User/Metacritic score for each individual platform is gone?

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#1 Edited by TerminatorJesse (6 posts) -

So for example let's say I wanna buy GTA V but I don't know should I buy it for X360 or PS3, is there still a way to see scores (User and Metacritic) for each platform separately? Now it seems that they are just all tangled together. If this is the way then I don't think its really fare for games that have console and handheld release since those are pretty much always two totally different games...

#2 Edited by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -

Under the old format, just under the game image there were the platform names that allowed you to switch to see the one you wanted. The platform names are still there, and coloured as they were, but not clickable links. Currently there seems to be one location for a game, regardless of how many platforms it is on - makes the forums a mess.

#3 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -

It gets worse the deeper you look :(

Following a link in another thread to search older games - [url=http://www.gamespot.com/new-games/?___game_filter_type%5Bgenres%5D=&___game_filter_type%5Bdevelopers%5D=&___game_filter_type%5Bpublishers%5D=&game_filter_type%5Bplatform%5D=61&game_filter_type%5BminRating%5D=&game_filter_type%5Btheme%5D=&game_filter_type%5Bregion%5D=&game_filter_type%5BfromYear%5D=&game_filter_type%5BtoYear%5D=&sort=score&direction=DESC]LINK[/url]

I saw the original Doom, but with a review score of 3.1 - surely that can't be right? Click on it to see the details and see the original PC review gave it 7.3. but because GS also did a review of the Saturn version a couple of years later that is the newest official review score, so that is the one attached to the game image.

I tried searching on DiRT - knowing the PS3 version came out several months later, and sure enough the same confusion over scores exists with that, though less extreme.

#4 Edited by TerminatorJesse (6 posts) -

@Avenger1324:

@Avenger1324 said:

Under the old format, just under the game image there were the platform names that allowed you to switch to see the one you wanted. The platform names are still there, and coloured as they were, but not clickable links. Currently there seems to be one location for a game, regardless of how many platforms it is on - makes the forums a mess.

This is pretty much what I meant and like I said this system isn't really fair for games that are on multiple platforms.

Hopefully they bring the old one back, it was so handy to keep on track with the differences between platforms. Other than this I don't have any complains about the new site really.