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Sixteenvolt420 said:
Yeah, i don't consider that score low. I consider it slightly above average.

Not even slightly above average. By that metric, most games are complete duds.



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RolStoppable said:
VGPolyglot said:
Is 81 really that low for a game?

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

How does being lower then a very well received and reviewed Jrpg that even got a sequel, somehow mean that 81 is a low score?

80-90 = very good

70-80 = good

50-70 = average



81 is not a low score. I expect the game to be like the others.



GKB said:
RolStoppable said:

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

How does being lower then a very well received and reviewed Jrpg that even got a sequel, somehow mean that 81 is a low score?

80-90 = very good

70-80 = good

50-70 = average

Exactly, if an 81 is a low or "slightly above average" score, then 95+% of games are complete duds even some of the best games around.

These people clearly don't know what "low" or "slightly above average" is. 

Last edited by KManX89 - on 28 March 2018

Ideally, a totally average game should get a 50, meaning that it got 50% of everything right and 50% of everything wrong. Unfortunately, nowadays the average seems to be 60-70. Still, 81 is well above average.



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I'd say a 60 is hovering around average since it's below the norm for games on MC while 50s and below is below average.

Reason I say 50s is below average is because, by that metric, Transformers: the Last Knight has a barely average score on IMDb despite the fact that pretty much everyone says it's garbage and one of, if not THE worst movie of 2017.



You shouldn’t cancel a game you’re excited about because of metacritic. Though to be fair, I think you should never make preorders anyway, unless it’s something you need to play despite the quality.



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contestgamer said:
Shadow1980 said:

Still relevant:

 

Dont blame gamers, blame reviewers. Back in the early 00's (late 90s) my unofficial cuttoff (for lack of MC) was about 80 based on eyeballing scores from various magazines. Back then reviewers were a lot tougher on games. Nowadays reviewers give high scores like candy and so my cutoff has been moved to 85.

So you never played games like Legend of Dragoon, Bloody Roar, Shinobi, Dino Crisis, Jade Cocoon, Rival Schools, Legend of Legaia, Parasite Eve 2, Tomb raider 3, Lunar Silvar Star story complete, Tenchu 2, Fable 3, Unreal Championship, Devil May Cry 2 or 3, Baten Kaitos, Knockout Kings 2001, Valkyrie Profile, Need for speed Underground, Motorstorm, Darksiders 1 & 2, Shenmue 2,  InFamous 2 or inFamous Second son, Tekken 6, TTT2, Midnight Club 3, Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance, Just Cause, Mirrors Edge, Saints Row Resident Evil Code Veronica, Lost Odyssey, Xenosaga series, Crackdown, Alan Wake, Def Jam 1 or 2,  Resident Evil 0, Luigis Mansion, Dead to Rights, Super Smash Bros 1 etc.....plus lots more games because they ALL fall below your meta criteria.....really?

Wow that is crazy my friend......you are really missing out on some great games then.



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contestgamer said:

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.

Lol. That made me laugh irl.

Dude, 80 is a good score. Personally I was never buying this thing at full price because of my backlog and lack of time. Gonna wait for a cut to $30 at most.



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