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81 isn't low, for the love of god, that isn't a low number!



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TheBlackNaruto said:
contestgamer said:

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) 

Wow so you really did/have/still do miss out on some great  games. And to be honest that is fine  it is on you and your personal intrests. I think it sucks but to each his/her own. And about Baten Kaitos you said horrible voice acting but said nothing of the game  itself. How did you feel about the actual game?

Gameplay was fun, but I cant enjoy it when the voice acting is so bad. I mean it's like having a movie with a great script but the worst actors you could possibly find - it ruins it.



And Far Cry 5 just had the best launch for the series in the U.K.

200-210k physical only, first week.



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flashfire926 said:
And Far Cry 5 just had the best launch for the series in the U.K.

200-210k physical only, first week.

With a 93 Metacritic that would be at least 20-30% more.



contestgamer said:
flashfire926 said:
And Far Cry 5 just had the best launch for the series in the U.K.

200-210k physical only, first week.

With a 93 Metacritic that would be at least 20-30% more.

doesnt matter, still a hugely successful launch. Ubisoft aren't losing sleep over 81 metacritic.



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flashfire926 said:
contestgamer said:

With a 93 Metacritic that would be at least 20-30% more.

doesnt matter, still a hugely successful launch. Ubisoft aren't losing sleep over 81 metacritic.

Lost money always matters. I'm sure Ubisoft would prefer the extra sales.



contestgamer said:
TheBlackNaruto said:

Wow so you really did/have/still do miss out on some great  games. And to be honest that is fine  it is on you and your personal intrests. I think it sucks but to each his/her own. And about Baten Kaitos you said horrible voice acting but said nothing of the game  itself. How did you feel about the actual game?

Gameplay was fun, but I cant enjoy it when the voice acting is so bad. I mean it's like having a movie with a great script but the worst actors you could possibly find - it ruins it.

But the two can't be compared......a movie no matter how good the script is will always depend on the actors. A game does not depend on voice actors it depends on gameplay. So is the gameplay is fun then that is what will make or break the game.

And I have to disagree with you saying if the game was a 93 it would have had 20-30% more sales. There are games that have scored amazingly but sold poorly and games that have scored low or average that have had huge sales.  So having that 93 doesn't mean that there would have been more sales. Because to be honest from a critical standpoint the game scored very well just not to YOUR standards.

And if the game had the best  launch in the UK of the series then I doubt Ubisoft is thinking about lost money when they just got MORE money than they ever have with the most sells it has ever got in the series first week in the UK. So it looks like the "low" score as you call it is not hurting the sales. But again it is your right to feel that the score is low by your standards even if it is not low at all by critical standards.



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https://news.ubisoft.com/article/far-cry-5-breaks-franchise-sales-records



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The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

flashfire926 said:
https://news.ubisoft.com/article/far-cry-5-breaks-franchise-sales-records

Apparently we've been told they could be 20-30% higher.



OP was right. Low metacritic did effect sales; after all, the game is the second biggest launch of Ubisoft, not the first. Clearly they could have done better. Good luck next time Ubisoft.