Nobody likes being disagreed with, and nobody enjoys having something that they like besmirched. However, when it comes to differences of opinion, there is a marked difference between debating the issue and becoming a stupid, whiny crybaby.
I must say I agree with the guy who wrote this. You can not demand reviewers be honest and then disagree with them and complain when they give an honest review.
Just like this guys opinion, everyone opinion is different, your opinion is you COULD disagree with the reviewer, that just might be the way you think of it, and who's to tell you how you should think of some one else' opinion?
Boo to this guys opinion. Seriously he's just trying to bring the score down for more hits.... oh wait.. crap
I'm with you. Destructoid is trying to defend their Condemned 2 score by saying this. 3/10!? I'm not whining about it. I'm completely against it. Honest is one thing. Looking for more hits by stupid scores is another. There was one site / reviewer that gave 2/10 to Super Mario Galaxy and what Destructoid did with Condemned 2 is no different: They both are looking for more hits and now this article is kinda like damage control.
opinions are baseless when trying to prove a point. everyone has their own opinion. that's what i don't understand about these score-whores.
Everybody likes different types of games so I don't worry about what reviewers write. I only rely on reviews when I don't know too much about a game, and even then I only used them in the context of an overall average. If it's combined score is garbage I probably won't get it, if it's good I might check it out.
Agree. Reviews can be subjective. Especially when the reviewer does not really play much in that particular genre. I'd rather listen to somebody that is in love with a certain genre and have seen it progress and have good ideas on how to push it, then somebody just doing a job for a paycheck and have no clue where the genre is headed. Do reviewers actually finish the whole game before reviewing? some do not seem they even beat the game.
Most reviewers play on EASY to skim through the bare necessities, to some gamers that blasphemy but what can you do, in the end you gotta make up your own opinion about the game, like Time Crisis 4, reviewers say it sucks ass, to them it might but I love arcade shooters, have since I was a little kid, so it was a worth while purchase for me.
That's my gripe. There is almost always one or two gaming site's that is used in the metacritic even though their reviews fall on opinions that almost no one else agrees with. I see it as a cry for attention to stand out by pointing out ridiculous negativity. I prefer reviews that are of neutrality(if that's possible), based on fun, longevity, and appeal. The whole opinion swipe and innovation are getting far too out of hand. If gamers want an opinionated review score they should look no further than user reviews. The vastly changing and different review systems used these days (along with the constant need to find attention) makes it impossible these days for a game to beat Zelda in metracritic scores.
I often wonder how game reviews will relate to a broader public. Not everyone plays games for a living so for me it is difficult to relate to some of these reviewers. Recently, I rented a couple of games that where not rated so well. It turned out that theses titles where immensely playable and in my opinion should have been given higher scores. I believe that while reviewers do give a valuable service, are they becoming out of touch? I mean the professional life they lead would seem like every gamers dream, but too much of a good thing means what? I enjoy reading about the gaming community and upcoming games but because of work I find myself reading more about games than playing them, maybe I’m the only one with this predicament. I do enjoy reading reviews because I want to know about games I am interested in, but I am sure my skills and perceptions are different from a reviewer.
Whats a wanker?
You don't wanna know...
I have a different view about this that is probably the right one in this case "Opinion: Why people who defend poor written reviews or rants trying to be reviews and giving baseless scores are wankers" Destructoid damaged control much? but hey you are never gonna see a site admit that one of there editors did a TERRIBLE job in one of their reviews I mean GS has been defending crappy and inaccurate reviews for some years now seems Destructoid follows
Rachet and clank 7.5 from gamespot. Nuff said.
And I can tell you that I agree with that score. The game had nice pixar like graphics but failed to do anything else. I felt like I was playing a port from the ps2 titles. The biggest drawback for me was the lack of Multiplayer. Put it simply, the game felt rushed and seemed to be pushing for pixar magic, rather than the charm we know and love the series for. And the story? After 4 games, were still deprived of answers.
destructioid is also another wanker, dontcha know
That baby looks like what the xBot Slave will look like at the end of this year!!! ;-D
It's all about the majority when it comes to reviews. Majority always rules! Did the game get great overall reviews? That's why it's great that we have sources like gamerankings.com or metacritic. I dont really like to read just one review because that person might not dig that genre. I hate jrpg's and probably would give any FF a 1/10. And I'm sure somebody that loves jrpg's would probably give Halo 3 a 1/10. That's why I pay attention to sites like gamerankings. Majority rules!
Yes, there are trolls. Yes, people are stupid. Yes, not everyone will agree with you. And yes, when they disagree it will more than likely be in a stupid and baseless "debate" that basically devolves into a name calling frenzy. Here's the thing though. You put your writing out on the ol' web, and it's fair game. You give a comments section for people to write what they think in. Not to write what you want to hear, not to write how you think they should, to write what they want. I ABSOLUTELY think that these people you talk about are fanboy crybabies, are seriously misguided and sad people that need to get lives. Hands down, no questions asked. I too agree it is ridiculous, however coming out with a long rant on how people respond to their reviews just makes them come off as...let me see...well, like a petulant children. Some good points were made, but what shines through more than anything else is that they are personally offended with how people handle their reviews and, to their detriment, resorted to name calling. And the whole "we are brutal and honest with our reviews, why get pissed" thing is always funny, especially when the response is "I don't agree with your opinions on our reviews, so I'll get pissed". But I think my favorite is "But hypocritical gamers contest it because it opposes their personal opinion of the game, and this threatens their frail egos". Why do you feel the need to come out swinging with this scathing, I dare to call it, 'opinion piece'...because it threatens YOUR frail ego perhaps? Way to show 'em how it's done. I think that something needs to be said, but not by reviewers, and not through a rant/tantrum.
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