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Drama Fuck IGN's North American Branch (A Hideo Kojima Rant)

Psy-Phi

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Ever heard of adding humor to a rage-filled rant? I'm genuinely upset to see IGN release such an obvious ckickbait review score.
Obvious? Why? It's not obvious to me. Who in the world is going to look at this review score, and go from "Wasn't going to read IGN's review" to "Must click the link now and read this review for it's slightly different opinion based on score"? You know it's okay for a reviewer to not enjoy something as much as others. Do you remember Jeff Gerstman and Kane & Lynch scandal that he got fired for? How are you so vehemently upset when you can't possible have had a chance to even develop your own opinion on the matter? Or have you played it yet? And...why do you care? What's on the line for you?
 
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Props to IGN for being honest. Every review I read is complaining about how "not fun" it is, frustrating and boring....but they end up giving it a 9 or 9.5 for "respect to kojima reasons". Just be honest and review it without bias.
Yes, props to every IGN outlet outside of NA for giving accurate scores ranging from 8.7 to 9.8.
 
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FranXico

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Ever heard of adding humor to a rage-filled rant? I'm genuinely upset to see IGN release such an obvious ckickbait review score.
It's not clickbait. That reviewer didn't like it.

Never base your ideas on how a game will play based on just one source. That's why I'm going through multiple sources/channels.

One pattern I see is that those who trash the game never elaborate on the mechanics, they just call it boring and proceed to dump on it. Others go into detail regarding things like the void outs, importance of delivery planning, asynchronous multiplayer, etc.
 

joe_zazen

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America still trying to crush Japan. & it is obvious that it is America v the rest of the world. People getting sick of having to give tribute to the american minatour.

i am thinking that Sony moving SIE to California is an attempt to recruit agents. 4d chess. Death stranding has paul mcartney telling us how to help in the left rear speaker, btw
 
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SweetShark

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Wait...there is an IGN for Greek people, like me?
Γαμώ το κέρατο μου!!!! Γιατί το μαθαίνω αυτό τώρα?!?!?!?
 

Arachnid

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IGN stopped being relevant after their mediocre score for Alien Isolation anyway.
Yeah, that shit was by far the most egregious example of shit journalism from IGN. That and when they scored Prey a 4 anyways. AI was just more painful because it is one of the best horror games of the past decade IMO
 

DragoonKain

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They did their job, gave their opinion. It would be more infuriating if they just gave them score a 9 to conform to the masses. If you can’t expect honesty from a reviewer then they can’t be trusted.
 

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IGN America can't be trusted folks. Remember the Days Gone review? Ok...

Now remember the Red Dead 2 perfect score where suddenly allllll those issues are ok, but not ok for Days Gone?

Sooooo IGN America in general in my personal opinion legit can't really be trusted.
 
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btgorman

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IGN America can't be trusted folks. Remember the Days Gone review? Ok...

Now remember the Red Dead 2 perfect score where suddenly allllll those issues are ok, but not ok for Days Gone?

Sooooo IGN America in general in my personal opinion legit can't really be trusted.
 
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SweetShark

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Four similar scores (8.7, 9, 9.5, 9.8) against one blatantly clickbait score (6.8). Tell me who this is not suspicious at the very least.
Why is he/she suspicious? Just cause the reviewer thought the game is just good [7 is a good score in reality] and not excellent?
Opinions yo.
 

anthraticus

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It's a good thing that they're not just 'falling in line with everybody else', which would be expected from a site like that.

OP comes off as one of those
fanboys
 
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imsosleepy

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why are we all hating on ign when there is another idiot who gave the game a fucking 3 and called it pure garbage?
He is the one who dragged the metacritic down the most lol.

You can not like the game sure. But its absolutely not worth a fucking 3 wtf
 
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D3SCHA1N

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OMG, this integrity-less score seems to indicate that the person at ign who reviewed this game felt differently about it than the other people who had generally similar opinions about it. What a god-awful "journalist" that person is. That score is purely for the clicks as obviously they couldn't actually have an opinion that isn't borderline identical to a handful of other website's employees.
 
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I get your point. Personally I just don't, and haven't for years, bothered to care or take official site reviews seriously. Even if this game is trash, which I doubt, I still think you would see the same review scores you see now with a slew of 100's and so forth. I think the 100's are clickbaity as well. I just don't trust them at all and would rather see the general consensus of the masses, even if that means bobbing and weaving through a few metabombs here and there.
 
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D3SCHA1N

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This is literally not factual.

A 6.8/10 is not generally similar to a 9.8/10.
And that is literally what I was pointing out, that one person (the ign reviewer) did not share the opinions of a handful of others (other reviewers who gave the game similar scores). I don't know if I worded it poorly or you misunderstood that. It's as if the ign reviewer is capable of having an opinion that has an element of uniqueness to it, like it was his own or something. Almost as though his perspective is not exactly the same as those of his colleagues and peers and yet this person is somehow able to exist in the world, and have a career within the same industry and yet not share an identical point of view. Utterly disgusting, what is the world of modern gaming journalism coming to where one reviewer's opinion of a game does not mirror what multiple others have said via their own publications? #cancelign #boycottgamingjournalism
 

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I gave up on review scores long ago. And that’s after doing them myself for years.

It’s all fucking bullshit. Most don’t play the games to completion and rush to make release dates.

Nor do these jabronies appreciate games like those who actually pay money for them.

It’s just about hitting a checklist of features... and now you have to consider that politics influence review scores.

the industry is fucked. Don’t trust review scores.... ever. Just play games. Once again, the last Jedi was a huge pile of shit yet it got reviewed like the best movie ever ... same shit applies to gaming.

Or do we need to see more gameplay videos of game reviewers who can’t play a shooter for their fucking lives
 
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It's the sony fanboy dream coming true. All you do is walk and watch cutscenes, just like they've been doing since the PS1 :)
 

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I have a confession to make.

I don't think I have ever played a Kojima game longer than a demo, they just don't appeal to me.

I would be terrible at reviewing one. I probably wouldn't rate them nearly as high as others do if given the task.
 
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