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How many of us OCN'ers actually trust review sites?

Poll Results: I read reviews from...

 
  • 45% (23)
    OCN.
  • 23% (12)
    IGN/Gamespot/etc.
  • 5% (3)
    IGN/Gamespot/etc, but ONLY if they are of a certain genre.
  • 25% (13)
    other (please state...)
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post #1 of 53
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Battlefield 3 has just been reviewed by IGN and was given a 9. To be honest, I think a 9 to be a good score for BF3. Chances are it's worth more, and will be after the day 1 patch. I still think a 9/10 is fair though. What I don't trust about IGN's reviews is that I know MW3 will get a 9.5 or a 10.

I understand that reviewers have a job to do, but they're essentially becoming dirty. It's obvious that IGN have been payed by either Activision, or IW/Treyarch. While First Person Shooter games are given bad scores because of, "non-original story lines where the Americans go against the Russians", Call of Duty is given the same high scores. This is despite the fact that what is wrong with the low scoring games, is also wrong with the COD franchise itself.

Where do you turn to for reviews? I am yet to find a single source of non-biased reviews, and the last website I thought was unbiased ended up firing one of their employees for writing an honest review.
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So Battlefield 3 gets a 9/10 and it's somehow obvious that Activision paid off IGN....

Wow, once again the lovely posters here at Overclock.net never stop amazing me.
post #3 of 53
It's partially the job of sites like IGN, Gamespot, and Gametrailers to provide quality reviews for games in a trustworthy manner. Is there bias? Always. Are they intentionally deceitful for their own gain? I don't put my money on it.
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So Battlefield 3 gets a 9/10 and it's somehow obvious that Activision paid off IGN....

Wow, once again the lovely posters here at Overclock.net never stop amazing me.
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So Battlefield 3 gets a 9/10 and it's somehow obvious that Activision paid off IGN....

Wow, once again the lovely posters here at Overclock.net never stop amazing me.
I am not knocking them for giving battlefield 3 only a 9. If you read all the post you would see that I said a 9 sounded fair. What I'm knocking is the fact that games like COD get 9.5's. I expect MW3 to get a 9.5 when IGN review it also.
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Most reviews are terrible. They criticize games for the dumbest things and they almost always weigh graphics over gameplay. A game can have the most phenomenal gameplay ever yet the story-telling and plot sucks so they give the game a "D" (or similarly low rating). Almost all of the reviewers are complete game nubs anyways and don't have a clue what makes a game good.
post #7 of 53

Ign had that score 8.0 in the morning and now it is 9.0

I DONT TRUST THEM AT ALL!
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Why not wait on this kind of thread until the reviews are out fully? Seems a little preemptive to me.
    
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post #9 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hexa View Post
So Battlefield 3 gets a 9/10 and it's somehow obvious that Activision paid off IGN....

Wow, once again the lovely posters here at Overclock.net never stop amazing me.
Did you even read his post?
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post #10 of 53
9/10 is good if you ask me... They gave black ops an 8... Although any score for COD should be -1.5 IMO, MW2 should be 8 not 9.5, black ops should be 6.5 not 8 lol

Also they said they will update the review after the patch, the game will only get better after the patch. Most sites are probably just trying to get the first reviews, so they get more hits.

I imagine if the update it, it would get a 9.2 ish or something. I imagine mw3 will score higher though.

But remember, your asking an elitist pc gamer occupied forum, of course were going to say COD is overrated.
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