... but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop talking about it.
"Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D" has 18,949 player reviews.
It turns out that that's an aggregation of all of the various versions of "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory." Don't ask me why the Chaos Theory part is left out of the homepage name for this game, or why all the versions are lumped as "3D." That's not even the fun part.
Here's the breakdown of the number of player reviews for each version:
- PC - 1,649
- XBOX - 3,682
- PS2 - 931
- GC - 254
- DS - 396
- 3DS - 34
- N-Gage - 12,003
No, seriously. I've been told that the Gamespot player review numbers for multi-platform games are more accurate than before the site redesign. Yet I'm supposed to believe that the freaking N-Gage version of this game got almost twice as many people rating it as did all of the other versions of the game combined. Were there even 12,000 Chaos Theory games made for the N-Gage?!?!?!?
Can someone from Gamespot please tell me what utility it is to have obviously inaccurate information about player reviews for multi-platform games? I mean, you might as well be just making up the numbers if you're going to take player ratings that were obviously entered for one version of the game and randomly assign them to another version.
It's so frustrating. I once really relied on these scores, but now they're laughable.