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Is this a good development?

Yes, this is a positive thing for consumers. 11 35.48%
 
No, this will negatively impact developers. 15 48.39%
 
Maybe. 5 16.13%
 
Total:31

Metacritic has recently added a badge that basically says that it is a must-play game. This however is only given to games that rate higher than 90 (with minimum 15 professional reviews behind it).  



The list is seen here: https://www.metacritic.com/feature/metacritic-must-play-games

It turns out that only 4% of the database games total qualify for this badge.

What do you guys think? Do you think this is a good development for consumers to be aware of the greatest games? Or is it something that will negatively impact developers as they again scramble to get a high metacritic rating, as we know is very important to some of these companies?




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Jog on metacritic. I'm not going to play what you tell me to play!



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

Ka-pi96 said:
Jog on metacritic. I'm not going to play what you tell me to play!

The power of the  compels you!




I have Dead Cells and Sonic Mania Plus for Switch. I wouldn't recommend either game, let alone call them must plays.



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

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OTBWY said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Jog on metacritic. I'm not going to play what you tell me to play!

The power of the  compels you!

If metacritic think they're so "must-play" that they're willing to pay for the game so that I can play them... well then I might cave.

Otherwise though, I ain't listenin' to no stinkin' metacritic badge



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

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I don't know.

More than a few people will be just fine if they skip something like Bloodborne or Monster Hunter World.

Great as those titles are, they're just not for everyone.

A 90+ score alone is typically good enough to catch people's attention.



I predict NX launches in 2017 - not 2016

RolStoppable said:
I have Dead Cells and Sonic Mania Plus for Switch. I wouldn't recommend either game, let alone call them must plays.




I can understand the skepticism from your viewpoint Rol.




I don't think it'll change much honestly. having 90+ score is enough to convince most people. Open critic is better anyway.

Last edited by Eric2048 - on 12 September 2018

Yes,everything we needed. One more arbitrary badge that will cause nothing but fights and toxicity on the gaming industry.

10/10 idea, Finale's seal of quality.



OTBWY said:
RolStoppable said:
I have Dead Cells and Sonic Mania Plus for Switch. I wouldn't recommend either game, let alone call them must plays.




I can understand the skepticism from your viewpoint Rol.

Only the 62 of that list is a Switch game. And yes, I'd take that over Dead Cells and Sonic Mania Plus.



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

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