16055 posts since 02/07/12
Metacritic scores aren't completely worthless but they're pretty darn close. Reviews, however, are valuable tools in which to learn more about a game. I like to read several before I buy anything. The scores themselves, though, are only good as a very rough guide.
I've said it before, but my own +/- on a metacritic scores is around 10 points, at the least. That means if a game has a meta of 80, I simply think of it as being in the 70-to-90 range, or perhaps even beyond that.
The one thing that always puzzles the hell out of me is how people lose their minds if someone gives a game they like a lower score. Really, who gives a rat's ass? It's another person's opinion about a game, we read wildly varying opinions on the forums all the time without slipping into rage mode.
And why do people get puffed up and indignant when a game they like with an 85 average gets a 60 but not when it gets a 100? If the outrage is over the size of the deviation, surely one is just as bad a review as the other?
13188 posts since 28/04/07
It's a good source to discredit Nintendo games. Sales don't equate quality.
5063 posts since 08/01/13
on 24 March 2013
Metacritic is really western based too.
Seems you have to add 5 to any JRPG score and subtract 5 from any shooter score. Platformers are weird, some are really overrated and some are really underrated.
8019 posts since 15/02/09
on 25 March 2013
I like reading and watching reviews. I usually know what I want 2 buy,but if I don't I just use the reviews as a general guide. I usually do read reivews of movies,before I see it,but that does'nt influence me. If I see a movie and it sucks,oh well,it's only 8-10 bucks,vs 65 bucks for a game.