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PSXE Poll Update: Fans Ignoring Negative KZ3 Reviews

Although Killzone 3 isn't exactly scoring poorly, a few less-than-elite scores sparked plenty of controversy in the past week.

And after reading them, we wanted to know what you thought: have the reviews that stressed negative aspects of the hotly anticipated shooter affected you? Are you thinking it might not be so great? Well, the answer was clear: regardless of what some sources say, the fans aren't dissuaded; the vast majority say Guerrilla's latest is "obviously an awesome game." You'll see our review soon enough but for the time being, it's interesting to see how people respond to lower-than-expected scores for massively hyped titles. Then there's the ongoing theory that PS3 exclusives seem to be underrated on a frequent basis, and there may or may not be any solid evidence to prove such a theory. But in the end, it's our job to tell you if KZ3 is worthy of your time and money, and we'll try to do exactly that.

This week, thanks to the Sony Ericsson unveiling of the already-known Xperia Play, and the ongoing NGP news coverage, we want to know which of the two interests you more. Or maybe you really want both...or neither. Sony has said they need to differentiate between the two devices; they need consumers to be very clear on the obvious differences. We're wondering if they'll be successful in that, or if someone will easily confuse the Xperia Play for the next PSP... At any rate, what do you think of the two new portable devices? Want 'em?

Tags: kz3, killzone 3, ngp, xperia play, next generation portable

2/13/2011 9:08:55 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (77 posts)

NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 9:50:35 PM
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I'll get it eventually, just not right away. I'm rather miffed that playing online will be a pain since i wont have the retro map pack from preordering it. They should give it to anyone who owns a copy of KZ2. I technically own a copy of those maps already, right?

Meh, DLC always starts me ranting so i'll just stop now.

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:10:56 PM

Are you from the states? If so you can also get it from buying Slurpees. It only takes 2 collector cups ($2.50 a piece), 5 points each, to get it. They be releasing it sometime soon.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:59:25 PM

Daze,
You can't always count on 7-11 even getting those cups.

FYI, I've been trying to pick up the LBP cups at every 7-11 for over 3 months now & although the giant LBP ad(& KZ3) ads are posted right on all of their Slurpee machines, nobody's seen or heard of the LBP cups as of yet. And the same goes for the KZ3 cups.
GRRRRRRR

BTW, the only cups that they've all had(and still have) are the MMA, A.C. Brotherhood, & the MOH cups, all of which I've already added into my gaming collection.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:01:11 PM

We don't even have 7-11's

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frylock25
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:33:38 AM

7-11 by my house didnt have the lbp2 or k3 cups either. i scored an assassins creed cup though, pretty cool looking.

sucks for you world slurpees rock

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DazeOfWar
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 1:20:05 AM

@Biker: They don't have to be LBP or KZ cups. It can be any collector cup they have. There is a code on the inside that you redeem for points on the Slurpee website. I bought 4 cups and not 1 of them is LBP or KZ. I've already redeemed for the LBP dynamic theme and 2 home outfits for KZ. Now I'm just waiting on the Slurpee sticker pack and a few other Home items for LBP.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 7:46:52 AM

I know, I want a Slurpee hard core.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 6:09:33 PM

Daze, You are right, I stand corrected.
I forgot when I registered my codes a while back, that they weren't cup art specific, probably cause there was nothing there I wanted yet at that time.


But I still want 7-11 to get on the frigging ball here & bring out those holographic LBP & KZ3 cups just so I add them into my gaming collection.

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Vitron
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 9:56:08 PM
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Of course I wasn't affected. Killzone is great game because Guerrilla didn't fail to deliver what
saitisfies us fans, Unlike some developer with SE initials...


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DazeOfWar
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:15:00 PM
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I just went and payed off the rest of my pre-order for KZ3. I've been enjoying the beta and the single player demo. Can't wait to get the full version.

On the new poll I am definitely exited about the NGP but the phone I could care less about. I recently cut a lot of features off my phone to save money. So a new phone with extra monthly costs is just out of the question for me.

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sticklife
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:20:01 PM
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I want both, but the psp2 is hands down more awesome.

