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Souls games have gotten 89 too, it's a damn great score and I'm really surprised it didn't have a score drop yet like most games do.



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BraLoD said:

Souls games have gotten 89 too, it's a damn great score and I'm really surprised it didn't have a score drop yet like most games do.

I think most of the 'I got 88-89' games are ones that pretty universally are considered to be masterpieces with a draw back. Souls games are great but they're not for everyone. Ratchet & Clank is a lot of fun but to many people it's 'just' a kiddie platformer and outside of Mario no toony platforms tend to breach 90. Ratchet & Clank is probably the best platforming series out there, consistently? I wanted to say donkey Kong Country, but even Tropical freeze - arguably the best game in the series and one of the best platforming titles of all time - only got like an 86 or something because many people felt it was too hard. 

There appears to be soft caps to some genres. and that's a shame. 

Because when I play Ratchet & Clank, I personally feel like it's about as close to flawless as you can get. I really can't think of anything that'd particularly bring my score down. I had fun with every minute of it, it was the perfect length (enough to beat in a weekend without feeling too short), it has replayability, tonnes of rewards metered out over time, fantastic graphics and performance, and just a bit of puzzle segments to mix things up a bit. When 'I want more' is the only complaint you have about a game, I don't really think that's a complaint. I just want to keep playing it and I've already gone through it twice. I just can't imagine a game like this getting a 95 on metacritic no matter how good it is. The genre just isn't generally seen as worthy. 

Unless you're Mario. 



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Signalstar said:

89 is the most frustrating score possible on Metacritic.

Obviously it is great but psychologically that 1 point makes so much of a difference in perception.

It reminds me of the disappointment people felt towards Horizon not getting a 90. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Signalstar said:

89 is the most frustrating score possible on Metacritic.

Obviously it is great but psychologically that 1 point makes so much of a difference in perception.

It reminds me of the disappointment people felt towards Horizon not getting a 90. 

Also an 89.

The same with Dreams (PS4).

That darn single point...



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It's like when the smart kid head starts getting to big in school and the teacher takes away that point just to set him straight.
A 99? My Asian parents will kick me out.



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The game is a masterpiece. The biggest surprise this gen so far. I was never a big fan of the series. I only played the 2016 remake. So, I came in with with no big expectations.

I just finished the 4th planet, and I keep asking myself why I'm having so much fun. I really can't tell for sure. All I know is that the design of each world has been brilliant so far. I keep thinking; this is what Kingdom Hearts 3 should have been.



Runa216 said:
BraLoD said:

You can always just not sleep

Tried this. Made it till about 3AM both nights before I couldn't do it any longer. Did the full Platinum run in what basically amounts to an 18-hour blitz. All these folks saying 10 hours are mad. Maybe to beat the main game (8-10 sounds about right), but all the collecting and wee bits of grinding is fun. I probably spent 2-3 hours grinding. 

You need to take loads of amphetamines, now before people rush in with how can you encourage drug taking, I would like to point out I'm a deregistered I mean registered Doctor and consider all VGChartz members to be my patients especially when I'm wearing my Doctor of psychiatry hat.

but in this case reading about the sad plight of Runa216 wearily grinding through to the early hours of the morning and my knowledge of how much better those early hours moments would have been with Runa216 gaming while in the zone where a quick 10 minute nap once a week is considered to be plenty of rest and your mind has reached the point that speed running through your 100 game backlog in one go is seen as feasible, these thoughts combined with me just happening to have copious amounts of amphetamines available made me see that fate had lead me here to help my fellow gamers at only $20.00 a pill.

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Just completed it and loved it. The new characters are great and super charming. Overall gameplay is super fun throwing a tonne of stuff at you and the visuals/animations are just gorgeous. Guns are pretty awesome too, though some felt quite underpowered to the rest even when upgraded. For those collectathons out there.. theres a lots of stuff to find and grind for if you want to max out your character. The only niggle is that it a little shorter than I liked but there's a tonne of replay value out of it and stuff to collect even after completion.

Easy 9/10, great game and something all PS5 owners should play



This is Next Generation Feeling. Fantastic Game!!!!



Finally got a ps5. This and demons souls I bought. This is gona be the first game I start on it. Sucks that I work untill Sunday. I had this for like 4 days unable to play it.



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