Video game. Its funny cuz its true... ...WTF did Canada ever do? We developed Assassins Creed, Bioshock, Dante's Inferno, Dead Rising 2, most of the Farcry games, Mass Effect, Max Payne, Need For Sp


What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
#75 - eattherich (04/12/2013) [-]
I read it as

1-8: Means nothing
9-10: The developers probably payed the reviewers.
Of course there are always exceptions but you should always try to look at consumer reviews over professional ones.
User avatar #82 to #75 - honeybiscuit (04/12/2013) [-]
I'd also disagree. I've never played games based on peoples opinions for a couple of reasons. I find most people are idiots, few can argue with that. Game reviewers who make it their job to review games only seem to give the highest scores to the biggest titles, so I agree devs probably paid for a good review, and I won't put anything past EA. But my main reason is several people like to find things to nit pick. They point one thing out and they don't get off of it. And when you actually play the game, you're going to be thinking about that one bad review, and that one thing that they didn't like and it might just ruin it for you.

TL;DR I don't like consumer reviews either. People are idiots. I play games because they look like they'd be fun and I generally enjoy them.
User avatar #86 to #82 - kentravyon (04/12/2013) [-]
I agree about that, some reviews have good points but are overly harsh on it, recently looked up some old games of mine on IGN and I was rather disturbed with the result
User avatar #89 to #86 - rhiaanor (04/12/2013) [-]
dont ever use IGN. I've always liked "Rock, paper, shotgun" It seems to be very few bias, and they dont really use "scoring" theynjust review the game forwhat it is, including problems and flaws. Of course, there are different reviewers with different views and whatnot.
User avatar #94 to #89 - kentravyon (04/12/2013) [-]
honestly when looking for games I don;t use reviews
I tend to go along the lines of "that looks good & I have money for one lets get it --> FE Awakening / Bioshock Infinite / Luigi's Mansion (surprisingly awesome multiplayer btw)

If i'm actually unsure about a tittle, I just ask a couple of friends + Gamestop people, rl advice tends to be actually reliable proving you give the masses a wide berth

User avatar #96 to #94 - rhiaanor (04/12/2013) [-]
gamestop people tend to.... you know... game stop. I never buy games purely based off of "hey he says good let buy" but its definetly a good thing to read a review or something, especially a trusted one, which honestly, rock paper shotgun hasnt let me down. And its not just reviewing games, its other stuff as well.
User avatar #97 to #96 - kentravyon (04/12/2013) [-]
Ah to clarify, I don't buy off what they say, I get some info from them, in retrospect thou I do know my gamestop people fairly well, to the point where I will actually trust their advice, but that's just what comes from working 2 stores to the right of them in a mall I guess
User avatar #99 to #97 - rhiaanor (04/12/2013) [-]
those people are masters of deception and subterfuge.... be careful man
User avatar #100 to #99 - kentravyon (04/12/2013) [-]
Well if they are it doesn't matter, cause its not helping them
For example. ask gamestop some question about getting a 3ds, get some good advice in terms of pros / conns of XL / regular , then being the scumbag that i am I give the profit to best buy a week later
User avatar #101 to #100 - rhiaanor (04/12/2013) [-]
gg my friend gg
User avatar #87 to #86 - honeybiscuit (04/12/2013) [-]
Yeah like, I loved the **** out of Amnesia. I beat it in one sitting, so I only had to **** in one pair of pants. Later on for the hell of it, read some reviews. Someone gave it a poor review. So I'm like, whatever you're entitled to your opinion and probably an idiot. He bitched about the game being far too repetitive. To him the game was, solve puzzle, hide from monster, find next puzzle. Solve puzzle, hide from monster, find next puzzle. So thinking about it, sure it really WAS that repetitive, but I didn't notice because I was too busy having fun.
User avatar #90 to #75 - thisotherdude (04/12/2013) [-]
Or better yet, forget reviews all together. Look at the basic structure, ideas, and plot of a game before it comes out and make your decision based off that, almost never has a review dictated if I should get a game and I've bought very few games that I didn't thoroughly enjoy.
User avatar #175 to #75 - weareboss (04/12/2013) [-]
dark souls is a fun game
User avatar #79 to #75 - athojew (04/12/2013) [-]
I disagree. A lot of consumer reviews are biased and all they say is. It is a pc game now its a console game so I don't like it or. Because this is a rpg and I like first person shooters this is a bad game. For overall ratings look at Professional reviews. For individual comments shift through the consumer reviews.
User avatar #98 to #79 - simplygabriele (04/12/2013) [-]
I must say that it's one of the reasons I prefer consumer reviews (as long as they're at least somewhat comprehensive and not "THIS SUX! I hate it and it's a loozer gaem!"). You see where people are coming from - if a person doesn't play, say, racing games and tries one, he'll see different pros and cons of the game. I'm not saying that you should just follow one of two user comments, I find it helps to build a more accurate picture on whether or not you'd enjoy the game.

