Here is Gamespot's video review of how Insomniac's next great addition to the Ratchet and Clank series, received a lowly score of 7.5 from Gamespot.
Hehe, how nervous does the reviewer look?
Greedy theiving Gamespot...hits is all they want. Nothing he says sounds like it's a bad thing...I expect he used to dribbling a basketball accross a court in a game, or shooting a rifle again and again. This is kids game that appeals to adults because of it's varied gameplay...and having so many different mechanics and minigames is what gives it it's charm.
IF RAC Tools didn't have all these different mechanics and minigames, I guarentee that Gamespot would have given it 9.5...but every other site would have given the game 7.5 - They have everything the wrong way round.
i know right!
and gamespot, leave the video reviews to gametrailers and ign. they know NOT to put ugly people in front of the camera and let the game footage do the talking.
exactly...he comments on the game, and shares the exact same "issues" with other reviewers...the difference is that this guy slaps a 7.5 on it, where others feel the 2 hits the framerate takes during the game...enough to keep it just under perfect...
and whats with the "identity crisis"...what does that even mean?...that it doesn't look like a Ratchet and Clank game...
can't wait for the review of Uncharted...hopefully this guy gets to do it..."it simply looks and plays way too well...I like toilets...so I give it a 5.0"
looks like he has some issues mommy didnt give him a hug or milk maybe ^^ haha XD
I was thinking the same thing. "This looks like a IGN video review."
The only difference being that IGN would close by saying "Although, not perfect, it's preaty close, and earns R&C a 9.4 out of 10."
GameSpot ends with "Although not perfect, it's a preaty good game, and on a consol that's in desperate need of good game."
That's the difference.
This dude is fat ugly and bald..he gave a lot of compliment to the games but give it 7.5...lol..gamespot is losing all its subscribers they need more smarter professional people reviewing games..
What a total BS. If it was too easy adjust the difficulty; if the story's ending was such a cliffhanger why did Halo2 got such a high score, you'd think if it affected R&C's score to such a low score, does Halo2 as God Of war2 deserve an 8 or hell a 7.5. And the graphics wasn't about the lighting, the graphics is good as most Ps3 games because of the coloring,textures,and design;lightng has very little to do with it unlike most 360 graphics; Bioshock a 9,eventhough its graphics on the characters was crappy. And if twelve hours of gameplay was short, I finished bioshock and other great games in about the same time. Again the game is great and doesnt deserve a 7.5. Gamespot just want attention, they did it with Nintendo fans by giving Zelda TP an 8.5 when everyone else thougth it was perfect.
Why would anyone let this fat s.o.b. rate anything is beyond me. But it seems like he scored it lower only because his damn brain was processing as slow as the 360 and obviously could not keep up with cell processing. LOL anyways why would you rate the game so low because there's too many fun minigames in it. WTF who ever heard of that CRAP!!! EVERYONE TOO FUN IS BAD IN A GAME>.
Fvck fat people!! Seriously. All they do is b!tch about stuff. This guy, after probably running out of donuts, actually complains about having too much to do in a game! Well fvck you, fatty. Go eat with Gabe Newell, and be happy fat fvcks together, instead of b!tching about PS3 stuff.
If this were the first xbox version of the game, they'd all be ejaculating all over it. I'll bet $100,000.00 on that!! Haters!!
After his last Album scored a below average 7.5, Kyle quit the band and decided to go all out to destroy the very foundation that ruined him - journalism.
Email the editorial team...
I emailed Jeff...
Poor fool must have lost the rock paper scissors to become the scapegoat for the idiotic review. This kind of thing happens now and again.
Gamespot gave GT4 getting an 8 for gameplay while Forza got a 10 because apparently cheap unrealistic damage (even a Forza dev admitted that GT4 could easily have had it), painting and stickers is more important to a Sim than accurate track and car modeling and physics. Granted Forza had slightly better AI (I say slightly better because if you stop in the middle of the road the opponents would often simply run into you) but a sim is about accurate physics, cars and tracks. Forza's physics were so unrealistic that they made their version of Nurburgring (the most important track) 30% longer than in real life to compensate and keep track times from being way too short! GT4's Nurburgring was a nearly perfect recreation of the real track!
Anyway, the real question that not just gamespot, but most reviewers need to answer is this:
Give the consumers 3 reasons why Halo3 deserves as good a review score or better than R&C:TOD.
