Halo: The Master Chief Collection review for Xbox One | Gaming Age

Gaming Age write: "So, as of now, I’d strongly suggest holding off on picking this up. This month and last aren’t lacking in quality games to pass your time with at least, so there’s that. Hopefully, for those that bought Halo: TMCC a permanent fix comes along sooner than later, or you can get some enjoyment out of the single-player experience for the time being. But it’s certainly not fair to wait for the product you purchased to work, and because of that, I want to be sure that my review score for this retail product reflects that."

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Blastoise1343d ago (Edited 1343d ago )

Before people flip out and suggest it's click-bait, it got this score because the reviewer couldn't access the multiplayer because the servers were down and other issues

Neonridr1343d ago (Edited 1343d ago )

even for just the single player alone it's worth more than 58/100

and how do you put a value on a C+ anyways? Where does a score of 58 = a C+?

To be honest, in my schooling 50-59 was a D, 60-69 was a C, 70-79 was a B, and 80+ was an A

So a C+ should translate to a score around 68 shouldn't it?

u got owned1343d ago (Edited 1343d ago )

Based one the Metacritics ranking, C+ has a value of 58 points in a scale of a 100. But i changed the value to grading so that there is no confusion.

Neonridr1343d ago

@u got owned - thanks for clarifying

WeAreLegion1342d ago

80+ was an A in your school?!? Our A was 94+.

VforVideogames1342d ago

This site is rated BBS (Bais Bull S#!t) this site give DriveClub 91 with broken online so don't click on their website, don't give them a reason to keep doing this.

Neonridr1342d ago

@WeAreLegion - yeah, but this was like grade school. Universities were different. We had a 12 point scale similar to the US's 4 point scale.

guitarded771342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

The reviewer failed to understand the conversion between 0-100 to F-A grading systems. I have never really liked Halo, and I know it's better than that even without MP. Plus, it's not like we don't know what the MP is like on those Halo games... it's just better having it all integrated.

EDIT: I thought we all agreed that Metacritic is not something we go by on this site.

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u got owned1343d ago (Edited 1343d ago )

Yes, that is correct and i think its a fair score because of this. We as gamers should demand that our gamse work day one, not a week or month after they launched, and the worst part is that this is becoming a trend.

I'm the biggest Halo fan here but this is not right. 343 get it together.

darthv721342d ago

frustration is understandable but trying to assign blame is not really warranted. especially when people say its the game or its 343. The game and the company are not at fault. Its the service which is experiencing issues not just related to this game but several games.

something happened to the service prior to this games release and because of the demand it gives the impression that it is related when its not. I certainly wouldnt blame the game or system if my power went out. I'd blame the power company but even then its a hard sell because sometimes things happen beyond our control.

Rather than harp on "who did it" I look at how fast it can be fixed. Those are the ones to watch...the repair time and people behind it. They are the ones with all the pressure on them right now.

spicelicka1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

That makes no sense, the review scores stay permanent forever, while any server issues are very short and temporary. There's no way the game will still be having the same problems a month or two from now.

While I agree a game should be working perfectly at launch, there should be a probationary period, and reviews should factor that in. You can't rate a game on impulse if it's actually an amazing game.

If next week the game is running perfectly is he going to change his review? I doubt it.

Ezz20131342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

@u got owned

i agree
what even more odd is that IGN and GS are waiting for the remaster to get fixed before they done their review which is complete BS because they never done that to any game before
this just show how bad gaming sites have gotten

Angeljuice1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

"it got this score because the reviewer couldn't access the multiplayer because the servers were down and other issues".

As most people are buying this for the multiplayer experience, it's only fair to give a review score that reflects how broken it is.

MS blundered big-time here.


The same goes for other titles such as Battlefield and DriveClub, if you don't want poor reviews, don't release broken games.

No_Limit1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Dude..Halo MCC was a 90 before this review of 58 dragged it down to a 89. It is the only 'poor reviews" of the bunch in Metacritics. NBA2k15, GTAV, Batlefield 4, and Driveclub all got B+ and above from this very same site and yet all 4 of those games have massive online issue at launch. How do you explain the disparity of the scores for those reviews from the same site? Halo MCC does have 4 campaigns and it is not a strictly a MP game like the 4 mentioned above games.

darthv721342d ago

also, just to be fair, it's not the game that is broken. a broken game would be AC:U with all its gameplay glitches. MCC plays just fine in most respects. The matchmaking side (handled by the servers...not the game) was experiencing issues unrelated to MCC prior to release that is also effecting titanfall and destiny.

So, yeah its not the game or 343 but the service that has issues.

Assassingamer1361342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

@No_Limit The game got a 6/10 from Gamekult and that site is registered on metacritic, for some reason metacritic didn't add gamekults review of this game to the list so either way it should be below 90.

No_Limit1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )


What is your point? Gamekult is hardly used in any metacritics review. It scores Driveclub a 5/10 and that game is currently at 70 on meta and would be 69 if thar score is added. Why didn't you complain about that but pick and choose on Halo when it fits your cause?

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DeadlyOreo1342d ago

I agree. Hopefully we can get an updated Polygon review too, not holding my breath though.

Ezz20131342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

there is more chance of you going to the bathroom only to find Bigfoot sitting on the toilet reading news papers
than Polygon update the review

Dudebro901343d ago

Its impossible to of played the entirety of this hit stores yesterday, and the multiplayer servers went live less than a week

Whatever, garbage website anyway.

Angeljuice1342d ago

"Its impossible to of played the entirety of this game"

Does he really need to? If he's played all the campaign missions before, and all that's changed are the graphics, surely a few hours on each title will tell him everything he needs to know?

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No_Limit1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Wait a minute...are you telling me this is the same Gaming-Age (which is owned by NEOGAF) that gave the broken Driveclub game with network issue that lasted over 2 weeks a A- while giving a game with 4 great HD remake with campaigns but has matchmaking issue that was launched only 2 days ago a C+? It is funny enough even 99% users comments for that review on the site blasted Gaming-Age for such hypocrisy.

Stiffler1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

The site is a joke and everyone already knows that. All about those clicks and nothing more.

Love it how they didn't hold the same restrictions against DC, NBA and gta -- All of which got A's, all of which had online issues at launch which were all equal to if not worse than MCC.

Bias at is finest and I hope they enjoy all the bad rep that their clickbait of a trash score gets.

gangsta_red1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )


Very interesting right? Where are all the "media is biased" critics on N4G now?

Should we start to assume that Sony paid for this review as MS seems to do every Sony game?

Naw, no knickers in a twist. just doing my usual sarcastic shtick of how a certain fanbase would over react and declare nuclear war on the dance floor if this was a sony game.

But you do have to admit that Driveclub getting an A- over MCC is suspect beyond belief.

Angeljuice1342d ago

Thats not such a bad review score, I don't know why you're getting your knickers in a twist.

Ezz20131342d ago

If Neogaf is soo baised to Sony then
why they sh*t on Uncharted3 since day 1 till today ?!

lunatic00011342d ago

I've been playing the single player part of the game for right now and its awesome to go back to these games...I can wait for mp to be in working order

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