I do absolutely agree that some people just play a game to hate it. Like some sort of mental masturbation - "I will play this genre I don't like on a console I hate and I'll make sure to tell the world about my anguish!". That's as ******** as you can get. But you can usually pretty easily distinguish between actual reviews and that type of "PC/PS/XBOX Master race" rants. For example, even though I'm a PC-only gamer (mostly because I find controllers a lot more annoying to play with), I'd still give Dark Souls a great review. I didn't get deep into the game because of the terrible port, but it otherwise looked like an extremely interesting game and story.

I'll end my ranting here.
#236 - SaNcAlandariel (04/12/2013) [-]
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User avatar #297 to #236 - thefuzzywalrus (04/13/2013) [-]
unfortunately its true with alot of game companies this day in age... remember when games were just so good they didnt need to pay for a good review? like power stone, megaman legends, crash bandicoot, and countless others? it just shows how much little work they wanna do for alot of money.... its just lazy of them and they are ripping off their fans... i wanna create a game company that gives you bang for your buck for instance one of the policys for the company i want to make is " if the dlc has less than 10 maps its free " because then i will always be setting a goal with every game... i want to **** pack my games with content but not too much just so the player doesnt feel like he got ripped off when he bought the game brand new "cough" gow judgement "cough" crapcom "cough"
#201 to #168 - europe (04/12/2013) [-]
/v/ is a magical place
User avatar #223 to #203 - ragnarfag (04/12/2013) [-]
Thanks, always looking for /v/ parodies.
#290 to #277 - ragnarfag (04/12/2013) [-]
My personal favourite.
User avatar #242 to #203 - neokun ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
What is /v/?
#262 to #242 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
4chan's videogame "I ******* hate videogames" board.
User avatar #292 to #242 - neokun ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
Wow, some people are real total and utter faggots. Why thumb me down because i did not know something? DID YOU PEOPLE ALWAYS ******* KNOW EVERYTHING SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME?
#125 - redictor ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
at least we have zero punctuation and angry joe for accurate reviews
User avatar #148 to #125 - Kellanved (04/12/2013) [-]
Yahtzee is all over the damn place, and Joe I feel can sometimes jump on the band wagon to pander to his viewers, especially when it comes to ultra hyped titles like Skyrim and Bioshock Infinite. But they're both entertaining and pretty honest for the most part.
User avatar #157 to #125 - evilklown (04/12/2013) [-]
Awww Yeah! His name should be the one on the Box of the game not:
"11/10 - IGN: Amazing!"
"10/10 - Metacritic: Our name is on the box!"
User avatar #195 to #125 - miniwilliam (04/12/2013) [-]
And then we have Totalbiscuit for first impressions of games with very good critique!
#197 to #125 - seffo (04/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #280 to #125 - savvasp (04/12/2013) [-]
And Totalbiscuit
#128 to #125 - delivering (04/12/2013) [-]
Well, Zero Punctuation is more a comedy skit than a review.

Yahtzee doesn't even try to be objective, and his advice is, thus, not always so good.

