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CGI-Quality said:
celador said:
i think Edge gave Sea of Thieves a 7 to save embarrassment for how much they covered the game in the last year

Could it not be that they enjoyed it more than others?

Sea of Thieves got 69, so 7/10 is hardly a deviation from other reviewers anyway. xD



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CGI-Quality said:
celador said:
i think Edge gave Sea of Thieves a 7 to save embarrassment for how much they covered the game in the last year

Could it not be that they enjoyed it more than others?

of course it could be, though the fact they rate all the other games significantly lower than the average this and most months but not Sea of Thieves is a bit strange. In the last year they have given this game magazine covers, multiple big articles, and done a huge loving piece to Rare in general. Even the most trusted reviewers/publications have some bias, and to me, i wouldn't be surprised if it influenced this score. 



celador said:
CGI-Quality said:

Could it not be that they enjoyed it more than others?

of course it could be, though the fact they rate all the other games significantly lower than the average this and most months but not Sea of Thieves is a bit strange. In the last year they have given this game magazine covers, multiple big articles, and done a huge loving piece to Rare in general. Even the most trusted reviewers/publications have some bias, and to me, i wouldn't be surprised if it influenced this score. 

Unless it was far too much praise (or unreasonable criticism), I’d say a 7 for Sea of Thieves is fair. It’s score on Meta is 69 anyway, so it is virtually spot on with the consensus.



                                                                                                             

Lol classic edge, sea of thieves only 1 point off gow!



Edge is a trusted magazine in my eyes. They don't give out 10/10 that easily. The ones that do get it, are totally deserved.




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Kerotan said:
Lol classic edge, sea of thieves only 1 point off gow!

GoW was only 1 point behind Arms!, couldn't quite get that 9/10. A real shame!



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8 is a great score!



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Barkley said:
RolStoppable said:

That doesn't refute what I said. Edge uses the middle and the lower half of their scale more often than other publications.

Right, but my point wasn't just that they rated PlayStation games lower than Meta, my point was that they do it to a greater degree then games by other companies, so it was 12.9 points lower on average for those games I listed, now let's look at the last 10 Nintendo games they reviewed.

kirby                                 Meta: 73    Edge: 70
xenoblade                       Meta: 83    Edge: 70
fe warriors                       Meta: 74    Edge: 70
metroid                            Meta: 85    Edge: 60
smo                                   Meta: 97    Edge: 100
mario + Rabbids              Meta: 85    Edge: 90
Hey! Pikmin                      Meta: 69   Edge: 60
Splatoon 2                         Meta: 83   Edge: 80
Arms                                  Meta: 77    Edge: 90
Super Bomberman R :    Meta: 62    Edge: 40

So that's 5.8 points lower... So recently Edge has reviewed....

PlayStation Games 12.9 points lower on average
Nintendo Games 5.8 Points lower on average

That's what can happen when you work with small sample sizes: Outliers can skew the results significantly. Hellblade's score was surprisingly negative while ARMS' score was surprisingly positive. If only those two games get removed, you'll get ~7.0 for Switch/3DS and ~8.5 for PlayStation 4, so a difference that is lower than two points and therefore isn't big enough to indicate systemic bias. Rather than a platform-specific bias, it's more a question of why did the dislike Hellblade so much and why did they like ARMS so much.

pokoko said:
RolStoppable said:

That's because using more numbers of a review scale is only part of being a good reviewer. Of course it also matters that the scores can be justified, and Edge is without a doubt far ahead of Quarter to Three in that regards.

You said a publication is more credible if it uses more numbers on the scale.  Quarter to Three does that and they are one of the least credible reviewers on Metacritic.  Your original comment was nonsense because it does not consider how those numbers are used.  

I said that Edge is more credible because of how they use their review scale, I didn't speak generally. Since I was talking about Edge, there was consideration for how the numbers are used, namely how Edge uses numbers.

My comment was nonsense only if you remove the context and pretend that I said something else.



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They are very harsh on their reviews. But 8 is still a great score.