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The Review System: A Fanboy and Publisher Nightmare

PlatformNation.com - Over the years we have all become rather accustom to the review score scene as gamers. Games get scores in a numerical form based off a journalists review, and then it winds its way into Metacritic and Game Rankings where it is combined with other reviews to give you the overall score of the game. Unfortunately for all of us, game "scores" from reviews have become far more important that the actual content of the review. Even more troubling is the vast differences in which scores are given and judged by journalists of all kind.

PlatformNation tackles the question of whether the system of reviews needs to be overhauled?

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LightningPS3PS33220d ago (Edited 3220d ago )

I just say it how I see it. But it seems to me like PS3 exclusives are usually rated with a curve. That curve being that they have to justify buying a whole new console for, and a console that can be twice as expensive.

I can't really blame people, that's just a tough position that Sony put themselves in. They brought it on themselves, when they made a console that games wise was the thing as XBOX 360 but costed a lot more.

XBOX 360 got big price cuts last year, and Sony hasn't responded yet. It takes 2 to make a war. Right now it's not a war, it's all XBOX 360.

Dlacy13g3220d ago

I tend to agree with what you said. I mean, in so many ways it seems the games coming from Sony are held up as "does this justify owning a PS3"? I blame the press to an extent on this, however I blame Sony even more.

They were the ones who in a sense created that perception. You will want to own this console so you can play these great exclusive games. I know MS does the same thing, but for whatever reason it feels like Sony has always put that "premium" on their games. It's almost unfair to the developers to shoulder that kind of load of "Is THIS the game that will make you buy a PS3". When in reality no ONE game should get you to buy a PS3 but instead the collective of what it offers should be enough.