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If you played the game, do you think this review was good?

YES 89 52.66%
 
NO 79 46.75%
 
Total:168

While i belive Dead Space 3 is a mediocre game and certainly isn't in the same league as Dead Space 1 or 2, i still agree with the OP that the review wasn't good or respresentative at all.



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ganoncrotch said:

keep in mind that Gamrreview while shown in the latest stories column on the front page here, isn't in fact the same website as VGchartz, for the Articles just by the writers of this site you wanna scroll down to the middle under the hardware sales for the week where it says Latest Articles, that is 100% vgchartz stuff.

As for gammmmrrrrrrrrrrrrrreview stuff, it's junk, most of the reviews put up there fetch 300-500 views unless they are absolutely off the wall wrong on scores when the draw a fraction more interest, in the long term tho it's not like the reviews there have any weight on anywhere other than that site, they are not even allowed by metacritic as actual critical reviews, they are indeed just rants for the few hundrew people who click the site. Kinda like Ben Zero Punctuation guy... but... yeah without the funny.


bolded:  actually our reviews average about 2000 views, nothin' amazing but reasonable.  Rest is all up to your opinion so I won't comment, but that part was just factually incorrect so I felt compelled.



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Torillian said:
ganoncrotch said:

keep in mind that Gamrreview while shown in the latest stories column on the front page here, isn't in fact the same website as VGchartz, for the Articles just by the writers of this site you wanna scroll down to the middle under the hardware sales for the week where it says Latest Articles, that is 100% vgchartz stuff.

As for gammmmrrrrrrrrrrrrrreview stuff, it's junk, most of the reviews put up there fetch 300-500 views unless they are absolutely off the wall wrong on scores when the draw a fraction more interest, in the long term tho it's not like the reviews there have any weight on anywhere other than that site, they are not even allowed by metacritic as actual critical reviews, they are indeed just rants for the few hundrew people who click the site. Kinda like Ben Zero Punctuation guy... but... yeah without the funny.


bolded:  actually our reviews average about 2000 views, nothin' amazing but reasonable.  Rest is all up to your opinion so I won't comment, but that part was just factually incorrect so I felt compelled.

Well I think they should maybe reconsider this reviewer. I will never go there, from now on. I can't take that site serious if they allow a person that is that unprofessional about a review.



easyrider said:

I'm not mad at all.

Not sure why you think I am.


Honest question:  are we supposed to take you seriously? You've got a trollface for an avatar and you're spewing some of the poorest contrived criticism of a review I've ever seen.  I'm not even kidding when I say that your antics are a laugh-riot for sane people.  A forum freakshow.  

Are you really criticizing me becuase I didn't play the game on all difficulties?  Is this a thing now?  Many reviwers don't even finish games before forming an opinion on them and writing their reviews, a pitfal we don't succumb to because there's a very clear rule stating we have to beat it.  

Nowhere have I said I didn't play singleplayer.  I said I played co-op, not that I ONLY played Co Op.  A subtle but very important choice of words.  As someone who apparently thinks I'm a terrible writer, you have a rather poor grasp of the language. The singleplayer is virtually identical to co-op, sans the madness of Carver missions and some slight differences in puzzles. 

Overall you're making a lot of baseless accusations concerning my motive and mindset.  You really don't understand the concept of someone not sharing your opinion, do you?  Have we really created a world where ANY review that gets less than an 8 means I'm some talentless hack?  I gave this game a 5.0 (which on a REAL scale is simply mediocre), and people act like I've personally come to their house to piss on their cornflakes, or was singlehandedly responsible for getting their favorite game ever cancelled.  I gave Final Fantasy XIII-2 a 5.4 and I was crucified.  hell, I gave Duke Nukem forever a score near its metacritic rating and, despite it being universally loathed from every angle, I was still assaulted with hatred and claims of being a hack. 

You do all realize how absolutely pathetic that is, right?  you DO realize that this is WHY game journalism is considered terrible.  Your nonsensical, baseless rants and assaults are causing more and more reviewers to try avoid any score under an 8 for fear that you fools will try to make him look bad.  

Newsflash:  your game sucks.  So you bought it and you can handle how terrible it is, I will not, and I'll not pretend that it's okay just because some whiny brats on the internet might be bothered that I find a crappy game to be the pile of shit it is.  

If you actually READ the review, rather than just jumped to the conclusion and score, you'd see that I praised it for what features I felt it did well, and criticized it for being a shitty, glitch-filled game.  For the people who say they read he review and claimed it should have been a 7 or 8, I laugh so very hard at your absolute lack of reading comprehension.  Just wow.  



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easyrider said:
Torillian said:
ganoncrotch said:

keep in mind that Gamrreview while shown in the latest stories column on the front page here, isn't in fact the same website as VGchartz, for the Articles just by the writers of this site you wanna scroll down to the middle under the hardware sales for the week where it says Latest Articles, that is 100% vgchartz stuff.

As for gammmmrrrrrrrrrrrrrreview stuff, it's junk, most of the reviews put up there fetch 300-500 views unless they are absolutely off the wall wrong on scores when the draw a fraction more interest, in the long term tho it's not like the reviews there have any weight on anywhere other than that site, they are not even allowed by metacritic as actual critical reviews, they are indeed just rants for the few hundrew people who click the site. Kinda like Ben Zero Punctuation guy... but... yeah without the funny.


bolded:  actually our reviews average about 2000 views, nothin' amazing but reasonable.  Rest is all up to your opinion so I won't comment, but that part was just factually incorrect so I felt compelled.

Well I think they should maybe reconsider this reviewer. I will never go there, from now on. I can't take that site serious if they allow a person that is that unprofessional about a review.