He is funny and entertaining though.
User avatar #131 to #128 - redictor ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
i know yahtzee isnt technically a reviewer as he's a critic, but i dont see that as a bad thing, like he once said "how else will game developers learn?".
#19 - sxxxxxxx (04/12/2013) [-]
People take reviews seriously? Fkn lol
#279 to #19 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
think about all the people here when you say you like a game that is for some reason popular to hate and whine about because of irrelevant reasons that has nothing to do with the game and the so-called problems that are easily solvable by just adjusting something on the game settings.
User avatar #84 to #19 - groundzero (04/12/2013) [-]
People who are unawere of the VIdeo game industry does specially most casuals.
#214 - jokervsbatsy (04/12/2013) [-]
Dude, it looks just like the cover.
Dude, it looks just like the cover.
#169 - Ihazfunkitty (04/12/2013) [-]
<if you give IGN enough money
<if you give IGN enough money
#15 - thepastryistrue (04/11/2013) [-]
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#160 to #15 - libejenkins (04/12/2013) [-]
what was the name of this show?
#198 to #160 - seffo (04/12/2013) [-]
it's called wait for it... THE REGULAR SHOW
#205 to #198 - libejenkins (04/12/2013) [-]
Thank you very much! I knew the name was kinda like that.
#206 to #205 - seffo (04/12/2013) [-]
no problem lad, glad to help
#232 to #15 - thelegitmetalhead (04/12/2013) [-]
Here, have this.
Here, have this.
User avatar #124 to #15 - herpaherp (04/12/2013) [-]
IGN in a nutshell.
#105 to #15 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
Bioshock Infinite?
User avatar #1 - shadowm (04/11/2013) [-]
...WTF did Canada ever do? We developed Assassins Creed, Bioshock, Dante's Inferno, Dead Rising 2, most of the Farcry games, Mass Effect, Max Payne, Need For Speed, most of Tom Clancy's game titles, SWKOTOR, and not to mention the next Batman Arkham game.
User avatar #225 to #1 - spankcakes (04/12/2013) [-]
Ok, ok... But the main question is, are you sorry..?
#244 to #1 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
most of the games "you" developed belongs to american, french or some asian companies... not one canadian is there.

just because a canadian studio of a big company had some part of making a game it does not make it "canadian made"... that's like saying BMW is asian because it's made there or Mercedes and Audio is hungarian because they are made there... no they are German no matter where they make it

deadpool is also made by americans and owned by an american company.... so not canadian, same with wolverine
#246 to #244 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
*Audi instead of Audio
#263 to #1 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
I think I want to have gloriously pleasurable love-enduced sex with Canada, then eat it to consume all of it's Canada goodness now.
#11 to #1 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
Zim: Lieessssssssssssssssss
User avatar #2 to #1 - colmcorbec (04/11/2013) [-]
... ,Deus Ex Machina Human Revolution,...
User avatar #3 to #2 - shadowm (04/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, most FIFA games too, but I didn't have all day lol
#17 to #1 - applescryatnight (04/12/2013) [-]
the first farcry was great until the goddamn mutants. all the other ones are good or i havent played it. good job canada.
User avatar #137 to #1 - turbodoosh (04/12/2013) [-]
you mean all the good games? ...and cartoons...and hockey...and milke from a bag?
User avatar #138 to #137 - turbodoosh (04/12/2013) [-]
h/o just packing my bags
User avatar #180 to #1 - whatupnachoface (04/12/2013) [-]
Original Bioshock: 2kBoston, (which is, I think, in Boston), 2kMarine (in California), and 2kAsutralia (probably in Australia)
you have no idea how much I hate you for this prophanity
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User avatar #204 to #184 - nebuchadnezzaurus (04/12/2013) [-]
Look up Arkham Origins
User avatar #42 to #1 - dadukesta (04/12/2013) [-]
The Mass Effect 3 ending.
User avatar #116 to #42 - giguelingueling (04/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #47 to #1 - BmanX ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
Corrections: Canadians didn't make Bioshock. Digital Extremes only ported it to PS3 a year after it originally came out. Also, didn't make Dante's Inferno. The Dead Space guys made that. Canadians also only made Max Payne 3, but not 1 and 2. But the rest is all made by Canadians. :P
User avatar #18 to #1 - gnillort (04/12/2013) [-]
shut up, Canada.
#107 to #1 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
Well I like Canada. Nice people, wonderful landscape etc.



User avatar #179 to #107 - nyawgga (04/12/2013) [-]
I'm Canadian, and half my family speaks french to each other, and it pisses me the **** off when they do. Believe me, we don't like French either.
User avatar #108 to #107 - shadowm (04/12/2013) [-]
actually English, in comparison to almost every other language, is one of the most complex languages in the world, nous parle Francais par ce que nous etions habitee comme tous les deux England et France.
#249 to #108 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
People say that. It's wrong. I learned Cantonese first. Then English. The Mandarin. Then Spanish. English is BY FAR the easiest to master.
#126 to #107 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
The more lingos your tongue speaks - the more bitches you **** , mandude.
#182 to #1 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #176 to #1 - weareboss (04/12/2013) [-]
is that all?

