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16th May '17 6:36:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]] with ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''. While it was a bit of a flop in its first month of release, {{Ubisoft}} greenlit on a sequel on the basis that ''Origins'' averaged roughly an 89 on Metacritic across all consoles.

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* [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]] with ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''. While it was a bit of a flop in its first month of release, {{Ubisoft}} {{Creator/Ubisoft}} greenlit on a sequel on the basis that ''Origins'' averaged roughly an 89 on Metacritic across all consoles.
16th May '17 3:10:38 PM nombretomado
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* In 2012, WebVideo/{{Phelous}}' negative review of the 2009 TV movie ''TurtlesForever'' led to a lot of panning of said movie around the Internet, including a few negative edits on its TV Tropes pages. Up until that review hit the Internet, though, there were ''very'' few (if any) flat-out negative reviews of the movie.

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* In 2012, WebVideo/{{Phelous}}' negative review of the 2009 TV movie ''TurtlesForever'' ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' led to a lot of panning of said movie around the Internet, including a few negative edits on its TV Tropes pages. Up until that review hit the Internet, though, there were ''very'' few (if any) flat-out negative reviews of the movie.
26th Apr '17 3:50:23 PM WillKeaton
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** This also applies to other movies he's reviewed. For example, in ''[[Film/TheFlintstones The Flintstones Movie]]'', he appears to trash it at first because "It's ''Film/TheFlintstones''", [[BiasSteamroller and he didn't like the show]]. Immediately after; several people were blindly agreeing that ''Film/TheFlintstones'' sucked for the ''same reason''. This also happened to ''Creator/StephenKing's Literature/{{IT}}'' and Creator/StephenKing as a whole [[note]] even though the Critic has praised some of the movies based on his works before[[/note]], when the response wasn't HePannedItNowHeSucks.

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** This also applies to other movies he's reviewed. For example, in ''[[Film/TheFlintstones The Flintstones Movie]]'', he appears to trash it at first because "It's ''Film/TheFlintstones''", [[BiasSteamroller and he didn't like the show]]. Immediately after; several people were blindly agreeing that ''Film/TheFlintstones'' sucked for the ''same reason''. This also happened to ''Creator/StephenKing's Literature/{{IT}}'' and Creator/StephenKing as a whole [[note]] whole,[[note]] even though the Critic has praised some of the movies based on his works before[[/note]], before[[/note]] when the response wasn't HePannedItNowHeSucks.
7th Mar '17 9:18:11 PM mlsmithca
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On the surface, one could say there's some logic behind all this -- after all, purchasing a $60 game is a far riskier endeavor than buying a $15-20 book or a $10 movie ticket, so it makes sense that many people might look to ''something'', even if it is a bad source. However, over-reliance on reviews is just as common in areas where software piracy is ubiquitous. Another reason, perhaps, is that video games as a medium demand more time and attention from us than most other entertainment forms, so most of us need to be discriminatory in the games we play. It's worth mentioning that reviews are not without biases. What the critic finds to be SoOkayItsAverage, ''you'' might find SoCoolItsAwesome because it is practically tailored to your tastes and desires in a game; and the polar opposite happens as well, often leading to HypeBacklash, CriticalDissonance and ItsPopularNowItSucks situations.

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On the surface, one could say there's some logic behind all this -- after all, purchasing a $60 game is a far riskier endeavor than buying a $15-20 book or a $10 movie ticket, so it makes sense that many people might look to ''something'', even if it is a bad source. However, over-reliance on reviews is just as common in areas where software piracy is ubiquitous. Another reason, perhaps, is that video games as a medium demand more time and attention from us than most other entertainment forms, so most of us need to be discriminatory in the games we play. It's worth mentioning that reviews are not without biases. What the critic finds to be SoOkayItsAverage, ''you'' might find SoCoolItsAwesome awesome because it is practically tailored to your tastes and desires in a game; and the polar opposite happens as well, often leading to HypeBacklash, CriticalDissonance and ItsPopularNowItSucks situations.
8th Feb '17 10:01:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has experienced this from both angles. Different sections of FanDumb either trashes someone who disagrees with him, or trashes ''him'' for disagreeing with them:
8th Feb '17 10:00:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Just try saying that ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' were alright movies anyplace on the Internet. You're sure to be flamed by legions of [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] fans.
** This is also because, before he reviewed them, the movies weren't very well-known, and now people only know about them because of the Nostalgia Critic reviews.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:
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Just try saying that ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' were alright movies anyplace on the Internet. You're sure to be flamed by legions of [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] fans.
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Critic fans. This is also because, before he reviewed them, the movies weren't very well-known, and now people only know about them because of the Nostalgia Critic reviews.
8th Feb '17 7:47:17 AM Morgenthaler
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On the surface, one could say there's some logic behind all this after all, purchasing a $60 game is a far riskier endeavor than buying a $15-20 book or a $10 movie ticket, so it makes sense that many people might look to ''something'', even if it is a bad source. However, over-reliance on reviews is just as common in areas where software piracy is ubiquitous. Another reason, perhaps, is that video games as a medium demand more time and attention from us than most other entertainment forms, so most of us need to be discriminatory in the games we play. It's worth mentioning that reviews are not without biases. What the critic finds to be SoOkayItsAverage, ''you'' might find SoCoolItsAwesome because it is practically tailored to your tastes and desires in a game; and the polar opposite happens as well, often leading to HypeBacklash, CriticalDissonance and ItsPopularNowItSucks situations.

