50°'s The throwdown - Halo Wars reviews reviewed

This must be what it felt like the day after the Omaha Beach invasion. Yesterday the Halo Wars review embargoes lifted and everyone and their Master Chief action figure reviewed Ensemble Studios latest RTS. Some of the review were glowing...some of them were scandalous. It's no secret that gave HW one of it's highest scores (9.5) and while some would argue that I overscored it (I'll explain myself, don't worry), it's nothing compared to some of the underscoring it received.

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Sangria3582d ago

" So imagine my shock when I found out that brave Luke Anderson had the balls to score Halo Wars a 6.5."
So what? Should everyone obey to Haruhi and put a 9.5 / 10 even if they did not enjoy Halo Wars? And how about people that give a 10 / 10 because other broken games had 10 / 10?

There are two kind of reviewers: those that review according to technical criteria and those that review according to the fun they had. The problem of the first is that they seem to be insensible to artistic features and review low, the problem of the second is that they over-evaluate games and minimize game weaknesses.

I had fun with War Of The Monsters, a PS2 game that allow you to play giant monsters in cities, but i was aware of its technical weaknesses, and for nothing i would spit on someone that rank that game fairly according to those weaknesses. But people giving 9 / 10 on WotM because it's fun are just dumbasses that kill the industry overhyping games.

Plus people don't have to justify their review, since every justification of the score should be in the review, unless you are from Edge. And if you don't explain why you scored a game in your review, then the review is pointless.

lord_of_balrogs3581d ago (Edited 3581d ago )

You know I don't have a problem with Gamespot's review of Halo Wars as it is their opinion but rather their inconsistency with their other console RTS reviews.

Red Alert 3 360: 7.0
Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars 360: 8.7
LOTR Battle for Middle-Earth 2 360: 8.3

Halo Wars 360: 6.5

And no one sees anything wrong with this?

lord_of_balrogs3581d ago (Edited 3581d ago )

The media are biased against the 360. Sony paid the magazines off to give Halo Wars average scores. See what I did there?

I like the Multiplayer Report, this critique on reviews had some good points.

rbluetank3581d ago

OFP sucked on graphics but the gameplay was fun as hell!!! i would kill people and lay down next to their bodies. it was very hard to spot people when they lay down on the ground... people would run right pass you as i snipe them in the head from behind. the game was a 4 out of 10. the fun factor made it a 7 out of 10. i am not buying halo wars but i will be renting it. i just hope my third replacement 360 gets back in time....

lelo3581d ago

Gamespot after the Kane and Lynch incident... nobody trusts them anymore. Must be months i have not visited the gamespot site.