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Radiohead
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:29:31 PM
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What negative reviews?????

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Jawknee
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:40:51 PM

Not so much negative, rather reviewers have been nit picking it apart and scoring it lower than they would other games with the same, if not worse flaws. It's almost as if they want something to be wrong with the game so they ding it for stupid crap like not liking the menus or the cut scenes fading to black(see IGN's review) when they end too often.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:09:17 PM

The ones hell bent on not admitting that its an elite AAA game.

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Temjin001
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 1:07:06 AM

IGN's review score didn't make sense to me. It seemed the reviewer liked the game a lot, but, for some reason, ended up scoring it lower than expected.

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___________
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 7:22:49 AM

and thats new how?
IGN do that all the time, spew nothing but praise for the game then give it a 8.

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RX78Zero
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:37:02 PM
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It's weird how the scores for Killzone 3 came out defferently from the other sites. It really does seem like people don't want it to be great. So their picking at anything to bring the image of Killzone.
I mean Guerrilla put alot of effort into Killzone 3 in a sort amount of time. And story telling isn't their strongest attribute, but from what i've seen they did a very good job.

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playSTATION
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:53:57 PM
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regardless of what the reviews are, i want to play killzone 3 and kill some helgasts so i shall buy my killzone 3. only 2 days away.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:55:14 PM
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Played the open beta and I felt that the game was kinda downgraded.
Felt like KZ2 was better. Not that I didn't enjoyed the beta though.

But I'm still getting this game.

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Alienange
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 10:55:26 PM
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Yeah well if all review sites gave KZ3 a 9.9 then the PS fanboys would all be hooting and hollering over how great KZ3 is only to complain a year later about it being the most overrated game of all time.

These so called "negative" reviews certainly need to be taken with a grain of salt, but to ignore is just plain ignorant.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:04:05 PM

What is your evidence of this being the likely case?

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Jawknee
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:38:29 PM

Huh? What a bizarre comment.

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PasteNuggs
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:56:36 PM

UC2. How many perfect review scores? How many say it's overrated? Answers: A f**k ton and no one.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 11:38:45 AM

Same with MGS4. That game got perfect scores just about every where. No "ps3 fanboys" complaining it's over rated either.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:08:04 PM
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The only question I'll ask is, what do you think KZ3 would score if it was 360 exclusive? ... yeah that's what I thought.

After playing the beta a bit I have come to the conclusion that I am angry that the controls have been downconverted to CoD status. So sad. As such I'm gonna wait on it since I'm about to be overloaded with like 4 games. Still a must own, but FPS must always come after RPG.

I want the NGPSP2 but I don't need the phone, screw that thing.

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Jawknee
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:48:43 PM

I prefer the old controls as well but playing the single player demo, it's already growing on me to the point where it won't ruin KZ3 for me. They kinda went too far. They only needed to improve the responsiveness slightly.

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maxpontiac
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 9:01:06 AM

It would have scored a 9.5 if it was 360 exclusive. See Gears of War for an example.

The controls are fine in my book.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:08:07 PM
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I'm liking it, so screw the negative reviewers!!!

Since I've never done online MP mode before, I've been putting all my free time into my very first beta, & I plan on jumping back into KZ3 in as soon as I've done reading this.

So if you see me there, just have a little mercy on this ole 1st time MP beta n00b.

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Lord carlos
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:48:01 PM
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I'm getting KZ3 on day 1,fork the forking negative reviews.
But there are a few things i found out that has lowered my buzz for the game like no online co op,sure its got split screen and thats great but i live alone and was looking forward to playing it with my younger brother over the net as well as my friends all over the world.
Another thing it seems is GG is taking away key features that made KZ2 stand out like online in botzone and the ability to spawn on your squad leader making the squad feature basically a private chat function,does anyone remember the uproar when insomniac removed the wepon wheel from resistance 2?....they should never take away from a game but add to it.
I really hope they can add online co op to KZ3 via a patch...hell i'd even pay 10 buck for it as dlc,oh well maybe i'll just have to wait for resistance 3 to get my campaign co op fix! I have no doubt that KZ3 will be a killer game(would of crapped my pants if the game was from was from the helgast point of view,DIE ISA DOGS!)