Well I'm sorry to hear that, but that decision is mine and Craig Snow's and we're going to stick by our writer.  I will think about the idea of switching difficulties but the norm is to play the game on the default since that's how most consumers will play it so for now I'd rather my writers go with the default unless they have some specific reason.  Gordon's review got a bit ranty but I disagree with the idea that it was unprofessional solely because of that, not mentioning other difficulty modes is a fair point but you can't include everything.  

So I understand if you don't want to visit the site anymore, and that's ok, but I will not have this review redone.  Thank you for your input, though.  



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But everyone is giving it avg review scores....



easyrider said:

Well I think they should maybe reconsider this reviewer. I will never go there, from now on. I can't take that site serious if they allow a person that is that unprofessional about a review.

Seriously?  You're advertising my work pretty well for someone who loathes me so.   

If you're so convinced of my inferiority, please do a review of your own.  I'd love to give you the same treatment you give me.  And keep in mind, it will be held to the same levels of professionalism and completeness you expect of me.  That means I don't want to hear an opinion until you've played every mode, every difficulty, co op and singleplayer, with every concieveable weapon.  I want you to get a platinum trophy or whatever the max gamerscore is.  Evidently you're not allowed to form an opinion until you've doen all of that.  Seems fair to me, does it seem fair to you?

Apparently beating the game and playing every mode and checking every feature is not enough.  

I confess, I didn't watch the credits.  I'm a hack, fire me! 



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Runa216 said:

easyrider said:

I'm not mad at all.

Not sure why you think I am.


Honest question:  are we supposed to take you seriously? You've got a trollface for an avatar and you're spewing some of the poorest contrived criticism of a review I've ever seen.  I'm not even kidding when I say that your antics are a laugh-riot for sane people.  A forum freakshow.  

Are you really criticizing me becuase I didn't play the game on all difficulties?  Is this a thing now?  Many reviwers don't even finish games before forming an opinion on them and writing their reviews, a pitfal we don't succumb to because there's a very clear rule stating we have to beat it.  

Nowhere have I said I didn't play singleplayer.  I said I played co-op, not that I ONLY played Co Op.  A subtle but very important choice of words.  As someone who apparently thinks I'm a terrible writer, you have a rather poor grasp of the language. The singleplayer is virtually identical to co-op, sans the madness of Carver missions and some slight differences in puzzles. 

Overall you're making a lot of baseless accusations concerning my motive and mindset.  You really don't understand the concept of someone not sharing your opinion, do you?  Have we really created a world where ANY review that gets less than an 8 means I'm some talentless hack?  I gave this game a 5.0 (which on a REAL scale is simply mediocre), and people act like I've personally come to their house to piss on their cornflakes, or was singlehandedly responsible for getting their favorite game ever cancelled.  I gave Final Fantasy XIII-2 a 5.4 and I was crucified.  hell, I gave Duke Nukem forever a score near its metacritic rating and, despite it being universally loathed from every angle, I was still assaulted with hatred and claims of being a hack. 

You do all realize how absolutely pathetic that is, right?  you DO realize that this is WHY game journalism is considered terrible.  Your nonsensical, baseless rants and assaults are causing more and more reviewers to try avoid any score under an 8 for fear that you fools will try to make him look bad.  

Newsflash:  your game sucks.  So you bought it and you can handle how terrible it is, I will not, and I'll not pretend that it's okay just because some whiny brats on the internet might be bothered that I find a crappy game to be the pile of shit it is.  

If you actually READ the review, rather than just jumped to the conclusion and score, you'd see that I praised it for what features I felt it did well, and criticized it for being a shitty, glitch-filled game.  For the people who say they read he review and claimed it should have been a 7 or 8, I laugh so very hard at your absolute lack of reading comprehension.  Just wow.  

From the votes, no one will ever take your review serious ever again. 

Now you want to come lash out on people who think your review was horrible and it was(thats my opinion and thats why I put up votes)? LOL

Funny you call my Rant nonsensical, Yet everyone agree's with me and I bet you got everyone working with you to come give you those 10 votes.

So if someone disagree's with you as a reviewer, your job is to come criticize them and talk down on them? If I where you I would stop while your ahead.

What does the picture have to do with your review? Nothing!!! It's funny! You need a reason to change subject. Your review is not professional and your proving that you are not with every post.

My reading is just fine and this is the only site where the reviewer will come lash out on the person for be honest about your poor job. You never know I can work at a massive game company or magazine. So why would you come insult me? I'm glad that VGchartz won't fire you but if you worked with me, I would.

Reviewers have a right to give bad reviews but with you logic, every game sucks cause if you don't change the game difficulty, than it's to easy. If you play co-op, usually you have to raise it a level. However you made it really apparent to a lot of vgchartz members that you will insult them if they criticize your review.

This site does seem to wear biasism on it's sleeves but to keep you on will only hurt their numbers. DOn't get mad and talk down to me anymore or I will report you. However I know you won't get banned because of what I stated above.

Insulting my reading skills and people who oppose you won't get you anywhere in this business.



Also, so people can see how poorly they're behaving:

http://www.gamrreview.com/rating-system/

"More than anything else the goal of our reviews is to be informative. Reviews are not an absolute statement of quality. That said, they are not simply opinions either. Our reviews are an analysis of the game. This means that they make deductions about quality based on visceral and identifiable elements which will be broken down and explained within the review. However, as with almost any analysis, there are multiple correct ways to analyze a game. We provide one such correct view, but yours may be different. That doesn’t make us wrong or you wrong, and we only ask that you be respectful of our review. We hope that the text always justifies the conclusion, even if it’s not necessarily a conclusion you share."

If you can tell me, in no uncertain terms that, under normal and fair circumstances, that anything I've said is factually inaccurate, I will accept that I made a mistake.



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PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II

This is has turned into a attention thread with current Threader update. His review is fine. Get over it