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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Metacritic's 9th annual publisher rankings - Guess who took the crown this year! (Hint - Cant stop bitching about em, but wont leave them either)

Metacritic counts everything from DLC to re-releases in their averages. If a game gets released on all 3 major consoles, then that counts as 3 games for the purposes of averaging the metacritic score of all the company's games. Their entire methodology is wrong.

For example: All 4 versions of Fe count as a so-so release. Then EA has 3 more sports games with so-so reviews. This means they have 7 so-so games according to metacritic. But that's just dumb. Fe is one game. Not four games. 

They also will count any game so long as it gets 4 reviews. Nevermind that 4 reviews isn't a big enough sample size to get a good idea of the game's overall quality. 

Finally, they use a hidden formula to calculate reviews, giving more credit to some outlets than others. So if your game got a 10/10 from Gamespot (a site owned by metacritic's owners), then your game will stand a much better chance, thanks to Gamespot's reveiws getting more credit on Metacritic. 

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 03 February 2019

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Signalstar said:
The best part about this list is that MS didn't count as a major publisher because they released so few games.

Nah, the best part is that Activision Blizzard didn't count as a major publisher anymore.

What IPs apart from CoD Activision has left that are not part of Blizzard? Seriously none comes to my mind



Bofferbrauer2 said:

What IPs apart from CoD Activision has left that are not part of Blizzard? Seriously none comes to my mind

Crash Bandicoot & Spyro.



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Capcom released 2 original non-DLC not-a-rerelease games in 2018.

They were...

Monster Hunter World:  90 (PS4 Score)
Megaman 11: 82 (PS4 Score)

Average Score: 86

Sega released 7 original non-DLC not-a-rerelease games in 2018.

They were...

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom: 86
Valkyria Chronicles 4 84 (PS4 Score)
Football Manager 2019: 86
Two Point Hospital: 83
Yakuza Kiwami 2: 85
Shining Resonance Refrain 67 (PS4 Score)
Yakuza 6: 83

Average Score: 82

EA released 9 original non-DLC not-a-rerelease games in 2018.

They were...

Battlefield V 73 (PS4 Score)
Fifa 19 83 (PS4 Score)
NHL 19 80 (PS4 Sccore)
NBA Live 19 73 (PS4 Score)
Madden 19 80 (PS4 Score)
Unravel Two 77 (PS4 Score)
A Way Out 78 (PS4 Score)
Fe 70 (PS4 Score)
UFC 3 75 (PS4 Score)

Average Score: 76.5

Nintendo released 12 original non-DLC not-a-rerelease games in 2018.

They were...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 93
Poke'mon Let's Go Evee 80
Super Mario Party 76
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna (A standalone game IMO and not DLC) 81
Yo-Kai Watch Blasters 67
WarioWare Gold 78
Go Vacation 62
Octopath Traveler 83
Mario Tennis Aces 75
Sushi Striker 76
Detective Pikachu 70
Kirby Star Allies 73
Kirby Battle Royale 57
 

Average Score: 76.16

Ubisoft released 7 original non-DLC not-a-rerelease games in 2018.

They were...

Just Dance 2019 77 (XB1 Score)
Starlink Battle For Atlus 70 (PS4 Score)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 82 (PS4 Score)
Transference 71 (PS4 Score)
Hungry Shark World 58 (PS4 Score)
The Crew 2 64 (PS4 Score)
Far Cry 5 81 (PS4 Score)

Average Score: 71.85

Sony released 16 original non-DLC not-a-rerelease games in 2018.


Chimparty 62
Tetris Effect 89
Deracine 68
Spiderman 87
Firewall Zero Hour 79
Track Lab 64
Animal Force 57
Salary Man Escape 63
Detroit Become Human 78
God of War 94
MLB The Show 82
World of Warriors 61
Frantics 68
Bravo Team 45
Moss 85
The Inpatient 59

Average Score: 71.31

I'll add more as I keep going. That's it for today though. Will finish this tomorrow. 

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 03 February 2019

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Cerebralbore101 said: 

-snip-

Nice work. Though 1 correction, Moss was self-published by Polyarc, Sony merely marketed it.



Bet with Intrinsic:

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.

Thread is still a little hard to read, but I've edited the OP. Remember not to just copy/paste full transcripts.



                                                                                                                                                           

That's not much of a hint...



Hilarious.



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Nintendo was 2nd last year? With BotW and Odyssey? Who was 1st and what world shockong games did they make?