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What's your score prediction?

96 above 47 47.47%
 
91-95 43 43.43%
 
86-90 6 6.06%
 
81-85 0 0.00%
 
80 below 3 3.03%
 
Total:99
Nate4Drake said:
pikashoe said:
It seems a bit premature comparing botw and rdr2 meta's when rdr2 has 20 less reviews than botw currently.

It doesn't matter, and they are different games, mostly from a technical point of view; we shouldn't even compare them.  

 I agree with you. They are too different to really compare. I was just saying this for the people that are trying to compare them.



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Kerotan said:
MichaelDeSanta said:

In too deep?  

You don't even own a Pro or an X1X haha.

Siege mentality?  You're in EVERY thread damage controlling PlayStation or shitting on Xbox... It's pathetic.

I consider myself an average consumer and I bought the X1X with RDR2 last week instead of just getting it for my Pro because of the drastic differences presented in the digital foundry comparison.

That alone tells me you have no idea what you're taking about.

Why not go play the game rather than arguing about consoles you don't even own?

As i said you're in this way to deep to the point where you are imagining things. Not only do i own a digital copy of rdr2 on psn but i also own a pro. I think you need to calm down, take a deep breath and stop imagining things. What are you going to assume next? 

MichaelDeSanta said:

Who said it did?

I own both consoles so deciding which version of the game was superior was important to me.

Kerotan, on the other hand, owns neither and only came to this thread to damage control PlayStation and down play Xbox.

Besides, what does any of this have to do with you?  

I own a pro and rdr2 so your point is dead in the water.

 

I know you just dropped a ton of money buying an X just for rdr2 and naturally you will want to defend that purchase but my advice is you stop arguing here and spend that time enjoying your purchase. Because frankly you're not making much sense accusing me of not owning things I do. 

Prove it.  And include a picture of your game progress while you're at it.

And what would I have to defend?  I own and enjoy every console. 

If I didn't like the X1X I would return it, not defend it.

That's the difference between gamers and fanboys.

I spend my free time enjoying the best gaming has to offer.

You spend 8 hours a day on VGChartz endlessly defending PlayStation... 

 

 

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MichaelDeSanta said:
Kerotan said:

As i said you're in this way to deep to the point where you are imagining things. Not only do i own a digital copy of rdr2 on psn but i also own a pro. I think you need to calm down, take a deep breath and stop imagining things. What are you going to assume next? 

I own a pro and rdr2 so your point is dead in the water.

 

I know you just dropped a ton of money buying an X just for rdr2 and naturally you will want to defend that purchase but my advice is you stop arguing here and spend that time enjoying your purchase. Because frankly you're not making much sense accusing me of not owning things I do. 

Prove it.  And include a picture of your game progress while you're at it.

And what would I have to defend?  I own and enjoy every console. 

If I didn't like the X1X I would return it, not defend it.

That's the difference between gamers and fanboys.

I spend my free time enjoying the best gaming has to offer.

You spend 8 hours a day on VGChartz endlessly defending PlayStation... 

I'm not going out of my way to prove something to you so why don't we make a bet. 12 months avatar control for whoever is right. If i own a pro and rdr2 I win if i don't you do. You've already told be i don't so surely an easy win for you.

 

Plus you could do with an avatar anyway :) 



Sunstrider said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

This generation there hasn't been a single game that was close to perfection for me. It's really disappointing .. not so much because of the lack of quality of these hyped up games, but because I'm always conflicted on how I feel about them. I agree with you that the mission design is outdated, but, the controls and mechanics in the game actually got less annoying for me as it went on. And do my complaints of the game stop it from being a masterpiece? I honestly don't know. 

I felt the same way about BOTW, Horizon, Odyssey (although that one is more definitely just "I think this is overrated"). Seems like every new "masterpiece" is just so imperfect and it makes me second guess my opinions all the time, which I already do, it drives me insane. 

One man's trash is another man's treasure, no need to be disappointed if you've enjoyed a game, you really don't have to overthink things, there is no such thing as a perfect game.

Ehh ... you're right but I've been conflicted like that for years for just about any piece of entertainment. Which is why it's amazing when that rare near-perfect product (for my palette) comes along (Coen Brother movies). But most of the time I see people write negative things and I'm like "fuck, he's right ya know, now I gotta re-evaluate my opinion" and then I see someone write the opposite and i'm like "fuck ... that's equally true". 

Right now the RDR2 opinions thread has a lot of very valid complaints about the game ... but I'm still very impressed with it considering GTA4/RDR1/GTAV just weren't that good (moreso the GTAs than RDR1). 

Also I've long accepted that perfect products don't exist, just as objectivity doesn't. Still there are quite a few products I've experienced that might as well be perfect, it's just so rare.

Runa216 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

This generation there hasn't been a single game that was close to perfection for me. It's really disappointing .. not so much because of the lack of quality of these hyped up games, but because I'm always conflicted on how I feel about them. I agree with you that the mission design is outdated, but, the controls and mechanics in the game actually got less annoying for me as it went on. And do my complaints of the game stop it from being a masterpiece? I honestly don't know. 

I felt the same way about BOTW, Horizon, Odyssey (although that one is more definitely just "I think this is overrated"). Seems like every new "masterpiece" is just so imperfect and it makes me second guess my opinions all the time, which I already do, it drives me insane. 

I think it's less about the game's quality and more about an internal kickback because you don't think it's AS good as people say. Does BOTW and God of War and Horizon have problems? Sure they do, but those problems are quite minute compared to the vast amount of things they do well or outstanding. 

