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Star Fox Zero Review Thread: MC: 69 / GR: 68.84%

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maenthoven said:
SJReiter said:
I agree that it's a little silly that 74/100 is not considered good.

Founder of OpenCritic here...

First, SF0 has 72/100

 

We have this on OpenCritic so that we can settle the "what is a good score?" debate once and for all. The average score across all games that are reviewed is roughly 74/100.

So Star Fox Zero is below average when compared to all other games reviewed.

The main caveat is the massive selection bias. The reality is that truly awful games just don't get reviewed. There are a whole bunch of games deserving of 1/10 and 2/10. But the reality is that they don't market themselves, don't distribute review copies effectively, etc.

But... There are roughly 70 games that have higher review scores that have come out in 2016 alone, and over 300 if you start to include 2015. If you were someone that just went in order based on review scores, and you played 1 game every couple of days, you might not ever get to Star Fox Zero.

I don't say this to discourage you guys from playing - "good" and "bad" are completely subjective, and I can't know for you. I'm personally going to go see the next Star Wars movie because I love Star Wars, and the reviews don't change that.

Exactly this. A game rated 70 is a good game, but there are so many other *better* games out there, that you might as well not bother with the 70's. 



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Cerebralbore101 said:
maenthoven said:

Founder of OpenCritic here...

First, SF0 has 72/100

 

We have this on OpenCritic so that we can settle the "what is a good score?" debate once and for all. The average score across all games that are reviewed is roughly 74/100.

So Star Fox Zero is below average when compared to all other games reviewed.

The main caveat is the massive selection bias. The reality is that truly awful games just don't get reviewed. There are a whole bunch of games deserving of 1/10 and 2/10. But the reality is that they don't market themselves, don't distribute review copies effectively, etc.

But... There are roughly 70 games that have higher review scores that have come out in 2016 alone, and over 300 if you start to include 2015. If you were someone that just went in order based on review scores, and you played 1 game every couple of days, you might not ever get to Star Fox Zero.

I don't say this to discourage you guys from playing - "good" and "bad" are completely subjective, and I can't know for you. I'm personally going to go see the next Star Wars movie because I love Star Wars, and the reviews don't change that.

Exactly this. A game rated 70 is a good game, but there are so many other *better* games out there, that you might as well not bother with the 70's. 

While playing games that are in the seventies is not something everyone is willing to do, you never know till u try these games that are within the 70 range. From what I know, Earthbound, for example, was not as well received and beloved back during its initial release as it is now. It took some time for critics and fans to truly appreciate the game before it became cult status. A lot of games that are within the 70 range are considered hidden gems anyway so..



I can't believe I'm about to say this, but the gyro aiming isn't that bad. I'm starting mission 2.



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Kai_Mao said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Exactly this. A game rated 70 is a good game, but there are so many other *better* games out there, that you might as well not bother with the 70's. 

While playing games that are in the seventies is not something everyone is willing to do, you never know till u try these games that are within the 70 range. From what I know, Earthbound, for example, was not as well received and beloved back during its initial release as it is now. It took some time for critics and fans to truly appreciate the game before it became cult status. A lot of games that are within the 70 range are considered hidden gems anyway so..

I really didn't like Earthbound. The combat system was insanely simple. There were no animations for most of the battles. The animations were replaced with a text box explaining what what happening. The text box often went by too fast to read. 

There are some games in the 70's that I have tried. Sometimes reviewers just get a game wrong. Disgaea is a good example. A lot of reviewers automatically gave a mediocre score on account of the alphamap graphics. Chromehounds is another good example. Reviewers never bothered to upgrade their mechs to the 5 card speed chip. As a result a lot of reviewers commented that the mechs moved like snails. I have to say though, I think examples such as these are rare cases. 



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As a fan of the 64 game, can someone give me a quick summary of why its meta is what it is? Not willing to read through all these replies, thx.



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sales2099 said:
As a fan of the 64 game, can someone give me a quick summary of why its meta is what it is? Not willing to read through all these replies, thx.

I see many people complaining about the control scheme, and also the game being very short, even with the challenge missions involved :O.



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greencactaur said:
sales2099 said:
As a fan of the 64 game, can someone give me a quick summary of why its meta is what it is? Not willing to read through all these replies, thx.

I see many people complaining about the control scheme, and also the game being very short, even with the challenge missions involved :O.

Odd, since the 64 game was "short" but better through replayability of its braches. I guess what held up in the 90's doesn't do much in 2016 haha



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spemanig said:
I can't believe I'm about to say this, but the gyro aiming isn't that bad. I'm starting mission 2.

Arwing is great for me. But I definitely have to work on the other vehicles xD