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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Jackie Registered User regular
    I think, no matter how you feel about scores, a 10/10 probably shouldn't be given to a game where you have to extend huge amounts of faith in a day 1 patch and whose embargo requires reviews only use corporate provided B roll.

    Also Paradise Killer is my GOTY easily.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    I am always wary of AAA open world games being given perfect scores because it usually requires going "well, yes, a ton of it is annoying busy work, but you can ignore most of it and decide not to engage with the vast majority of the game's content."

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Eh, it depends on how the publication stipulates the scores, and how rigidly the editors keep the writers to those requirements.
    Back in the day I used to like reading the Official Australian PlayStation Magazine because their 1-10 scale was specific and they would actually rigorously follow their own guidelines for scoring.
    I don't remember off the top of my head, but I think a score of 1 meant "we wouldn't even use the game disc as a coaster" and 10 was something like "not only is this game not just an outstanding example of its genre but a resounding achievement overall, but it likely to be an all-time classic".
    Like, they gave out very few 10s, I think Metal Gear Solid got a 10 iirc?
    But yeah they'd actually hand out 5s to games that were just average, instead of 7s or 8s.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    the worst game i actually played this year was Pokeclicker

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  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    Enc wrote: »
    It is in fact a toaster. 0/1.

    The ending really pops.

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  • CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    You can't improve Jurassic Park

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    If I were to be a professional video game critic (oh, what a modern tragedy) I'd probably never really move beyond a 9/10 for scores.

    My rubric would be built for a 9/10 to be a "perfectly cromulent" game by all standards/rubrics.

    I'd so this so that I could reserve 10/10 for games that revolutionize the genre or medium.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    You can't improve Jurassic Park

    put some titties in there

    maybe a talking dog

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Five star is the only needed review score.

    Awful, bad, fine, good, great.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Some portions of the dish were not fully cooked, but the mousse was to die for. Also, I heard that the kitchen staff are incredibly overworked, but that is endemic to the restaurant industry so what are you going to do and also I didn't have to see them. 3 Michelin Stars.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    they were in a crunch death march for like a year and they still couldn't land it!!!

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  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    I am always wary of AAA open world games being given perfect scores because it usually requires going "well, yes, a ton of it is annoying busy work, but you can ignore most of it and decide not to engage with the vast majority of the game's content."

    For all the potential faults of CyberPunk 2077, even the critical reviews don't seem to be bringing this up. It still appears to have that Witcher edge of most sidequests being interesting self-contained plots rather than just "go here kill the guy loot the cave bring it back choose one of two rewards choose whether to bang the quest giver's wife or not"

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    (you will NEVER fix problems when you're crunching because you're too fucking tired)

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    the crunch will continue until morale improves

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  • akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    I should play Paradise Killer. I didn't manage to play a whole lot this year. Mood put me off games for a lot of the year other than a weird marathon of Trails games, and then in October got going with a flurry of stuff.
    I think this is all the new stuff I played this year, may as well rank order them.
    1.Hades
    2 13 Sentinels
    3. Yakuza Like a Dragon
    4. Crusader Kings 3
    5. Dark Pictures Little Hope
    6. Amnesia Rebirth
    7. Lucifer Within Us
    8. Call of Cthulu (slightly older)
    Oh and the both chunks of DLC for Control which was good too. And a decent amount of Animal Crossing I guess.

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    3clipse wrote: »
    I reflexively discount any 100% review because no piece of media can possibly be literally perfect.

    commando is a perfect movie

    So is Conan

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    GOTY is obviously star citizen

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  • OdinOdin Registered User regular
    GOTY is obviously star citizen

    Game of the Year, every year

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I've played six games that came out this year and I liked them all a bunch

    I think I might say Signs of the Sojourner is my favorite of the lot, but Hades and CK3 both come pretty close

    (the remaining three are XCOM: Chimera Squad, Spiritfarer, and Pendragon)

  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    Shit Chimera was this year?

    ...I need to go lie down

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    GOTY for me probably defaults to Hades because everything else I played a lot of came out last year.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    I don't discount the far ends of the 10 scale but I do think that a 1/10 and a 10/10 should both kill you

    Like for that guy who got killed by Avatar it was a 10/10 movie

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    VTM: Night Road is the only game that I did fan-art for so that one is up there for me, I think.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I don't discount the far ends of the 10 scale but I do think that a 1/10 and a 10/10 should both kill you

    Like for that guy who got killed by Avatar it was a 10/10 movie

    Harsh but fair

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    GOTY for me probably defaults to Hades because everything else I played a lot of came out last year.

    Yeah, I think this year I mostly just played Warframe, Starbound, No Man's Sky, and Path of Exile. All of those are years old, and while I did play some other games, the only one I can think of that was new (and the only one I played from start to finish) was DOOM Eternal. So I guess that's my GotY by default? It was pretty fucking amazing though so I don't mind

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    show me chico

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    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    My GOTY is American/Euro Truck Simulator


  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    thinking back to the small group of people die-hard convinced that the reason WotC revoked the Netrunner license from FFG was because Cyberpunk 2077 was going to have a full Netrunner CCG in it

    people come up with weird shit about the stuff they love

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I like a four or five star scale personally because the further you get away from a 100 point scale the better

    The 100 point scale is eternally tethered to letter grades for most people, which means that it's functionally just a 40 point scale (which I guess is fine if you like that but I'm not a fan of the way that makes averages work out)

    And the ten point scale is then deeply confusing because sometimes it's attempting to map to a 100 point scale and sometimes it's not and that can result in some pretty big differences for like, mid-quality stuff

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    show me chico

    I posted a ways back. It is of my Toreador, Desoleil. The author of Night Road liked it on Twitter and that means she is canon.
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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    So Last of Us II was winning the VGA fan vote, beating Ghosts of Tsushima (the #2) like 41% to 33%. Someone apparently hacked the website so that GoT was getting 100% of the vote, and everyone else 0%. It appears to be fixed now though, but man, somebody really didn't want TLOU2 to win.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    sweet

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    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    GOTY for me probably defaults to Hades because everything else I played a lot of came out last year.

    Hades fits in with the Leigh Alexander tweet, because that's a game where narrative is embedded in pretty much every aspect of the game allowing for continuous surprises and revelations in an otherwise repetitive loop. It's not just the dialogue that's unique for much of the game, but the way the systems themselves reward you with more story for experimenting with them.

    When I learn that, for example, you get unique dialogue when you use a god's call during a room where you are fighting the god (via the forced choices or a boss using the same god's power) it makes me want to go back and create those situations to see what will happen. Even the more obscure unlockable mechanics aren't as frustrating, because they are wrapped in and unfold as narrative.

  • ZxerolZxerol bat tail beaver /w a measuring tape Registered User regular
    Hacking a popularity vote for fuckin Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards™ (presented by Geoff Keightley) is peak... I'm not exactly sure. But it's peak something.

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    Enc wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    score games on a 0/1 to 1/1 scale


    Is it a game? Yes? 1/1.

    It is in fact a toaster. 0/1.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Graveyard Keeper got an expansion this year so I'm saying Graveyard Keeper again.

    Then Hades.

  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Horizon Zero Dawn got a pc release this year so i'm saying Horizon Zero Dawn again.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
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