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Lord carlos
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 11:49:24 PM

Oh yeah getting both the xperia play & the NPG.
Need a phone upgrade!!!!

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packersfan66
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:01:59 AM
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Definite buy for me. (Especially if guerilla is shutting off support for kz2)

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Xombito
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:47:41 AM
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My Helghast helmet thingy will be proudly displayed on the corner shelf of my game room. "Negative" reviews or not.

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___________
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:58:09 AM
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stopped listening to reviews when they gave GTAIV a 10!
if GTA IV deserves a 10, than almost every exclusive in this industry does!
just like almost every ps3 exclusive the technological side was there, but the gameplay side, the only side that matters was seriously lacking!
i dunno about anyone else, but playing a game where i do nothing but drive people around bores the sh*t out of me!
only complaint ive really heard about KZ3 is its cheesy story.
its nice to see the level design has opened up allot though, the demo really shocked me, i mean KZ2 is the typical corridor shooter you can go one place and only one place, but in the KZ3 demo it was more or less if you can see it you can visit it.
which is how shooters should be, just common sense tells you if you stay in front of a enemy at all times your not going to last long!

as for the ngp and phone, not really interested in either.
the ngp is going to be seriously expensive, and really only thing that interests me is the pretty graphics, but im not willing to shell out 400+ AUD for it!
as for the phone, my iphone 4 does everything that thing does, and then some!
looks 10 times better too!

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 1:19:23 AM

Just a question for you. Exactly how much does an iPhone 4 cost in Australia? Because I'm willing to bet that the NGP would not cost as much, and get a decent Android phone to boot.

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FM23
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 1:47:57 AM

GTAIV is a technical achievement and great game. That game deserved those scores especially when it came out in 2008...ahead of its time. Today I wouldn't give it a 9, but back then a 10 was well deserved.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 6:50:07 AM

@ ZettaiSeigi

My iPhone 4 in Australia cost me 250 bucks up front for the 32 GB version on a $50 a month plan with Telstra. To buy an iPhone 4 outright costs about $800 - $900.

If the NGP can be offered outright for less than $500, it'll be a tad expensive but only just worth it for tech lovers and most hardcore gamers.

If there is 3G support available from Telstra or Optus (the two biggest network providers in Australia) for, say, $30 a month for 25GB on a plan with the NGP being $200 AUD or less, then I reckon it could hit it big with serious gamers and gadget lovers.

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___________
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 7:26:41 AM

has to be allot less then 500 bucks!
any more then 400 bucks and i cant see anyone buying it, i mean how can a hand held cost more than a 250GB 360?
no one buys phones outright because the telecoms rip you off!
im only paying 40 bucks a month for mine, and that includes 1GB of 3G data, 250 bucks worth of calls/SMS and i get 200 free minutes optus 2 optus monthly.
not bad for 40 bucks a month!

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 9:12:56 AM

Thanks for the info, Dancemachine! Yeah, I'm referring to the outright price and that's what I'm referring to on my post above. I'd rather get an NGP (if it's going to retail for US $400 max) and a mid-range Android phone (as long as it allows me to send messages and make calls).

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FM23
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 1:54:45 AM
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The reviews say the game is good except the story. I loved KZ2 and there was little story. Not sure the story can be any worse than CoD as ND did work with these guys so yeah. As far as the controls go...WHY o Why did they get rid of the weight. It's lightweight at best. Doesn't feel like CoD, but more like BC2 with a lot more weight. But the controls do feel real good though, but that heavy feeling gave it alot of character. Doesn't matter because the game feels better at the end of the day because lets face it...those laggy controls were pretty iffy. Feb. 22 is so far, but so close (GRE test coming up).

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crunchy_nut_kid
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 2:11:31 AM

its a matter of preferance. if you liked KZ2 you will most probably like this. but if you like RPG's or are tired of first person shooter, you probably won't like this. For instance, PSXE gave Just Cause 2 a bad review( sub-par) but its one of my favourite games. reviews only give an overview of the game, its your choice if you like it or not.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:48:13 PM

The heavier feel required more skill too.

