So the reviews are finally streaming in on Destiny's latest first person shooter and reviewers haven't been as kind with their words or scores on Bungie's latest AAA release - But has this influenced your decision to buy the game?
Last game I bought of Gamespot's high review marks was COD Ghost and what a major disappointment that turned out to be.
My purchase of Shadows of Mordor, Alien Isolation, and Evil within are all going to be based off of how well they are received.
Activision knows people buy games based on reviews, that's why they held off sending review copies to review sites before launch. But they ALSO know they had IGN in the back pockets to hype the game to hell and back, and wouldn't bash them for it, like they would've done any other publisher... So yeah, Activision got over on all of us with their business partner IGN (Activision bought the IGN ProLeague).. It's actually pretty crooked and pathetic that us as gamers were the victim to this PR/marketing sham...
Demon's Souls for me, I never knew what the game was until I read some extremely positive reviews, it's probably one of the only games i've bought based on reviews
I always trust reviews from IGN, they are yet to post their views on destiny. I read the escapist review the other day and they referred to Destiny as Chorecraft LMAO
"I always trust reviews from IGN" that must be sarcasm right?
They gave Ghosts 8.8/10. How can you trust them???
No way I'd trust IGN's review.
I used to trust IGN. But I bought a couple of games given very high scores, and I was disappointed with my purchases. I feel as if IGN is somewhat reliable when it comes to AAA titles, but they rate indies waaay too high in my opinion.
Reviewers are probably paid to rate a game up, so no i don't trust them. Saying that Destiny reviews have been spot on.
Never. Letting a reviewer chose a game for you is like being a mama's boy in a store and let her chose the games for you.
Raids are still locked. Most weapons and armor have not been found. Most public and weekly events have not been opened yet. Most of the game has not been played. Like all reviewers say. Lets rush this 6 out fast. At this stage reviews need to have trophy/achivement progress with the review. We really need to weed out people who play for a hour and call it a review.
Agreed. I am level 23 right now and have been playing a ton of Skirmish. I have not had this much fun in a FPS since playing Halo 3. My group is all set for the first raid opening on Tuesday. The game is getting bigger and bigger. IMO, I do not really care for a story in a FPS. I got Destiny to grind gear, kill big monsters, and PVP with friends. I just wish I could skip the cutscenes.
I honestly haven't had this much fun playing any game ever. Most cases I can't play games for more than one or two hours without feeling like I wasted time or I get bored, but this game is seriously addicting, I can't put it down. Just goes to show how sad the state of gaming journalism is, where they feel they aren't needed because of developers like bungie talking straight to gamers, so they turn and give them horrible reviews, which is completely childish. On topic, the bad reviews aren't stopping me from enjoying this masterpiece with my friends, and I definitely will be for a long time to come.
It's GT6 all over again. They game got better as you gradually progressed and yet reviewers thrashed it. It's almost like a race to see who has the first review.
Exactly. I don't trust most reviewers. If I can go into my local gamstop have a quick little play through I know the games worth getting.
I never have and never will. A collection of opinions from individuals with different perceptions and tastes to me is no match for watching gameplay on YT or a livestream and deciding for myself.
I agree. One can can judge if a game is worthy of a purchase by watching gameplay videos and walkthroughs. I always do this and I have never been let down by my own instincts. Peolple who rely on reviews are not too bright or cannot make up their own minds.
Probably L.A. Noir which after a week I was disappointed in and traded back in for $45. I was hyped for destiny (it's why I jumped to next gen) but these reviews and outcry from the community are worrisome. My friends and school mates seem to enjoy it. I'm thinking it'll be one of those games I'll have to just buy and see for myself (the old you never know until you try and you'll always be wondering if you don't try) and then if I do enjoy it great, if I don't just trade in and move on.
None, I have my own criteria I don't need someone else to think for me.
Haven't done that in a while I usually pre-order ahead of time if i expect a game to be great. You do end up being disappointed sometimes though after playing it. I bought Battlefield 4 at launch, the previews looked good. Watch dogs i bought it the previews looked good. Fifa i buy every year should wait for review scores more lol. Diablo and Destiny i got free with home sharing with a friend online. I have a few other games i just bought after looking at the previews.
Every one of my purchase were based on reviews(on sites that I trust)..except.. oddly enough Destiny. Reviews Save me the hassle of blindly buying games that I want like Ryse and Battlefield 4(with all the issues that game has online). Yup..I fell for the Destiny hype and now I am regretting buying it as I felt the same way about it as many of the 6-7 reviews it have gotten. Luckily i got the physical copy of the game and I can trade it back and at least get $40 back.
I prefer to buy a game based on my own likes and dislikes. But review scores are helpful in determining the general consensus of a game. I mean, I buy a top end smart phone based on preference too... but I still read the reviews and get the over all feel for ones in my price bracket when making the decision.
I've never bought a game based on reviews.
But have you ever not bought a game based on bad reviews?
