Kotaku - Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya has a new video game out. It's not getting perfect scores or perfect reviews. Yeah, like he cares. Here's one of video game's most expressive game designers brushing off criticism as only he can.
I don't usually trust reviews. Usually I wait until I play a game for myself and I wind up checking out what appeals to me (it's why I actually found Duke Nukem Forever enjoyable when most didn't). It's not like W101 has received poor scores. On Metacritic it has a 79 (last time I checked it) which is hardly bad, and most of the scores have been in the 80-95 range. So if you want to use scores anyway, they're pretty positive either way. I see no reason to make a fuss. EDIT: Also Kotaku is a POS tabloid "germalism" troll site. I should have figured this was from them.
I used to trust gaming journalism (or at least the consensus on metacritic) but in the past few years it has fallen to a really nefarious, untrustworthy blemish on the face of gaming. Im sure its really easy to give ME3 a 9.5 when your site's banner, side ad, and background are all plastered in ad revenue from mass effect 3, and a honest/negative review would pull those ads. Also the morons they have employed at ign these days, look at matt from ign, greg from gamespot, mark bozon, or the guy who reviewed bioshock 1 on ign, they're all clearly passionate, intelligent gamers who gave honest opinions and quit because they saw this coming.
Matt Casamassina, Creg Harris and Mark Bozon were great reviewers on IGN but they all left for better jobs. Can't blame them. Fran Mirabella was also another great reviewer at IGN since N64.com but now he's a video director.
If he wants people to stop fixating on review scores then he should stop pandering to reviewers and websites. Instead he and other developers/publishers should speak directly to the fans from YouTube or their developer site. They should also cease the pattern of adjusting game features specifically to "chase the 9". In the midst of his whining he seems to forget he and others like him are responsible for inserting the media between the developer and the gamer.
IGN score: 7.4 That's what happens when you give Keza McDonald an original game to review. She was praising DmC off the ass only after playing that abysmal demo. Not surprised. I'll judge it when I get to play it myself. I still have full trust for Kamiya.
Reviews cant be trusted for some games. Better to just try it yourself all comes down to personal preference.
Lol At what Kamiya said. "Is that IGN thing your god or something?" This guy cracks me up.
yea man i saw that on twitter. laughed hard.
Somebody else asked him what did he think of a reviewer saying the W101 was too difficult? He answered with "Honor" lol
Commmon casual gamer listen for IGN reviews: Did you see the review? looks you game is terrible.. Kamiya: You eat shit,kid?
I'm not even going to read the article because it's from Kotaku and they're likely taking the stance that reviews from sites like them are important. Kotaku can go suck on something and I really wish the lame excuses handed to us about why they are still being prominently featured on this site, despite a vast majority of the userbase voting them down, would just stop and we get rid of Kraptaku once and for all. I encourage everyone to continue downvoting this sh*tty site no matter how little it actually does, and please stop submitting stories from that site and its sister sites like Polygon. On Topic: Kamiya is absolutely correct, and for a larger reason than he probably addressed. Review scores have been factored into deals made between developers and publishers to the point where review sites and metacritic have actually become powerful entities that can determine what kinds of games are made and what kinds of games are not made. We've already seen stories about contracts that stipulate a certain metacritic score in order for the developers to gain bonuses, or even sometimes full pay, and it's ridiculous. Reviews are simply meant to be an opinion, not a gauge of total and broad quality. Of course, you can't ignore multiple opinions that say the same thing, but at the end of the day it's up to you to decide how good or bad the game is based on your preferences and experiences. In my opinion, the numbered/lettered/starred review system needs to die in favour of just a descriptive one containing only opinion and nothing more.
I don't know why you're angry but the person who wrote this article (if you can even call it that) agrees with Kamiya. He even ends it by saying "Good stuff from Kamiya"
I'm not angry, I just have incredibly low expectations of Kotaku. They are the tabloid news site of gaming media. They are at the forefront of rumour and speculation, and readily jump aboard the feminist hate wagon. By and large, their site is a plague on gaming media and should be removed from the internet, or at least this site. They contribute literally nothing to the integrity of gaming media and yet their opinion is viewed so highly that they had 2 seats as panellists for last year's VGA's. The odd time they write something good is so few and far between as well so no one can be faulted for wanting to skip anything written by Kotaku.
Didn't know Polygon was their sister site. Them two sites couldn't be more different from each other.
Well, they may not be now that I think on it, I only considered it to be due to the presence of Brian Crecente. But you're right in that the layout of the site is different. However they have a lot in common with each other.
Reviews are useful to an extent. Kamiya has a pretty amazing track record so i trust this game is great. Thank god Kamiya can just brush off the criticism,unlike others in the industry.
I don't know why people trust reviews anyway, a lot have become absolutely useless garbage because they want more freebies from the publishers and to stay on there good side so they get exclusive info first and stuff. nothing but corporate shills.
I don't know why people trust reviews anyway' Maybe because 'gamers' in this days are a joke? hm..
It gets even worse when companies start caring about them. Remember the Square Enix reported that revealed they wanted minimum Metacritic scores for Tomb Raider and Hitman? Ugh. That kind of thing. It makes it all into a cycle.
Reviews used to be useful before purchase for me because it usually pointed out the obvious good or bad things about a game title so I would be semi-prepared for what's to come. However now, they are not even useful for that anymore because they are too scared of being left out gaming events due to sensitive game developers.
I'm done with most reviews. IGN gave Gravity Rush a 6/10 but Modern Warfare 3 a 9/10.Gamespot gave starhawk a 7/10 but black ops 2 a 8.5. Just no. Why can't all games have demos?
It's true, demo's used to sell games and now with the internet available with every system you'd think that would lead to greater proliferation of demo's. But no, developers would rather not spend time releasing something that may hinder the sale of their product.
Reviews suck. Its someone's opinion, why should i care? Only dumb people care about reviews.
he is totally right.
In my opinion, reviews are shit. Everyone likes different things, one persons view on a game can totally put you off a game, because it shouldn't. There's those types of games that are like a guilty pleasure,and don't lie, there's that game you'll constantly want to play but never tell anyone. honestly... stupid little games are the things I love. Beautiful Katamari for instance, that game a freaking sweet but I bet it didn't get good reviews, I haven't checked but it isn't every gamers dream. I think people need to go out and buy something, if you don't like it, so what maybe the review was right, but you'll never know.
A few games that got bad reviews but weren't that bad are Duke Em Nukem, Alone In The Dark, and The Darkness, and Clive Barker's Jericho. They weren't the best but they had their moments.
I think they are fine. 6 is decent if you're into those kind of games, we should stop seeing 7 as the minimum average in the scale of 10. There are 10 number you know but decent games get 7 and then we have a mess of a bunch of 8's and 9's and that's the problem with game reviews. Just look at IGN and how they reverted from the .5 to .1 because they have rated so many games so high they need the .1 to be able to create some distinction between them. Like seriously, they don't even use the scale of 10 right yet they want to start rating games with 9.1 and 9.3 like if they knew what's the difference between one .1 more or less.
Gaming reviews and scores are just another persons opinion or sometimes a paid off opinion. I never trust a review score because sometimes a game will get a bad score and I will still enjoy the game. I loved Duke Nukem Forever and Remember me , two games that got a bad score but I would have given them both 8/10
Even if you, the consumer is more successful in your game buying endeavors? If game scores help you avoid the stinkers?
The best thing for Nintendo is MiiVerse. That is a place where reviews have no effect on the game as gamers will ultimately help others decide.
When a game is too hard for the reviewers they rate it low aka ZombiU even though the game was good.
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