Tom Chick (sigh):Let’s pretend it’s the 90s, when shooters are all about and only about shooting, when storylines have to be inserted between action bits like commercial breaks, when bullet time is the new hotness, when 80s style jumpshooting isn’t replaced by wirework yet, and when finding the next medkit is the single most important factor in determining whether you’re going to have to play this part over again.
wow, 4/10...no way.
Oh my god, between quartertothree and destructoid, this has been a great day for terrible reviews.
Now I am going to explain why I posted this poor review. I liked Max Payne 3, I though it was a great game... but I posted this review to show you why metacritic is useless.
There are 2 reviewers who I can not stand, Scott C Jones and Tom Chick. The reason being they are ridiculously negative on games. Their reviews make no sense, they contradict each time they review a new game, and it just becomes ridiculous to read their reviews.
This is why metacritic is useless. What credentials do these reviewers have to be aggregated? Quarter to 3 is hardly a reputable site, hell most of the reviews are done by Mr.Chick. There are hundreds and hundreds of reviewing websites, each with their own opinons, but what makes these sites on the list and the other not on it?
It's this stupid idea that this score will be taken added to an average, and then the game gets this overall number placed on it, and people go apesh*t whenever that number goes up or down. I can not stand metacritic or gamerankings because of this idiotic system.
Thats why I posted this. People need to find a review site they trust, or make opinions for themselves. Screw this number that is assigned to a game. Screw review scores. They really are a cheap and easy way to get gamers attentions, good or bad scores. Hell now a days people read reviews to find the problems with the score, and complain about things in the review soley due to the score. Why do you care so much? Ignore the opinion and the score if it doesn't match yours.
Review scores and metacritic and gamerankings need to die.
They are ruining gaming, because no one cares about the opinion, only the number.
Oh look, another site looking for hits.
I won't click on the link because I am not going to give this asshat the satisfaction. I've played the campaign and the multiplayer alot and if this guy thinks the game deserves less than an 8 he is a pathetic waste. I give the game a solid 9.25 and there is a ton of games that rate better than this but can't hold a candle to it.