Veknoid_Outcast said:
JRPGfan said:

When a game has like 70 scores of 9 or 10, and like 4 x 8 scores... you know its gonna be good.

Its not a 8-10 score game, its a 9/10 score'd one.
Those 8 score are the oddball's out... not quite "clickbait" level but there not what its mostly scored as.

I've seen this a couple times this morning. Outliers are not necessarily "clickbait" or troll reviews. Not every one feels the same way about God of War or The Last of Us or Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey. Different opinions and perspectives are healthy, and ensure all demographics are represented. As long as a reviewer explains his or her perspective in a convincing, honest way, I think we should respect those differences of opinion, and not disregard them outright as "clickbait."

I agree completely.  It's getting a little annoying how people try to poison the well against anyone who doesn't fall into line.  If anything, the opposite has become the real problem, with "clickbait" being 10/10 scores having additional motivations.

I've said it before but I just don't trust review scores for marquee exclusives.  I'm not saying they aren't fantastic games but, seriously, people get way too excited over deviations of a few points.