Metacritic is 'potentially dangerous for the games industry', says Rebellion

Rebellion’s CEO Jason Kingsley has voiced his concerns over the use of Metacritic as a yardstick for a game’s quality, saying that “there are a lot of idiosyncrasies” in the site’s score aggregation process, and that the site could negatively impact creativity within the industry.

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DigitalAnalog3035d ago (Edited 3035d ago )

Aside from the highest gaming sites, it still cherry picks to determine what game gets a certain amount of average score. Some ratings have a "huge" gap between certain games it makes you wonder what goes in and goes out. (A certain Harvard reviewer comes to mind.)

GribbleGrunger3035d ago (Edited 3035d ago )

edit. lol

Persistantthug3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

METACRITIC gave these crap-hole developers exactly what they deserved.

Metacritic gets kudos here.

banjadude3032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

You should see the [metacritic] scores for Journey... *shakes head*

palaeomerus3034d ago

This from the studio that brought us the latest lackluster Alien Vs. Predator game, and the execrable Rogue Warrior? Wow. Heh.

BigBoss19643034d ago

The fact that ridiculous sites like Quarter to Three (See their Journey review) are listed on this site only adds to the fact that Metacritic is irrelevant, hell people have lost their jobs because of this site

trouble_bubble3034d ago

This. How the hell did a BLOG like Quarter to Three get on there while sites like 1UP get dropped? Why is the Examiner still not on there?

Isn't there a statute of limitations on reviews either? just had Galloway lowball Yakuza 3 TWO FULL YEARS after release, one year after their Yakuza 4 review even, and metacritic adds it, dropping the average. 2 years after it settled at 80, they drop it to 79 with a pointless and late review. Alrighty then.

ginsunuva3034d ago

The metacritic admin is personal friends with Tom Chick, so that's why QT3 gets on the list

Persistantthug3034d ago

METACRITIC did its job perfectly, my friend.....

That's why I have JOURNEY......& it's downloadable game of the year.


Hicken3034d ago

Metacritic fails because the sources' criteria are questionable, even if the reviews are favorable. How else could you explain that there are 65/66 top-level reviews, and one inexplicably negative one?

What do you think Journey's score would be without that 40?

Seriously, stop defending an obviously flawed system.

Persistantthug3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

Hicken asked,
"What do you think Journey's score would be without that 40?"
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Easy answer, my friend.....with or without that '40' score from Quarter to Three,..... JOURNEY's score would still be a 92.

Is it that you potentially don't understand how averages work?
You see when you get 50 - 100 reviewers, any 1 or 2 or 3 low score 'damage' is made nullified by the many high scores. Quarter to Three's bullshit review did nothing to affect JOURNEY's 92 score.

By the way....Journey has 67 reviews now.

Besides... all 90'ish scored games with 50 reviewers = GREATNESS.
It's only flawed if it doesnt work.
Fan or not.... Metacritic shows it works.

I'll PM you since your out of bubbles.

gamingdroid3034d ago


How did 1UP get dropped from metacritic? I have never heard of this....

trouble_bubble3031d ago

No idea why 1up got dropped, but they haven't had any new reviews on metacritic for a couple months now, on any system. They're gone. G4TV on the other hand just got re-added after being awol for years. It's so random.

Summons753034d ago

I don't listen to others reviews, I research it out on my own and if it seems promising then I will buy it and form my own opinion.

TheColbertinator3034d ago

<The game in my avatar

Fallout NV sold over 2 million and was one of the highest selling games of 2010,garnering strong positive reviews from major publications.Many fans including myself were happy to see the blending of VATS/FPS gameplay with old school Fallout elements like Reputation and 4 alternate endings.

HOWEVER...It got an 84 instead of an 85 on Metacritic therefore sections of the highly talented studio Obsidian were laid off.Metacritic and Gamerankings ruin the industry because publishers(not just gamers) pay too much attention to it.

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