What Game Made You Say, "The Critics Got This One Wrong"?
Gamers don't always agree with critics. But is there one game that received critical acclaim you just didn't understand? Or on the flip side, a game that didn't get anywhere near the praise you thought it would?
Personal preference and general opinion obviously play a role in all entertainment reviews, but there's also an objective side to any such analysis. Maybe you think the majority of critics were simply wrong in missing something (or in offering unjust compliments), and that's why the game's scores seemed off to you. Or maybe you believe a lot of critics had some sort of vendetta against a certain title for whatever reason, and you're sticking to that concept. It's always interesting to hear how gamers respond to reviews for major productions. Lots of contrasting reactions, sometimes.
I'm a gamer, too, and there have been plenty of times where I've been surprised by the overall critical response. Usually, I can make a pretty solid prediction but that isn't always the case. I sensed a definite bias against the admittedly floundering JRPG market when so many reviewers dumped on the White Knight Chronicles games, and I'll never understand the flak RAGE and Gran Turismo 5 received. Then there are games like Super Mario Galaxy that confuse me further; "Why'd this get so many perfect scores...? Maybe it's just a 10 in Nintendo's world, I don't know." But that's me.
What about you?
12/16/2012 9:58:25 PM Ben Dutka