David Jaffe: My Response to Gamespot

Quote from the site:


The nice thing about having a blog, is I can review the reviews! :)


As of now, here's what we're looking at:

IGN: 8/5/10
1UP: 8/10
GAMESPOT: 6.7/10

The first two I can live with, they feel fair and make sense. I am very, very proud of those reviews. Although, I have to say, when I hear the 1up guys on the podcast saying the game is the best on PSN AND saying that it's closing in on being one of the top 3 download games out there, it does seem 8 is a bit low...but what the hell...8 is good in my book, so thank you guys!

I'm not so keen on the GAMESPOT review, and who would be? It simply feels unfair and simply wrong. Granted, why would I not say that? I am the director of the game they are saying is simply 'fair'. So take my opinion with a grain of salt.

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THWIP4245d ago (Edited 4245d ago )

...and this is one of those times. Reviewers are people, and people have differing opinions. At the end of the day, the gamer's opinion is what really matters ; if it sells and makes a nice profit, that's all that should matter.
Fact is, gamers and reviewers (who are also gamers) alike will tend to expect more from the PS3....even the budget titles....because Sony pushed the "superior" CELL down everyone's throats for so long. This is a game that does NOTHING NEW, and certainly doesn't make the CELL, or the reknowned creator of God of War look great.
The reviews are fair ; if they'd been 9's and 10's, it would have wreaked of bias.

ThaGeNeCySt4245d ago

not everyone will like ur game... u take the good reviews with the bad and keep going

zantetsuken4244d ago

He means, look at the reviews. Notice how they;re lal similar except one? Gamespot is sucks ass. For crying out loud watch the wii sports video review. The asshat is sitting down playing all the games while reviewing it :|

Ravenator5294245d ago

Granted, I have not played the game nor will I probably ever play the game considering the fact that I have no plans on ever purchasing a PS3.

I can understand why Jaffe is confused by the review. Especially considering the difference between an 8 and a 6 when it comes to game reviews is a pretty significan difference, IMO of course!

The one thing that needs to be addressed is that 1up and IGN are technically the same company. So having the scores so close doesn't suprise me.

Gamespot on the other hand is totally seperate. And they have been very very critical in recent reviews. IMO Twilight Pricess on the Wii should have never received a score lower than a 9.5 yet Gamestop was the only major review site that gave the game a score lower than 9 (8.8 to be exact).

I do think its nice to hear a developers feeling about how their game was reviewed. IMO, I think developers should be more outspoken considering the fact that many people are turned away from a potentially good game due to the score it receieves from a review.

I see no problem with a developer backing up their hard work with a little rebuttle.

The only problem I think it could pose is eventually we may have developers trying to back up what is truly a huge pile of donkey dung for a video game.

tehcellownu4245d ago

im glad jaffe did this gamespot is bein run by microsoft jus look at all the high score they given the 360 and it sucks..callin all cars isnt even a full blown game..and its 10 dollars not freaken 60 dollars..for a psn game its great.

MySwordIsHeavenly4245d ago

One word: Gamespot

It's out for the PS3...they're not gonna give it a good review. It's like finding a good PS3 review on X-Play. It seems Morgan and Adam hate the PS3...or, at least, are paid to hate it.

Jaffe's pretty BA...and this game looks really good. I'll probably get it when it comes out. I still want Tecmo Bowl on the PSN though...

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