THQ's Dipping Stock Blamed on So-So Homefront Reviews

When you tell people you need to sell 2 million copies of your big-budget FPS to break even, you had better deliver. But it's hard to do that when people are giving your game middling "C" scores.

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Balt 2655d ago

And people think reviewers aren't bias and hold power to a degree. More over, you don't think these foolish buffoons are payable in return for favorable.

This business sucks monkey **** when you think about it. It's not the best product that wins, it's the best marketed.

TBM2655d ago

my thing is though what so-so reviews are they talking about im seeing mostly 8s-8.5s to 9s, with the occasional 7s. overall i think the games is getting good reviews.

AhnnQuirajj2655d ago

I think I saw a story on here about one of the devs saying they need to get better scores, that "Good" has become the new "Bad", which I can believe.

I think the game looks decent IMO but will try it when I get the chance... make sure its a rental for me.

guigsy2655d ago

I think it will still sell pretty well. Medal of Honor got similar reviews and it sold well. I think they've marketed it well enough.

BakedGoods2655d ago

I do agree with you, but THQ shouldn't have put all their eggs in one basket. Look at Square-Enix, they're trying to take on the American market by spreading across of number of solid-looking games like Just Cause 2, Deus Ex, Dungeon Siege, etc.

Plus, the shooter genre is hard as hell to bust into if you don't have the graphics or ground-breaking multiplayer.

Elven62655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

Just Cause 2, Deus Ex, and maybe even Dungeon Siege 3 were all products of Eidos that Square Enix picked up. The main reason they bought Eidos was as a result of breaking into the mainstream western market, something they couldn't do alone without help.

palaeomerus2655d ago

Those games are being published by Square Enix because Square Enix bought Eidos.

PrimordialSoupBase2655d ago

Just compare Homefront reviews to Blops'. Reviewers are either slobbering fanboys or gutless shills if Homefront is not comparable, nevermind quite a bit better, than Treyarch's disaster.

BakedGoods2655d ago

I wouldn't say BLOPS is a disaster, but you raise a good point.

I'm sure Homefront's single player is on part if not better than BLOPS--yet it gets burned for it.

Lamarthedancer2655d ago

Isn't the whole point of reviews is to be honest and tell people what the game is like.

If it's getting "middling "C" scores" then theres nothing you can do about that.

It still got some decent reviews

chasegarcia2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

if you love fps - B
If you like fps - C ----this is me.
if you hate fps= F

Stevo912655d ago

This game is really good u can tell they put a lot of effort into it, all the 7 reviews are stupid cod fans thats havnt gave it a chance trust me this game is worth buying

Sugreev20012655d ago

I thought the game was getting better reviews than expected.

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