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Op Ed

Warren Spector - Why Metacritic Should Be Irrelevant.
The fact is, few of us will ever approach that Platonic ideal of art, commerce and critical acclaim achieved in equal measures. And that means each of us must decide for ourselves how to define success. For me, that means achieving a kind of self-satisfaction - knowing my team accomplished the goals we set as effectively as we could, given circumstances. For me, that means living up to the priorities captured in a personal mission statement. For me, that means doing well enough, commercially, that someone will step up and fund my next game.

Gamer Horizon - Star Wars and EA is a Good Thing.
When I think of EA I don’t see “the worst company in America.” I see the publisher that gave me some of my favorite experiences this generation like Skate, Mass Effect 2 and to a lesser extent, Mass Effect 3, Dead Space, and Mirror’s Edge. I see them in the business of entertainment, and like all in the business, they have some misses minor and major. If Kathleen Kennedy is okay with the Star Wars brand in their hands, then so am I. I haven’t been this excited about the future of Star Wars in over a decade.

17. Re: Op Ed May 15, 2013, 12:00 MisterBenn
I haven't seen the need to go to Metacritic for anything in a long time. Even with the law of averages, I concluded long ago that 90% of user reviews are people with some kind of agenda, one way or the other. Even the professional reviews are of questionable value. The biggest releases control the review process before release, and get reviews from many casual sources like newspapers that rate out of 5 or 10 and never give bad reviews so your can get a pile of 90s and 100s included in the metascore. Most publications only award scores in the 80-100 range anyway unless there are incredibly exceptional circumstances.

Rather than go to aggregate sites I would suggest getting a source or two that you learn to trust and go straight to them. Most importantly, wait for the game to release and watch the truth on some gameplay videos.
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