Even though The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is dragging down big scores, is it fair to say that most gamers already made a purchase decision months ago?
no. I don't care. just like bloodborne, i'll buy witcher3 regardless of review scores. I'd had both games preordered for months. actually, I never depend on review scores. devs like CDPR, GG, FROM, rockstar, ND, kojima......you just know they're going to hit a homerun on every release.
The game seems good, most reviews are positive, and I want to support these developers, so those are all the reasons I needed to pick it up this afternoon. Sadly, my hardcover game guide hasn't arrived today yet. A bit disappointing.
I'm confused. Did the game score badly?
No, not really. I don't care about that game either way. It just looks whatever, don't see what the big deal is. Looks like another Elder Scrolls: SKyrim which I don't even like. Don't people get tired of yet another medieval RPG where you ride your horse, cast spells, slash at enemies with your sword and get over encumbered. Seems like people have done that shit for like 10 thousand hours already.
@Lightning Mr Bubbles If you dont care about the game why did you hit the link, people like you why games gets bad reviews
@lightning Don't you get tired of games where you sprint, duck behind cover and shoot everything till it's dead then move to the next room to do the exact same thing? Witcher has Exploration Meaningful dialogue Your decisions actually shape the world Great combat In depth crafting Racing Alchemy Ah who am I kidding. You have a narrow minded perception and clearly only like one kind of game
@JoGam No, the game scored very well, 9's and 10's across the board. Literally the only major review I have a problem with is Polygon's which, while the first half is acceptable, they make a whole other half to cater to their SJW audience, complaining about the fact that you can beat females (meanwhile, decapitating males is fine), the fact that there is nudity and sexualization of women (which is equal to the ones for men and correlates to the Witcher books, so the characters look the way they do for a reason) and just some wildly stupid criticisms.
Given the history of CDPR?...Nope
Not the actual score. I just read reviews to see if there is something about the game I am not aware of that makes it a must buy or a must avoid..
I think we are all influenced in some way by what others think, but luckily games are made with an audience in mind. Just because I didn't enjoy Bloodborne as much as my friends doesn't mean that I don't respect it for being a well made and presented game. It just wasn't made with me in mind. If someone doesn't enjoy reading and listening to dialog, then they probably aren't going to enjoy The Witcher 3, but they should respect it for being a great game for the genre.
Agreed. And sadly, it's when developers will start to aim for as big an audience as possible, that their product becomes a bit of everything and nothing, so instead developers should just aim for making it the best game in it's specific genre, aiming to please that specific fanbase it's aimed at, and only then when it's a great game, they'll have a chance to reach a wide audience due to positive word of mouth.
Here where I live there is no gaming rentals, most of the ppl I know haven't upgraded their old gen consoles yet, and a ps4 game, at launch, cost something around $83, so yeah, most of the time, I'm pretty much dependent on gaming reviews and streaming to decide whether or not I'll buy something at launch. That being said, The Witcher 3 was the second game this year I've bought without waiting for reviews (the other one being bloodborne). I'm still waiting for my hard copy to arrive, so I hope I don't get disappointed!
Why do I need reviewers when I can watch streams of the game and interact directly with the streamers who will answer my specific questions?
This is Smart, As someone like me a Souls Veteran i'll just ask any known good souls streamer who is playing the witcher 3 if it's worth it or not, I'm currently playing The Witcher 3 and it's worth it.
Unless you are so familiar with a reviewer's work that you know your tastes are around the same as their's? No. If anything, look at reviews as a whole, rather than by themselves. Form your own opinion on the game, watch some footage, figure out if the game is for you.
If they are playing a game you are also interested in playing, doesn't it mean they have at least similar tastes in games?
Not really. A lot of reviewers are just assigned games to cover, regardless of their interests.
When i see Metacritic scores ,i just laugh to myself and carry on !!!! I never base my basis of a game from review scores ,i usually rely on livestream reviews or steam which have some great reviews and reviewers,once you can see past those stupid one liner out of ten scores !!!! Would definitely blah blah blah blah again/10
No, there's some small things that still bother me that CDPR didn't address from TW2, but the game is amazing. Been playing since yesterday afternoon and I still haven't tackled the griffin as i'm just running around checking the environment out.
I don't care about review scores personally. I don't use them at all to gauge whether or not i buy something. BUT, i do care because i know other people care and they do use it for purchase info. Example: I really like Bioshock, Bloodborne, Witcher, Freedom Wars..etc. I want those games to get high score because people will get it and ultimately support it if the reviews are good. I'm gonna buy those games regardless Ive actually had a friend tell me that he will only buy games if the scores are high and if people are talking about it.
Nope, no review needed since I really enjoyed the first and second game.
I would read on reviews with horrible scores to see what went wrong and to see whether they will change my mind. I would avoid reviews with high scores and praises to avoid spoilers. This only applies to games that I have been anticipating for months/years. If it a new game I have never of before then I would read the review to see why is it receiving new such praises.
Review scores need to die
Yes and no, reviews help those people who aren't to sure about the game but if the reviews are really low 5 and under then most people wouldn't buy the game no matter what the title is.
A score is very subjective while not giving useful information and doesn't help find out if a game is for you whereas a short summary at the end will help decide if you find reviewers point of view relevant for your playstyle and preference. Plus scores are used as clickbait and for fanboy wars.
I always wait for reviews and review scores, even a great developer and franchise can put out a crap game so you never know.
I'm glad to say that the graphics actually lived up to the hype! It looks amazing! (And there are seriously no loading screens either). But that's aside from the fact that every little side quest is a whole story on its own. Worth. The. Purchase.
Doesn't the site itself also does reviews? That is like saying should shoe brand matters when your store's majority of selection is Nike. Lol
I only use reviews as a reference to games I know very little of, like what type of game it is and what the gameplay is like and what the story is about. Many games that get average or below average review scores are actually quite good imo.
I don't give a flying about reviews anymore, if it's a game I want to play reviews be damned I'll play it. Don't get me wrong it's great when games review good across the board but it is never my deciding factor on purchases.
Well, i do want to know what others think of the game that i'm going to buy anyways. And reviews are also helpful when it comes to the game that i'm uncertain about.
For me personally the review doesn't make the decision of my purchase but rather offers me information about the game. I have enjoyed plenty of 5/10, 6/10 etc games and I definitely don't regret it. It's good to have a well written and informative review but ultimately you as a individual need to decide if it worth your hard earned money and time. In Witcher 3 case, it's absolutely worth playing it.
better question, do i even care about the witcher 3.
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