Uncharted 3 is out tom(November 1) and game reviews from big gaming websites have been up for two weeks now. Drake's next adventure has been getting mostly near perfect score. Some gave it perfect scores, while some didn't. These near perfect scores, pissed off so many Uncharted 3 fans calling it BS, acting as if this hyped up game received a horrible score and thinks that the reviewer believes it's a bad game. Did we all want this game to be perfect that much???
I honestly don't care. I'm not buying Uncharted 3 because it's going to be a perfect game, I want it because it's Drake's next adventure. So it made me think, does that score towards the end of the review matter that much? does it actually give you second thoughts of the game when you haven't actually read the full review? or even played it? Let's face it, most of us do go straight to the end to see the score, I too have that urge. G4's Adam Sessler reviewed Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, is why some people think about the review score too much. The reactions on the game earning a 4/5 was hilarious. Everybody was shocked and some sounded like they don't trust G4's crew in reviewing games. Didn't you want their opinion in the game?
One comment said that G4 gave Dance Central a 5/5 while Uncharted 3 get's a 4/5 and says it's BS. huh? Those are two completely different games, why are you comparing a dancing game with an adventure game? I read the review coming from G4, and it was a good and honest review. He compared Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with Uncharted 3, and that's to be expected. Naughty Dog raised the bar so damn high that even after I finished Uncharted 2: Among Thieves I even wondered if a sequel can top this. For him, he believes Uncharted 2 was a better game and Uncharted 3 was overshadowed by the second game. there we're issues in the sequel that prevented him from giving it that precious 5/5.
An honest opinion coming from someone who played the game. It earned a 4/5 in the end of the review, a 95/100 for some. A near perfect score, and gamer's are still unhappy. The game isn't even out and people have their own opinion in the game. Most of their reactions are coming from the score rather from what the reviewer actually said about the game. It's completely different when you've actually finished the game and think you don't agree with the reviewer's opinion. When you haven't even played the game and insist it needs a perfect score, and he's wrong, well that's just dumb.
A game worth a perfect score. That's what people expect Naughty Dog to produce now thanks to Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The bigger problem is people's trusting over that review score more than the actual review. Some gamer's at times don't have the attention span anymore to actually sit down and read someones opinion in the game - Where it lacks, what they love about it. A lot jump to the score and judge the game and the reviewer instantly based on it. The score is just a score, and we forget that. It's one of the factor's in one person's opinion towards the game. The purpose of actually opening a review to get someone's opinion sometimes get ruined thanks to the score at the end.
The reactions towards Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a bit too much if you ask me. It still sounds like an amazing game. Don't let that score in the end ruin your need for Nathan Drake's next adventure. I will be on a hunt for a day one purchase of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception tomorrow, hoping it comes out on time here in the Philippines.