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Does metacritic correlate with your gaming tastes?

Yes 20 29.85%
 
No 33 49.25%
 
Undecided 11 16.42%
 
See results 3 4.48%
 
Total:67

Wii U collection:

- Mario Kart 8 (88)
- Pikmin 3 (87)
- ZombiU (77)
- Super Smash Bros. U (92)
- Super Mario 3D World (93)
- Wind Waker HD (90)
- CoD: Black Ops II (81)
- Rayman Legends (92)
- Nintendo Land (77)

Average: 86,33
Favorite games: Pikmin 3, ZombiU, Mario Kart 8.
Disliked games: 3D World, Rayman Legends.

3DS collection:

- Pokemon X (87)
- Mario&Luigi: Dream Team (81)
- Mario Kart 7 (85)
- Super Mario 3D Land (90)
- Kid Icarus: Uprising (83)
- Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon (86)
- Ocarina of Time 3D (94)
- Nintendogs + cats (71)
- StarFox 64 3D (81)
- New Super Mario Bros. 2 (78)

Average: 83
Favorite games: Pokemon X, 3D Land,  Mario Kart 7.
Disliked games: StarFox 64 3D, NSMB2.
Mixed feelings: Kid Icarus Uprising, Ocarina of Time 3D.



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Nope I mostly disagree with metacritic scores. God Of War III has a lower metacritic score than Uncharted 2 and 3 but I like it far more than both of those games. There are many other similar cases.



i retired them before i heard of them. i was trained in the CGIQ academy, to buy and play the games i want without regard to reviews. obvious exceptions are wrestling games.



Nope, I enjoy my games which ranged from scores of 60's to 90's and I prefer some lower ranked games to higher ranked ones.

Interestingly, I averaged the metascore for my Wii U, 3DS and Vita collections and they each individually came to 80.



Yes it definitely does. Generally speaking unless it is a genre I don't like if a game is 85+ I always enjoy it alot. 75-85 I mostly enjoy them. 65-75 I is very hit or miss. Below 65 I almost never like.

That the past years have taught me to look beyond scores. I enjoyed AC: Unity, Driveclub, Dying Light, FF T-0, The Order and a handful of other "under 75" games which in the past I probably would have avoided.



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mysteryman said:
Nope, I enjoy my games which ranged from scores of 60's to 90's and I prefer some lower ranked games to higher ranked ones.

Interestingly, I averaged the metascore for my Wii U, 3DS and Vita collections and they each individually came to 80.

You've subconciously been influenced by metacritic mate! :p



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Alkibiádēs said:
mysteryman said:
Nope, I enjoy my games which ranged from scores of 60's to 90's and I prefer some lower ranked games to higher ranked ones.

Interestingly, I averaged the metascore for my Wii U, 3DS and Vita collections and they each individually came to 80.

You've subconciously been influenced by metacritic mate! :p

If that was the case I would have stopped buying the Picross e series long before it hit 5 :P



One of my favourites games ever is Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky and he got a bloody 54 on metacritic. So...no, never.



Congrats on your first thread! This is a really interesting question :)

For me, Metacritic is all over the place. Some games are scored perfectly in line with my own assessment. For example, my top 10 is:

1) 99
2) 90
3) 97
4) 96
5) 92
6) 96
7) 92
8) 94
9) 90
10) 91

Others are 10, 20, sometimes 30 points away. It's very frustrating. I've been searching for a particular publication or reviewer whose standards match my own, but I've had no luck.

What's interesting is that, when it comes to movies, Metacritic is a really useful tool for me. The average score almost always corresponds to my personal opinion - with a few exceptions here and there. Not so with video game metascores - especially during the seventh generation when score inflation was rampant.



Most of the time, however I do disagree with it sometimes