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Are you getting GoW Ragnarok?

Yes, was always going to. 45 68.18%
 
Yes, now that I see the reviews are so good. 0 0%
 
Yes, but I’ll wait for a price drop. 10 15.15%
 
Yes, I’m buying a PS5 for this game. 0 0%
 
No 11 16.67%
 
Total:66

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2 or 3 point difference on Metacrtic has little effect on The Game Awards GOTY, because The Game Awards's reception is limited to a smaller number of publications (that are deemed more important), and the shared "10's" Elden Ring and Ragnarok got do not tell the whole story. It's possible that Ragnarok impressed the relevant reviewers more, but this wasn't expressed as a number because "10" was the limit. Furthermore, the reviewer's score doesn't necessarily reflect the opinion of the entire publication/website. Elden Ring may have mostly been reviewed by souls fans, vs Ragnarok possibly resonating better with players outside the main fanbase.

Nevertheless I'm still betting and rooting for Elden Ring to win coz I thought God of War 2018 was overrated, and I consider Miyazaki and FromSoftware to be peak modern gaming. I won't throw a tantrum at Ragnarok winning though!

As for opening sales, as far as I can tell Playstation is still suffering from active PS4 software buyers declining faster than PS5 adoption rate. I'm therefore sceptical it can break TLoU2 Part 2's record. Not sure it will beat GoW 2018's 3.1 million either. But legs/lifetime sales is a different story.



pitzy272 said:
Runa216 said:

Lovely, and with 111 reviews out there it'll be hard even for the inevitable troll reviews to move the dial much. (You know, the publications that have some weird thing for giving all or most of sony's first party games 4-6/10 while innocently giving all Xbox/Nintendo first party games 9s and 10s. like Stevior.)

Yes, I’ve noticed this trend. It’s baffling that they’re still included by Metacritic. Any site or reviewer with blatant bias toward or against any system should be banned from Metacritic until they can resolve it. 

Like, don't get me wrong we all have our biases, but that needs to be factored in. I don't like Racing games or shooters all that much so I'd probably make a poor reviewer of Xbox games since all they have is Halo, Gears, and Forza (Bazinga or something). All jokes aside, though, I've never seen a site as blatantly biased as Stevior. Like I think 9/10 of the last PS exclusives they ranked at least 20 points below the meta, and 9/10 of the last Xbox games they ranked 10-20 above meta. Consistently. That's not 'oh we just like what this company offers', it's 'we don't like sony'

WHICH IS FINE. You're allowed to not like something, but be honest about your biases.

TruckOSaurus said:

BOY! Those are great reviews! I do hope the PS4 version holds up well since I'm still PS5-less.

Sounds like the only thing it's missing is those extra 30fps. Seems the Ps4 version is capped at 30. 

pitzy272 said:
TheLegendaryBigBoss said:

GOW 2018 beat rdr2 for goty which had a 97 on meta, it's also worth noting that gow ragnarok has over 30 more reviewers than elden ring

Oh man, you’re right. That’s not insignificant. Still wouldn’t have taken GoWR up to the 96 of Elden Ring, but it very well could have put it at 95. I took a screenshot of the score for GoWR after 73 reviews, and it was at 95. Didn’t see anything after that until it hit 111 and went down to 94.

I think its singleplayer nature is keeping the game from being reviewed higher, but when it comes time to vote for GOTY the story will help a lot. 

Think about it this way. Elden Ring was a huge RPG with virtually infinite build possibilities, online play, and such a sheer volume of content it could be giving people things to do for a decade. Red Dead Redemption was another huge open world game WITH an online mode tacked on (That didn't get much love but it's still there.) While God of War is a singleplayer game with 'only' 30-50 hours of gameplay while RDR2 and ER are looking at double that just to finish the story without multiplayer or side questing. 

