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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.
5th Nov '16 8:51:39 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]].

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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]].
much]]. [[DramaticIrony Ironically]], VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures ended up being one of the ''most hated'' Star Fox games after time had past.
9th Sep '16 10:55:42 AM Totema
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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 rating revolving around "too much <blank>" 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 Pokemon OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire because of "too much water", generating dozens of satirical IGN rating ratings revolving around "too much <blank>" much" of something and a 7.8 rating.
4th Aug '16 6:49:39 PM r3df0x123
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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 rating revolving around "too much <blank>" and a 7.8 rating.
23rd May '16 5:21:01 PM Jeduthun
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On the other hand, film critic Creator/RogerEbert [[http://www.rogerebert.com/answer-man/why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-genders once pointed out]] that even such acclaimed movies as ''Film/Casablanca'' and ''Film/StarWars'' have ratings ''lower'' than 8.8 on Website/IMDb. All things considered, a less-than-perfect score doesn't necessarily mean a ''bad'' score.

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On the other hand, film critic Creator/RogerEbert [[http://www.rogerebert.com/answer-man/why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-genders once pointed out]] that even such acclaimed movies as ''Film/Casablanca'' ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/StarWars'' have ratings ''lower'' than 8.8 on Website/IMDb. All things considered, a less-than-perfect score doesn't necessarily mean a ''bad'' score.
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