The best years of gaming or the average just got better?

2011 has been a good year for gamers with lots of big releases over the course of the year. The critics seem to think so as most game releases this year have been of such quality.

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zerofourseven2158d ago

I remember when an 8/10 was a great score, and even if a game got a 5/10 it was a rental. Now if a game doesn't score at least an 8/10 it has to suck!

ZombieAssassin2158d ago (Edited 2158d ago )

Sad but true, at least the general public will say it sucks as I've played a lot of games that have scored lower this gen and have loved them more than say GTA4 which has a 98 metacritic.

I think the number system should be abolished so journalists actually have to put more into their reviews.

LOGICWINS2158d ago

Its kind of ironic. HHG, a journo that was banned from N4G, is more forward thinking than most of the critics on N4G.

He completely abolished the number system in his reviews.

ATi_Elite2158d ago

Why did HHG get banned from N4G?

I did think it was weird that he just disappeared but I never knew he was banned.

ZombieAssassin2158d ago

Ha just the other day I was wondering what happened to him.

spacedelete2158d ago

this gen has sucked for gaming. most games especially this year have little to no replay value with long installs before you can even play and still have bugs and glitches.

almost every big game has disappointed me this year and am wondering why the quality has dropped ?

whether it was uncharted 3, gears of war 3, batman and especially saints row 3 all of these games i have traded in no more than 2 weeks after i have bought them.

most games this year were way overhyped and people made it seem like it was going to be the best year in gaming yet imho its probably the worst.

Rubberlegs2158d ago

Then you should just stop gaming if you honestly think this is the worst year.

Getowned2158d ago (Edited 2158d ago )

I think it's because of sites like N4G and youtube a lot of the time we see too many leaked videos,and hear/read too many spoilers.

kikizoo2158d ago (Edited 2158d ago )

[email protected] the nostalgic amnesia, this year, like 2010, 2009 is superior to all the other years of gaming combined, todays, the best games from the past, are free, or 5 to ten $ on xbl/psn..and teh best games are superior in every way possible.

lbp2 can make all your old good game, enough said.

HarryMasonHerpderp2158d ago

its been a good gen but i prefered last gen
because im into JRPGs and survival horrors
and i was spoilt for choice back then,now...
not so much. Still been great though with games
like MGS4 and infamous,gears of war,uncharted,forza,GT5
heavy rain,skyrim,batman. the list goes on and you
all know them =)

KidMakeshift2158d ago

Lots of big titles this year but still the same schlock

I'm seriously feeling burnt out on the lack of imagination and innovation with games lately

RaidensRising2158d ago

I agree with this sentiment.