eShop game Ratings ?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Youkai, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Youkai
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    Well when you play a Nintendo game for at least an hour you can rate it and so I did with some games.
    Now I went trough all the games listed there and noticed except steel diver which has 3 1/2 stars every game has at least 4 out of 5 so i wonder if this is made up by nintendo or are people really that nice rating the games ?
    Normaly most people only tend to vote of something is really really great or shit ... and yeah i as example voted 1 star for Sports Island (really don't like it) and i noticed it has mostly 5 star ratings oO, so either I am more or less alone with my opinion about the game (which would be weird cuz the essential thread doesn't seem to have that game listed as something good XD) or ninty is more or less "cheating" with the list.
     
  2. Wintrale

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    They ignore a set amount of the lowest and highest ratings, so that might explain it...
     
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    Most people are kids who like any game you throw at 'em, so end up rating it 4 to 5. I only ever rated OoT (4 Stars), SSFIV (3 Stars), Pokedex 3D (4 Stars), Excitebike (3 Stars). I know SSFIV is amazing but I just didn't get that feeling I used to get in the old days...
     
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    Firstly, if people aren't enjoying the game, would they really play for an hour and then take the time to go and review it? I know this is the internet, where legions of blank faced trolls will sit through the entire Twilight saga solely to write 'that was gay' on IMDB, but seriously- playing 'Imagine Donkey Groomer 3d' seems a bit much

    Also, this early on in the console's life, most people are only buying games that they know they will enjoy- hence mostly good ratings- the few people who just buy every game out there aren't counted, because as Wintrale stated they filter out the lowest and highest to get an average.

    Give it a year or so, when people are buying '3ds with 10 games' bundles off of EBay, and things MAY change. However, would you really force yourself to play some ratty shovelware for a whole hour just so you could give it a bad rating?!
     
  5. phantastic91

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    i find the rating system usesless cause i too saw alot of 4 stars that gets like poor reviews on the internet. then the really awful games gets like a 3 and a half stars O_O. most of these star ratings makes every game seem so good even though they are considered bad by real gaming revewers. when i clicked on the games, a lot of them don't have much reviews...so maybe the developers and their friends/family members can easily put in biased ratings since those people may have a copy of the game too? doesn't matter i dont trust them.
     
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    you know when i was a blind nintendo fanboy back in my younger days, i would try to rate every ds game on gamerankings a 10. Just saying that there are people out there who just give any game they see, regardless of quality, a good review so that it makes the system they like look even better to others!

    ...wow i wasted alot of my time back tihen =/
     
  7. koji2009

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    Part of it to is simply how little variety there is currently in 3ds exclusive content... If you don't have a lot to choose from, even crap can look pretty good.
     
  8. Youkai
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    well ok that might actually be true



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    P.S. anyone else think its "stupid" that only nintendo titles are ratable ? they should do that for every game out there.