Is Driveclub Failing To Meet Expectations?
Many would argue that 2014 is the year of disappointments.
Hugely anticipated games just haven't become critical darlings and every time a new effort comes out, it seems gamers find lower-than-expected review scores.
It happened with Watch Dogs and Destiny, two of the biggest games of the year that only registered in the 7s, on average. Now, in looking at the assortment of early Driveclub reviews, are we once again looking at another huge title that has fallen shy of lofty expectations?
According to Metacritic, the average review score for Evolution's new racer currently sits at only 72. That could change over time, of course, and we're seeing a wide discrepancy in the scores; everything from a 5 to a 9.5. Maybe it just depends on how any given reviewer interprets the product; some see it is somewhat bland and uninspired while others believe it faithfully captures the carefree essence of driving and racing.
It'll be interesting to see how the scores change over time, especially if critics revisit the title after more DLC. Maybe reviewers should start doing that for games that change significantly over time; I believe Destiny should be revisited in a year's time, don't you? Of course, Driveclub probably won't change so drastically, but you never know what the developers intend to do in the future...
Related Game(s): Driveclub
10/7/2014 10:04:26 PM Ben Dutka