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BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar

The unfortunate inequitable review embargo for BioShock Infinite has expired, and viewpoints on Irrational Games' shooter prequel can now compete with each other for supremacy, just as Andrew Ryan would have wanted. Metacritic currently shows the game with 31 positive critic's reviews and a 95 metascore, which is in the rarified air of the best reviewed games of all time, including the original BioShock, which is one of seven PC games with a metascore of 96. As of now there are no user reviews, as the game is not due until tomorrow.

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22. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 14:45 netnerd85
jdreyer wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 14:34:
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 11:25:
Wow...them some scores....curious to see the user scores, i'm guessing 80-85'ish

There's usually a delta between user scores/reviews and press ones. Press journalists are analyzing the game in a specific manner, users often post on emotion (although there are plenty of intelligent ones). If someone doesn't like the logo or the character's voice, they could downrate the game a few points. And this says nothing of trolls who go in and pan the game for no reason.

The opposite is also true. The Transformers movies have pretty ghastly reviews, but are always rated higher by the general public.

No one analyzes a game these days (except for the Germans?), they just post opinion pieces. Or piece of wank writing they hope their college professor will get hard over.

It's pathetic.

To most gamers these days a Review = the Score. Hence the brain dead zombie service that is, Metacritic. User scores, 0 or 10.
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