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21st Apr '18 11:27:13 PM nombretomado
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic himself has tried to avoid this on several occasions, stating out-of-character that if someone likes a movie he doesn't, that doesn't make them wrong (and vice versa). YMMV on how much success he's had on this front; for instance, after his final ''Old Vesus New'' (''{{Film/Manhunter}} Versus Film/RedDragon''), the characters page for ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' began to parrot the observations he made on the two films (the most obvious being his comparison of Creator/WilliamPetersen's version of Will Graham and Edward Norton's version).

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic himself has tried to avoid this on several occasions, stating out-of-character that if someone likes a movie he doesn't, that doesn't make them wrong (and vice versa). YMMV on how much success he's had on this front; for instance, after his final ''Old Vesus New'' (''{{Film/Manhunter}} Versus Film/RedDragon''), the characters page for ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' began to parrot the observations he made on the two films (the most obvious being his comparison of Creator/WilliamPetersen's version of Will Graham and Edward Norton's version).
19th Mar '18 4:13:32 AM jormis29
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic himself has tried to avoid this on several occasions, stating out-of-character that if someone likes a movie he doesn't, that doesn't make them wrong (and vice versa). YMMV on how much success he's had on this front; for instance, after his final ''Old Vesus New'' (''{{Film/Manhunter}} Versus Film/RedDragon''), the characters page for ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' began to parrot the observations he made on the two films (the most obvious being his comparison of William Petersen's version of Will Graham and Edward Norton's version).

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic himself has tried to avoid this on several occasions, stating out-of-character that if someone likes a movie he doesn't, that doesn't make them wrong (and vice versa). YMMV on how much success he's had on this front; for instance, after his final ''Old Vesus New'' (''{{Film/Manhunter}} Versus Film/RedDragon''), the characters page for ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' began to parrot the observations he made on the two films (the most obvious being his comparison of William Petersen's Creator/WilliamPetersen's version of Will Graham and Edward Norton's version).
16th Mar '18 11:50:56 AM tyrekecorrea
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* The sites Website/RottenTomatoes and Metacritic, due to their system of deriving an overall score for a film out of all the available reviews, are often regarded as providing a definitive stamp of quality (or lack thereof). While this is more understandable than most examples, the fact remains that some people take it too far, and act as though [[http://reallifecomics.com/comic.php?comic=title-1943-2 liking a film scoring 33% on Rotten Tomatoes is empirically indefensible]], despite the obvious logic that ''one third of professional film critics liked it''.

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* The sites Website/RottenTomatoes and Metacritic, due to their system of deriving an overall score for a film out of all the available reviews, are often regarded as providing a definitive stamp of quality (or lack thereof). While this is more understandable than most examples, the fact remains that some people take it too far, and act as though [[http://reallifecomics.com/comic.php?comic=title-1943-2 liking a film scoring 33% on Rotten Tomatoes is empirically indefensible]], despite the obvious logic that ''one third of professional film critics liked it''. Compounding it is that it is now especially common for these faulty ratings ''to be cited as points of endorsement in movie commercials''.
5th Mar '18 6:46:47 AM GreatWyrmGold
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Of course, the ''reason'' that publishers want good reviews in the first place is not out of any sense of pride but due to some correlation between good reviews and good sales. Quick! How many people among you, your friends, and your family would be willing to buy a game that rates 3 out of 10 with the reviewer panning the gameplay? How many would at least be willing to look at and consider a game that got 9 out of 10 with the reviewer praising the gameplay? For developers, reviews may be much more a point of pride but even then, developers will worry about the monetary aspect if only because they're under the thumb of publishers who may not give developers contracts if they don't make money (no matter how good the game may or may not be).

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Of course, the ''reason'' that publishers want good reviews in the first place is not out of any sense of pride but due to some correlation between good reviews and good sales. Quick! How many people among you, your friends, and your family would be willing to buy a game that rates 3 out of 10 with the reviewer panning the gameplay? How many would at least be willing to look at and consider a game that got 9 out of 10 with the reviewer praising the gameplay? For developers, reviews may be much more a point of pride but even then, developers will worry about the monetary aspect if only because they're under the thumb of publishers who may not give developers contracts if they don't make money (no matter how good the risk losing their jobs if their game may or may not be).
flops too hard.
28th Jan '18 11:04:35 PM Flight1
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* Fans of WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter tend to believe this, as anything he praises or criticizes will inevitably become praised / criticized for the same thing, just because Enter said so.

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* Fans and Critics of WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter tend to believe this, as anything he praises or criticizes will inevitably become praised / criticized for the same thing, just because Enter said so.
6th Nov '17 10:47:09 AM TheDudeWhoAbides
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* [=GameSpot=], while not reviewing ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Baseball 2009]]'', mentioned it in an article where they criticized the ''child announcing''. The article has been defended by many people, mostly after seeing just the article and not playing the game. But child announcing has been in the ''Backyard Sports'' series since the beginning, and the first game came out one year after [=GameSpot=] started. So have the writers of [=GameSpot=] been hiding under a rock for 12 years, and are the people defending them ''complete idiots''?
6th Nov '17 10:34:30 AM TheDudeWhoAbides
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** This has become particularly horrifying since ''actual'' video game companies are now incorporating metascores into their business practices; this includes awarding development teams bonuses based on metascores, and deciding on a target metascore ''before a game has started development'', and perpetrators include publishers as major as Creator/ElectronicArts and Creator/SquareEnix. It is no longer possible to pretend that Metacritic is harmless.

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** This has become particularly horrifying since ''actual'' video game companies are now incorporating metascores into their business practices; this includes awarding development teams bonuses based on metascores, and deciding on a target metascore ''before a game has started development'', and perpetrators include publishers as major as Creator/ElectronicArts and Creator/SquareEnix. It is no longer possible to pretend that Metacritic is harmless.
9th Oct '17 6:05:35 PM nombretomado
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** This has become particularly horrifying since ''actual'' video game companies are now incorporating metascores into their business practices; this includes awarding development teams bonuses based on metascores, and deciding on a target metascore ''before a game has started development'', and perpetrators include publishers as major as ElectronicArts and Creator/SquareEnix. It is no longer possible to pretend that Metacritic is harmless.

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** This has become particularly horrifying since ''actual'' video game companies are now incorporating metascores into their business practices; this includes awarding development teams bonuses based on metascores, and deciding on a target metascore ''before a game has started development'', and perpetrators include publishers as major as ElectronicArts Creator/ElectronicArts and Creator/SquareEnix. It is no longer possible to pretend that Metacritic is harmless.
12th Aug '17 11:00:59 AM nombretomado
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* The sites RottenTomatoes and Metacritic, due to their system of deriving an overall score for a film out of all the available reviews, are often regarded as providing a definitive stamp of quality (or lack thereof). While this is more understandable than most examples, the fact remains that some people take it too far, and act as though [[http://reallifecomics.com/comic.php?comic=title-1943-2 liking a film scoring 33% on Rotten Tomatoes is empirically indefensible]], despite the obvious logic that ''one third of professional film critics liked it''.

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* The sites RottenTomatoes Website/RottenTomatoes and Metacritic, due to their system of deriving an overall score for a film out of all the available reviews, are often regarded as providing a definitive stamp of quality (or lack thereof). While this is more understandable than most examples, the fact remains that some people take it too far, and act as though [[http://reallifecomics.com/comic.php?comic=title-1943-2 liking a film scoring 33% on Rotten Tomatoes is empirically indefensible]], despite the obvious logic that ''one third of professional film critics liked it''.
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.
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