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9GN: How IGN Went Overboard with Reviews in 2012

GamerSushi writes: IGN gave 84 games a 9 or higher in 2012, which is considered “Amazing” on their scale.

Let’s look at the full description for a 9 on the IGN rubric:

“One of the best games out there. When this generation of games ends, people will look back and say, “This was one of the best games made for the system.” It might have a few flaws, but this is a must-buy.”

IGN says there were 84 of those in 2012.

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Dwalls11711233d ago

Ign is a site just like anyother site, they need hits to make money...so they will do controversial things to get traffic to their site... for example they will have members of their "playstation team" saying they hate kratos...this odvious oxymoron causes much conflict and in turn brings traffic to the site...same with review, controversy brings hits..

bullymangLer1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

i wouldnt trust the team at IGN if i were you . . did you know that chobot dresses up as other human species in order to fool US into believing things are happening around the world when they really aren't ?
she helps keep the human race stupid/un-evolved.

the less WE know about the basics of life, the faster our soul burns out.

i wouldnt mind watching a movie with Audrey Drake though

MaleManSam1233d ago

Wait.. you cant trust am employee of a specific division about PS because he or she doesn't like Kratos. Everyone has their opinions dude, just because they work for that (Chosen) division and field of work doesn't me they lather up the juices of every game, character or idea Sony and developers make.

That's a bit of stretch dude.

dlpg5851233d ago

he was saying that ign would make their authors give controversial opinions in order to get more hits. he's saying that the sony lovers who "hate kratos" love kratos but are just following orders to make the site more money

LOGICWINS1233d ago

Thats still just speculation. We don't know what goes on behind the scenes at IGN, and we likely never will. What we do know is that when an IGN review pops up, half of N4G will scurry to it (as usual).

CryofSilence1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

I'd have given 9's to probably 20-25 of those. I think the 8 zone is perfectly acceptable and is a great score.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1233d ago

You know at first glance this guy seems right, but just look at that list. Frankly speaking from what I know of each them, they were definitely all deserving of the score.

MestreRothN4G1233d ago

Expect for The Walking Dead and Diablo, I agree the games I have played from the list really deserve 9+.

joab7771233d ago

Look at metacritics top 10. Ign nailed 9/10. I guess it isnt hard if they gave 84 of them a 9. I dont know if there were 84 but looking at them, they were solid titles. Maybe a few 8.5 s would put things in perspective.

WooHooAlex1233d ago

I enjoy the IGN podcasts, not a huge fan of their reviews tho. I'll usually take Colin Moriarty's reviews seriously. He's one of the good ones.

platformmaster9181233d ago

It's a general plague in the industry people need to use the whole scale or change their definition on those scales. I would guess the later would be easier since games from this gen back would seem better if all their scores went by the formerly high scores, unless sites went back and adjusted and metacritic accounted for all of them but that's a lot of work.

DEATHxTHExKIDx1233d ago

I havent played all those games but I think most of them got a well deserved score.

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