14 April 2013

Metacritic Matters: How Review Scores Hurt Video Games

Metacritic Matters: How Review Scores Hurt Video Games.
Joran: A well thought and researched article.

Perhaps it’s in our nature to make numbers out of everything. And it’s hard to deny that Metacritic is a useful tool for measuring how a small group of people felt about a game at one particular point. But it’s not a useful tool for much else. There are too many variables, too many people trying to manipulate the system. There’s too much subjectivity in the review process for anyone to treat it like an objective measure of quality. Video games are designed to be personal experiences, and it is disingenuous for publishers to act like review scores are any more than the quantification of those personal experiences. It’s harmful to everyone. Everyone.

read more: http://kotaku.com/metacritic-matters-how-review-scores-hurt-video-games-472462218

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