Generious score you gave it, considering all the negatives you pointed out.
Makes you wonder what it takes to get a lower score lol.
Case in point, your "Ghost of Tsushima not directors cut" review, you kept mentioning things you loved, and praiseing it, and it ends up at 8.
MHS2, you kept pointing out flaws, and somehow that gets a 7,5 :p
I say this not as demeaning as it sounds, but sweeping generalizations usually make everything seem more muddy than they really appear. Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world, action adventure game. MHStories2 is a JRPG/Pokemon hybrid. The two scores do not compute against/together lol
HOWEVER, if you wanted to nitpick, I can humor you for a moment:
Ghost of Tsushima: cookie cutter open-world formula; good combat gameplay
MHStories2: outdated world formula; good combat gameplay
Ghost of Tsushima: last gen graphical underpinnings, but a smooth 60 fps framerate, great respect of source Japan era
MHStories2: MT Framework (read: old) graphical underpinnings, with a terrible often-sub 10fps framerate, great use of animation and art style
VOILA! One has a near-solid 60fps, the other is lucky to hit 15fps during action. 0.5 points awarded to Ghost of Tsushima
Find you another YouTube that has the balls to analyze themselves like this, lol
And you say "what gets a lower score" like I want to ACTIVELY find bad games... I mean, come on, I'm not going to score a game badly "just because" people want a diversity in scores (that's dishonest reviewing right there, and I've SEEN that). Both of these games make genuine efforts, and I've always been able to recognize that. You want a bad review? Go watch my Aliens: Colonial Marines review lmfao