Does "Kiddie" Mario Deserve to Outscore the GTA Games?

If you look at the highest rated video games of all time, two franchises dominate the list, and one just barely ekes out a statistical victory based on review scores.

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PSNintyGamer1620d ago

I don't see what the problem is here. They both Sold extremely well, and both were received well by gamers.

Beastforlifenoob1620d ago

Each to their own, I bought watchdogs yesterday and thought it blasted GTA out of the water even though it got much lower review scores(although i can understand why some people dislike it). I haven't played many mario games (I know it's hard to imagine) but to me they look like solid experiences for their own audience.

Locknuts1620d ago

Being a fan of quality platformers and open world games, I would say that Nintendo has the edge in terms of polish and fun factor. Rockstar are more ambitious in terms of scope, but have fallen flat a couple of times with the fun factor (GTAIV being the prime example).

pedrof931619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

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You bought WD yesterday ? And you're already throwing that statement ? How naive.

You'll see.

Enigma_20991619d ago

The "problem" is that another game outscores HIS favorite game, and his panties are in a bunch over it.

3-4-51619d ago

GTA 5 was extremely disappointing considering how fun GTA 4 was.

* Worse Physics, POS characters, Lots of Filler that was mediocre at best.

* There was a lot there, but not a lot of fun stuff to do with the stuff that was there.

It was just kind of just kind of happened, but in no way, shape or form could I ever consider GTA 5 a memorable or classic game.

THAT is what we got for $350 Million dollars.

Rockstar knows how to really waste $250 million dollars or at least pocket that much.

* Mario Kart 8 on the other hand was a highly polished game FULL of small details that people are still just finding out about.

10 years from now, which game still plays well, Mario Kart 8 or GTA5 ?

MK8 all the way

iamnsuperman1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

It isn't as black and white as that especially with the hypocrisy with media outlets for the exact issue you raised with Super Mario Galaxy 2 (They would mark games down for that exact reason but not others)

Personally, I think (now this is a sweeping statement) both reviewed much higher scores than they should be (in GTA's case apart from 3 I struggle to find reason to warrant such a high score)

YodaCracker1620d ago

GTA IV scored higher than any Mario game with a 98 on Metacritic. As far as I'm aware, only Ocarina of Time has scored higher with a 99, but with far fewer reviews.

TheDevKit1619d ago

It's a shame the actual game is above average at best.

elhebbo161619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

GTA 4 was also bland as f*ck, so I'm not really sure how that receieved a perfect score. 100% sure it was because it was one of the most anticipated games of all time, has nothing to do with how good the game was.

WeAreLegion1620d ago

I honestly don't like that reviewers give scores. I'd prefer just to read impressions and go from there. Mario deserves praise though. So does Grand Theft Auto. They're attempting to accomplish different things.

Alinea1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

just because it doesnt contain guns and blood, it doesnt mean that its going to be better.

but the 2 cant even be compared, they both aim for different things.

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