User avatar #150 to #1 - desante (04/12/2013) [-]
Max Payne is a third-person shooter video game developed by Finnish developers Remedy Entertainment
User avatar #151 to #150 - shadowm (04/12/2013) [-]
Max Payne 3...should have specified
User avatar #152 to #151 - desante (04/12/2013) [-]
Now we're talking :D
User avatar #10 to #1 - sweetdickwilly ONLINE (04/11/2013) [-]

No, you didn't. Game developers that just so happen to be from your country did.
User avatar #24 to #10 - shadowm (04/12/2013) [-]
you don't know what I do for a living
#212 to #24 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
yeah you're right, sucking dicks have a lot to do with game development
#227 to #10 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
It's a figure of speech calm down faggit
User avatar #12 to #1 - mattseven (04/11/2013) [-]
I'm lucky to live near Montreal, because I want to work in the videogames industry and Montreal is starting to become really ******* important.
User avatar #6 to #1 - shadir ONLINE (04/11/2013) [-]
And i thank you for that Canada, stand proud!
#36 to #1 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
welcome to the internet
User avatar #5 to #1 - Nightinear **User deleted account** (04/11/2013) [-]
You sure?
Because Wiki says something else...
#303 to #1 - anon (04/15/2013) [-]
" 'Well,' said James, appearing to deliberate the point, 'it's more the fact that he exists, if you know what I mean…' "
User avatar #4 to #1 - Nightinear **User deleted account** (04/11/2013) [-]
Why did you suddenly find the need to say that?
User avatar #7 to #4 - nightmaren (04/11/2013) [-]
"if you dont like this game you must be retarded or from canada"

I know it's a joke, and I thought it was funny, but this guy just looks like he took things too seriously.
User avatar #247 to #1 - TastyBurger (04/12/2013) [-]
>Implying Dante's Inferno is anything to be proud of
#63 to #1 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
^ this man is the smart one here. I like him, he know's what's up. (EA still sucks even if they published most of those.)
#228 to #1 - bahgawd (04/12/2013) [-]
bioshock wasn't made in canada,

I know this because I live close by to the studio that made the first one, and infinite (irrational games) and I live in boston.
User avatar #45 to #1 - sharbear (04/12/2013) [-]
Well your bacon is just ham. That's not cool bro.
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#177 to #1 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
And i'm sorry, but they are all **** .
User avatar #40 to #1 - bokkos (04/12/2013) [-]
You put Dante's inferno, but not Dragon Age?

..... Why?
User avatar #147 to #1 - ompalomper ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
canada made bioshock?

i worship canada now
User avatar #181 to #147 - whatupnachoface (04/12/2013) [-]
no they didnt goddamit ****
2kboston,2kmarine and 2kaustralia
they are the only studios irrational games has
oh my god i hate this guy spreading lies
User avatar #211 to #181 - ompalomper ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
#35 to #1 - gare ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
there's a new arkham game coming out! holy nipple 			*****		 batman i think i just came
there's a new arkham game coming out! holy nipple ***** batman i think i just came
User avatar #135 to #1 - dovahsix (04/12/2013) [-]
#21 to #1 - yomommabinshoppin (04/12/2013) [-]
Did you do the newer SWTOR also? I am just curious since I have not a damn clue
User avatar #22 to #21 - shadowm (04/12/2013) [-]
I believe so, most bioware games were developed at least in part in Canada.
#23 to #1 - mrtwitty (04/12/2013) [-]
That's exactly what a Canadian would say...
User avatar #25 to #23 - shadowm (04/12/2013) [-]
Well if you look at my picture it's deadpool. Deadpool is Canadian, so am I. Coincidence?
#159 to #25 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
Deadpool is a fictional character, don't get too attached.
#115 to #25 - supaslick (04/12/2013) [-]
I think SO!
#183 - buriedstpatrick (04/12/2013) [-]
Or you could just not follow review score and instead focus on the ACTUAL REVIEW. Yeah, scary I know.
User avatar #238 to #183 - neokun ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
I don't think many children even know that exists.
User avatar #291 to #238 - buriedstpatrick (04/12/2013) [-]
When I was younger in my teens I always found the review itself more interesting than the actual score.
I don't think all kids are ignorant in that regard, I think this is more a universal problem across all ages.
User avatar #185 to #183 - Keoul (04/12/2013) [-]
A lot of people are incapable of reading.
Why do you think tl;dr is a thing?
User avatar #187 to #185 - buriedstpatrick (04/12/2013) [-]
Well, we also have video reviews which are much easier for the common folk to follow. Do not require any reading at all.
User avatar #188 to #187 - Keoul (04/12/2013) [-]
I'm sure they'll **** that up too somehow.
User avatar #190 to #188 - buriedstpatrick (04/12/2013) [-]
Yeah. People take the actual score too seriously as if there's some objectively right number for every game to be judged upon.
I actually wrote an article on ScrewAttack a while back discussing why review scores are bad for the industry:
User avatar #210 - carnagejc (04/12/2013) [-]
Game is ridden with flaws, has had no innovation for years with no new features and only a handful of additions to its content since its precursors.

