"After seeing all teh bad reviews I'm not gonna buy these games nao!!! The PS3 must suck now and the 360 RULEZ with Mass Effect 2!!!! GS's reviews are law now and I must abide by them!!!!"
And that is pretty much all I got out the situation with the WKC review. *sigh* This is one of the reasons why I don't visit GS that much anymore, everything is based on review scores now so fanboys can get their self-satisfaction. At times it just gets really hard to sort through all the crap to find out what the player's opinion on the game really is. If I had followed all review scores to the letter I wouldn't have picked up and enjoyed Monster Hunter on the PSP with my friends and I actually would have picked up Modern Warfare 2. Now I'm not completely against review scores but nowadays they're just blown up to EPIC proportions by fanboys and trolls. I admit I used to be one of those people, but after some time away from the forums I began to realise how ridiculous it was to overreact to scores(mostly during the fanboy wars of the early PS3 years). Now I just compare different reviews and scores, filter out the faults and greatnesses of each title, and decide if I still wanna get the game or not. One thing I don't like in my games is if I pay full price for game that has too many glitches, bugs, or performance issues that the developer doesn't fix with a patch (which is why I avoided Fallout 3 and Bayonetta despite their good reviews). Also I like my games to be long and fun to play (which is why I loved R1 but hated R2). R2 got a higher score than R1 yet it's inferior to the game?
So those are my two cents about the whole review situation of WKC. I still wanna get the game but I'm probably gonna wait on it (since I'm still unemployed and in college atm) and save up for Heavy Rain and GOW3 (especially this game). What do you guys think?
UPDATE: MAG got an 8.0 on GS, hopefully most of this stupid chaos will die down.