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Clear evidence of metacritic platform favoritism. Same game, different scores for each platform🙃

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Ok mods. Kingfey self banned himself. Which alt account is this guy? lol

I heard someone say he was Spidey Fan Spidey Fan .

That user also asked for a ban when he went a little crazy. Also the two users sound pretty similar and have the same bias.

Sorry to bother you with this question?

How long doe it take for a mod to ban you? I requested a self ban, and I want to take a break.

My guess is that he embarrassed himself so much that he wanted to start again with a new account. He didn't ask for a perm this time around for some reason. This is all assuming that it really was him BTW.
 
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Ok mods. Kingfey self banned himself. Which alt account is this guy? lol
I was told he was fartynoob who changed his name to spideyfan, requested a ban because people were catching onto him. A week later he comes back as kingfey and does his usual schtick. Requests another ban today to repeat the process with a new account. Not sure why GAF is allowing more than one account Mod of War Mod of War ?
 
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I was told he was fartynoob who changed his name to spideyfan, requested a ban because people were catching onto him. A week later he comes back as kingfey and does his usual schtick. Requests another ban today to repeat the process with a new account. Not sure why GAF is allowing more than one account Mod of War Mod of War ?

Why don't you ask F Fali ?

I agree that he shouldn't be allowed to do this even if he did request the ban.

It's fine to ask for a temp to take a break. I don't see anything wrong with that. But to keep creating new accounts to have a clean history?

I don't think that should be allowed in my opinion. I make mistakes on this site and my history is a way to remind me of them. Creating new accounts over and over will just allow bad behaviors to continue.
 
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His way of posting reminded me of a user i use to see here a lot before. Afro republican or something like that iirc.
 
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This is as bad as the df conspiracies and "astroturfing" article claims by a certain group of people.

I would counter that by saying I have given Mod of War Mod of War proof of Xbox recruiting DF to be "pro xbox" leading up to the Xbox One X reveal but most don't want to hear this.

In that same proof of DF recruitment also showing that Xbox gives away Xboxs, game pass and storage disks to an army of people to be pro xbox.

People can hide their heads in the sand all they want but it 100% happens.
 

demigod

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Why don't you ask F Fali ?

I agree that he shouldn't be allowed to do this even if he did request the ban.

It's fine to ask for a temp to take a break. I don't see anything wrong with that. But to keep creating new accounts to have a clean history?

I don't think that should be allowed in my opinion. I make mistakes on this site and my history is a way to remind me of them. Creating new accounts over and over will just allow bad behaviors to continue.
Well the thing is, its not allowed here. He should've been banned once someone caught that he was fartynoob/spideyfan.
 

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You didn't do the smallest amount of research prior to posting this thread. I literally just googled "how are metacritic scores calculated" and that link was the first result:


Also, you linked all of the platforms for this game, but you didn't bother to check the Critic Reviews section of each page to see that they are, in fact, different reviewers on the different platforms.

Angry Season 2 GIF by The Office
 
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Why don't you ask F Fali ?

I agree that he shouldn't be allowed to do this even if he did request the ban.

It's fine to ask for a temp to take a break. I don't see anything wrong with that. But to keep creating new accounts to have a clean history?

I don't think that should be allowed in my opinion. I make mistakes on this site and my history is a way to remind me of them. Creating new accounts over and over will just allow bad behaviors to continue.
at least they banned the new alt, maybe the week away on the kingfey account (if that doesn't get extended) will do him some good

that thread he had made about his mobile gaming addiction was probably one of the better ones he posted but he's clearly replaced that addiction with a thread making addiction :messenger_squinting_tongue:
 
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at least they banned the new alt, maybe the week away on the kingfey account (if that doesn't get extended) will do him some good

that thread he had made about his mobile gaming addiction was probably one of the better ones he posted but he's clearly replaced that addiction with a thread making addiction :messenger_squinting_tongue:

I think they just need to send him a very clear message that if he creates any more alta he will be permed.

