Could the lower than expected review scores for some of the year's most publicized games be a result of reviewers using the full review scale?
I have watched videos of both games and the gameplay just didn't catch my attention.The reviews had nothing to do with my judgement on the titles.
And that how it should be. I never judge a game off a review. I form my own opinion about it judged off of past games and gameplay video of it. Unfortunately alot of gamers judge their purchases off of reviews and i don't think they should do that. Alot of reviews are biased and are just horribly written. It makes gamers miss out on really good games. I bet alot of us here listened to reviews and passed on a certain game based on all the negative opinions on it. Picked it up a year later and loved it. Ninja gaiden 3 is the hardest game in the series. Members on gfaqs and other forums are playing ninja gaiden 3 on master ninja difficulty and they are saying it the hardest game in the series since they add alot more enemies on screen and make them even more challenging but reviews ignored that. They probably picked the easiest setting, played 2 levels and wrote it off as bad. This is why gamers should really just ignore reviews and try their hardest to form opinions by themselves or go on forums and try to weed out the trolls and actually find people honest people opinions about the game
The games this month failed to deliver, heck even yakuza zombie spinoff and Armored Core 5 got a bad score. The only game that actually got a good score, was Silent Hill HD Collection? Those 2 Silent Hill games come out a long time ago. A terrible month of gaming no good.
Journey got a lot of great scores. I saw 9 or 10 everywhere. And Tales of Graces f also got a good score. So a terrible month of gaming not good? Not really.
Yeah a straight to download game, an RPG, and a HD Collection of two old Silent Hill games. Still not good enough. Well Mass Effect 3(exceptional) was great until the bad ending, so not enough to beat last months success.
Nah I really don't think that is the issue...RE:Op RC was destined to fail even though it looked promising because it wasn't your typical RE game. Reviewers are so wishy-washy now adays its hard to get a good read on a game from reviews alone...look at Metacritic for games and you'll see 100s to 30s for the same title. NG3 wasn't really on my radar and I was suprised to see it hit the shelves after hearing so little about it...guess I've been tied up in Amular too long.
No. The games simply are not that good. The "meh" category seems to be deepening lately at the local games store selection.
"but jim sterling gave ninja gaiden a 5 so it must actually be good"
Yeah, though I definitely intend to give them a chance, nothing I've seen has made them look that great, so them getting semi-low review scores isn't much of a surprise.
Even if I had disposable income, I wouldn't buy Racoon Shitty. Game just doesn't make me want to buy it in the slightest.
You know what amazes me. With one game it makes above average scores and several sites agree but a single bad score and people condemn it and try to bad talk it at every turn. But several sites agree that another game is less then average with only a few sites disagreeing and everyone is hellbent trying to defend it and say otherwise. R3 was an above average game and people tried to discredit it at every turn claiming any score below an 8 as the 'truth'. But now people are arguing over a 3 for NG3 a score that would have condemned any other game trying as hard as they can calling anyone who thinks otherwise liars and idiots. So my question is, why? Is it so hard to believe that NG3 just isn't very good or a downgrade from the last one? Most of us already knew that they would probably screw it up. When people claimed that TM would have been screwed up and it STILL got several above average scores but no one defended it as fiercely as they are doing NG3.Many games are unfairly judged and they have gotten better scores the NG3 has been getting and no one listened to the cries of who said so.So what is with the defense wall around NG3 and Raccoon City? If UC3 had gotten a 3 and I said it was at least a 7 I would have to listen to how UC3 STILL fails? I am still listening to how UC:GA is a failure because it is a pointless downgrade despite it's above average scores. But somehow it is okay for NG3 to be a little more then a 3 despite it being an obvious downgrade.People are quibbling over it saying it is at least a 7 but isn't that still a fail since it is getting lower scores then the last ones or the fact that people think score less then an 8 is a fail? So in short, why so defensive?
Nope. They're just both bad games that fall far short of the usual high quality of their respective franchises.
I finished RE within 1.5 days.... really fun IMO (action fest). the AI of your partners maybe bad, but alot of times in the later levels you do notnotice since there is so much going on!. True it is not a standard RE game but it is a spinoff of the franchise
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