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10 games that deserve a second review

Some games get better over time. Other games get worse. From For Honor to No Man's Sky, here are some games that deserve updates to their launch review scores.

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Sm00thNinja1651d ago

Sea of thieves perhaps most of all has undergone such a fantastic evolution. No Mans Sky is an easy 9+ for me now as well

Gaming4Life19811651d ago

Yea sea of thieves, no mans sky, and battlefront 2 have all been made drastically better but I dont think they deserve a 2nd review. The developers just need to be acknowledged for sticking with their games, fixing problems, adding great content and listening to their fans.

telekineticmantis1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

Sea looked so new and interesting to me, should be bigger than it actually is..

Sm00thNinja1651d ago

It's got a huge twitch following now

Mulando1651d ago

Those games should have been released in their current state or at least be marked as alpha-/preview-versions.

Sm00thNinja1651d ago

True but that didn't happen... I mean Destiny became a much bigger product over time. Do they deserve previews? I think yes it's a much better and bigger game now and I think consumers should know that. BUT THERE SHOULD be a sort of asterisk to sort of annotate the fact that the original review still stands

Anon19741651d ago

I just picked up a used Xbox One and grabbed gamepass. I'll have to give Sea of Thieves a try.

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SegaGamer1651d ago

No game deserves a second review, it would give studios an excuse to release a half baked game. The likes of No Man's Sky and Sea of Thieves deserve their poor reviews for releasing the game in a state that wasn't good enough.

darthv721651d ago

If they were intended to be one and done then yes. But you see there are games that are designed to be like the old serial shows. You dont throw everything into the first episode and that's it. you string people along and provide new content on a frequent basis. It keeps people hooked and coming back for more.

I wish more people understood that. Episodic... that's how you keep players engaged.

XabiDaChosenOne1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

"You dont throw everything into the first episode and that's it."
Than don't throw a 60 dollar price tag on the game, if you want to go that route make it free to play. People shouldn't pay 60 dollars to be "strung along" get out of here with that nonsense.
And your analogy doesnt even make sense. Hundreds of shows have been dropped for having garbage pilot's or they dont get picked up for a second season. When you release a product and you demand money for it make sure you get it right the first time.

gangsta_red1651d ago

@Xabi

So free to play with a ton of MTs instead of the free content and updates that these games have provided?

Makes total sense.

XabiDaChosenOne1651d ago

@gangsta_red
"instead of the free content and updates that these games have provided?"
You know what's even better than that? Being a good game at launch.

Rebel_Scum1651d ago

In some cases it's either release the game or don't and shut down the company. What would you prefer?

Smokehouse1651d ago

Literally every game. No game is the Same a month after release let alone a year or 2. Yet another reason why reviews are irrelevant and outdated.

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Italiano12345671651d ago

Nothing deserves a second review. I understand there is deadlines and whatnot but if a game releases barebones or in a poor state then delay it if not then it gets the scores it deserves. Now thats not saying some that were shit at launch arent shit now but nothing should get a second review. U review the shit when it comes out

LordoftheCritics1651d ago

I would be ok for second reviews on barebones games if the pricing was barebones too.

Like Anthem should have been 10 bucks at launch and reviewed as a 10 dollar AAA game.

phoenixwing1651d ago

I'm all for second chances when it comes to people but not when it comes to video games. Devs are already lazy enough as it is, if you introduce second chance reviews they'll definitely take advantage.

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No Man's Sky Is Easily One Of Gaming's Greatest Comeback Stories

Despite No Man Sky's rocky launch, Hello Games managed to turn it into one of the best space exploration RPGs out there.

darksky23d ago

HG could have stopped after making 3-4 updates and the debt would have been paid to those why are crying about paying full price. However, they have continously provided free updates for the last 6-7 years. No other developer in hostory has ever done this and probably never will.
There are many AAA games that disappointed but the devs normally move on or close the studio rather than fix the game.