I don't think it's correct that he's allowed to wipe his history with a new account when that's something we all have to deal with. If I get moderated it goes into my history but that isn't the case with someone that keeps creating new accounts.

As for his thread making addiction he did go a little crazy with threads lately. A lot of them are either junk or just console war bait. I certainly won't be missing them and I'm pretty sure there are others that feel the same.
 

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I almost hope this is a troll thread?

Different outlets review games on different platforms, which always leads to different platform scores. There's no "favoritism".

I refuse to believe that most people here don’t understand that. Grifters be grifting.
 

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....something tells me that most reviewers and metacritic are not as invested in the console warz as you are. Unless you’re ryan mcaffery or something
 

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Ps5 11 reviews: 79 metacritic.


Pc 4 reviews: 71 metacritic


Switch 5 reviews: 67 meta critic


Xbox series X 4 reviews: 57 metacritic


Ps5 example reviews.
Screen rant 90 metacritic
"Greak is yet another great Metroidvania that manages to make the genre feel fresh and empowering. While the world of this story is dark, the feeling players are left with is one of joy, and its well-paced runtime leaves room for both a sequel and replay value."

Gamespew: 60 metacritic
"With a fairly short running time, at least Greak: Memories of Azur doesn’t require much commitment to see it through. I just can’t help but feel that if your companions were computer-controlled and actually assisted you in combat, or at least tried to keep out of the way of your enemies rather than simply standing motionless, my review would be much more glowing. As it is, for every few minutes of joy I had with Greak: Memories of Azur, I generally had another filled with some level of frustration. Ultimately that lead to a great deal of disappointment, which is a real shame."

Xbox series x example.
MondXbox: 74 metacritic
"A truly original game in its genre but enjoyable, but unlikely to remain in your head over the years due to some gameplay flaws."

Nme: 40 metacritic
"Greak: Memories of Azur is tantalisingly close to being a good game, but multiple design decisions pull it back from a recommendation. Despite a gorgeous art style and pretty soundtrack, actually playing this one is too often a fiddly and imprecise lesson in frustration."

Switch example.
Eurogamer: 80 metacritic
Quotation forthcoming."

Nintendo world report: 55 metacritic

"At first glance, it’s completely understandable to be entranced by the gorgeous environments and backgrounds of Greak: Memories of Azur. Don’t be lured unaware by its siren call! While there is a decent experience underneath, some inexplicable design decisions, the uninspired sidequests and serviceable story don’t buoy the adventure enough to make up for how badly implemented the game’s primary mechanic is. If you came away from the eShop demo impressed or you’re able to overlook a very obvious fatal flaw, you might be able to derive some pleasure out of Greak’s mission. Don’t expect to find me spending much time reminiscing about these memories."
Pc example reviews
Pc invasion 80 metacritic
"Short, but unique and satisfying despite some frustrating elements, Greak: Memories of Azur is a winning actiony puzzle-platformer with some of the best 2D visuals you can find."

Slant: 50 metacritic
"By himself, Greak feels like a dull carbon copy of so many protagonists from recent action-exploration games, namely Hollow Knight. Having Adara and Raydel eventually accompany him, so that you’re simultaneously controlling three characters, adds a superficially more creative, if awkward, layer to the game, a multi-character gimmick that Greak never fully utilizes. But the puzzles tend toward the rote, as in one character needing to hold down a pressure plate or crank open a door to facilitate the path forward for everyone in the group."


edit: My point with this post is to show, that metacritic reviews is pointless. Its not about my platform that, or this.

most people will look at the score and judge the game.

if you are an xbox player, you will get the idea, that the game is garbage and not worth buying. Thus affecting the game's sales in the xbox platform.

these are the issues of relying metacritic for judging games. And most of time, good games gets lost that way.
RIP in peace kingfei
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kingfey needs to take the award for the shittiest thread creator in all NeoGaf.

Every thread is a clear attempt to stir up controversy and bash a certain platform or post some menial shit about another certain platform as it's the second coming.

