Thirsty Conversations – Game Reviews Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on March 12th, 2010, under Other Stuff

Talk, we love it here. What’s a community without talkative people? Not much I reckon, boring, not lively, mundane.

Thank God we have countless takers here! Today we tackle game reviews, I’m working a piece that will delve deeper into the situation but let’s start it shall we?

Edge gave PS3 exclusive God of War III an 8/10 and Bayonetta a perfect 10/10. I’ve enjoyed them both, and I must say I vehemently disagree.

Are the bigger sites getting paid to give better reviews to certain games? Is it because they’re sponsored heavier by certain companies?

Let’s talk game reviews.

We’ll do it here. The Official Games Thirst talk lounge.

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  1. Fri, 12th Mar 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Well I do think it’s a good topic but whether sites like IGN and Edge get paid is up in smoke.

    You see, their reviews, while mostly score ps3 games lower, they do sometimes score some of the games high.

    Uncharted 1 and 2 are great examples. But one must wonder why God of War III scored an 8 from the site.

    I’d like to hear the community’s thoghts on this one.

  2. Fri, 12th Mar 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Btw, I realize we’re growing fast. I hope when Games Thirst gets “big” that we don’t start doing the same thing : )

    • Fri, 12th Mar 2010 at 10:09 pm

      We won’t change for the worst, but for the better newrule.

  3. Fri, 12th Mar 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I remember gamespot got paid to give kane and lynch a high score. But instead someone gave it a crappy score and he was fired.

    • Fri, 12th Mar 2010 at 10:08 pm

      Yes Shadow I remember, was a terrible situation…

      And just more evidence that shady business is a constant thing in the industry.

  4. Sun, 14th Mar 2010 at 2:07 pm

    The bayonnetta reviews were dodgy in my opinion. The demo was average yet the game got amazing scores from nearly every site!

    • Sun, 14th Mar 2010 at 4:24 pm

      The Xbox 360 version got nice scores…. PS3’s scores were lower.

      It did look and work better on 360, the port to PS3 was dodgy….

      But still, the scores were so high, yet I thought the game itself was mediocre.

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