Underwhelming early Medal of Honor reviews could harm the shooter's chances at retail, according to Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz.
I've seen some gameplay videos on YouTube.. It looks like great fun on both SP & MP so I'm going to get it this Friday (UK). :)
And yes, reviews CAN even be very useful from credible sources. However, I am getting MoH simply because, after playing in both the PC and PS3 multiplayer betas, I loved it; reviews be damned.
I found it hilarious that the author thinks a 8/10 and 85/100 are underwhelming scores. Those are by no means bad or low. The user score on metacritic is 8.9/10 so the gamers seem to like it thus far.
top shelf, the number of reviews that are around a 7 outnumber those 8.5s
To be honest, for Medal of Honor to have a chance to compete against Call of Duty, it needed scores in the 90s. It had to be a triple A title to draw from Call of Duty's large base and it isn't. You wont find many takers when there is Black Ops around the corner. Medal of Honor wont even sell as well as Battlefield Bad Company 2 and I expect it to average out to a below 80 metascore.
@ddurand1 You completely missed my point. If I'm trying to make a point that a game has low scores, I should only mention review scores that are low, not 8 or above. Reviews are also highly subjective, PSM said they were highly engrossed with the game and highly recommended it, but only gave it a 8/10, you would assume with them saying that it would be higher. @StanLee Consumers decide what to buy, reviews don't make or break a game. BBC2 sold over 5million copies, so even if they do close to that, its still a win. They never said they would outsell COD, just that they wanted to "start" taking market share and I believe they will. Also AAA titles as people like to throw around are not based on review scores being over 90, there are many factors that contribute to that statement.
The game as of right now, is sitting at a 75 on metacritic which is pretty damn bad. Anything below an 80 is average at best.
The game will get no blackeye at all from the low reviews.The game is what it says it is.Authenticity and pride.I have been playing this game all day and I cant get enough of it.Its got a compelling storyline and a great teamplay MP.Dont be turned away from a couple of bad reviews you be the judge of the game.I gurantee alot of people might not like it but I guarntee alot more people will love what dangerclose and Dice have done for the MOH franchise.Good job guys and fantastic job on the remastered Frontlines.So sick looking and brings me back to the good old days.I cant see how COD always gets high reviews when its the same crap over and over.It feels like recycable day every other week when I hear the name COD.
Game never looked like a winner to me. *shrug*
I've been playing and enjoying medal of honor all day. It seems lately I've like the games getting average reviews over the games getting high reviews. The multi-player will keep me busy at least untill black opps comes out
Yes the Multiplayer is alot of FUN, haven't gotten into the campaign yet, but I imagine that will be good to. Maybe people are just getting to over critical. Not every game that comes out is going to change the industry.
I read several reviews but just went out and bought it anyways. The videos I saw looked liked fun to me..
I limit myself to one game a month and I really wanted it to be this game but I think I might hold off for BFBC2 Vietnam pack and get SW:TFU2 instead if the reviews are good... I had high hopes for this and castlevania... It's not that the game looks BAD. but a 4-5 hour campaign with shallower MP doesn't seem like a buy to me... They said they have been working on the game for 3 years too... Thats a long time for so little...
OMG, im getting so sick and tired of gamer's impossible standards these days. This game is scoring 8 across the board with only a few exceptions, since when is 8 bad? jesus
TBH I bought it just for Frontline in HD, well worth £32 IMHO. However, I think review score impact on sales is overstated, I think that like movies, if you throw enough money at the advertising side, it is always going to be a success regardless of the quality of the game, look at Assassins Creed for evidence of this in practice. Also, when did 85% become bad? Its that type of idiotic idea that sees so many games talked about as amazing and genre defining and given 10/10 when they are at best a fun romp (hate to stir up the fanboys but Halo 3; fun but hardly redefining what an FPS is) because it would appear that to give a big game less than 10 is somehow condemning it as dire. The most interesting aspect of the human condition is the squishy grey area, gamers too should be a bit more indecisive, there is something still pretty entertaining between perfect and garbage.
Dont care what reviews say I saw some gameplay footage nd preordered it anyways....should be delived within 2 hours :) gotta love amazon
I have it pre ordered and couldn't care what the reviewers say , i never bother listening to them and can't believe people would base their purchases on what some game site says. The bottom line is that i like the look of this game and can't wait to get it on Friday.
To be honest i don't care what reviewers say about this game, Because most of the reviews are based repetitive stuff in the campaign, Bad ending etc The Multiplayer of this game is Brilliant, although the beta was flawed at the begining DICE fixed that up now. Game just taken my payments from the pre-order so hopefully this will arrive soon! Buy this game!!
IGNs review was odd. First off it gets punished for gameplay mechanics that sound similar to those used in MW2 and then again for having a short single player campaign. Does IGN have a time of the month?
It's on it's rag ..... You know...x)
Reviewers are sounding unsure about how to score MOH, even though many are enjoying it..it's like they are trying to make sure they leave "score room" for Black Ops...that's a bit unfair...but there's obviously room for both in the gaming market, as MOH is selling really strong as of right now...
makes me wonder if MW2 was reviewed now knowing all the glitches and unbalance issues will they have still given it a 9 my review score for MW2 is a solid: 8.0, but when im mad for getting knifed half a room away -_- it drops to a 7
exactly....if I rereviewed games such as the following below, they would be different UC2 - 85 Halo 3 - 90 BC2 - 80-85 MW2 - 85 They're all still good games but people rate things too highly or too low based on immediate reactions and games (especially shooters) tend to evolve as far as player base, balance, etc.
Just played it online and I'm loving it ! It's Bad Company 2 in close quarters and I'm a HUGE BC2 fan . Hopping back online to play more add me if your intrested PSN HungPHAT
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