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At what point do you lose interest in a game based on review scores?

8.5 2 6.45%
 
8 1 3.23%
 
7.5 3 9.68%
 
7 4 12.90%
 
6.5 13 41.94%
 
5.5 5 16.13%
 
4 1 3.23%
 
4.5 0 0.00%
 
4 0 0.00%
 
3.5 or below. 2 6.45%
 
Total:31

For those of you that use review scores to decide to buy a game, at what point do you say no to a game? Or to put it another way, how low does a reviewer (or the meta/opencritic score) have to score a game for you to lose interest? 

Personally, I usually won't buy a game unless it has 8/10 on my own custom Opencritic settings. I am in the process of putting that to the test though. 

Edit: I just realized that I buy more games based on high review scores, than I choose to not buy games based on low review scores. So I might as well ask that question too. 

How well received (by critics) does a game have to be in order for you to greatly consider buying it? 

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 08 January 2018

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People actually base their purchasing decisions on review scores? huh.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Never, to be honest. If it gets a 1/10 I'll probably be more interested in reading why it got such a low score.

But basically, I can get interested or disinterested in games based on what reviews say/write. Not the score.



If it's under 82 / 100 I wont look at it.



I don't look up Metacritic often, but it's the best place for quick information on games you know nothing about. If the Metascore is below 70, then I won't bother with the game because scores in the range of 70-85 already consider gambling.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Ka-pi96 said:
People actually base their purchasing decisions on review scores? huh.

Sure. Some of us don't buy things like Life Of Black Tiger because we know its bad thanks to reviews...



Anything under 95.



KLXVER said:
Ka-pi96 said:
People actually base their purchasing decisions on review scores? huh.

Sure. Some of us don't buy things like Life Of Black Tiger because we know its bad thanks to reviews...

You can't tell that by looking at screenshots, a description of the game or a gameplay video?



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
KLXVER said:

Sure. Some of us don't buy things like Life Of Black Tiger because we know its bad thanks to reviews...

You can't tell that by looking at screenshots, a description of the game or a gameplay video?

You can, but why would I if the game gets like a 12 on metacritic?



Anything under 85 on Metacritic is a cause for concern.