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Sessler's Soapbox: I Hate Numbers

Adam uses the response to his Uncharted 3 review to talk about his distaste for applying numerical values to the quality of creative works.

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Dante1122216d ago (Edited 2216d ago )

I so agree. Numbers need to go. I think reviewers should just talk about the games and give their opinion on if the game is a rent or buy.

C0MPUT3R2216d ago

They don't even have to say rent or buy.
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You should be able to figure that out by reading/watching the review.

BattleAxe2216d ago (Edited 2216d ago )

Actually, maybe the new system should based on: Buy - Buy on Sale - Rent - Don't buy

I really like Sessler, but I don't necessarily agree that ratings have no value. It definitely provides people with a sense of how well liked a game is, but its true that peoples opinions shouldn't be guided only by the number. Should Hotels not have a Star Rating?

Exquisik2216d ago

Did he say "intellectually deficient mechanism"?

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Killman2216d ago (Edited 2216d ago )

The score is very questionable, but it's the actual REVIEW that pisses me off. Every single flaw that was mentioned in the review could have been applied to Black Ops or more recently, Gears of War 3. Feels like familiar territory? Both of the mentioned games have that as well, yet they both get a 5/5. Sessler just sounded so hypocritical and severely inconsistent with this review. I understand a lot of people seen the score and screamed hate at it, because I did as well, but I just checked out the video review and now the score is the least of my worries here.

clank5432216d ago

The problem is that he's the only one that has the courage to give a game that score. I tend to think I will disagree with his score when I play the game myself, but when any other reviewer plays a Call of Duty game or a Gears game, their whole career could be ruined if they don't give the correct score. Sess already has a great career and has plenty of things to show and prove it, but others don't and all of their reviews could be thrown out the window if they don't give a hyped game a high score. It's sad, but true.

Reibooi2216d ago (Edited 2216d ago )

The other thing you need to keep in mind is that Sesslar isn't doing all the reviews. he did not do the Black Ops and Gears of War 3 reviews and if he had they would have likely gotten a much lower score.

He will say what he wants to say because he has been around long enough to not care what people think about what he thinks. However the newer and younger reviewers like those who did the Gears and Black Ops reviews either easily fall for the hype or want to please fans by giving a game a perfect score despite the games clearly not deserving it.

Killman2216d ago

Actually, I think Morgan did the Gears 3 review. One good thing about her review was that she did not constantly talk about Gears 2. Half of the UC3 review was Adam constantly comparing it to Uncharted 2, his review was pretty bad. He also nitpicked the game to death. He mentioned that the multiplayer feels tacked on. The multiplayer is WAY BETTER than UC2's and Adam himself said that he really liked the multiplayer in that game. NOW it feels tacked on? Yeah, sure.

Reibooi2216d ago (Edited 2216d ago )

Morgan didn't do the Gears 3 review. If you are going by who reads it on X-play or whatever that isn't who actually wrote the review. The Gears 3 review was done by Micheal Leffler. While the Black Ops review was by Abbie Heppie.(I checked the site to be sure) The written review on the site is by the one who writes the review and then they condense that to be on X-play(one of the main reason I no longer watch the show as they take a large written review and turn it into a short little minute of talk and it is never enough time to say everything that needs to be said)

I'm not trying to defend Sesslar and his opinion at all it's his and I will have mine once I play the game.(I loved Uncharted 2 and chances are I will love 3 just as much if not more) What I am trying to say is comparing his review to that of 2 other reviewers is unfair when the results of those other 2 reviews would have been drastically different had he been the reviewer.

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME2216d ago

i typically agree with these sessler's soapbox's this one too

Papertiger2216d ago (Edited 2216d ago )

So far today its been nothing but countless articles of Uncharted 3 with the subject of eurogamer and Adam sesslar's 8 scores. Its so damned annoying. Is that all what people are focused on?!

Out of all the glowing reviews Uncharted 3 has been awarded, For the past couple of hours its been nothing but the lowest averages getting the most attention, and not only that, but they're 8 scores.

Game4life2216d ago

unfortunately some people don't have lifes.

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