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#1 Posted by mracoon (4946 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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#2 Edited by mracoon (4946 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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#3 Posted by mracoon (4946 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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#4 Posted by mracoon (4946 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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#5 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -

Nice catch. I watched it last night and that completely passed me by.

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#6 Edited by mracoon (4946 posts) -

It has a page in the Games section of the Giant Bomb wiki so yes.

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#7 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -

@dwigtk: Love Swing by Sabrepulse from the Beatbuddy OST.

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#8 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -

That's really cool and had the bonus at the start of the video of me saying holy shit that was this year?

I know what you mean, I'd completely forgotten DmC came out this year. Some games I'd even forgotten came out at all, like Fuse and Remember Me.

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#9 Edited by mracoon (4946 posts) -

@vincentvendetta: oh wow, that site is fantastic. Someone should do that for video games.

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#10 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: looked up the M&MV menu screen and that is amazing. Hopefully they put that much effort into the rest of the game.

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