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Metacritics needs to die
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Nobody should die.
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Destiny is quite enjoyable if you liked Halo. Just add in some RPG style of buying weapons and you have Destiny.
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Ctonhunter wrote:

What Metacritic, critics, and etc should do is drop any form of rating score and only have the review. Also "This Game is the BEST GAME EVAR. Game of the year." is not a review because it fails to tell me why it's the best game.


While I agree they should do this and the gaming industry would be much better off if they did, there's no way they would because those stupid all caps hype titles and rating scores are what draw people in and is what makes them money.
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You might as well compare Metacritic reviews vs Steam users reviews tell me how untrustworthy user reviews are when they talk about game they played called Depression Quest.
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Those are good reviews and well written. I don't know why you complaining.
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So what you're saying is "People should lose the ability to make dishonest, unconstructive criticism and reviews that are completely untrustworthy". Changing Metacritics, or taking it down, won't improve anything.

Were it so easy.



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True, but users who have rented, borrowed, or even *gasp* pirated the game would have at least experienced the game itself, and thus would still be able to lend a credible opinion in the form of a review. To me, requiring reviewers to actually present ownership credentials will at least kick out quite a few of the average users who never experienced the game, yet still post asinine reviews simply to troll or hate on rival games/platforms just because they find it amusing; in that sense, such a system would be more effective than the current system Metacritic has in place.


Even if we assume that the proposed system would do this we're still left to deal with the fact that it simultaneously hedges out the credible opinions of those who did obtain a copy without actually making a purchase. I don't claim to particularly care what happens to the site culture over at Metacritic (and therefore do not have a concentrated interest in the matter at hand), but I would think that the best solution would be one which avoided hedging out any credible posts while still addressing the issue of trolling.
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If I cared about what other negative things people say about what I enjoy, I'd only ever watch like 3 anime series' in my entire lifetime.
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Thfelese wrote:

Those are good reviews and well written. I don't know why you complaining.


Now let me ask you, is this a well written review?



No it isn't, it doesn't tell me why it's a bad game or why I might not like it.

If you think Metacritics has good reviews then I truly feel sorry for you...
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Posted 9/10/14
I don't read game reviews, and I hadn't heard of Metacritic until this thread.
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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:


Thfelese wrote:

Those are good reviews and well written. I don't know why you complaining.


Now let me ask you, is this a well written review?



No it isn't, it doesn't tell me why it's a bad game or why I might not like it.

If you think Metacritics has good reviews then I truly feel sorry for you...


It doesn't explain why the game is a disappointment is because didn't want to spoil the game. And it's not a bad review.
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Thfelese wrote:


You clearly don't understand what a review is.

A review is about giving a educated opinion in the form of criticism about a work (in this case a game). A proper review can go into detail about the story whitout going into spoiler vile since it can compare one work to other similar works that's been done before... But hey, don't take my word for it;



Also, "I trusted the reviews" isn't a valid review... Since well, there's not any Destiny reviews up yet on the mayor sites.



See what I'm saying? There are so many flaws in the logic of the person who posted that review. And reasons such as this is why I think Metacritic NEEDS to change or close down. And if you like these types of reviews then it only shows how ummature you are or how uneducated you are.
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Elektrolysis wrote:


bathroom64 wrote:

I don't want to buy the game before I review it.


Then you shouldn't be reviewing it in the first place..


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These are user reviews. It's to be expected that there's a lot of bad ones. Look at these ones from steam:


Not very useful right? Neither of them gives you a single reason to buy the game.
Metacritic doesn't NEED to change or close down. People need to stop making decisions based on that shit.
Stick to the sites you know will be good for you.
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Doesn't Metacritics split the score between critics and user reviews?
I looked at Destiny and it only has two critic reviews right now. So there is no score for the critics side.
I looked at the score for NHL 2015 Critic review is 62 while the user review is 3.0.
However each one has a written review. I generally skim through a few of the high reviews, then I read the low ones, and then the medium. I ignore the obvious ones like 0 out of 10 for EA suks ballz.
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