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I was off by 10 points which Is far more than i expected, oh well i will find out when i play it if the game is just divisive or if it does deserve that score



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JRPGfan said:
Chrkeller said:

IMHO, only one thing should count towards the final score.  Fun Factor/Entertainment.  Was it fun, nothing else matters.

Reviewers review the quality of a game,.... not its fun factor.
Even though Im sure that does factor into it.

But this is my point.
There needs to be a standard... and its clear this review isnt following it.

I realize how reviews work, I just disagree with the formula.  Technical qualities are interesting, but ultimately don't matter, IMHO.  If a game is fun, it is fun.  If it isn't fun, it isn't fun.  Technical aspects do not make a game good.  



Edge reviewer says there won't be a review in this or the next issue because he got bored and didn't finish it.



Chrkeller said:

I always assumed the score versus GotY awards were driven by reviewing being a single person, while awards are driven by a committee.  I like reviews, but it is important to bear in mind that a review is a single person's opinion.  

Personally I will be surprised if Death receives any GotY awards.  

That's true, and i know that, but it proves my point that when reviewers can't represent correctly the value and the reception the game is gonna get..., then what's the point of having reviews from just one person in the first place?? What's the purpose of a review then??

And lol, Dreath Strading will be top contender for GOTY awards anyways. Despite all of this drama is still an 85/100 game among critics. It will receive more than 20 or 30 at least..., you'll see.



Death Stranding seems to be a much more movie-wannabe than a game, like Quantic Dream games. MGS have a lot of focus on plot but there is also a consistent gameplay.



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OTBWY said:
konnichiwa said:

I love this quote from the Easy allies Review:



"You are supposed to be bored and that's intentional. Its a good thing"...  8/10



That was an actual thing they said?

The short version, basically it goes on how the game has created intentional boredom,long silent moments, isolation...

Another short version could be:

'Great ideas, execution dissapointing' 8/10








colafitte said:
Chrkeller said:

I always assumed the score versus GotY awards were driven by reviewing being a single person, while awards are driven by a committee.  I like reviews, but it is important to bear in mind that a review is a single person's opinion.  

Personally I will be surprised if Death receives any GotY awards.  

That's true, and i know that, but it proves my point that when reviewers can't represent correctly the value and the reception the game is gonna get..., then what's the point of having reviews from just one person in the first place?? What's the purpose of a review then??

And lol, Dreath Strading will be top contender for GOTY awards anyways. Despite all of this drama is still an 85/100 game among critics. It will receive more than 20 or 30 at least..., you'll see.

For me I don't read a bunch of reviews.  I tend to find a reviewer that has similar tastes as mine.  I think that is the key.  As an example, Eurogamer tends to align well with my gaming preferences.  While Sterling is out in left field.  

Maybe, I don't follow awards too closely.  I was just thinking the competition will be fierce with LM3, Sekiro, RE2, FE, Pokemon, Astral and LA.  I am sure there are others I am not thinking about.  



Chrkeller said:
JRPGfan said:

Reviewers review the quality of a game,.... not its fun factor.
Even though Im sure that does factor into it.

But this is my point.
There needs to be a standard... and its clear this review isnt following it.

I realize how reviews work, I just disagree with the formula.  Technical qualities are interesting, but ultimately don't matter, IMHO.  If a game is fun, it is fun.  If it isn't fun, it isn't fun.  Technical aspects do not make a game good.  

Thats how you justify bad review + clickbait + trolls ect.

So I heavily disagree.



Chrkeller said:
colafitte said:

That's true, and i know that, but it proves my point that when reviewers can't represent correctly the value and the reception the game is gonna get..., then what's the point of having reviews from just one person in the first place?? What's the purpose of a review then??

And lol, Dreath Strading will be top contender for GOTY awards anyways. Despite all of this drama is still an 85/100 game among critics. It will receive more than 20 or 30 at least..., you'll see.

For me I don't read a bunch of reviews.  I tend to find a reviewer that has similar tastes as mine.  I think that is the key.  As an example, Eurogamer tends to align well with my gaming preferences.  While Sterling is out in left field.  

Maybe, I don't follow awards too closely.  I was just thinking the competition will be fierce with LM3, Sekiro, RE2, FE, Pokemon, Astral and LA.  I am sure there are others I am not thinking about.  

Yeah, i'm the same like you. I'm just stirring a pot a little bit this thread to bring up the drama too and prove a point. I really don't read or see any review for any game because i don't give a shit about them. I just see gameplay and trailers and make my decission.

And yes, this year is going to be really spread in regards of GOTY, no clear winner. But if you ask me, Death Strading is going to be top 3 and has better chances to win it all than games like Astral Chain, Fire Emblem or Luigi's Mansion 3 or even Pokemon Sword and Shield. GOTY's are usually given to "adult games". I don't know if it's fair or not but it is what usually is in this cases. It has been a really weird 2019 though, lots of good games but barely any clear 10/10 game like years before, so i really don't know what to expect right now.

Games like Resident Evil 2, Sekiro Shadows die Twice, Death Stranding, Outer Worlds, Jedi Fallen Order, Apex Legends and maybe the usual indie game are going to be the main candidates in my opinion.



Metacritic user review section gonna be a shitshow, calling it now.



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