Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

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Sonicx9
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Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

Postby Sonicx9 » July 9th, 2019, 8:14 pm

What are your guys most Hypocritical video game reviewer moments namely from professionals as it common to see this being said over and over in their reviews.

One example is reviewers will complain that all Mega Man and Bomberman games are the same, yet when other franchises like Call of Duty, annual sports games, Lego Games, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series back in the day, Guitar Hero for the same thing as well, etc. Get away doing the same thing over and over and get a free pass WTH! And it not just Mega Man and Bomberman, it also applies to other games as well.: https://www.ign.com/articles/2002/11/11 ... -lost-wand and yet they complain it too similar to the previous title, yet when others do it, it a free pass, contradiction much?

Also when they give a great game a high score they may complain about pacing being a bit too slow at times,: https://www.ign.com/articles/2000/11/23 ... eam-import, but if other games have a pacing issue, it gets a lower score: https://www.ign.com/articles/2005/10/07 ... es-revenge does that make sense no!

Another one, even though this is more of a YouTuber example is the Irate Gamer who I know is not the best one out their he complains that Ghosts 'n Goblins is too hard, but when he is reviewing an easy game like Kirby's Epic Yarn, he then flip flops and complains it too easy. And it common to see this complaint in other games out their. From professionals or even non professional reviewers alike see the contradiction their.

The same can also be said about too short and long, but it similar to the too easy/too hard thing I mentioned earlier.

And when a game like Yooka-Laylee is trying to be a old school throwback game, it gets slammed by reviewers and they call it "3D platformer collectathons are an outdated genre", yet when the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro remakes do the same thing, they get a free pass with rave reviews, double standards much.

I know their are more like this, but I can go one all days, so now it your guys turn to list your "most hypocritical video game reviewer moments" and why?

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Re: Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

Postby mbd36 » July 9th, 2019, 8:23 pm

Irate Gamer isn't technically a reviewer. He's a bad Youtube comedian doing the same schtick as the Angry Video Game Nerd making fun of old games and not to be taken seriously. He exaggerates flaws of games for humor sake.

Aren't most professional reviewers beholden to their sponsors and the general tastes of their target audience? It seems like they have to give high ratings to popular franchises in order to make money.

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Re: Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

Postby Sonicx9 » July 9th, 2019, 8:33 pm

mbd36 wrote:Irate Gamer isn't technically a reviewer. He's a bad Youtube comedian doing the same schtick as the Angry Video Game Nerd making fun of old games and not to be taken seriously. He exaggerates flaws of games for humor sake.

Aren't most professional reviewers beholden to their sponsors and the general tastes of their target audience? It seems like they have to give high ratings to popular franchises in order to make money.


I know that Irate Gamer isn't technically a reviewer. But he did do contradictions in his videos goes hand and hand with the topic of "Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments".

As for the second part you said "Aren't most professional reviewers beholden to their sponsors and the general tastes of their target audience? It seems like they have to give high ratings to popular franchises in order to make money." what does that mean it kinda confusing can you explain it better?

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Re: Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

Postby Edward M » July 11th, 2019, 10:16 pm

I'm not a fan of the Irate Gamer, who basically stole the Angry Video Game Nerd's gimmick, and sometimes his reviews line for line. However, I don't think its hypocritical to complain about one game being too hard and another being too easy. Every one will have their "just right" difficulty zone, and can have games that fall above that zone in terms of difficulty, and some that fall below.

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Re: Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

Postby Voor » July 11th, 2019, 11:12 pm

Yeah difficulty is a weird thing. Ruins some games and enhances others. And if the goes does have high difficulty, it’s still acceptable if the payoff is perceived to be worth it. Dark souls is a good example.

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Re: Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

Postby mbd36 » July 13th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Sonicx9 wrote:
mbd36 wrote:Irate Gamer isn't technically a reviewer. He's a bad Youtube comedian doing the same schtick as the Angry Video Game Nerd making fun of old games and not to be taken seriously. He exaggerates flaws of games for humor sake.

Aren't most professional reviewers beholden to their sponsors and the general tastes of their target audience? It seems like they have to give high ratings to popular franchises in order to make money.


I know that Irate Gamer isn't technically a reviewer. But he did do contradictions in his videos goes hand and hand with the topic of "Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments".

As for the second part you said "Aren't most professional reviewers beholden to their sponsors and the general tastes of their target audience? It seems like they have to give high ratings to popular franchises in order to make money." what does that mean it kinda confusing can you explain it better?



It means that professional reviewers might lose their audience and advertisers if they tick them off by giving bad reviews to certain games.

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Re: Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

Postby DrLitch » July 13th, 2019, 7:50 pm

Irate Gamer? Channel has been dead for a decade or so. Never really considered a mainstream opinion on the subject. Guy caught a lot of criticism for drawing too much inspiration from AngryVideoGameNerd. Usual slapstick below the belt humor but nonetheless he was mildly entertaining. I think he got into ghost hunting if memory serves me right. Quite a departure.

Hypocrisy? If you look deeply everything can be considered hypocritical. Must be careful. Someone says to a Greenpeace worker "You aint no environmentalist if you drive a car" or to a Vegan: "you aint vegan because you kill insects everytime you step on grass". Tu quoque fallacy.

Nobody is infallible. Opinions can change, even radically. Does not make it hypocricy.

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Re: Most hypocritical video game reviewer moments?

Postby Sonicx9 » July 13th, 2019, 8:42 pm

Rather late, but response time:

Voor wrote:Yeah difficulty is a weird thing. Ruins some games and enhances others. And if the goes does have high difficulty, it’s still acceptable if the payoff is perceived to be worth it. Dark souls is a good example.


It is, but when I see complaints like that, it make it hard to take seriously sometimes.

mbd36 wrote:It means that professional reviewers might lose their audience and advertisers if they tick them off by giving bad reviews to certain games.


Like this infamous review scandal: https://kotaku.com/yes-a-games-writer-w ... es-5893785 it happens because if they don't get the right scores or get high enough metacritic scores they will do shady stuff.

DrLitch wrote:Irate Gamer? Channel has been dead for a decade or so. Never really considered a mainstream opinion on the subject. Guy caught a lot of criticism for drawing too much inspiration from AngryVideoGameNerd. Usual slapstick below the belt humor but nonetheless he was mildly entertaining. I think he got into ghost hunting if memory serves me right. Quite a departure.

Hypocrisy? If you look deeply everything can be considered hypocritical. Must be careful. Someone says to a Greenpeace worker "You aint no environmentalist if you drive a car" or to a Vegan: "you aint vegan because you kill insects everytime you step on grass". Tu quoque fallacy.

Nobody is infallible. Opinions can change, even radically. Does not make it hypocricy.


It a weird thing indeed as their is no wright or wrong answer.


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