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23rd Jul '17 1:05:59 AM PF
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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[HilariousInHindsight Funny story]], ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' ''Star Fox'' games after time had passed.

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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[HilariousInHindsight Funny story]], Ironically]], ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' ''Star Fox'' games after as time had passed.
22nd Jul '17 4:36:01 PM WillKeaton
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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[HilariousInHindsight Ironically]], ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' ''Star Fox'' games after time had passed.

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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[HilariousInHindsight Ironically]], Funny story]], ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' ''Star Fox'' games after time had passed.



Often, the score may be controversial because it adversely affects the game's overall average score on review compendium sites such as [[http://www.gamerankings.com GameRankings]] and [[http://www.metacritic.com Metacritic]]. Alternatively, animosity can be generated from detractors of the game who all act as if the low score is the only "correct" one, using it as "proof" that the game is rubbish no matter how many good reviews it got.

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Often, the score may be controversial because it adversely affects the game's overall average score on review compendium sites such as [[http://www.gamerankings.com GameRankings]] and [[http://www.metacritic.com Metacritic]]. Metacritic.]] Alternatively, animosity can be generated from detractors of the game who all act as if the low score is the only "correct" one, using it as "proof" that the game is rubbish no matter how many good reviews it got.
22nd Jul '17 4:34:05 PM WillKeaton
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The name comes from the unimaginable havoc created by [=GameSpot's=] review of the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' in November 2006, which awarded the game a great-but-not-amazing score of 8.8 out of 10. The Internet erupted in anger and chaos, as ''Twilight Princess'' was one of the most anticipated games of all time and near-perfect/perfect scores were expected. Ironically, [=GameSpot=] gave the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] version of the game a score of 8.9, despite claiming the Wii version was superior.[[note]]The reason for the score discrepancy is that the Wii was theoretically a more powerful console than the [=GameCube=], so the Wii version's score was adjusted downward as a result.[[/note]]

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The name comes from the unimaginable havoc created by [=GameSpot's=] review of the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' in November 2006, which awarded the game a great-but-not-amazing score of 8.8 out of 10. The Internet erupted in anger and chaos, as ''Twilight Princess'' was one of the most anticipated games of all time and near-perfect/perfect scores were expected. Ironically, Strangely, [=GameSpot=] gave the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] version of the game a score of 8.9, despite claiming the Wii version was superior.[[note]]The reason for the score discrepancy is that the Wii was theoretically a more powerful console than the [=GameCube=], so the Wii version's score was adjusted downward as a result.[[/note]]
20th Jul '17 11:48:56 PM HawkbitAlpha
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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[DramaticIrony Ironically]], ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' ''Star Fox'' games after time had passed.

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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[DramaticIrony [[HilariousInHindsight Ironically]], ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' ''Star Fox'' games after time had passed.
30th Mar '17 9:33:58 AM MarsJenkar
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Whether or not an 8.8 furor is justified is up for debate. On one hand, a reviewer shouldn't just automatically go along with the crowd, even for nigh-universally-loved games. On the other hand, sometimes you get the feeling that they're doing it [[{{Troll}} intentionally to create controversy]] [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity and attract attention]] or forgot to do their research on the subject.

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Whether or not an 8.8 furor is justified is up for debate. On one hand, a reviewer shouldn't just automatically go along with the crowd, even for nigh-universally-loved games. On the other hand, sometimes you get the feeling that they're doing it [[{{Troll}} intentionally to create controversy]] [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity and attract attention]] or attention]], forgot to do their research on the subject.
subject, or were downgrading the game for the wrong reasons (such as by driving a BiasSteamroller).
13th Mar '17 11:05:32 AM astaroth911
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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[DramaticIrony Ironically]], ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' ''Star Fox'' games after time had past.

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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[DramaticIrony Ironically]], ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' ''Star Fox'' games after time had past.
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30th Jan '17 6:10:52 AM PF
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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[DramaticIrony Ironically]], ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' Star Fox games after time had past.

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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[DramaticIrony Ironically]], ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' ''Star Fox Adventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' Star Fox ''Star Fox'' games after time had past.
13th Dec '16 2:40:51 PM KingBowser9001
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I give this trope article 9.5/10. Eh, it's okay.

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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle I give this trope article 9.5/10. Eh, it's okay.]]
28th Nov '16 12:09:38 PM pgj1997
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This trope has other numbers as well, one example being IGN's famous 7.8 rating of Pokemon OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire because of "too much water", generating dozens of satirical IGN ratings revolving around "too much" of something and a 7.8 rating.

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This trope has other numbers as well, one example being IGN's famous 7.8 rating of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokemon OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire]] because of "too much water", generating dozens of satirical IGN ratings revolving around "too much" of something and a 7.8 rating.
5th Nov '16 8:52:23 PM LordOfTheSword
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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[DramaticIrony Ironically]], VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures ended up being one of the ''most hated'' Star Fox games after time had past.

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Gamers, reviewers, and publishers all share the blame equally for allowing these controversies to arise. Angry gamers pile the pressure on reviewers to award high profile titles higher scores, often forcing editors of video games magazines to revise their scores and strip themselves of all credibility in the process. ''NGC'' magazine once gave ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' a mediocre score. [[CriticalBacklash They received so much backlash]] that they eventually conceded and jokingly included a [[TakeThatAudience perfect score sticker for readers to apply over the original score if it upset them that much]]. [[DramaticIrony Ironically]], VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' ended up being one of the ''most hated'' Star Fox games after time had past.
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