The Evil Within review: head games | Polygon

The Evil Within has a strong foundation in the past but fails to build on it.

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roadkillers1884d ago

6.5?! This is like a 8 or 9 from normal sites. Can't wait.

Stallion1884d ago (Edited 1884d ago )

Polygon review to true review conversion equation.

x = polygon score
y = whatever bullshit non issues polygon has churned up
z = secret true review score

Bayonetta earned a 7.5, 7.5 + y = 10. y = 2.5
The Evil Within: 6.5 + 2.5 = z. z = 9.0


roadkillers1884d ago

Hyrule Warriors
Polygon: 5.5 Average 7.5

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeros
PolyGon: 5.5 Average: 7.5

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2
Polygon: 5 Average 7.1

Battlefield 4
Polygon: 4 Average 8

Killzone Shadow Fall
Polygon: 5 Average: 7.3

Okay, for the most part I see their reviews justified it is with a couple games that they are just crazy off compared to other sites. Sometimes I do not understand their rating system.

TheRealTedCruz1884d ago (Edited 1884d ago )


If we qualify a proper review only in terms of how concise it is with other reviews, then we could easily get by with just one review site, no?

The point of multiple sites is multiple people - multiple personalities and multiple points of view.

People cling to certain sites because they agree with those who write for them. They find personalities in-line with them, then look to them for a bit of guidance when it comes to their purchases.

To take away from a review just because it isn't similar to the majority, that doesn't make it wrong.
Even with the Polygon thing. Say a number of readers shared the same sort of "principles" as the writer. That is just as informative for them, concerning whether or not they would take to the title, considering.

That's just how I see things, anyway.

Stallion1884d ago

It's not just bad scores too.

Dead Space 3: 9.5
Mass Effect 3: 10
SimCity: 9.5
Diablo 3: 10

NukaCola1884d ago

Polygon gave THE LAST OF US at 7.5

Nothing they ever say means anything anymore..

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Agent20091884d ago

Ah, here we go again.

Game receives mere reviews - the site MUST BE unreliable, I bet the game was too difficult for the casual author!

Game receives positive reviews - no objections, keep em' comin'!

And suddenly, that 8.7 given for The Evil Within by IGN is absolutely fair, but that 5.9 for Alien: Isolation? Nope, that's blasphemy! They can't have their own opinions!

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s1rnem1884d ago

Polygon, not even once.

venom061884d ago

Polygon is QUICKLY becoming the laughing stock of so-called "gaming journalism".. and it already pretty bad as a whole, so that's saying alot..

overrated441884d ago

That's what happens when a website is constantly attempting to push an agenda and people start to notice.

Volkama1884d ago (Edited 1884d ago )

That's not really true. There is a contigent of die-hard zealots that are still up in arms about the score they gave TLOU, but that only makes Polygon a laughing stock among that contingent (admit it, that's the review that drew your ire).

I quite like their reviews. I don't always agree with them, but they seenm to consistently deliver an honest and considered opinion and they don't seem to be intended to please anyone.

Mugen901884d ago

LOL I already knew where this was going after reading this:

"Many consider Resident Evil 4 to be an all-time classic (myself included)"

WeAreLegion1884d ago

Exactly. Don't compare them. RE4 is brilliant, but The Evil Within is its own beast.

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