That 7.5 thing is just hilarious.
I sent Jeff this email:
I’m sure you’re being inundated with emails filled with outrage over what looks like an irresponsible review of one of the more worthwhile games this season, namely Ratchet and Clank. While a high percentage of people disagree with what looks like an apparent ill-willed review toward this Playstation 3 title, it wouldn’t be half as bad if the final score were even remotely parallel to the praises you give the game. In both the video and written review, you note that almost every aspect of the game is fun and complain that there is too much to be experienced (as though a plethora of fun game mechanics is a bad thing). Making assertions like, “Ratchet doesn’t know what kind of game it’s trying to be” makes little sense in an industry that rallies against inside-the-box thinking. Why do you feel the game has to “be defined” outside of itself? While I realize that controversy gains interest and traffic, what it won’t do is bring in new subscribers. It affect the credibility of a site that I have traversed for over 10 years. I’ve been right with Gamespot through years of controversy and criticism, but this time it really *IS* hard to defend such an off-the-wall score for a game that is praised unanimously by industry and praised in your own review. You truly leave no other option than for gamers to suspect that you are indeed a biased site and the respect that you’ve garnished throughout the years is deteriorating quickly. I am a gamer, pure and simple… and for those that you respect (customers especially), explaining a 7.5 would be nice given that it doesn’t represent any of the “pros” or “cons” that you listed in your review. Gamers want consistency more than anything else, so please…. With cherries on top, help your customers make sense of what appears to be blatant fanboyism by on of the most respected gaming journalists on the planet.
"too easy"? so i guess deadlocked was so hard right guys? all i had to do there was strafe and shoot =P. but good game though. yet gamespot rates deadlocked higher than ToD. smart.
P.S his buck teeth and his stare is creepy
Sorry man but who cares what this guy says like the story being so bad well news flash its r/c we dont expect a lot of dept has for the cliffhanger ending lets say its pretty much tradmark on the series. So whats left too easy wtf try to beat the game using only your wrench....
Then try it again on hard mode if you make it the first time then tell me the games too easy.
Nothing he said justifies his biased review Gamespot needs to clean the xbots at least off the ps3 reviews.
Great email to Jeff. Mine was a little less elegant.
Okay, usually I don't get angry over reviews, but 7.5 when this game got 3 perfect scores. Okay what the hell.
He states that the main reason why this game is not that great is because it has "too much spice"......."too much variety".....other games with "too much variety" usually get praised for this saught of thing WHAT THE HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Secondly, 10-12 hour game? ITS A 14-16 HOUR GAME INSOMNIAC HAVE STATED THAT!
HE DID NOT EVEN MENTION THE REPLAYABILITY LIKE ALL THE OTHER REVIEWS DID!
Then he ends with the most fanboyist biased conclusion ever........"it's a good game for a system that badly needs it"...................... ....oh come on nothing sus here boys.
WTF!!!!!!!!!! I've emailed Jeff and he hasn't replied and I am extremely angry! I used to think gamespot was alright, I knew they gave lower scores than other sights, but i mean WHAT THE HELL!
This will not end well.
that feels that this dude consistently contradicts himself?
u r not wrong!
sometimes he says its the best ever and some times he says the opposite!
he complains about:1) too much game play 2)the story is bad 3)bad ending!
the first shouldnt be a complain and the second is his idiot way of thinking of what is a good story!! and yes if we take his words they still should have gave it above at least 9!!
we all know that they gave higher scores for games that lacks many things!! e.g halo 3 lack frame rate, campaign length,bad ending, almost nothing new from halo 2!! yet they gave it 9.5!!
was too easy?
...post a transcript, i dont have sound at work. i want know what this tool has to say...
" A really good game on a system that needs just thats"
So why not give it a high score . You gave it a 7.5.
A systems that needs awesome games and then he gives it a 7.5
He's reading out the written review.
He gave the game compliments through out the entire review. So why did it get a 7.5? I hate gamespot even more, and the fact that this guy is executive editor.
It's a conspiracy, especially the other site that gave Ratchet and clank a 7.5 for lacking multiplayer yet gave Bioshock a 10. ??? WTF?
If i'm playing a game that last about twelve hours, I would expect variety, not shun it.
he would rather u just run and shoot the same things over and over for 12 hours.
