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God of War review thread - Meta: 94 OC: 95

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TruckOSaurus said:
Silly question maybe but will the game have multiple save slots? My husband loves God of War as much as I do and there's gonna be hell if he has to wait until I'm done to play.

Going forward, even if on the same PS4 you guys should just have seperate accounts. That way you can both play anygame and not have to worry about any save slot snaffu....



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VGPolyglot said:
pitzy272 said:

What are you talking about? Your comments sometimes are so odd, and you frequently seem to go against what people say just for the sake of doing so.

Scoring a game fairly with an open mind based on your experience with it does NOT qualify as a biased view. And that obviously has nothing to do with what I was talking about in my post. Also, bias:  prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

Reviews are based on a subjective emotion/feeling while playing a game, trying to act impartial/unbiased when you're going to do it, even subconsciously, is just setting yourself up for something that you can never truly commit to. Then again, we're just looking at the low scores, but that ignores that the same thing could be occurring for the high scores too.

at this point I don't even know what to say to you anymore....

Just stop with this thing you are doing, whatever it is.

If a game gets 100 reviews. and 97% of them are 10s and 3% of them are 5s....... then following your logic and throwing simple reason out the window, that would mean that 97% of all the reviewers around the world, across different races and cultures all somehow had a collective bias in favor of scoring the game highly.

That will mean that the smart thing for any average person reading any of those reviews willl be to take the wrod of that 3% (aka the minority) to have more weight and value than the majority.

Now if you can't see the folly in that line of thinking, then there truly is nothingto be said to you.



DigitalSpy 80 review up Meta Dropped from 94.50 to 94.36
down 2 spots 52 now on all time.



CGI-Quality said:
LethalP said:

I just listened to some of the Gamecritics podcast and he even said it's probably going to be the lowest score on Metacritic and everyone will be pissed off at him. So count on it, a 7 or 8 if it's lucky. Shouldn't knock it out of a 95 though. But if Qt3 decides on a 60 (it won't be any lower) and Edge is a 9 or less it might drop to a 94, because anything below a 9.5 will drop the score.

It’s not just about the score, but the weight.

That being the case, say Qt3 gives a 6 and GC a 7, Edge a 9, would that go to a 94 in your opinion? Taking weight into account.



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Intrinsic said:
VGPolyglot said:

Reviews are based on a subjective emotion/feeling while playing a game, trying to act impartial/unbiased when you're going to do it, even subconsciously, is just setting yourself up for something that you can never truly commit to. Then again, we're just looking at the low scores, but that ignores that the same thing could be occurring for the high scores too.

at this point I don't even know what to say to you anymore....

Just stop with this thing you are doing, whatever it is.

If a game gets 100 reviews. and 97% of them are 10s and 3% of them are 5s....... then following your logic and throwing simple reason out the window, that would mean that 97% of all the reviewers around the world, across different races and cultures all somehow had a collective bias in favor of scoring the game highly.

That will mean that the smart thing for any average person reading any of those reviews willl be to take the wrod of that 3% (aka the minority) to have more weight and value than the majority.

Now if you can't see the folly in that line of thinking, then there truly is nothingto be said to you.

What I'm saying is that video games are a subjective medium, everyone is affected by them differently so just because their score deviates from the majority doesn't mean it's invalid.



Intrinsic said:
VGPolyglot said:

Reviews are based on a subjective emotion/feeling while playing a game, trying to act impartial/unbiased when you're going to do it, even subconsciously, is just setting yourself up for something that you can never truly commit to. Then again, we're just looking at the low scores, but that ignores that the same thing could be occurring for the high scores too.

at this point I don't even know what to say to you anymore....

Just stop with this thing you are doing, whatever it is.

If a game gets 100 reviews. and 97% of them are 10s and 3% of them are 5s....... then following your logic and throwing simple reason out the window, that would mean that 97% of all the reviewers around the world, across different races and cultures all somehow had a collective bias in favor of scoring the game highly.

That will mean that the smart thing for any average person reading any of those reviews willl be to take the wrod of that 3% (aka the minority) to have more weight and value than the majority.

Now if you can't see the folly in that line of thinking, then there truly is nothingto be said to you.

Yeah, after his last response to me, I just gave up. He just wants to argue, for some reason, but his arguments are odd and often nonsensical.  I’ve seen him pick arguments with others as well. 



pitzy272 said:
Intrinsic said:

at this point I don't even know what to say to you anymore....

Just stop with this thing you are doing, whatever it is.

If a game gets 100 reviews. and 97% of them are 10s and 3% of them are 5s....... then following your logic and throwing simple reason out the window, that would mean that 97% of all the reviewers around the world, across different races and cultures all somehow had a collective bias in favor of scoring the game highly.

That will mean that the smart thing for any average person reading any of those reviews willl be to take the wrod of that 3% (aka the minority) to have more weight and value than the majority.

Now if you can't see the folly in that line of thinking, then there truly is nothingto be said to you.

Yeah, after his last response to me, I just gave up. He just wants to argue, for some reason, but his arguments are odd and often nonsensical.  I’ve seen him pick arguments with others as well. 

I'd say my argument is pretty sound:

Enjoyment of video games is subjective. As a result, there will inevitably be variations between review scores among different critics. That's where Metacritic comes into play. It rounds up reviews from around the web to see what the overall average is. Eliminating low scores because they deviate from the average destroys the whole purpose of trying to find an average in the first place.



DIGITAL SPY just gave it a 8, not looking good.



quickrick said:
DIGITAL SPY just gave it a 8, not looking good.

I sincerely hope you’re joking. It has a 95 Metascore. What’s not looking good about that?