Originally Posted by Crash44
Metacritic is a joke. A bad marketing tool that accepts weighted reviews from any jamoke with a webpage. Can't believe that some developers jobs are affected by this poorly conceived site.
Do you even know what it takes to get on Metacritic? Do you personally know the application process? Not just any website or publication gets on there, cause if they did, there would be a HELL of a lot more review scores for games.
Although I agree with some of the negatives of Metacritic, there are indeed some positives. In the end though reviewing is subjective, and what one reviewer may like another may not. That is what is interesting about reviewing games.
Personally, if a game is getting generally bad scores, generally average scores, or generally good scores, and the meta-average shows that, then that says something about the game from a glance, but that does not mean that it's the "holy grail" of opnions, just a reference point.
Anyhow, my apologies for digressing, but a statement like that deserves a reply as there are A LOT of good publications and sites on there.
OuttieEdited by The Outcast - 11/13/13 at 11:59am