That dude is officially a biased douche who came up with a score long before he played the game.
Too much variety???
come the hell on!!!!
You sony girls care to explain why you flamed Halo 3 for its art style when you have this game? Come on I dare you to try and justify yourself. That's right, you can't. I can see this score being legit. The game has too much crap thrown in and isn't fleshed out at all. 7.5 sounds fair.
Dood below me is leik un funny lulz.
Where's the janitor? Cleanup on Aisle 6.
its an action adventure game!
its suppose to have all the colors in the world! and it suppose to be like a disney movie! and halo 3 suppose to be the bad ass killing and shoot em up these freaking aliens and is advertised for adult gamers also!! u get the differences now?? or should i spell it for u??
Interesting. I own both, and...How can you even begin to compare the two art styles?
The two games are so drastically different that they are beyond compare in any single aspect of the games.
That's just an absolutely retarded argument.
Or should I call you TheMart? Have you actually played the game, or are you just regurgitating what he thinks?
The double standard in game reviewing for 360 and PS3 games is nauseating, and we're pissed about it. What takes away points on the PS3 game will be forgiven on a 360 title.
This ridiculous conspiracy theory going around that it something does not happen good for the PS3 that the person who said it's bad has either been paid off by microsoft or a 360 fanboy.
Now, some of you are saying gamespot hates the ps3. (Which think is ridiculous.) Even if this bozo missed the spot (no pun intended) on this particular review, it doesn't mean gamespot hates the PS3. This same argument is applied to any reviewer that give a ps3 game a negative review. I remember a while back PSM gave a PS3 game a lower that average rating and people were saying that the guy at PSM use to work for MS and that he is bias.
This type of whining doesn't help your case, IMO it actually hurts it. If you didn't b!tch about every single negative thing said about the PS3, maybe when you have a legitimate argument someone would actually listen. But right now you all sound like "the little boy that cried wolf" (Hopefully you've read the book or my comparison would be moot.)
Anyway, I agree 8.5 maybe, but 7.5 no way. But it is what it is, if you like the game then for god sake help out the developers and buy it. But, if you are on this site b!tching about the ratings and you're not even going to buy the game anyway, then you're just another whiny frickin' B!tch and you need to STFU!
1. Your point about the PSM editor... It wasn't just a rumor, he actually did work for xbox magazine. Fact.
2. About having a valid point and b!tching about it: Well here it is, silly. You contradict yourself, saying we're crying wolf, b!tching about the review, yet you disagree with the 7.5 yourself. Need I say more? If you can't see the anti-PS3 bias in this review, then you're blind.
There you go again with another one of your conspiracy theories. First off, just because it was found to be fact that the guy a PSM did indeed work for MS at some point; that does not mean he hates the PS brand and would purposes and maliciously give PS3 titles lower ratings or lie for that matter in his reviews. Why would anyone risk their job and livelyhood just so they can hate on a stupid console. That's ridiculous! You know there's this one word, it called a "professional". These people are actually capable of objectively judging a product without bias. Look around you, if you look hard enough, you may actually find one near you. Like a friend that's not blinded buy the same paranoid beliefs that you have.
Secondly, just because I disagreed with the marks that the guy gave R&C doen't mean I am b!tching about it. There is a difference you know! For example: "This guy is and @$$ hole, I can't believe he rated this game so low." or "Man that jerk is clueless, what a douche, RC is better that, he must be getting paid off by Microsoft." vs "I agree folks, I would have given the game an 8.5 vs a 7.5." Now, can you see the difference?
Everyone on the planet that rates a PS3 game lower that you felt that they should have is NOT necessarily a HATER of the PS Brand or a MS implant.
Please man, it is what it is. If you like it go buy it and enjoy it. Everyone else doesn't have to. It's not mandatory you know.
I couldn't agree more, well said.
TheMart reviewed it. That tool has to be the TheMart. I mean honestly dude. The Game has an Identity crisis? Wat the Fucc..... RETARD. Sorry for adding content to the game and variety. I guess this guy would of rather stared at Ratchets furry asss for 12 hours while continously hacking and slashing the same batch of enemies with Wrench. What a Lame-o. Learn about video games corn ball and stop bashing good product.
Themart? It has to be. Bubbles for you.
How does he manage to sneek into all these places. Remember how he got into the GDC and tampered with Lairs controls before it went into mass production?
