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"How will the low Metascore affect Far Cry 5 sales? So reviews are in and the Metascore for FC5 is 81 atm"



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Since when is a low 80s/high 70s score "low"? That's higher than most games.

That said, no VR, no buy for me. Wasted opportunity by Ubisoft in not making this with VR support.



KManX89 said:

Since when is a low 80s/high 70s score "low"? That's higher than most games.

That said, no VR, no buy for me. Wasted opportunity by Ubisoft in not making this with VR support.

You only buy games with VR support?



I was on the fence, but decided to go ahead with it once I saw it scoring over 80. So, I'd say its a solid score that, at least in my case, is helping sales.



flashfire926 said:
If 85 is your cutoff, you have missed a lot of great games. I keep my cutoff at 75, usually.

This is still higher than far cry primal, and that sold well, so no, it won't affect sales.

I agree. I consider 85 to be the point at which I have to give extra consideration to a game that I wasn't planning to play.  I consider 75 the point at which I have to reconsider whether or not I really want to play something that I was planning to pick up.  That 75 to 85 window is what I consider solid, and probably won't affect whatever opinion I have otherwise formed of the game.  

For example, I decided to pass on Sea of Thieves last week, based on the ~70 meta score.  I was planning to play Far Cry 5, and the 81 score has not killed my excitement, nor added to it (I'll be picking it up later today).  I never cared about GTA games, but the high score convinced me to play it.  



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"I canceled my pre-order for the game, although I was looking forward to it"

You let others dictate your game purchases. How does a score of 81 take the fun out of the game for you, other people liked it less? ... that's like everything ever. Basing your purchase off of Meta ... smh.

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VGPolyglot said:
KManX89 said:

Since when is a low 80s/high 70s score "low"? That's higher than most games.

That said, no VR, no buy for me. Wasted opportunity by Ubisoft in not making this with VR support.

You only buy games with VR support?

No, but it's an absolute waste of an opportunity by not making this game with VR support. 

It sounds like the go-to game for VR support. 



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Shadow1980 said:

Still relevant:

Basically, anything below a 9 is average.

The fact that this shit is actually taken seriously (this thread being a prime example of that) is truly baffling. 

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contestgamer said:
Medisti said:
Huh. I didn't know 4/5 was considered low. 95% of games must be garbage

uh, yeah 95% of games are garbage, they're called shovelware... 80 isn't garbage, but it's really mediocre and not worth wasting a lot of time on.

Under no reasonable circumstance is 80 ever called mediocre. You’re entitled to your opinion, so I’m curious, what makes 95% of games shovel ware?