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TheBlackNaruto said:
contestgamer said:

 

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.

This.

He clearly doesn't know what "low" is. An 81 is not low by any metric.



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KManX89 said:
TheBlackNaruto said:

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.

This.

He clearly doesn't know what "low" is. An 81 is not low by any metric.

Not low at all!



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Xen said:
contestgamer said:

I am the OP...

Indeed you are. That's why I told you that that comparison is not so good

Its the same thing, I'm using an average score (data) to make a purchase determination. For hotels 85, for food 4-4.5 and for games 85. It's the exact same system, just using a different site for market specific review averages.



contestgamer said:
Xen said:

Indeed you are. That's why I told you that that comparison is not so good

Its the same thing, I'm using an average score (data) to make a purchase determination. For hotels 85, for food 4-4.5 and for games 85. It's the exact same system, just using a different site for market specific review averages.

As I said though, games are different than those as unsanitary food and hotels can get you sick, but video games don't have those issues.



VGPolyglot said:
contestgamer said:

Its the same thing, I'm using an average score (data) to make a purchase determination. For hotels 85, for food 4-4.5 and for games 85. It's the exact same system, just using a different site for market specific review averages.

As I said though, games are different than those as unsanitary food and hotels can get you sick, but video games don't have those issues.

They can waste dozens of hours of my life. There's already like half a dozen actual good games out every year that I need to play, plus Rocket League, which all adds up to probably 500-1000 hours a year, so avoiding time wasting games (and movies) is pretty important.



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contestgamer said:
VGPolyglot said:

As I said though, games are different than those as unsanitary food and hotels can get you sick, but video games don't have those issues.

They can waste dozens of hours of my life. There's already like half a dozen actual good games out every year that I need to play, plus Rocket League, which all adds up to probably 500-1000 hours a year, so avoiding time wasting games (and movies) is pretty important.

So, Rocket League on PS4 is 85, if it was 1 score lower (84) you're telling me that you'd avoid it?



TheBlackNaruto said:
contestgamer said:

 

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.

Yeah, I skipped all of that except Baten Kaitos because I got that as a gift (and should have skipped it, my review cutoff would have saved me from that godawful voice acting) 



VGPolyglot said:
contestgamer said:

They can waste dozens of hours of my life. There's already like half a dozen actual good games out every year that I need to play, plus Rocket League, which all adds up to probably 500-1000 hours a year, so avoiding time wasting games (and movies) is pretty important.

So, Rocket League on PS4 is 85, if it was 1 score lower (84) you're telling me that you'd avoid it?

Well to be fair I play it on PC and it's 86 there, but regardless, I'd give it a 90+ personally. That said if it was 84 there is a chance I would have passed on it, but if not, I chalk it up to the fact that it's an extremely unique game of the type that there are no better alternatives for me to play. With a game like Far Cry, it's similar to a bunch of other games (including it's own entries) with better scores so I feel like playing a game under 85 in a genre/style that has many comparable, better games is a waste of time. Rocket League is pretty much the only game I can think of in the past 5 years where it's unique enough to not have alternatives, making the 85 metacritic cutoff less useful, because there's nothing better to compare it to.



contestgamer said:
VGPolyglot said:

So, Rocket League on PS4 is 85, if it was 1 score lower (84) you're telling me that you'd avoid it?

Well to be fair I play it on PC and it's 86 there, but regardless, I'd give it a 90+ personally. That said if it was 84 there is a chance I would have passed on it, but if not, I chalk it up to the fact that it's an extremely unique game of the type that there are no better alternatives for me to play. With a game like Far Cry, it's similar to a bunch of other games (including it's own entries) with better scores so I feel like playing a game under 85 in a genre/style that has many comparable, better games is a waste of time. Rocket League is pretty much the only game I can think of in the past 5 years where it's unique enough to not have alternatives, making the 85 metacritic cutoff less useful, because there's nothing better to compare it to.

Well, that destroys your argument right there, you disagree with the Metascore for that game, so that means there are probably other games that are the same for you.



an 80+ is low now. wow. Next year, low 90s will be mediocre.