While I've personally been enjoying the multiplayer component in Gears Of War 3, Septembers biggest blockbuster review scores has taken a turn now that more people have gotten their hands on the game.
"but for what ever reason it hasn't satisfied fans of the series; as Metacritic's current user review score is sitting at 7.7/10" The majority of those poor review scores on metacritic are 0s and 1s. Most of those 0s and 1s probably aren't fan reviews or even reviews by people who have played the game yet. If you didn't know, thegameheadz, games tend to get voted down alot on metacritic due to....I'm not going to say it, but we've seen previous examples for this in other high-profile exclusive games before and gears is no exception. I mean, just look at Halo 3 and Reach. The overall review score from critics is 94 and 91 respectively while the "users" have them rated as 7.5 and 7.4 respectively. Also, look at forza 3- 92 from critics and 7.9 from users.
Halo Reach was good but not amazing, maybe a different example would make a better point.
Metacritic's user reviews belong to fanboys now, for 360 or PS3.
Bottom-line..metacric still 91..no one cares about the fake Metacritic user reviews from the Meta-trolls that have been there for years for all games. Proof of how bad Meta user reviews got..they have had negative reviews for titles that hadnt released. Weak Evil
I generally don't trust reviews, especially the user kind. Their standard for judgement isn't exactly universal! Instead, I play it myself! That said, great games tend to have a large following that repeatedly gets played with long long legs, and it seems Gears of War 3 is one of those titles. The community will probably be vibrant for years to come!
Maybe all the bought out reviews are thru being released. I've heard mostly good things from actual gamers I trust though so I"m not insulting the game I'm just saying copy and paste 9/10 reviews don't really mean shit. The truth comes out in details.
I usually trust the user review, but 7 is somewhat low when considering the complete game.
No one cares about user reviews, many of them are made by fanboys.
i give gears 3 9.0
User Reviews are just troll bait. You got the pro-fans posting everything 10 and the anti-fans posting everything 0 or 1. Just not even close to being accurate reflection of the games. Here is an idea... if you are interested in the game then buy or rent it and rate it yourself as you play it.
Its funny how so many people write reviews like weeks before games come out. I think there fake. Its only when big games come out, like gears 3 for example, I seen all kinds of reviews, 9s and 10s and there was weeks until it would be out. there trying to get attention and they probably didnt even play it
How can people even trust Metacritic. They should not include review scores of consol exclusives by websites and Magazines that favour the consol its on. 10/10 reviews for Gears 3 on Metacritic. TeamXbox=100 Official Xbox Magazine=100 Planet Xbox=100 Thats 3 of the 9 perfect reviews Gears got that have obvious favour for the 360. Same can be said for PS3 exclusives and Nintendo Exclusives All reviews are this generation is a scource to generate traffic and revenue
Even more impressive Giant Bomb & Joystiq = 100 It's been the same for EVERY Major release since day one..so why single out Gears I'd trust a Gears review from the Official Xbox magazine over ANY of these tiny game sites Evil
I didn't single out Gears. I clearly stated its the same for PS3 and Nintendo Exclusives too. Unless you want me to go off topic and name a bunch of other games that have nothing to do with the article.
'Unless you want me to go off topic and name a bunch of other games that have nothing to do with the article' Actually, your first comment was already off topic and had nothing to do with the article.
I tend not to trust individual reviews but surely anyone can see that a game that has such a wealth of positive reviews MUST be a good game. I played the first two games before my third 360 died on me and loved them, but now game exclusively on my PS3. I sat and watched my son play GOW3 for twenty minutes or so the other night and it took all of my will power not to go out and buy another 360 - the game looked incredible.
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