Game Review CORRUPTION Controversy

Game News: Game Review CORRUPTION Controversy

A game review just reevaluated its score because of the game publisher, reigniting the debate over review scores and how much influence game publishers have in the process. Time to dig in!

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  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    2 months ago

    Yup. Know the reviewers, see the gameplay from familiar players. Just like Ashley said. Like I've been saying.


    By looking at just the score, it's difficult to know when a reviewer is "politicizing" a score to protest a developer's choices. The fact that the admitted protest was reworded to try to hide the protest (albeit only thinly veiled now) just means that you can't even accept the written review beyond the score as genuine or helpful, either.


    Just like everything nowadays, words are truly cheap. Actions mean everything. See the action and judge by that, not by words. Oops. I just politicized this. My bad.

  • BluntObjekt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    It's no surprise big name game publishers and developers are now moving to a F2P model. But,  why the hell are they releasing unfinished games and charging full price for an experience?  To meet a deadline?   Who are they to stifle negative criticism about their games?  If you want to ask what the public thinks about brand X, or Y.  Then, be strong enough to own up to the scrutiny that your product will receive..


     This bipartisan form of journalism sucks the credibility out this medium.  Has the truth become so hard to bear that we have to censor the ugliness that it exposes?   Hearing about these shady tactics that these companies use is bad enough.   It further saddens me that gaming has become so money hungry and focused on fickle things like popularity, trends and so on.   Who cares?!


      If your game sucks, I'm not buying it, end of story.  Sounds like 2K is doing the same crap that EA did to NBA Jam. ( FYI - I'd enjoy watching a Let's Play of either franchise.)  Metacritic scores be damned. I don't know about you, but here's where my head has been on whether or not I should pick up a game:  Is the game affordable?  Y/N.  Is it fun to play?  Y/N   How Is the game enjoyable?  Give me detail.   Would I recommend sharing the gaming experience with friends and family?  Y/N.   Does it offer an experience unlike other games in it's genre?   Y/N.   Any other points for consideration?  Express them in your review.  Don't submit a half-assed review fragmenting the community with whitewashing and pandering.  Stick to your guns, get to the point.  What did you think?   


     Anyone with a brain can submit a review for the things the like, dislike, feel indifferent, etc.

    We've seen honest gaming reviews with little to no outside pressure can greatly influence a purchasing decision.  Negatives include- No Man's Sky, SFV, Mighty No. 9 among other disappointments.. Positives may include the swath of Nintendo's titles featuring Super Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, Pokemon, Halo, Tomb Raider's 2013 reboot, RE7 and the Batman

     Arkham games come to mind. 


      Screw these hired goons who'll snub you for thinking with a less than favorable retort.  The definitions of independent journalism and feedback are slowly sinking into a quagmire or indifference. That's a mouthful and I'll leave at that.    Thanks for the news roundup, and for asking for my thoughts on this batch of news.  Much appreciated.