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Kiryu
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 3:46:39 AM
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Already Pre-ordered.
I'm Lieutenant in Beta.

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kraygen
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 7:50:29 AM
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I don't pay attention to most reviews anyway, I only use metacritic as a vague guide and most of the time even metacritic is biased. When a multiplat game comes out they often use positive reviews from the ps3 version on their 360 score and negative 360 reviews on their ps3 score. You wouldn't know it unless you went and read the full reviews, but I've seen them do it several times.

Most review scores are corrupted, sometimes by money, sometimes by personal agenda. Just don't take them to heart and you should be fine.

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Looking Glass
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 10:59:42 AM
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I get the feeling that is game is going to me considerably more popular and sell considerably more copies than it's predecessor ever did even though it's predecessor did better with critics. The irony is rather delicious.

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Scarecrow
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 11:11:13 AM
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The beta was great.

This is why I ask for demos. If we can play the damn thing reviews won't matter at all.

Will definitely get it.

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 11:30:00 AM
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I don't know why everyone is up in arms about the scores. If you're so insecure that an exclusive PS3 title didn't score a 10 from a bunch of videogame websites then you might have bigger problems. Who cares? Play the beta if you like it, then buy it. I personally loved KZ2, I like the Beta so i'm going to buy Killzone 3. People who obsess over review scores and claim that "if it were on Xbox it would do better" are pathetic and weird.

I read some of the reviews, some of the complaints didn't seem like "nitpicking", they seemed like legitimate complaints. So either ignore them, or don't.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 11:39:45 AM

Uh huh. What ever you say troll.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 5:59:48 PM

Nobody is up in arms, we are simply civilly discussing the realities in the industry. Or we were until you came along.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:32:00 PM
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Yes, I have already preordered KZ3 and will jump right into MP when I get it. I will then do the SP campaign after MP has been thoroughly run through! 1 more week to go!

PSP2 FTW!

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:37:12 PM
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why am I a troll, exactly? Because I stated the obvious that I'm unaffected by the review scores?

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:43:56 PM

Because you come on here insulting a great majority of us by calling us pathetic and weird because we don't agree with your assessment.

Walks like a troll, grunts like a troll, must be a troll. Now take your nonsense back to N4G.

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:51:14 PM
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I don't think your opinion is of the great majority...? You claiming that reviewers are out to get Killzone 3 is down right ludacris. Get a grip, man. I agree wholeheartedly with alienadge. If it scored a 9.9 or something outrageous it would be the greatest game ever and would be praised up until its release. My point is, you should take the review scores with a grain of salt.... and when they don't match up to whatever expectation of a score you had for it, don't dismiss the score or website completely and say that they are "nitpicking" and are purposely lowering the score for that particular game. Thats outrageous, to me.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:55:08 PM

Err, well I can't speak for everyone but I have been mingling with the folks on this site much longer than you. Enough to know I am not alone on this. So once again. Would you kindly take your trollish nonsense elsewhere.

Also, it doesn't surpass me you agree with Alienage because his statement makes absolutely no sense and he has zero evidence back it up.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 1:08:34 PM

*surprise

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 1:10:34 PM
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Honestly, jawknee, I don't give 2 s***s how long you've been "mingling" with people on this website. I was posting my opinion based off of the opinions listed on this thread prior to me. So I'm sorry if I wasn't able to ask everyone who didn't post what they thought of the subject. Good to know you're the voice of the people around here, though.



What he posted was crystal clear to me. Would you like it translated? He seems to think that if the score would have reflected something more in line with what you wanted (a high score, jawknee, he used a score of a 9.9 to illustrate his point) then it would have been praised to be the best game ever! Then he goes on to say that the reviews themselves should not be dismissed completely (something that would apply to you, because you accuse these websites of "nitpicking" and purposely give the game a lower score when other games with the same problems score higher) but rather be taken with a grain of salt, because at the end of the day, a review is someone else's opinion.

It baffles me because I actually am agreeing with you, in that I will still purchase the game, most likely thoroughly enjoy the game, and live happily ever after despite the "negative" (8.5 + is hardly negative) reviews. I just don't see the point in why you get upset with a review score if you're going to dismiss it anyway?

