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Submitted by dvewlsh 753d ago | opinion piece

You Aren’t Crazy For Not Liking Every ‘Great’ Game

Explosion.com's Dave Walsh takes a look at the phenomenon behind how games are rated and how they are perceived and that it is OK to not like every great game. (Culture, Industry, Microsoft, Nintendo, PC, PS3, Sony, Wii U, Xbox 360)

marynancy   753d ago | Spam
Asuka  +   753d ago
of course its ok not to like every great game. I, for example, do not like GTA at all. any of them. However, that doesn't mean i think its a horrible game because i know there are people out there that love the crap out of it.

im not going to go around b*tching and whining and telling everyone that this game sux and they shouldnt play it simply because i dont like it. What a lame excuse that would be haha!
-Gespenst-  +   753d ago
The influence of seeing a published "9/10" is pretty large. People really don't realise how much the media shapes them and their opinions. Not to sound like a paranoic, but it really is true.
SageHonor  +   753d ago
You're not paranoic. For example, I think think metacritic is a horrible site to determine your purchase but alot of people do that anyway. Heck some people use metacritic scores to say one game is better than the others.

Also so many people hate IGN. Yet they're arguably the most popular for reviewing games and they have a ton of influence among other smaller sites
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cpayne93  +   753d ago
It's ok to like a game with a rating below 8 too. There are some games I really like that scored in the 70s on metacritic, like Unit 13 and ps all stars.
PhoenixRising37  +   753d ago
i really don't see why some critics don't like allstars... i think it's so much fun!
InTheLab  +   753d ago
Good...because I hated Skyrim and Fallout NV and Fallout 3 and Oblivion. I honestly don't understand why people like those games. I mean, I want to like them. Hell, I bought them all in an effort to like....but they are awful. Slow, lifeless treks across various woodlands or wastelands to do whatever menial task any asshole you meet wants. All of them had terrible combat. All of them were and buggy mess that were only playable after the PC modding community did what Bethesda and Obsidian should have during development.

Now, most people I tell that to call me crazy but in reality, YOU are the crazy ones...lol.
TotalSynthesisX  +   753d ago
:O

I'M NOT ALONE. :D
PhoenixRising37  +   753d ago
great games i didn't like:
Farcry 3
Dishonored
Oblivion
God of War 2
Journey and Flower
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1upgamer99  +   752d ago
I could see where Zelda may not be for everyone, or Zombi U. I love Zombi U, and my friend hates it. There are certain games that are just fun, like a Ratchet and Clank or Galaxy. If people just sit down and play em they would more than likely find it enjoyable. Most games that are epic I rent first to see if I like them. The problem with that is a game like Zelda or Skyrim you are just scratching the surface of the game before you return it.
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