-Foxtrot24d ago

I hate the whole concept of "comeback story" because at the end of the day it doesn't remove the core issue we had in the first place, that we were lied to, it was disappointing and it launched with bare content to what was promised for years.

Any bad game can have a comeback story if it's supported enough after launch but for me if you launch in a terrible state then you had your chance. I can applaud you for what you've done after but at the end of the day there's not much of a choice since most gamers would blank your next product if you ditched your last game so fast, it's not about repairing the game but spending your time repairing gamers trust before you launch your next product otherwise it would be dead on arrival.

With these stories and the games being updated, the only way is up most of the time so of course it's going to improve the game and feel better over all, getting better and better as time passes. No Mans Sky, Sea of Thieves, Fallout 76 etc but then you have games like Anthem, Suicide Squad, Redfall and The Avengers where the devs just clearly moved on, now if they have another product people won't be as exited for it, I mean hell Guardians of the Galaxy was a great game but because of the Avengers it didn't help its sales since people were obviously still sour at that point.

I still think despite the improvements to games like No Mans Sky and Cyberpunk along with being better now overall the games are still not up there to what was promised and hyped as for years.

If we keep celebrating these “comeback stories” then unfortunately it only strongly supports the concept that these studios / publishers can continue to push half arsed broken products out for the sake of quick sales instead of waiting until they are fully finished. We need to condemn this awful behaviour or sadly we lose all voice and power as consumers.

Sonic188124d ago (Edited 24d ago )

I feel the same way about Cyberpunk 2077. I'm glad you mentioned that. I'm not a fan of comeback stories as well. But No man sky developer was a small indie team compared to CDPR. It's worse when it's coming from a AAA developer

Nacho_Z24d ago

"Any bad game can have a comeback story if it's supported enough after launch"

You make it sound so simple and easy. It's not. After release Hello Games poured countless hours into getting their game closer to what they originally wanted, without charging a penny to anyone. That's not normal.

The reason NMS and HG are held in such high esteem and calling them liars is a weak stance is the amount of work they've put into it, for free. They're not chasing a quick buck, they've dedicated their lives over the last few years to giving their fans the game everyone wanted.

-Foxtrot24d ago (Edited 24d ago )

They are liars though...

We are not revising history here, I'm sorry but we're not

They built this game up for years and they launched it knowing full well it wasn't up to scratch to what they originally showed off or hyped it up to be.

"They're not chasing a quick buck, they've dedicated their lives over the last few years to giving their fans the game everyone wanted"

And like I said above most of that comes from the fact that if they had just moved on straight away nobody would have supported their next game. They've washed most of that sour taste away after supporting No Mans Sky so now they are doing a new game which more people feel like they can support and get excited for.

Anyway how can you say "You make it sound so simple and easy. It's not" and then make the point that "Hello Games poured countless hours into getting their game closer to what they originally wanted, without charging a penny to anyone"

This means that if a small team like this can turn a game around then big AAA games like Suicide Squad, Redfall, Anthem and the like should have been able to do it no problem, oh but that's right they didn't want to put the time or effort into it. They can do it but some people just decide not to.

Blad3runner0023d ago (Edited 23d ago )

"You make it sound so simple and easy. It's not. After release Hello Games poured countless hours into getting their game closer to what they originally wanted, without charging a penny to anyone. That's not normal."

People paid for the game at launch and got lied to. Now the game is what it SHOULD have been from the start (what people paid for) and we should be happy they aren't charging EXTRA? Its free because people ALREADY paid for the game at launch.

People PAID for what the game is in its current state (what it should have been at launch), not what it was when it released. Charging people AGAIN would result in even more backlash.

anast23d ago

"You make it sound so simple and easy. It's not. After release Hello Games poured countless hours into getting their game closer to what they originally wanted, without charging a penny to anyone. That's not normal."

They already charged for the full price game. All of that work is owed because it was already paid for.