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Zippy6 said:

BOTW having 97. *Hides*

I agree, it's just way too low. It isn't even in their top 10 highest rated games!



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Persona 5 Strikers at 83. To me, it's at least a 90. If not a 95.
The Last of Us Part II at 93. It's about a 60 to me.



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Here are the top rated Metacritic games. Several IMO aren't nearly that good.

  1. TLoZ: Ocarina of Time - 99
  2. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - 98
  3. GTA4 - 98
  4. SoulCalibur - 98
  5. Mario Galaxy - 97
  6. Mario Galaxy 2 - 97
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2 - 97
  8. GTAV X1 - 97
  9. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut - 97
  10. TLoZ: Breath of the Wild - 97


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I mean its the average review score so who am I to argue against any of them. Plenty of games I didn't enjoy that are highly rated like Hades, Metal Gears Solid 5, Batman games, but it's simply my opinion and if others like those games great. I think the lowest average reviewed game that I enjoyed was Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World, it wasn't great and the main character was annoying but it was great to get the gang back together from one of my favorite games.



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All of them.




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I suppose an unfair metascore would be a difference of at least 10 points from what I think the game deserves.

  • Should be higher:
    • Nier - 68 Metascore, the story and characters alone deserve better, and the rest of the game isn't that bad either. Fortunately the remake gave the game second chance.
    • Tales of Berseria - 79 Metascore. The best game in the whole series in my opinion, deserves somewhere closer to 90.
    • The Legend of Dragoon - 74 Metascore. My second favourite game ever, so deserves much more.
    • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC - 80 metascore. The best game in the series in my opinion, and I rate at least five of them at 90 or above.
  • Should be lower:
    • Dead Space - 88 metascore (on PS3). For a horror game that is rarely scary after the first 30-40 minutes that's a very high score.
    • Red Dead Redemption - 95 metascore. I think it took me at least six months to finish the game because nothing about it was genuinely great or that engaging, outside of maybe its soundtrack.
    • Nioh - 88 metascore. Kinda on the limit here, since I would give Nioh maybe an 8/10. It's a very good game, just not as good as a lot of people made it out to be. I finished it, but unlike the Dark Souls-games or Bloodborne for example, I doubt I'll ever bother going back to Nioh nor do I really have much interest in playing the sequel.



trunkswd said:

Here are the top rated Metacritic games. Several IMO aren't nearly that good.

  1. TLoZ: Ocarina of Time - 99
  2. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - 98
  3. GTA4 - 98
  4. SoulCalibur - 98
  5. Mario Galaxy - 97
  6. Mario Galaxy 2 - 97
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2 - 97
  8. GTAV X1 - 97
  9. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut - 97
  10. TLoZ: Breath of the Wild - 97

Red Dead Redemption 2 making top 10 over the first Red Dead Redemption remains one of gaming's all-time greatest tragedies imo. 



Sea of Thieves deserve the low score at release but with all the update that was made to the game. The current version of the game doesn't deserve the 69 that it got at release.



Daemon X Machina. I have no idea why but Western media HATES Japanese mecha games. Even the Armored Core games western media lambasted even tho they were very well made. Zone of the Enders 2 keeps getting remastered but got lower scores than deserved. It's one of the greatest games ever made. DXM is a mix of both ZOE and AC. granted the story is anime as all hell. The gameplay tho is great. The customization lets build a mech that is slow and tank-like. Fast as hell. Something more balanced. You can go pretty conservative or about as insane as you want. There is a ton of content. Main story has a bunch of missions. Side content just as many missions. Online play for a bunch more. It's loaded.

I mean I can name hundreds more games and maybe will cherry-pick later in the topic some of those. For this post. Daemon X Machina and Japanese mech action games in general from western media.



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