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Metacritic best game of the decade according to the critics: The Legend Of Zelda BOTW

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I think this thread is an odd way of saying you're surprised that a game, that has 30 years worth of history, has some of the highest critic scores and is achieving its best sales for the franchise is being beat by a new IP that is universally acclaimed by the users who played it.

It happens, just accept it and move on.



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According to metacritic Zelda Botw Switch version has the highest amount of perfect scores in the history.



Red dead 2 actually has more perfect scores and a higher meta when you combine xbox/ps4 scores which is the way it should be.



StreaK said:
TruckOSaurus said:

I found the breakdown for the "BEST-OF-THE-DECADE TOP TEN LISTS" pretty interesting. Breath of the Wild not only won but by a considerable margin : 

# Game (Original Year) # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 97 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) 16 4 14 70
2 95 The Last of Us (2013) 3 8 13 38
3 92 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) 2 2 19 29
4 96 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 1 1 21.5 26.5
5 97 Grand Theft Auto V (2013) 1 0 19.5 22.5
6 89 Dark Souls (2011) 0 1 20 22
7 94 God of War (2018) 0 1 18.5 20.5
8 96 Mass Effect 2 (2010) 0 2 16 20
9 93 Minecraft (2011) 1 2 12 19
10 97 Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) 1 2 10 17
11 95 Portal 2 (2011) 0 1 14 16
12 78 Fortnite (2017) 1 0 12 15
13 92 Bloodborne (2015) 1 1 8.5 13.5
14 92 Journey (2012) 0 0 10 10
15 97 Super Mario Odyssey (2017) 0 0 9 9
16 69 Pokemon Go (2016) 0 0 8.5 8.5
17 95 Red Dead Redemption (2010) 0 0 8.5 8.5
18 88 Nier: Automata (2017) 1 0 3 6
19 85 DOOM (2016) 0 1 4 6
20 97 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010) 1 0 3 6

Also, interesting to see two sub-80s reviewed games make the cut because of how impactful they were (Fortnite and Pokémon Go).

I don't know why, but this list greatly upsets me. There's no doubt in my mind this must be a critics-only list, because Zelda is #1 by a long shot. Just like with anything, I don't care what the critics think. Many people these days are realizing that now, especially with good films like Joker getting shit on as well as good shows like Witcher scoring poorly. I care more what the "public" thinks, even though they score 1's and 10's left and right haha.

When it comes to lists, however, the public is forced to choose and I feel the games that truly made a difference are more well represented. 

I'm just getting so tired of the critics love for Zelda (I bet ZELDA won game of the 90's as well too, huh? Everything that has Zelda there has to go to Zelda. Zelda is the ONLY game people should play. How did Zelda get this kind of reputation? It floors me.) No, it's NOT the next coming of Christ. It's not the end all, be all of gaming. This is especially true when people praise it to no end and then you actually sit down with the game for an hour and think to yourself, "really? THIS is the game people speak so highly of?" I simply do not get it. I'm no fan but I have beaten two in the franchise, OoT and TP, and OoT surely was by far no game of the 90's for me. That goes to Final Fantasy VII. But I guess, it's kinda like trying to tell everyone why is Bieber so well liked? He just is...can't do much about it.

Very disappointed in the critics for not only choosing BOTW, but to have it in the lead over something as amazing as The Last of Us by a comfortable margin. I feel God of War is a superior game, but hey...we gotta give it to Nintendo. Sony already has the most popular console so....

I'm sure a list of thousands of gamers from various sites would paint a much rather different scenario...a more "back to reality" kind of picture, in my eyes. That's just me anyway. 

Do you know BOTW sales is much higher than GOW? If GOW have 1000 perfect score from gamers, then BOTW could have 5000 perfect score from others



No disagreement from me. It was my favorite game of the decade and 2nd of all time. Really hoping BOTW2 is 2020.



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BraLoD said:
LGBTDBZBBQ said:

Fact Zelda Botw sold most of copies at the original MSRP.

Fact TLOU was giving away for free on PS+ and was bundled heavily with PlayStation 4. Even now with only on PlayStation bundle TLOU being part of the free games along with GOW and HZD.

Fact TLoU has sold more than BotW.

How many of those TLoU units sold are full $60? How much money which Sony got from those TLoU sales number?

BraLoD said:
LGBTDBZBBQ said:

Sales is always good when measuring the gamers interest especially with the factual context like Most of Zelda BOTW sales came from the original MSRP while the same can't be said to TLOU.  

The fact Nintendo hardly ever lower their product prices is the only conclusion you can get from that.

Also that you are happy with it, instead of looking from the consumer side, your side, of the equation.

Nintendo games could still sold millions after many years at full $60, why would they have to pretend that their games are the same as other companies and lower the price, or even give them for free? To get a lot less money?

Last edited by HoangNhatAnh - on 11 January 2020

nier1993 said:
Red dead 2 actually has more perfect scores and a higher meta when you combine xbox/ps4 scores which is the way it should be.

Metacritic is SKU based rating system. 

Please read the OP link



HoangNhatAnh said:

BraLoD said:

Fact TLoU has sold more than BotW.

How many of those TLoU units sold are full $60? How much money which Sony got from those TLoU sales number?

BraLoD said:

The fact Nintendo hardly ever lower their product prices is the only conclusion you can get from that.

Also that you are happy with it, instead of looking from the consumer side, your side, of the equation.

Nintendo games could still sold millions after many years at full $60, why would they have to pretend that their games are the same as other companies and lower the price, or even give them for free? To get a lot less money?

1st post: I don't have a clue, do you? Also that doesn't concern me at all.

2nd post: Because that's good for the customers.

I don't know about you, but I think about my money, not about companies money, I'm a customer, not their company staff. I'm looking for my side of the deal, not theirs.

When companies pulls shit like Sony did with the Vita cards it makes me sad, not happy, I don't know why would I think otherwise.



Chrkeller said:
BraLoD said:

Where did you get I am obsessed with everything Sony? Please show me in this conversation where did you get it from.

The guy you jumped to agree with is the one obsessed with pretending to talk facts and actually downplaying TLoU sales for some reason, well, the reason is to try to make BotW sales look better, as if that game even needs any kind of help to begin with.

You then immediatly jumped to call me stupid out of nowhere too.

Not only you have barely even tried to have an actual conversation with me you come to call me a stupid fanboy for no reason whatsoever in your first post quoting me.

Be a little more respectful with people, will you?

Anyway I'm really not fine with your uncalled for rudeness towards me, not that I expected any different coming from you from what I've seen before, but even so...

You'll talking alone from now on.

Pretty much what I figured/expected.  You made a silly comment and can't handle being called out, hence why you didn't even bother answering a single question.  

As for the "stupid" part, well that is quite simple.  You quoted my post acting as though you were confused on how I got TLoU free.   Really dude?  We both know TLoU was bundled for free, drop the (stupid) act.  

What needs to be dropped is the Trolling and Flaming. Goes for everyone. I will be skipping warnings and heading straight to bans if it continues. 



                                                                                                             

Botw well deserved win. I wonder how Tlou beat the likes of Witcher 3, GTA 5 and GoW. I also wonder why Dragon age Inquisition isn't in top 20 while Pokemon GO and Fortnite are. My guess would be popularity.