Is Polygon right to drop DriveClub review score?

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Should Polygon now do this to all games?

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No 41 23.03%
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First up, yes I agree that review scores should evolve along with a game. I think it's a great idea. But that's not where my issue lies.

The DriveClub server issue is inexcusable. A game that has to rely so heavily on the use of online needs to make sure that its servers are perfect day 1. It's not like that they weren't given a whole extra year to polish the game.

And I know that I'm a little late to the party to complain about Polygon but I just got the time to write about it. Like I said I don't blame Polygon for downgrading the score but they have to live by this rule from now on, and they have opened up a whole huge can of worms. If Polygon want to change scores because the state of the game changes then are they willing to upgrade the DriveClub review score when it receives the planned update that will introduce weather effects like snow, thunder & lightning and rain?? Will they upgrade the score if more free tracks and cars are introduced?? What about other games that constantly get improved and expanded??

This means that they will have to upgrade their review score for every game that improves over time, and almost every game does. As long as the game gets added content and improvements the game must still be relevant to the public and therefore adjust the scores accordingly.

What do you think? It's easy enough to subtract from a score of one game but can they be fair and upgrade the DriveClub when it improves and of course do this to ALL games

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yes, and should be industry standard with all the broken games being release way too soon, what a shame gaming as become

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chapset said:
yes, and should be industry standard with all the broken games being release way too soon, what a shame gaming as become

Agree with you

Yes but they should be more responsible in how they're going to judge a game from now on in the future rather than pushing out a review so early like the rest of the gaming review sites cause they already have enough clickbait articles as it is to sustain them ...

Well, they are right if they'll have an updated article when online does work. Or just have seperated reviewS.


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Yes but like people said, they gotta do it for all games infuture if they review it early and then server issues makes it unplayable after launch... that has happened to a lot of games and they all went unaffected by it. GTA5 comes to mind.

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Way too many games are being released unfinished and unpolished. People paying full launch price for a game and not being able to enjoy many of it's features is just inexcusable. You are going to charge for a beta, fine let people no that up front. So yes, they should have dropped their review score and so should everyone else. The game is a mess.

Yes and they stated they'll bring it back up once it's fixed.


I don't think they are. For one thing how can you quantify the impact of server issues to a number assigned to an opinion of the game?

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I only ever see people bitching about Polygon.

how about everyone just boycott polygon. If no one goes to their site, then they go out of business and there, problem solved.