So when people are doing reviews, the sheer volume of content does come into play, which is why ER and RDR2 have higher reviews, but when it comes time to reflect games like God of War Ragnarok will be more fondly remembered. 

Hiku said:
rapsuperstar31 said:

While I haven't and wont play Elden Ring, I would be surprised if God of War wins it.  God of War will easily be my personal game of they year followed by Horizon FW and Kirby ATFL.  If God of War wins it will be more than likely be recency bias, but I'm all for it winning if it deserves it.

GoW has the recency bias gfoing for it, while Elden Ring came out back in February.
But Elden Ring has that 'new fresh take on the franchise' going for it (which GoW had in 2018), while to a large degree Ragnarok appears to be more of the same of what people loved with the previous game.

I expect Elden Ring to win mainly for that reason.
But perhaps I'll change my mind after playing Ragnarok.

Honestly probably the best and most balanced take in the entire thread. 



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PS5, Switch, XSX

PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360

3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

I might buy it if I get a PS5, or I could wait 4 years for it to come for free on PS Plus like I did with God of War 2018. Depends on my feeling at the time I suppose.



I was a little iffy because they changed the game director, but this was always a no-brainer nevertheless.



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TruckOSaurus said:

BOY! Those are great reviews! I do hope the PS4 version holds up well since I'm still PS5-less.

Digital Foundry said it holds pretty well, for the most part a PS4 title with stable performance, and on PS5 just bells and whistles.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Kyuu said:

2 or 3 point difference on Metacrtic has little effect on The Game Awards GOTY, because The Game Awards's reception is limited to a smaller number of publications (that are deemed more important), and the shared "10's" Elden Ring and Ragnarok got do not tell the whole story. It's possible that Ragnarok impressed the relevant reviewers more, but this wasn't expressed as a number because "10" was the limit. Furthermore, the reviewer's score doesn't necessarily reflect the opinion of the entire publication/website. Elden Ring may have mostly been reviewed by souls fans, vs Ragnarok possibly resonating better with players outside the main fanbase.

Nevertheless I'm still betting and rooting for Elden Ring to win coz I thought God of War 2018 was overrated, and I consider Miyazaki and FromSoftware to be peak modern gaming. I won't throw a tantrum at Ragnarok winning though!

As for opening sales, as far as I can tell Playstation is still suffering from active PS4 software buyers declining faster than PS5 adoption rate. I'm therefore sceptical it can break TLoU2 Part 2's record. Not sure it will beat GoW 2018's 3.1 million either. But legs/lifetime sales is a different story.

I can't consider From Software to be the peak of modern gaming mainly because their performance is all over the place, erratic framerate and pacing even on strong PC HW, while the graphics isn't top notch as well. I would say they have to many shortcomings that are overlooked because they are almost the single provider of the experience they go for so not much competition on it (but their product being your favorite is no problem at all).



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

gtotheunit91 said:

Idk if there's a poll on it, but I predict 5 million copies sold in the first 3 days, breaking PS Studios record! Especially considering with it being on 2 platforms.

I think GoWR can achieve this too. It helps that Sony is stockpiling PS5's for a massive holiday push as well lol. 



Lets go 



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Runa216 said:

Lovely, and with 111 reviews out there it'll be hard even for the inevitable troll reviews to move the dial much. (You know, the publications that have some weird thing for giving all or most of sony's first party games 4-6/10 while innocently giving all Xbox/Nintendo first party games 9s and 10s. like Stevior.)

You simply can't help yourself, can you? Gotta make everything into console wars, even though you apparently hate console wars. If you don't agree with a review, move on. GoW: Ragnarok is phenomenal and the fact you let 1 or 2 negative reviews get you upset instead of focusing the hundreds of positives is sad. Stevivor hasn't even released a review for the game and you're already talking about it like they gave it a bad review. The site gave the last God of War game an 8/10 so I'm not sure you know what you're talking about. 

Btw, I'm very happy for SSM. They delivered an exceptional well-made game.