Titanfall and inFamous have seen their fair share of praise and critical acclaim but both have glaring faults which have been overlooked. This is of course due to a drought in gaming goodness for the supposed ‘next-gen’ consoles. It’s been a long, cold, dry spell if you’re an Xbox One or PS4 owner. Never in the history of the Playstation or Xbox have I ever been so bored or underwhelmed by the offerings a few months in to their console lives. Have they just capitalized on a severe lack of games for each system or did we actually start believing the hype? Keep Reading…
I reported a few weeks ago that the PS4 was crushing the Wii U and Xbox One and that momentum hasn’t ceased. This being despite the release of Titanfall, coupled with widespread official and non official price drops in the continent. Should Microsoft abandon all hope in Europe?
But wait, there’s more!
By now you should of heard of, played or at least seen footage from Respawns global sensation Titanfall. It was met with widespread critical acclaim and has been championed as a new era in First person shooters. However, Titanfall does have it’s shortcomings and I’m not talking about the lack of campaign mode. The lack of campaign mode can be forgiven as we are in an era which puts multiplayer gaming first, however, the list of problems I present to you are unforgivable. Keep Reading…
This unlikely battle is drawing to a close and it seems that it will be Titanfall which is will be the critics choice according to metacritic. This is a surprising turn of events considering their respective genres, with FPS games usually being underscored and under-appreciated by top gaming critics.
Titanfall currently stands on an average score of 86/100 for the Xbox One and 88/100 for PC. Quite what the PC version had that the One version didn’t I guess we shall never know.
Review scores for inFamous are flooding in and it currently stands on 81/100, not a bad score by any means but not they of score Playstation fans were expecting or hoping for.
Titanfall currently has 57 positive reviews, 2 mixed and 0 negative reviews to its name. inFamous on the other hand has 46 positive, 14 mixed and 0 negative. Titanfall may have won the battle, scoring a massive plus for Xbox One fans but whether or not it can win the war for Microsoft is up in the air.
Are either of the games the system sellers we were told they would be?
The release of Titanfall hasn’t pleased Playstation users. They started by attacking metacritic scores and have now find their way on to Amazon in an attempt to put off potential buyers. Metacritic was always going to take a battering, with Call of Duty usually on the receiving end of unjust, fake reviews but nobody wants to give Xbox One their day in the spotlight.
How do we know it is Sony fanboys at work?
We must look at the PC version of the game to see any genuine reviews as the PC version will not be trolled by Playstation fans. The PC version on Amazon.com currently has 53 reviews with only three of them giving 1 star out of a possible 5. One of these reviews is actually a guy complaining that the 1 star review he gave has been taken down on the Xbox One review section, such is desperation to get at Microsoft. If we compare this to the Xbox One version on Amazon then we see that out of 317 reviews there are 56 one star reviews given, many by non-verified accounts. The situation is similar in the UK, with currently no 1 star reviews for the PC version and 7 out of 29 one star reviews on the Xbox One.
The controversy doesn’t end there, with forums being lit up with accusations of Amazon removing 1 star reviews to somehow benefit Microsoft. A conspiracy that surely only the wildest and most imaginative fanboy could ever think up. The widespread hate for Microsoft and the Xbox One has reared its ugly head once again, when it should be a celebration of a big release and great review scores.
The hatred was already apparent on Metacritic, which allows all types of trolling. The problem with sites like these is that anybody can sign up without verifying they own the game and can obviously create multiple accounts to bring down scores. If you are one of the people doing this then I seriously suggest getting a hobby or go back to playing the console you love. Leave the world decide what to buy by themselves.
This is going to be a constant cycle of illegitimately trashing game scores to try and divert the public from buying from a different console. We should realize that we are all playing for the same team, will gamers ever unite?
It’s fair to say that Titanfall has been the most hyped and talked about game in recent memory. However, the gaming public seem to have an unhealthy obsession with numbers and sales and so far they have yet to be released. I would assume that if the sales numbers would of been significant then we would of received an announcement by now. If Titanfall does manage to someone ‘flop’ this will be unceremoniously celebrated amongst PS4 fanboys, who already took to metacritic to try and derail the Titanfall juggernaut by giving fake reviews. This will undoubtedly lead to a retaliation when Infamous: Second Son releases shortly. Keep Reading…
Following on from my recent post on 10 Reasons why you should buy a Wii U, I have decided to argue a case for all current consoles. This time it’s the turn of the Xbox One, which like the Wii U, has seen its fair share of bad press in recent times. It may be the more expensive of the three but that shouldn’t deter potential buyers, I will try to convince you it’s a worthy purchase in this post. Keep reading…