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 1:22:54 PM

::facepalm::

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 2:02:19 PM
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Calling me a troll, trying to dismiss me, bragging about being a community member longer and "facepalming" really have done nothing for your argument. But, whatever.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 2:20:56 PM

LOL! Not bragging. Just informing you that I have a better read of this community than some new troll who was flushed down N4G's toilet. I think I made myself clear in my previous posts and I have others to back me up on it "but, whatever"

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FM23
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 3:00:10 PM

Damn Jawknee...it's not that serious is it?...lol The man makes a solid argument and some. He pretty much says what I feel about certain flaws being fact. It's was the same thing about GT5. Most reviewers stated obvious flaws, that either influenced the score or not. It's all preference. Everyone's taking the scores too serious, but I also agree with you and everyone here...reviewers tend to nitpick PS3 exclsives more than others therefore you both are right, but Jawknee...you don't have to disrespect the man like that.

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 2:44:39 PM
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I don't even know what N4G is, honestly. I've been a reader of this website for over a year and just recently decided to open an account.

its ok, you know you're wrong. You don't have to admit it in front of everyone.

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FM23
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 3:05:00 PM

Hey just end the argument cause I've got into certain arguments with Jawknee that go nowhere. He is opinion is set and it doesn't matter how right you are, your opinion will never be right in his eyes which is perfectly fine.

No disrespect to you Jawknee, but you tend to think your opinion only matters sometimes. It's okay to disagree, but you came at the man foul for no reason. It's like starting trouble with someone who wasn't looking for it. Like a gang banger trying to fight even though he knows I'm not from any enemy gang around his way. Just sayin...not trying to get smart at all my man.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 4:00:15 PM

FM23, he can have his opinion. It wasn't his opinion that irked me. It's his attitude. I recall him calling some of us pathetic for simply expressing ours.

Apologies Ben. I should have ignored him.

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FM23
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 6:02:16 PM

@Jawknee

Yeah, I can agree there. I don't like being called out of character either. You should have just said that instead of calling him a troll. LMAO That ish was funny. As soon as I read that comment I knew this topic was gonna to jump into familiar territory.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 3:04:18 PM
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We can stop now.

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FM23
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 3:05:43 PM

HAHA...right. I've been here already...you know this.

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 3:45:11 PM
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Good to know all that now, FM23. Too bad he didn't really say much besides call me a troll. Oh well, you live and you learn!

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sirbob6
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 4:14:55 PM

Reply button, it's there for a reason.

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FM23
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 6:00:14 PM

Haha...yeah it's life. Jawknee's cool man, he just got issues with your 'pathetic and weird' phrasing. I mean that is kind of offensive when you actually look at it. I didn't take offense, but everyone agrees here...Reviews are nitpicking KZ3 because of its story and fixing what they hated in the first place. It's all bias as the CoD and most FPS's (excluding Bioshock, Halflife) have pretty weak stories though they never get docked for it. So anyone including myself finds it shocking that the score was deducted because the campaigns story didn't hit the mark for a certain reviewer though they praise how good it is. IGN for example reads and sounds like a 9 or higher, but they end up giving it a 8.5.

I personally use to follow reviews faithfully back when I got my PS3 in 2007 or 08 (don't remember) and bought what was rated 8.5 or higher. Back then 9 were flying all over the place for big releases, but these days...theres alot of competition and I tend to find most reviews are comparing games to others instead of giving them their fair due. For the most part reviews are accurate even if the score doesn't reflect that. With that said, I can't follow scores anymore, but preference more or less. I read them and see if that game appeal to me and satisfies my gaming needs. From the looks of it, KZ3 won't satisfy my story hunger, but then again...KZ2 didn't either and I loved it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 6:03:10 PM

Agreed. If you've been here a year and haven't seen the reply button then you have other problems besides your attitude.

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Ignitus
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 5:02:14 PM
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Well, of course it does have it's short comings but it isn't a bad game in any way so it will sell.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 6:07:05 PM
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Let's be clear, nobody is crying or beating their breast or rending their clothes or shaking their fist to the heavens. Obviously anybody with a brain will decide for themselves if the game is worth a buy. Some simply see a trend of disingenuous practices in popular reviews and would like to give voice to concerns over it.

