Originally Posted by youra6
lolwut? You don't expect to get a 50 on a test, run home to your mom and say, "Look mom! Ive gotz an average score!"
The game has overall negative reviews. It isn't "middle" ground.
Don't mix terms. Average is one thing, a pass is another thing. I never said anything about average. Average is a lot more subjective and relative to other games than a pass, which is an objective thing.
As to the game having overall negative reviews, it's not true either. First you have to distinguish between platforms. The PC version is doing better with 56, the PS3 also with 56 and the Xbox with 48 currently. Actually, this last score changed since the Ars writer wrote the article in the thread; it was at 49.
So, yes, it's a pass (almost a pass in the Xbox 360's case), and it's mediocre, and therefore in the middle ground of the scale, but it's not bad. Bad, I repeat, would be if it got 10% or 20 or even 30%. Perhaps I didn't make it clear that by middle ground I meant this distinction between what is bad and what is mediocre, but still a pass. I'm not reinventing the wheel, by the way, this is the way reputed magazines have been reviewing games for decades.