorite moment in his ramblings is when he attacks the review of Battlefield Bad Company 2. I agree the Rob Taylor missed the mark. But the irony is he infers Taylor is a COD fanboy. Yet the writer himself clealry fits the same definition when reviewing Battlefield 3. He considers the campaign in BF3 to be a ripoff of Black Ops. Really? Don't be greedy, pass that fat blunt around. He tries to include himself in the erred review category yet while pointing out the faults of others in their writings he fails to acknowledge specifics in the shortcomings of his own worthless pieces.
DarthJay  +   947d ago
This article is brutal. It should be called "let me find nine reviews I disagree with and present my vastly superior opinion all while making the #1 most spectacularly wrong video game review one that I wrote so I look humble and important."

Reviews are opinions. There is no way to prove an opinion wrong. You can agree or disagree, but even a lot of people disagreeing doesn't make it wrong. Even if I agree with some of the points you made, I would never disagree that the writer has a right to feel the way they do.

But hey, you put yourself over. #1!!! Good job. Clearly you never believed anything you said to begin with if you can turn around and say you were spectacularly wrong about 10 opinions you had on 10 games.
strange1986  +   947d ago
Wow, well said. You pretty much nailed it.
knifefight  +   947d ago
Yeah, this is whatculture.com we're talking about. That whole site is pure trash. N4G keeps submitting and approving its articles though, so we still get this kind of crap popping up. -_-
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   947d ago
lol
liquidhalos  +   947d ago
Very well said DarthJay, i couldnt agree more. It was pure narcissistic bullcrud
stage88  +   947d ago
Just seeing that picture makes me want to play Uncharted 2 again. Time to fire it up when I get home.
Dfooster  +   947d ago
I was going along with this article until the author of this very article, a piece about journalists getting reviews wrong states that ubisoft sometimes get things so right like ghost recon but occasionally get things so wrong like assassins creed brotherhood??? What, brotherhood is by far the best assassins creed of the series by a mile.
arbitor365  +   947d ago
this guy is bashing edge magazine for bashing black ops? that is probably the one thing I have ever agreed with edge magazine about. you arent going to call them out for their 7/10 they gave killzone 2? that was when most people with half a brain realized how cringingly biased they are.

you're going to complain that gamespot gave resident evil 6 a bad score? that game completely deserved it on every level and many many other reviewers agreed.

yeah, this article sucks
wishingW3L  +   947d ago
anything written by Tom Chick!
Tiqila  +   947d ago
after reading the last page where you criticise yourself in an ironic way i was wondering wether you meant the preceeding comments for real.

since im not sure about this i can just say, i dont like your style and you are very biased in your opinion. please let us know all of your future opinions on games...

...just like anyone needs to know
Kingthrash360  +   947d ago
Only 10?
lifesanrpg  +   947d ago
Did this site really make an article bashing other reviewer's opinions?

Nothing like calling someone's opinion wrong through your own opinion piece...immature article is immature.
WeAreLegion  +   947d ago
Actually the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 review is spot-on. The campaign sucked. The humor and writing from the first game were gone. That...and they blatantly ripped off Modern Warfare throughout the campaign. The multi-player was great, but the campaign was crap.
dumahim  +   947d ago
I should have known better than to even give this a shot.

Top 10 list on 10 pages.
10, 9, and 8 on the list seemed pretty weak targets for an otherwise interesting idea for a list.
But then #7.
“With 23 installments (all of which have received critical acclaim), 5 film adaptations, 2 CGI movies, 7 novels, and several other creations,”

Critical acclaim? Really?
IMDB, those 5 films. 34%, 21%, 22%, 24%, and 29%.
Raccoon City had previously gotten pretty bad reviews as well. And that’s as far as I’m going to go into the past on that. Then, most other reviews for the game were pretty negative as well. Why is this one singled out?
Hicken  +   947d ago
Even if I agreed, I couldn't be bothered to go through ten pages. They provided more content than the usual spread, but it's still ridiculous.
ghostrider32  +   947d ago
Reviews are opinions, nothing more. They are nothing worth getting upset about.

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