Now he snuck into Gamespot and gave Ratchet and Clank the worst score for no reason. What a determined hater.
Guys you're right....
I AM EVERYWHERE!!!
TheMART is in so many peoples head. It's like a religion...
Wanna see how Ratchet&Clank was in Leipzig on the Games Convention? (pic 1) and I sh!tted even on the PS3 (pic 2)
STFFF^ wow you sound like such a tool when you post anything here, why do you keep making yourself look like such a loser? You should collect all your posts here in a Notepad document and save it and not open it back up until your 30th birthday, and you will read and think back and just fvuck1ng CRINGE remembering how stupid you were lol WOWW
RINSE AND REPEAT !!!
Your avatar is too damn hypnotizing!! That should have been a weapon in R&C.
I agree I love that pic.Look at the girl on that ass.
Seven. Point. Five.
LoL. What a tool...
Guys y ou know I am the #1 ps3 fanboi of the year here.. but this guy/gamespot isn't worth the text anymore.
He cant even speak, let alone review games.
If you want to look at reviews, look at the 15 other sources that gave this one a 90%+.
Let the Xbots enjoy suckling at the tit of Gamespot, acting as if its the king of reviews.
That guy can't even brush his teeth.
The average of the game is 90%. In the world of math, that doesn't mean that its average. This score is only based on 20 or so reviews as well.
Although I don't see how Halo3 came up, Halo3 is a good game, its average score is also 94%.
Personal attacks aren't accepted here xbot.
You say there are no personal insults... then accuse him of being a fanboy. I <3 hypocrites.
yeah thats a first for me.. a negative score because it has too much different stuff you can do. Also he marks it down because some he uses some weapons too much because they are effective, so its the games fault that he only uses certain weapons rather than the dozens of different weapons and combos that are possible. Simply wow, just looking at that dude makes me want to punch him.
the biggest complain is that there's too much different sh!t to do in the game
that dude looked like he was in pain having talk about that game
The guy should stick to writing and stay away from cameras.
that says something when a huge 360 fan can see the conspiracy in this review.
I think he meant he is ugly. The review is spot on.
a PS3? and you beat it already? Shut up and go back to your crib, grown ups are talking.
Yeah he has a face made for radio.
They didnt find nothing bad with it so they made something up. He look likes a hardcore halo fan.
maybe because he knows he is over his head in the game review department. That fat bastard looks like a total tool
I will agree with him on one thing thou from what i played in the demo. The game is 2 easy.
But like Stephen King said
"its not about the ending its about the Journey"
and at 14-16 hours long atleast this game has a good journey that looks awesome
What you played in the demo is the first level, so yeah, it is supposed to be easy so you can get used to the controls...but once you start on level 2 and onward, it gets harder. Plus you can unlock a harder dificulty level once you beat the game. I got this game yesterday and I'm having a blast!!
Gamespot Guy # 1:"Crap! There's NOTHING wrong with the game. How can I justify a bad review. No multiplayer? No, we didn't mark Bioshock down for it... There's just so much variety, it's amazing!"
Gamespot Guy # 2:"Yeah... Maybe a little TOO much variety..."
*both look at each other and laugh maniacally, not understanding how dumb that argument sounds to real humans*
@pete below: lol, I could see that conversation too. I watched the video again, and realized that this guy really is complete hypocrite. He talks about how everything but the story is stellar, and then says that that is forgivable because of the amazing gameplay. Then: 7.5. Also... apparently the BEST game this guy has every played is CoD3. His highest rated on his page.
haha, funny stuff.
Gamepot guy #1: Oh, and whats the deal with playing both rachet AND clank?
Gamespot guy #2: Yeah, it confusing. I don't know who I am supposed to be playing
Gamespot guy #1: Seems like this game is having an "identity crysis" (wiggling his fingers to make imaginary quotation marks).
these HAVE to be the funniest imaginary dialogues ive seen lmao
eh, i dont understand... he keeps saying it s a VERY good game, so why 7.5? He does seem to contradict himself a bit throughout.
Actually according to gamespot 7.5 means "Very Good".
somebody please tell this guy he is not funny
Ratchet and clank:TOD is an average game.
Why would anyone tell him that? Seriously ... this is the only review that gives off the impression that the game is average. Every other review has been above average and most WAY above average. Keep grasping st straws though. Your desperation is at least funny to laugh at.