If nobody speaks up then things will never even approach change towards fairness, and if the speakers are wrong then they have the peace of having expressed their thoughts and the industry can either respond through action or not.

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 6:39:28 PM
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@ FM23, Yea I hear you and completely agree about the review scores. I do understand that alot of people base their purchasing habits solely on how well a game gets reviewed. I also used to put alot more emphasis on whether or not I would buy a game based on reviews. However, there have been far too many games that score well, that I really don't think deserve the praise, and vice versa. Learned the hard way, I guess. I think the best way to go about purchasing a game is to educate yourself on the product, READ the reviews (and not just look at the scores), and try to play it. In Killzone 3's case, I think it's safe to assume that if you liked the previous installments, KZ3 should at least appeal to you, bad story or not. Not to mention there is a public beta you could download and try for yourself!

I was just stating that I find it utterly ridiculous that people actually think if it were on another console it would've gotten a 9 rather than an 8.5. In a market saturated with FPS games, developers need to work harder at differiating themselves, and thats most likely why reviewers "nitpick". And at the end of the day, I'm glad that they do. It could downgrade a "day 1 purchase" to "maybe I'll try before I buy". That was the case with Medal of Honor for me last year, so I'm happy I read those negative reviews. I just don't fully comprehend why people would be fired up about a game getting an 8.5 and not a higher when 1)they will buy the game anyway because of the aforementioned reasons of liking Killzone 2 and liking the beta demo 2)they game hasn't come out yet, 3) they have not played more of the game than the reviewer, and 4) they don't work for Sony or the developer.

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 6:50:51 PM

differentiating*

whoops!

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FM23
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 7:25:27 PM

*Just hit reply on you own comment to reply to my comment*

Seriously I pay attention to reviews and just like getting playing time on your basketball team, favortism rules the world. Reviews are just a bias as any normal person and thats why professional reviews tend to get knocked for it. Too much subjective opinion in something that deserves objective eyes.

Alot of games receive high ratings that particulary don't deserve it. Red Dead Redemption is a game that pops out to me. I loved RDR, but the amount of praise it got doesn't represent my opinion. I loved the story and the gameplay was satisfying, yet I see it pulling down awards for best action...WTF? Best action...I would put ME2 infront of that and ME2 doesn't even compare to GOWIII's action. Right there...subjective opinion doesn't aways reflect critic viewpoints and this is why most on here (including myself) hate the way bias opinion corrupts professional reviews.

So just like you, I noticed this and just said...Hey, I'm just going to buy what I like. I bought Transformers War for Cybertron last year which pulled down mediocre reviews yet I play this game everyday even though it isn't the main game I play that day. I play it for the MP which is fun as hell and the single player campaign is whatever too me. This is the only game ouside of KZ2 that I actually play MP. This game won no awards nor is it praised by anyone, yet I love this game. Reviews didn't stop me from enjoying this game nor did it affect my decision to purchase this. KZ3 will be no different.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 7:43:43 PM

"I was just stating that I find it utterly ridiculous that people actually think if it were on another console it would've gotten a 9 rather than an 8.5"

Many disagree. Your findings aren't gospel truth, just another opinion. It bears no more weight than anybody elses. Everybody counts as one and nobody counts as more than one.

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 6:52:55 PM
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good god, it got kind of ugly up there. 1st i have not played the full game, so it's hard to know for sure. i've enjoyed the kz3 beta, and i actually shot someone named bikersaint a few times.

i don't know enough yet, but this kind of reminds me of the reaction on this site to the gt5 scores. kz2 sits pretty high on metacritic, despite it being the whipping boy this gen. so i really don't see where that's coming from.

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 6:52:55 PM
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good god, it got kind of ugly up there. 1st i have not played the full game, so it's hard to know for sure. i've enjoyed the kz3 beta, and i actually shot someone named bikersaint a few times.

i don't know enough yet, but this kind of reminds me of the reaction on this site to the gt5 scores. kz2 sits pretty high on metacritic, despite it being the whipping boy this gen. so i really don't see where that's coming from.

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