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It's a game about killing Christians. Not surprised by the low score. Game will probably flop.



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jason1637 said:
It's a game about killing Christians. Not surprised by the low score. Game will probably flop.

Can I just report this? This just hurts. 

Edit: Christ this thread is so pointless. 81 is considered bad? lol cancelling a pre-order over a meta, get real. 



Slade6alpha said:
jason1637 said:
It's a game about killing Christians. Not surprised by the low score. Game will probably flop.

Can I just report this? This just hurts. 

Well, it's good ol' Jason as far as I'm aware.



That's a high score WTF?!? And apparently you are also high.



I saw ~80 and was excited... I'm sure it has problems but that indicates to me a game that will probably be fun. Need to read a few reviews still.



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contestgamer said:

So reviews are in and the MC for FC5 is 81 atm, and will probably fall to 79-80 once all the reviews are in. I canceled my pre-order for the game,

an MC of 85 (my cutoff score for playing games

Whenever I see people cancel their preorders for games because they're a few points short of what was expected, or that they have a cutoff score for games, I'm almost in disbelief.

I wouldn't spend good money, and invest my time in a game based on an arbitrary number.
What some reviewers find is reason to lower the score, can be things you like.

Read/watch reviews before deciding. And if it sounds good to you, the number doesn't matter.

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jason1637 said:
It's a game about killing Christians. Not surprised by the low score. Game will probably flop.



jason1637 said:
It's a game about killing Christians. Not surprised by the low score. Game will probably flop.

The regressive right gaming media had a field day with this game. Some really baffling reviews with mindboggling justifications for the low scores.



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

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

The same way Kirby's low meta is affecting its sales.



It's probably the second biggest game in the first half of the year behind monster hunter, it's going to sell a ton. The low 80's score is still a good score and around the same as far cry 4. Don't think it affects anything. I think k the only time metacritic/reviews really affect things are with lesser games that end up being surprisingly good (inside, cuphead, a way out) or if it gets really underwhelming reviews ie battlefront 2