Dude is clearly an astroturfer or paid shill. I'm convinced at this point.
 
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I would counter that by saying I have given Mod of War Mod of War proof of Xbox recruiting DF to be "pro xbox" leading up to the Xbox One X reveal but most don't want to hear this.

In that same proof of DF recruitment also showing that Xbox gives away Xboxs, game pass and storage disks to an army of people to be pro xbox.

People can hide their heads in the sand all they want but it 100% happens.

Wow!

This certainly explains the blind platform bias, complete lack of objectivity and herculean cognitive dissonance of a group of the usual suspects on this forum.
 

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His way of posting reminded me of a user i use to see here a lot before. Afro republican or something like that iirc.
You mean Afro Republican, Voost Kain and another alt I forget.

I wouldn't be surprised at all.
 

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This is shocking, its almost like reviews and review aggregation isn't scientific!

Won't somebody think of the children?

Or that the games were reviewed on different systems, by different people, all who have wildly different tastes regarding what they want out of their games.
 
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Lol, busted. He requested a self ban, then tried to create an alt since he quickly ruined his reputation on the last account.

Epic Fali. I mean, fail.

LOL

Since @Kingfei account wasn't permed they should give him a special tag.

"Epic Fali. I mean, fail "

Pretty sad how he thought he could fix his reputation by creating an alt.
 
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I was told he was fartynoob who changed his name to spideyfan, requested a ban because people were catching onto him. A week later he comes back as kingfey and does his usual schtick. Requests another ban today to repeat the process with a new account. Not sure why GAF is allowing more than one account Mod of War Mod of War ?

Why don't you ask F Fali ?

I agree that he shouldn't be allowed to do this even if he did request the ban.

It's fine to ask for a temp to take a break. I don't see anything wrong with that. But to keep creating new accounts to have a clean history?

I don't think that should be allowed in my opinion. I make mistakes on this site and my history is a way to remind me of them. Creating new accounts over and over will just allow bad behaviors to continue.

Well, only user that surely was an alt is F Fali . It begs the question though, why isn't the original (as far as we know) kingfey kingfey account permanently banned yet then? Isn't that what's supposed to happen, Mod of War Mod of War ?
 
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Well, only user that surely was an alt is F Fali . It begs the question though, why isn't the original (as far as we know) kingfey kingfey account permanently banned yet then? Isn't that what's supposed to happen, Mod of War Mod of War ?

Spidey Fan Spidey Fan did the same thing as well. Basically asked the mod for a ban and if you look at kingfey kingfey comments they have the same bias and sound almost the same.

True we don't have 100% proof that it was him but the two accounts are eerily similar.
 
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Reading the thread feels more Kingfey asked ban due the bullying posts.

A guy created content for the side... even if it is weird it is yet content that generate good discussion.
He got bullied by some posters.
He asks ban.

I mean he was doing his time and research for free... and so what the point to keep going?
Not everybody has the right mentality to ignore bullying.
 
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I would counter that by saying I have given Mod of War Mod of War proof of Xbox recruiting DF to be "pro xbox" leading up to the Xbox One X reveal but most don't want to hear this.

In that same proof of DF recruitment also showing that Xbox gives away Xboxs, game pass and storage disks to an army of people to be pro xbox.

People can hide their heads in the sand all they want but it 100% happens.

Wow, thanks, very interesting. I was pretty sure it happened (after all, Microsoft has a long history of astroturfing, they were even found guilty for that with Internet Explorer astroturfing back in the day, that much is publicly known https://www.pcworld.com/article/236...ggers-again-to-promote-internet-explorer.html...) but I never got the proof for Xbox matters.

Is there any way we could access the proofs you gave to the mod ?
 
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Wow, thanks, very interesting. I was pretty sure it happened (after all, Microsoft has a long history of astroturfing, they were even found guilty and paid a fine for that due to Internet Explorer astroturfing back in the day, that much is publicly known...) but I never got the proof for Xbox matters.

