Quality Games

Gamer Syndrome: In fact, the reverse is true: games across every platform Metacritic tracks have posted higher average scores over the first half of 2010 than they did in the same period in 2009. Seven games so far this year have earned mean review scores of over 90%, including hits like Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2, and Super Mario Galaxy 2, which ranks among the best-reviewed games of all time.

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thorstein4037d ago

But I think EGM did a nice article about Metacritic and the inherent problems of converting scores. For instance a 4 out of 5 is not the same as an 80. Metacritic scores need to be taken with a grain of salt and is a great place to start when thinking of purchasing a game.

Terarmzar4037d ago

i don't even go by game review scores because i don't know if that person just likes giving dislikes for any reason possible or just giving it a high score because its just a well known franchise like Grand Theft Auto.

ExplosionSauce4036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

Some of my best gaming years were spent without having seen or read a single game review.

We all don't have the same exact tastes. So an 8.5 in a review may be a 10 for some and a 5 for others.

Some reviews get too technical when scoring and may leave out the essence or "magic" of a game.
Games I've played in the past that may have been a 10 in my head, if I were to look back and read a review about it, it may have scored an 7 or less because of some specific graphical or gameplay issues the reviewer may have had.
This can create expectations and possibly distort one's enjoyment of a game.

pippoppow4036d ago

The most important element is that "magic". The way elements of a game blend together so well is what really makes a game memorable. The potential for a game to contain something special about it is usually what attracts me.

I think too many gamers concentrate on the big titles. I think most of the best games aren't the blockbuster type games as they usually go for style over substance. For the rest of the year I'm looking forward to games like Atelier Rorona, Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, The Another World, Journey, Blade kitten and El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. Sure there may be a few "big" titles that may peak my interest from time to time but I find most don't interest me.

A shame the gaming industry concentrates too much on blockbuster titles. Just look around and the same big budget games get pounded by far with the most exposure with hardly any news on the smaller budgeted titles.

Venox20084036d ago

I agree with you, some of them are only very big names and big series and are most hyped games, but that's doesn't make a game better.. I prefer games with art and good story :) those are real good quality games..