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So reviews are in and the MC for FC5 is 81 atm, and will probably fall to 79-80 once all the reviews are in. I canceled my pre-order for the game, although I was looking forward to it and it got me thinking - how many other potential sales do you think were lost over the low MC score? (lifetime, not just launch pre orders)

If I had to guess at least 1-1.5M compared to an MC of 85 (my cutoff score for playing games) If there have been any "studies" on something like this please link as I'd be interested.

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Is 81 really that low for a game?

81 is low? Everything that score tells me is that is a pretty good game, just not a masterpiece.

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Is 81 really that low for a game?

81 is worse than Bravely Default. So yes, that's a low score.

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Huh ? I mean, lower than other numbered FC games, yeah. But it doesn't mean much if people are still willing to play it.

Case in point, Kirby Star Allies got a 74 Metacritic even while staying a consistent Kirby experience but it doesn't mean much since it will likely beat FW's sales for the Kirby franchise globally. There's other factors to involve of course.

I don't think Metacritic is the end of all.

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Pretty sad how you cancelled because of a meta critic score lol. Some people just cant think for themselves nowadays.

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81 is not low.
Actually the people I saw playing it seems to really be enjoying it.

The game will sell like crazy (well, loads of copies at any rate).

It won't.

I refuse to believe that this thread is serious and the OP isn't screwing with us.

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