Is there any way we could access the proofs you gave to the mod ?
Sorry most of the stuff I shared with Mod of War Mod of War wont see the light of day other then some cliff notes version from time to time
 

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Back on topic, of course ratings will be different for the different versions of the same game. Some publications are exclusive to a platform or another, so it was unavoidable.

It doesn't mean the differences between versions are meaningful obviously. Usually, the PS5 / XSX versions are identical or near identical, so score should be the same in a perfect world (unless maybe PS5 haptics really bring something meaningful to that particular game).

Switch versions are a different beast obviously and you have to read the review on a game by game basis to see if the port is good or if this version is inferior, I guess...
 
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It also depends on what competition for your time the game has on a platform.

On the Switch, for instance, you don't have a reason to care about a mediocre or even upper-mediocre platformer, because you have things like Mario Odyssey. But on the PS5, that would be different. Or to flip that around, we all know that shooters get higher scores on Nintendo platforms because everyone is just grateful that a developer actually ported an FPS, whereas the same game might be middle of the pack on another platform.

That's fine.
 
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Stuck in 1Q84.
Not every reviewer reviews the same game twice or thrice on different platforms.

So ofcourse results will differ.

This is water is wet levels of thread quality.

Also: Don't stare so vehmently on a Metacritic number and find other sources or heck, try it yourself.
 
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Not every reviewer reviews the same game twice or thrice on different platforms.

So ofcourse results will differ.

This is water is wet levels of thread quality.

Also: Don't stare so vehmently on a Metacritic number and find other sources or heck, try it yourself.

Well said. I think Metacritic gives a good general evaluation of the game, but in no way is it supposed to match our own taste, so there's no reason to feel insulted by bad reviews.
 

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Well said. I think Metacritic gives a good general evaluation of the game, but in no way is it supposed to match our own taste, so there's no reason to feel insulted by bad reviews.
I fear for the worst if this is what drives GAF responses these days. Because the OP in general makes such an obvious statement, it really does not need a thread or explanation.

Two games, two platforms, reviewed by the same outlet and it scores less. Well gee, maybe there were two different reviewers. Maybe one version introduced features the other lacks or introduced bugs the other lacks, establishing different results.

That isn't favoritism, that is the religion of common sense at work here, for the common man.
 
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Wow really? Didn’t know that Metacritic favors PlayStation. I’m so happy about this, hope they will continue with this trend :D
 
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Wow, thanks, very interesting. I was pretty sure it happened (after all, Microsoft has a long history of astroturfing, they were even found guilty for that with Internet Explorer astroturfing back in the day, that much is publicly known https://www.pcworld.com/article/236...ggers-again-to-promote-internet-explorer.html...) but I never got the proof for Xbox matters.

Is there any way we could access the proofs you gave to the mod ?
Lets ask our resident CatLady CatLady . I’m interested in this turfing, pm me catlady!!!
 

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Well said. I think Metacritic gives a good general evaluation of the game, but in no way is it supposed to match our own taste, so there's no reason to feel insulted by bad reviews.

Lol they don't even take content changes and updates into account. Go search for league of legends see what a joke metacritic is.
 

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That's a lot of effort to prove OP wrong.
I am always surprised when games on series X and PS5 don't share metacritic scores when there is literally barely any difference between the two games.

Maybe meta scores shouldn't be split unless it's a completely different game (or a port on much weaker hardware)

Then again, I think review scores are worthless at this point.

Maybe phase them out and have recommended or not instead.
 

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That's a lot of effort to prove OP wrong.
I am always surprised when games on series X and PS5 don't share metacritic scores when there is literally barely any difference between the two games.

Maybe meta scores shouldn't be split unless it's a completely different game (or a port on much weaker hardware)

Then again, I think review scores are worthless at this point.

Maybe phase them out and have recommended or not instead.

I just picked out some random ones.... there are loads and loads.

It is mostly due to the arbitrary way Metacritic splits the reviews.

I agree that all reviews should be in one group.