And the funny thing is, I don't even like Horizon Zero Dawn, I'm not interested in Spider-Man, and so far Red Dead Redemption hasn't grabbed my attention (it's been in my PS4 for a week and I haven't played it in five days), but that doesn't mean these games are bad, they're just not for me. Red Dead Redemption is clearly meant to be more of an immersive simulator with a great story than a 'gamey' game, and that's fine. For what it's trying to do it succeeded nearly perfectly but some people (myself included) didn't find its clunky control and movement engaging enough; it erred on the side of realism when some of us wanted a gamey game. 

And that's fine. 

That's especially true and what I was trying to get at. It's really more of an annoyance with myself than anything. It's not like I think BOTW is a 94 though and am obsessing over the small differences. It's that grey area of thinking which makes my brain hurt ... trying to evaluate how you feel about something, even worse when you want to score it, which is probably a partial reason why number scores are kind of bad anywyas. 

There's just never a clear path and I have to overthink things. But for what it's worth, I was very pleasantly surprised by Spider-Man, RDR2, and GOW2018 ... even if  they all have al ot of flaws and none of them I'd call absolutely amazing. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Sunstrider said:

One man's trash is another man's treasure, no need to be disappointed if you've enjoyed a game, you really don't have to overthink things, there is no such thing as a perfect game.

Ehh ... you're right but I've been conflicted like that for years for just about any piece of entertainment. Which is why it's amazing when that rare near-perfect product (for my palette) comes along (Coen Brother movies). But most of the time I see people write negative things and I'm like "fuck, he's right ya know, now I gotta re-evaluate my opinion" and then I see someone write the opposite and i'm like "fuck ... that's equally true". 

Right now the RDR2 opinions thread has a lot of very valid complaints about the game ... but I'm still very impressed with it considering GTA4/RDR1/GTAV just weren't that good (moreso the GTAs than RDR1). 

Also I've long accepted that perfect products don't exist, just as objectivity doesn't. Still there are quite a few products I've experienced that might as well be perfect, it's just so rare.

Runa216 said:

I think it's less about the game's quality and more about an internal kickback because you don't think it's AS good as people say. Does BOTW and God of War and Horizon have problems? Sure they do, but those problems are quite minute compared to the vast amount of things they do well or outstanding. 

And the funny thing is, I don't even like Horizon Zero Dawn, I'm not interested in Spider-Man, and so far Red Dead Redemption hasn't grabbed my attention (it's been in my PS4 for a week and I haven't played it in five days), but that doesn't mean these games are bad, they're just not for me. Red Dead Redemption is clearly meant to be more of an immersive simulator with a great story than a 'gamey' game, and that's fine. For what it's trying to do it succeeded nearly perfectly but some people (myself included) didn't find its clunky control and movement engaging enough; it erred on the side of realism when some of us wanted a gamey game. 

And that's fine. 

That's especially true and what I was trying to get at. It's really more of an annoyance with myself than anything. It's not like I think BOTW is a 94 though and am obsessing over the small differences. It's that grey area of thinking which makes my brain hurt ... trying to evaluate how you feel about something, even worse when you want to score it, which is probably a partial reason why number scores are kind of bad anywyas. 

There's just never a clear path and I have to overthink things. But for what it's worth, I was very pleasantly surprised by Spider-Man, RDR2, and GOW2018 ... even if  they all have al ot of flaws and none of them I'd call absolutely amazing. 

Oh, I was totally agreeing with you, not arguing with you. 

And I found that the road to being content with things you don't like is a long and difficult one to travel but it really helps when you're in this position. Like you, I'm not super into Red Dead (At least not yet, that might change) and there are games I think are sorely overrated but my positive outlook has led me to focus more on what a game does good than what it does that doesn't work for me. For example, I agree with Red Dead's score due to all the things it did right even if the few things it did wrong make it unpleasant for me to play. At least for now. 

I think the key is optimism. Works for me, anyway. 



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pikashoe said:
Nate4Drake said:

It doesn't matter, and they are different games, mostly from a technical point of view; we shouldn't even compare them.  

 I agree with you. They are too different to really compare. I was just saying this for the people that are trying to compare them.

RDR 2 is out on ps4 and xbox, that's why it doesn't have as much reviews as zelda, if you combine different reviews it already has more reviews then zelda.



EDGE: 10/10

RDR2 Metacritic is still 97 and it's now the fourth highest 97, which is weird because it was third couple weeks ago and after that it has received only 10s or 100s. EDGE's score probably should have already raised it to 98 so I am not sure what's going on. But RDR2 is now officially the highest rated game of this generation. Deserved. Best game I've played.



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WhatATimeToBeAlive said:
EDGE: 10/10

woaah - thats a surprise in my opinion. but..

i dont like the magazine "edge". They often give high quality games only 6-7 points and have sometimes ridiculous (subjective) reasons.



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KazumaKiryu said:
WhatATimeToBeAlive said:
EDGE: 10/10

woaah - thats a surprise in my opinion. but..

i dont like the magazine "edge". They often give high quality games only 6-7 points and have sometimes ridiculous (subjective) reasons.

Yeah, EDGE is the "clickbait site" of gaming magazines.



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WhatATimeToBeAlive said:
KazumaKiryu said:

woaah - thats a surprise in my opinion. but..

i dont like the magazine "edge". They often give high quality games only 6-7 points and have sometimes ridiculous (subjective) reasons.

Yeah, EDGE is the "clickbait site" of gaming magazines.

It just means they either didn't have the balls to give RDR2 a low review or R* paid them enough. They've given some absolute classics really low scores.