GameZone's Matt Liebl writes, "Assigning the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 a review score is stupid. There I said it."
Well said, its like two mothers looking at their newborns and arguing "my baby will be more successful than yours when he's older"....its like, how can you say that so early on?! Stupid.
Especially consider a short year from now the two consoles will be better than what they are now.
Well, it sucks, but that's how they generate hits. Especially certain websites who are known to be biased towards a certain console and, by nothing else but fate (/s) they end up giving that certain console a higher grade
It seems the 'thing' to do now. Granted i enjoy reading the perspective of the person who is doing the hands on but a score is pointless. The games are what is scored. That is all.
It's true. I'm looking forward to how the consoles develop over the next two years. Not to mention how the games develop. I think we'll be in for a treat with the upcoming Naughty Dog and Bethesda games...and comparing with last gen, they might only be the equivalent of Oblivion and Drake's Fortune. Just amazing!
There are plenty of other electronic items that get reviews like PC components, TVs, Phones, etc. Why is it okay for those items to have review scores but not video game consoles? Unless its dumb to have review scores for all electronic hardware...
A PC component is what it is out of the box, a TV is what it is out of the box.... A console out of the box and a console 4 years into the gen are completely different machines....
@Lukas Well aren't the reviews of the consoles 'out of the box'? Unless they're stating the score is for the entire lifecycle of the console. But, now that I think about it, a 'score' is another thing from just a 'review'. Reviews are okay because they are just stating facts about the system. Scores are very subjective.
@Lukas But then you start reviewing the console based on things other than hardware.
Amen. Look at the pS3 and 360, more so the 360. It is a completely different machine than it was when it launched. Both machines will be different a year from now.
These things are better suited for the end of a generation.
I find it dumb when people review the consoles, then use launch titles to weight the score. Why? You are reviewing the hardware and OS, not software put on it.... It's like saying Windows sucks because Flash player needs to update every two seconds. Why does Windows suck because software it supports sucks?
Is there anything else that needs to be said? Everyone else is just fishing for hits. Spewing out content for te sake of content.
Polygon unboxed the Xbox One Plugged it in Turned it on Said 2 words to it Played 5 minutes of Ryse Gave review score 8/10 "Teh best console evah"
i doubt it was even 5 minutes. they probably just opened up the game box, and looked at the disc.
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Giving reviews on consoles is pretty dumb, but it will give sites hits so they'll do it. Both will be great in their own right, if anything its best to own both with the exclusives coming.
Ding ding ding! We have a winner! Thank you for posting this. I am glad to know I am not the only one who finds console launch reviews arbitrary.
I agree since these consoles (just like the ps3/360) feel as they are alive and will change a lot through updates.3- 5 years from now I expect them to be loaded with new features.
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