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On the surface, one could say there's some logic behind all this -- after all, purchasing a $60 game is a far riskier endeavor than buying a $15-20 book or a $10 movie ticket, so it makes sense that many people might look to ''something'', even if it is a bad source. However, over-reliance on reviews is just as common in areas where software piracy is ubiquitous. Another reason, perhaps, is that video games as a medium demand more time and attention from us than most other entertainment forms, so most of us need to be discriminatory in the games we play. It's worth mentioning that reviews are not without biases. What the critic finds to be SoOkayItsAverage, ''you'' might find SoCoolItsAwesome because it is practically tailored to your tastes and desires in a game; and the polar opposite happens as well, often leading to HypeBacklash, CriticalDissonance and ItsPopularNowItSucks situations.



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8th Jan '17 1:31:45 PM nombretomado
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* The last part of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'''s ''[[TheUltimates Ultimates 3]]'' review has Linkara berate the fans for buying into this, going so far as ridiculing them for accepting ''his'' reviews as the gospel, to explain why he thinks crap stuff like what he usually reviews continues to get published. [[spoiler: Turns out, it's his EvilKnockoff Mechakara doing the review, while Linkara was on vacation...]]

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* The last part of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'''s ''[[TheUltimates ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates Ultimates 3]]'' review has Linkara berate the fans for buying into this, going so far as ridiculing them for accepting ''his'' reviews as the gospel, to explain why he thinks crap stuff like what he usually reviews continues to get published. [[spoiler: Turns out, it's his EvilKnockoff Mechakara doing the review, while Linkara was on vacation...]]
27th Nov '16 3:02:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** Invoked in-universe as well, as the Cinema Snob apparently hates whatever Creator/RogerEbert hates. This makes him disappointed when he finds out ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' got 0 stars from him, which means he has to hate it now.

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** Invoked in-universe as well, as the Cinema Snob apparently hates whatever Creator/RogerEbert hates. This makes him disappointed when he finds out ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' ''Film/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' got 0 stars from him, which means he has to hate it now.
29th Oct '16 11:38:05 AM nombretomado
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Culturally speaking, this deference has existed for awhile, as aftershocks from TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. One of the big problems of first and second generation video games was the general absence of any detailed information about games. This leads to many, many upset consumers who had to guess whether a game was any good and quickly became frustrated to discover they just put a lot of cash down for a PortingDisaster or imitation of an arcade game they thought they liked. This is the reason for the "Nintendo Seal of Quality" -- which wasn't supposed to mean "awesome game" so much as "playable game" and "Nintendo has licensed this game to be sold" (the first and second generations also had games that were not licensed by Atari, which was part of the problem as they never had to go through quality control -- quality here meaning "playable"). Unfortunately, many seem to see reviews as the only means to obtain their information, even though far more objective outlets exist, many of which can not be bought like professional reviewers can.

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Culturally speaking, this deference has existed for awhile, as aftershocks from TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983.UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. One of the big problems of first and second generation video games was the general absence of any detailed information about games. This leads to many, many upset consumers who had to guess whether a game was any good and quickly became frustrated to discover they just put a lot of cash down for a PortingDisaster or imitation of an arcade game they thought they liked. This is the reason for the "Nintendo Seal of Quality" -- which wasn't supposed to mean "awesome game" so much as "playable game" and "Nintendo has licensed this game to be sold" (the first and second generations also had games that were not licensed by Atari, which was part of the problem as they never had to go through quality control -- quality here meaning "playable"). Unfortunately, many seem to see reviews as the only means to obtain their information, even though far more objective outlets exist, many of which can not be bought like professional reviewers can.
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