Are review scores obsolete for AAA games? A look into whether the release of Destiny may favor marketing instead of reviews for future big-budget titles.
Interesting perspective. I think the main problem with Destiny has been Bungie's unclear communication about the game. They pitched it wrong. It's NOT a game for everyone like they claimed.
I don't know, I haven't played the game myself. I was turned off by no split screen coop, I think all shooters should have this option. So that and mixed reviews made me decide it's a "no buy"
The author has a good argument. However, I do believe that the somewhat negative reception will affect sales from here on out. So they do matter.
Not really. If you've seen the latest advertisements on TV for Destiny, it mentions that the game has received over '180 awards', That perception is going to reach a lot more people than the small number of core gamers who depend on review sites to tell them what games to buy.
people just wanted Halo 3 with better graphics. they have disappointed a lot of people. Bungie shouldn't be getting too happy as no one is going to fall for the hype of Destiny 2.
Loving destiny so far. I wished they explained things more in the game. I had to google about how to use the coins and rank up after 20. They briefly go over it but it's not specific.
Review scores and user scores will hurt long-term sales for sure. If the reception was in the mid 8s, I don't think it would hurt so much. But the average is in the mid 7s, if we're being generous.
Critical scores have been sitting around 79 on Metacritic. User scores are higher once you adjust for all the trolls who posted 0s on the day it released. IGN has the user score sitting 8.3.
can u still get extra abilities after level 20?
Yes you do. Another tier of the game opens up at lvl 18.
I wouldn't say the hype trumped the review scores. More like withholding review until after release so people dont cancel pre-orders.
I think people rely on review scores waaaaaaaay too much honestly.
I stopped believing review scores during the PS1 years. I forget what game it was, but some magazine was all about it so I bought and ended up hating it.
More like: "Destiny: How Quality and Fun Game play Trump Hype & Marketing & Review Scores."
Well we keep hearing how bad Call Of Duty is but it keeps selling likely due to advertising. But to be fair it also gets lots of good reviews. The vocal minority is likely due to how mainstream the games have gotten and how terrible the online community is. Probably explains why Bungie chose how the communication within the game works.
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