The score is too high.
The score is about right.
The score is too low.
They used to round numbers, so following the system that Cata was graded by this would've been a 9 too. I think some dude realized that their scores all started to look the same because of it. Regardless, score systems blow and they need to go away. But the big press sites like ign and gamespot will never do that.
I would personally give it a 8/10 so far, everyones final review should be when the expansion is over. Look at Cataclysm, it may have started very well with a lot of promisses, but it ended up being dogshit.
who cares about ign score, it comes down to what one guy who write review thinks about game. His opinion isnt any more valid then next guy. btw they gave cata 9 ...
When life gives you razor blades... you make a baseball bat, covered in razor blades.
I mean, I still am holding by my opinion of WoW if MoP is a success by checking out the end of the next two quarters and just how many players are running around by then.
Eh it's about right I guess. Me, I would give it a 9 so far. 1 point off only because they made very few new models for the new creatures and monsters just mainly new skins, was kind of disappointed with that but other than that I love it.
Last edited by Triforcewolf; 2012-10-06 at 07:39 PM.
Most reviews are off the questing experience. Cata was kind of graded of the new 1-60 plus the 80-85. MoP is just the 85-90. I think the score is a good range, questing was a lot of fun despite some of the scaling was a bit off.
IGN lol people still read much less care what they say, sad really that people still put so much stock in what a select few have to say about a game and can't seem to form an opinion of their own.
For the record I'm playing MoP and it's the most fun I've had with the game in years, just so no one tries to misinterpret what I've said.
U can rate Mop only at the end... the only thing u're givin rating now is "quest leveling"...
Fine, now we know u do not do raids or u've never had fun in doin 'em...For the record I'm playing MoP and it's the most fun I've had with the game in years, just so no one tries to misinterpret what I've said
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What do you want them to review when It's like 5.5?
OMG NEW RAIDS
OMG NEW uh 5 MANS?
Yada yada and minor patches like 5.1 just advances the story. Nothing more
Really all these rating site are more for amusement than to be taken seriously... in fact that's really true of all critics. The only person you should let tell you what you will like is yourself.
Thing is, wow is aging a lot nowdays for obvious reasons.
Thats not to say its bad or anything, but same stuff - "same old".
When Wotlk came about there was what? Warhammer and some smaller mmos competing, so some comparision was made to them.
Start of wotlk still managed to "hold the crown" etc. Warhammer was hotkey mmo still and one of things it brought was pvp..and huge pvp battlezones. Otherwise it was similiar..only like age of conan was new. Not sure when that came (after or before wotlk)
Cata had similiar - no huge mmos near it..just rift.
Rift was hotkey MMO too so no massive innovations there either - at the time at least (and rift came near 4.1 when cata review was done already)
Now MoP came around GW2 and SWTOR both of which pretty radically changed the style of MMORPG's so theres some comparision to be made (they cant strictly compare it to last expansion - they have to see how it compares with GENRE/Similiar in genre).
Swtor had different combat system, tho still hotkey. Also was focused on story a lot. Bigger bangs than warhammer or rift had for sure (tho kinda died out after few patches, which reviews cant and wont take notice of)
GW2 totally changed combat style, added pvp..well I'm sure we all know what its done and added. In short, GW2 was also big budget and game-changer.
So comparing MoP to gw2 and swtor..8.7 seems pretty good score.
"In the tone of their complaint you can see a mind already made up. Instead, it’s about affirmation they expected and didn’t receive. It’s not about the game getting universal praise from every writer reviewing it. It’s about getting universal praise for buying it."
Ign fails. Enough said.
Their scores are so messed up.
Edit: anyone remember how they made a huge article defending EA after it got voted "worst company in america", blaming gamers and stuff? Yup, THAT'S ign.