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Are there any games with a Metascore that you consider unfair?

For me, I would say "World's End Club" for Switch. The game has a 62 Meta, but in my opinion, it deserves at least a 75.



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Crimson Dragon and ReCore are two that always come to mind for me, I played both and gave them both 8/10 and yet they meta'd in the 50's and 60's respectively. Sonic Forces is another one, yes it was underwhelming, but the game is technically sound and has decent levels and gameplay, is more like a 70 meta game, not a 50's meta game.

Conversely I feel like alot of CoD games over meta, same with alot of sports games. Then there is the Souls like genre, I will never understand what critics see in those, way overrated.



Fatal Frame Maiden of Black Water's metacritic score ranges from the low 70s to the low 60s based on platform, but I'd give it an 8/10 thanks to its powerful atmosphere, great lore, and genuine scariness.

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Skyward Sword HD.

It's 81 but it should be a 69 due to the lack of effort Nintendo put into it.



             

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Musou games. Just so many of them.

Dynasty Warriors games are awesome, love them! The latest one was kind of crap, so that one's fair. But games like DW 5, 7 and 8 Getting 50s or 60s is totally unfair.

Samurai Warriors too. IMO 4/5 are two of the worst games in the genre, yet somehow have 75/76 (high for a musou game), while the masterpiece that was SW2 only has 43/52/58 depending on platform. WTF? Totally unfair!



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BOTW having 97. *Hides*

Mario Party is generally lower scored than I think it should be.



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Lost Odyssey was one of the best RPGs of all time. It got panned for not trying enough new things at the start of a new generation. It got several great reviews but it shouldn't have ended with a 78% because it didn't live up to some imaginary game that people were wishing for.



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Ka-pi96 said:

Musou games. Just so many of them.

Dynasty Warriors games are awesome, love them! The latest one was kind of crap, so that one's fair. But games like DW 5, 7 and 8 Getting 50s or 60s is totally unfair.

Samurai Warriors too. IMO 4/5 are two of the worst games in the genre, yet somehow have 75/76 (high for a musou game), while the masterpiece that was SW2 only has 43/52/58 depending on platform. WTF? Totally unfair!

Agree with this. Musou games get ragged on by critics for the doing the same thing over and over, meanwhile yearly games like CoD or Ubisoft open world games do the same thing over and over.

Probably an even worse offense, considering the budget differences.



Devil's Third for the Wii U. Sure, it's not a masterpiece... But a 43? Lol, not even close. This game is a high 70. It's visually average and the framerate suffers at times... But other than that, is a very solid game that has a lot going for it. It was a very refreshing FPS thanks to also being part TP hack n' slash. The combination of this two mechanics resulted in a very frenetic game, but also somewhat strategic due to the fact that each mode was best suited for certain situations.
Level design was great, there was a good amount of different weapons (both melee and shooting), music was pretty good and the bosses were incredibly intense and satisfying to fight.

That's not even taking into account the online multiplayer, which had a crap ton of modes and customization. A shame it was shut down a year after the game released...

All in all, a very good game, specially when the online was active. But even the campaign alone was very fun. Definetely doesn't deserve a red score...