This Week's Game Launches Prompt Widespread Discrepancy
Okay, so the biggest games of the fall aren't quite here yet.
But you know, there's plenty to talk about concerning this week's releases, especially in regards to Driveclub and Alien: Isolation, both of which launched on Tuesday.
Now, typically, most games don't generate such a wide variety of critic and gamer reactions. For the most part, a new title is either generally liked or generally disliked by both groups, and that's evident by the review scores and gaming communities online. But both aforementioned titles have prompted plenty of discussion and argument, and the review scores are all over the place, too.
Consider Driveclub's 72 Metacritic average, with scores as low as 4 and as high as 9.5. That's a ridiculously large range. Then there's Alien: Isolation's 78 Metacritic average, with scores ranging from 5.9 to 9.0. The gap isn't quite as huge, but it's interesting to see some of the biggest sources hand out higher scores, as they tend to praise the game for being unflinchingly terrifying and ambitious.
No matter which side you take for each game, it's good for the industry. All this discussion is never a bad thing!
10/8/2014 9:45:16 PM Ben Dutka