SG Gaming Info goes to the dark side and reviews EA's Star Wars: Battlefront II.
The game is great, no one is arguing that. The microtransactions are not, that is what people are arguing about. A 5/10 is clickbait.
I think a 5/10 for Battlefront II is perfectly reasonable, as I feel it is an average game (not good and not bad). If the multiplayer progression system was tightened up and the reliance on loot boxes were toned down the game could have easily been a 7 or 8/10. I would also like to add that in my mind a 5/10 doesn't equate to a bad game, for me 3/10 equals bad or poor.
Have you used microtransactions/ loot boxes as a means for scoring games in your older reviews? Are you now going to include them in your future reviews? Critics did that with the Order 1886 claiming it was too short. Then when longer games launched, suddenly, that wasn't the criteria for reviews.
Yes, in past reviews I have taken points of Destiny 2, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch (the amount taken off varied due to how far they went). When it comes to debating whether microtransactions in a game should result in a points deduction I primarily look at how much the game cost and how the microtransactions effect the game.
@ thorstein ALL aspects should always be taken into consideration and the score tallied by weighing them against each other. If a reviewer is picking and choosing, then their evaluation is worthless.
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