Well yeah, but you're always right, right? Alas, so few of us are omniscient Belgian Shephards... Luckily reviews are a great resource, especially when buying outside your comfort-zone (or for someone else). Yeah, some of these websites come out of nowhere to review games like Destiny, but they're fairly easy to recognise... Good Game is an Australian programme whose reviews occasionally appear on N4G... The hosts have differing opinions on many games - most coming down to their individual tastes. Between their independent scores and the fact that their show is funded by the government, bias is minimal. They'll probably review Destiny on (Aussie) Tuesday.
Its actually crazy cause a few of my friends have cancelled their orders of destiny after reading gamespots review. Most are waiting for the price to drop. I would base what i buy off some ones opinion.
I've been gaming for longer the most of these reviewers have been alive. I know what games I like and what I like to play. So I never let a game review tell me how much I should enjoy a game.
X-Com: Enemy unknown is one game I almost certainly wouldn't have purchased (strategy games were never really my thing), but the critical reception was so strong that I got it anyway. Glad I did, 'cause it's just as great as the critics said; better even, if you get the expanded 'Enemy Within' version... Which I did (only then it was for love, not reviews).
Wolfenstein TNO. Had little interest until I read a few reviews.
I don't think I ever have. I did, however, purchase many games because my friends had great things to say about them. That doesn't always work out, either. :/ I used to love PSM's reviews. I miss those guys. Well, before 2007.
None, I think for myself. If I don't like the game, I return it to the store for a refund.
How many pc games have you returned?
Oh I get it, because my name is "OculusRift" there's not possible way I could own a console. I've been a console guy for most of my time as a gamer and that's how it's always been. If I buy a game and don't like it, I return it.
Zero never followed a review yet .
I use reviews to help judge at what price point I'll buy a game at, and to get a sense of what the game is about. I don't go off scores alone but more what the content of the review says. OT netflix is great at knowing what I'll like and not like.
Never, but Ride to Hell's reviews help me from not picking that up
My purchases are based on what I see, not what I read. When Gears of war judgement was announced I was going to buy it regardless of the reviews because I'm a gears fan. It turns out Judgement was average, then I read the IGN review and it praised the game. But that's IGN for you- they'll polish a turd and call it gold if the price is right. Many reviewers have vested interests and I'll take their reviews with a grain of salt. A good reviewer is like a diamond in the rough nowadays.
None if I see a video of a game coming out and like the look of it I will buy it most times I pick good but the odd time I get a crap one lol
I don't solely rely on reviews for my purchases! Over the past few years the tons of gamer reviews in the N4G comment sections are a bigger player in my purchase!
Generally game informer is pretty reliable. Ive never read a review from them that had me scratching my head.
Why does it always have to be A vs B? I read many reviews good to bad, bad reviews are useful sometimes because they tell you what sucks and then you can decide if it's something you can live with based on what's good about the game. There are some weak reviewers that let their personal feelings about the games 'offensive' content corrupt their views about all other parts of the game though. The truth about a game can be slipperier than a greased weasel, so I'd rather have more info about it than less.
I don't buy games just based on reviews but there were times when games I didn't think I was interested in grabbed my attention with the reviews. For example when Sleeping Dogs came out I didn't really know much about the game and didn't pay any attention to it. However I kept seeing excellent reviews for it both by critics and gamers. This led me to find out more about the game and ultimately to purchase it which I'm glad I did because it is one of my favorite games. This was all set in motion because of reviews, not marketing.
"What's The Last Game You Purchased Based On Reviews?" Child Of Light It was a short and a completely forgettable side-scrolling RPG. Sure it was pretty, but that's it. reviewers mostly gave it 8 or 9. I'd say it was a 7 at the most.
Child of light was great. I read the reviews and thought it was spot on. I usually don't buy from reviews but can everybody's opinion about Destiny be wrong? Saying that its been a great game for so far.
The Last of Us Remastered. Glad I did too, considering I was a 360 guy last gen. Hoping that will be the last game I buy based off reviews. We need to stop relying on another person's opinion to a game on our radar. If it looks interesting to you, either buy it, rent it, or watch someone play it to make your own opinion. You just might miss out on a game that you would've enjoyed otherwise.
Probaby a PS2 game
I don't buy anything based on reviewers opinions, i look at trailers and gameplay videos and see if its for me or not.
It's hard to take reviews from commercial gaming sites at pace value. Sites like Gamespot, IGN etc all rely heavily on adverts and therefore web traffic so they would sell their own mothers for exclusive deals with publishers and promote their products. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the poor reviews for Destiny are because Activision held back review copies and therefore reduced these sites abilities to generate traffic to their sites. It's really not a bad game, I don't think its a classic but doesn't deserve some of the negative reviews it's getting.
ummm....The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky i guess.. 't was okay
I look at it this way. Developers want us to pay $60 dollars for a game. That may not be a lot of money for some but it is to me. The least I'd expect is to read a review or two on if its worth getting or not. Is that too much to ask bungie? It was cheeky they sent out late review copy's to reviewers. I think it would changed peoples opinion about the game for sure.
The reviews as of late are really proving that reviews are or always were pointless. Polygon gives Destiny a 6/10? That type of score should be reserved for games with broken mechanics or tons of glitches. To many of these reviews have become purely based on if the person reviewing the game liked the game or not.
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