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#1 Posted by mracoon (4952 posts) -
  • Systems owned: SNES, N64, GBC, DS, 3DS
  • Favourite system: N64. It was the first console where I really got into games. We had a SNES before but I was kind of young and the only game I can remember playing on it was Super Mario World.
  • Favourite Nintendo exclusive: Mario Kart 64. My brother, my cousins and I use to play 4 player split-screen all the time when we were kids.
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#2 Edited by mracoon (4952 posts) -

I edited the title to say Sony Pictures to avoid any confusion.

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#3 Posted by mracoon (4952 posts) -

It all depends on how much money you have and how much you're willing to spend. Video games are one of my hobbies so I don't mind spending money on them even if a game is short or simplistic. On the other hand, I hate spending a lot of money on clothes because I'm not into fashion and if buy a shirt or a pair of shoes I'll keep them for a long time. For me, Samurai Gunn, Gone Home, Brothers and the other shorter games people have been mentioning are worth the price. And these days the price of games devalues so quickly and sales are so frequent that I don't understand why people are that annoyed with the $15/£12 range because it's really not that much.

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#4 Edited by mracoon (4952 posts) -

When we did the community GotG I left it up to individuals to decide what criteria they wanted to use. Mass Effect 2 won so I'm guessing most people went with personal favourite rather than most influential in their thought process.

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#5 Posted by mracoon (4952 posts) -

I've added a couple of people in this thread. Here's my profile if anyone else wants to add me. I play most days.

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#6 Posted by mracoon (4952 posts) -

Ramsel. I like variety in my damsels.

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#7 Posted by mracoon (4952 posts) -

@mracoon said:

@uitdetoekomst said:

@mracoon said:

I don't understand how any game can be overrated. That assumes there's a single correct rating for a game and anything deviating from that is either over or underrating it. I can understand if you think someone has reviewed a game more favourably than you would but that doesn't mean they've overrated it because your opinion isn't the default.

I don't think that is true at all. At least in my own personal case, I don't assume a single correct rating by one person, but take a preponderance of professional reviews and critical ratings and compare to my own rating. Like a Metacritic or GameRankings score, or what I observe from visiting various gaming websites.

Specifically, most professional review(er)s gave The Last of Us very high scores. My score is way lower. Therefore, in my opinion, The Last of Us has been overrated in public outlets. I don't see what is so hard to understand about that.

You're basically saying your view of a game is the correct one and anyone who deviates from that has over/underrated it. Look, I disagree with reviewers all the time but that doesn't mean they've over/underrated something. If those reviewers genuinely feel that way about a game who am I to say that they gave it too high/low a score? I can't control their experiences or feelings on a game.

No, I am saying that my view of a game is the correct one FOR ME, which is really the only view that one can have. To do otherwise would be to at least tacitly allow that there is indeed an objective correct answer, which is most certainly not the case - which is something that I must assume you agree with. To look at something that is overwhelmingly rated by the industry as being one of the best games, or by reviewers here at GiantBomb as being number one, or by the community as a whole as one of the best games of the year - or even just a very good game - and to think otherwise makes it very much overrated to me.

I see what you're coming from but do you think reviewers shouldn't like the game as much as they do? My problem with the word overrated is that it implies I want reviewers to have the same view on a game as me, when I'm perfectly happy with people enjoying a product more than I do.

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#8 Edited by mracoon (4952 posts) -

@mracoon said:

I don't understand how any game can be overrated. That assumes there's a single correct rating for a game and anything deviating from that is either over or underrating it. I can understand if you think someone has reviewed a game more favourably than you would but that doesn't mean they've overrated it because your opinion isn't the default.

I don't think that is true at all. At least in my own personal case, I don't assume a single correct rating by one person, but take a preponderance of professional reviews and critical ratings and compare to my own rating. Like a Metacritic or GameRankings score, or what I observe from visiting various gaming websites.

Specifically, most professional review(er)s gave The Last of Us very high scores. My score is way lower. Therefore, in my opinion, The Last of Us has been overrated in public outlets. I don't see what is so hard to understand about that.

You're basically saying your view of a game is the correct one and anyone who deviates from that has over/underrated it. Look, I disagree with reviewers all the time but that doesn't mean they've over/underrated something. If those reviewers genuinely feel that way about a game who am I to say that they gave it too high/low a score? I can't control their experiences or feelings on a game.

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#9 Posted by mracoon (4952 posts) -

I don't understand how any game can be overrated. That assumes there's a single correct rating for a game and anything deviating from that is either over or underrating it. I can understand if you think someone has reviewed a game more favourably than you would but that doesn't mean they've overrated it because your opinion isn't the default.

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#10 Posted by mracoon (4952 posts) -

I didn't think any of the staff would pick Papers, Please as their number one but I'm happy to be proven wrong. This list just highlights how many games from this year I've yet to play.

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