Sony: "Mixed" Game Reviews Won't Hurt The PS4 Launch
The review scores aren't exactly off the charts, but Sony isn't really worried at all.
After exclusive PlayStation 4 launch titles such as Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack earned lower-than-anticipated scores, Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida told GamesIndustry.biz that the response is admittedly "disappointing," but he doesn't believe it'll have a negative effect on the system's release.
"Yeah, it's disappointing to see some of the low scores. I haven't spent enough time reading reviews, but I would characterize them as mixed."
Yoshida thinks that certain factors could've impacted those scores, such as online functionality only recently becoming available. He also made an interesting comment about the demanding schedule critics are facing with the launch of a new system; it sort of implies that reviewers are rushing to complete each analysis. As for the games themselves, Yoshida is having fun with them and he thinks you will, too:
"I've played through all of our games, Killzone, Knack and Resogun, and I totally enjoyed playing through these games. I'm now on my second run of Knack and Resogun at a higher difficulty--these games really grow on you when you play more. I'm very confident that once you purchase these games and play, you'll be happy that you've done so."
Shadow Fall is currently averaging about a mid-7 while Knack is in the high 5s. Other "lesser" games are actually faring better, as Resogun has many 8+ scores, for example. It's just unfortunate when the exclusive high-profile stuff only receives average scores, you know?
11/14/2013 9:17:38 PM John Shepard