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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Metacritic adds "Must-Play Game" badge to 90+ games

 

Is this a good development?

Yes, this is a positive thing for consumers. 11 35.48%
 
No, this will negatively impact developers. 15 48.39%
 
Maybe. 5 16.13%
 
Total:31

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1) More brainless intensive exclusivity war incoming

2) Elitism. I don't wanna see people saying they play only games with an average of 90 or more.

3) Might cause inflation in scores by reviewers because getting this medal might be a priority for the publishers/dev to advertise their product ... corruption ?

4) High score is not a perfect gage of the utmost quality.



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Mar1217 said:
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1) More brainless intensive exclusivity war incoming

2) Elitism. I don't wanna see people saying they play only games with an average of 90 or more.

3) Might cause inflation in scores by reviewers because getting this medal might be a priority for the publishers/dev to advertise their product ... corruption ?

4) High score is not a perfect gage of the utmost quality.

Hit the nail on the head there.



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I've played 2 of the games on that list.... they were cool but wouldn't say you won't have lived a full life if you don't happen to play either of them.

That badge is basically a graphic to display when a number is over 90 though and nothing more? I mean.... if people don't understand how numbers work how do they even find themselves navigating through the internet, it's likely the person who would get benefit from this picture which says the game is good won't be able to read the name of the game so they'll still not know what to buy.



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Hah! Spider-Man isn’t a must-play. Dodged a bullet there.



OTBWY said:
RolStoppable said:
I have Dead Cells and Sonic Mania Plus for Switch. I wouldn't recommend either game, let alone call them must plays.




I can understand the skepticism from your viewpoint Rol.

As someone that loves Atelier games, and couldnt give 2 flying f***s about Dead cells or Sonic Mania, I totally agree.



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Mike321 said:
I like this, it's a well known fact that games with less than 90 are irrelevant.

Less than 70 imo (thats the cut off point, where they become irrelevant).... but even then there are exceptions.



Mike321 said:
I like this, it's a well known fact that games with less than 90 are irrelevant.

And games above 90 are just pandering to critics. There are literally no games to play right now.



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Mike321 said:
I like this, it's a well known fact that games with less than 90 are irrelevant.

The vast majority is. At least 96%.



Wow, talking about idiotic move - all I cans see coming from this is more publishers giving...incentives...to major publications (than they already do) to get into that 90+ category.



HoloDust said:
Wow, talking about idiotic move - all I cans see coming from this is more publishers giving...incentives...to major publications (than they already do) to get into that 90+ category.

I think that is already happening to certain extent. But there is also fear among reviewers to be left out. A negative review too many could result in perhaps not getting a review copy for the next hot game.