IGN 10/10
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User avatar #200 - shaftyface (04/12/2013) [-]
Moral of the story?

Dont trust online reviews. Watch gameplay yourself, or ask a friend that owns the game.
User avatar #163 - jigglepuff (04/12/2013) [-]
Bad review= OMFG PAID OFF

Good review= OMFG PAID OFF
User avatar #14 - Rockaman ONLINE (04/11/2013) [-]
In reality it is all to do with how much the reviewers are bribed...
#33 - golbot (04/12/2013) [-]
Canada also has the longest confirmed kill with a sniper rifle in afghanistan. so not only do our frostback neighbors to the north make awesome shooters, they also do a decent job of shooting...


#217 to #33 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
I fail to see how that's relevant.
User avatar #118 - rofljoe (04/12/2013) [-]
Total Biscuit.
User avatar #39 - peanutbuttahjellah (04/12/2013) [-]
It's this exact reason why no one should ever listen to the reviews and just PLAY THE ******* GAME.
User avatar #132 to #39 - daentraya (04/12/2013) [-]
Or find a trusty reviewer whose opinions match yours, lists all the flaws and all the good points, and go with that? Better than to find out you bought a ******** and wasted your money
User avatar #143 to #132 - peanutbuttahjellah (04/12/2013) [-]
I said... PLAY THE MOTHER ******* GAME.
#193 to #143 - daentraya (04/12/2013) [-]
Calm down, buddy.
#222 to #193 - peanutbuttahjellah (04/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #155 - eiaisqzbsesb ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
Don't forget.
11/10- Batman games.
#106 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
Hey FJ, if you want to see a guy who gives honest and good reviews, look up AngryJoeShow on youtube!
User avatar #114 to #106 - moshthun (04/12/2013) [-]
Yup, AngryJoe is honest and gives good ratings, but the thing is that he ONLY plays Xbox games. Well, maybe some games like Shogun, but overal he plays Xbox the most, which is not a problem, but for PC-gamers (like myself) that's kinda ****** up, as he wouldn't tell you if the PC-port is bad or not.

Also, his humor in the sketches he puts into the videos aren't really enjoyable for some.

Overall, great guy, does his job CORRECTLY and without biasing, however, could be a letdown when you don't like his humor, and is tended to give a game high ratings when he likes it or has nostalgia/trivia from previous games, or even base ratings on previous games.

I'd say, he is worth a 7,5 and a MOSHTHUN BADASS SEAL OF APPROVAL.
User avatar #156 to #114 - boydaranga (04/12/2013) [-]
total biscuit then. his "WTF" vids pass as a review really. but more in depth.
#191 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
I don't care about Bioshock infinite or GTA V, CoD games are ******* horrible. Waiting for red thumbs because FJ is predictable like that.
User avatar #218 to #191 - burgermeatt (04/12/2013) [-]
Could you at least give opinions on to why you hate them?
I don't dislike bioshock i've never been interested, i played the first one for about 10 minutes and never got back into it.

The GTA series i do like although, the story lines are generally pretty good same with the missions to, there is also pretty decent multiplayer now days and a lot of stuff to do when the game is completed.

and COD i don't terribly like, i got sick of it after they just repeated everything again and again, making a new game every year just for money.
#224 to #191 - tyroneisanigger (04/12/2013) [-]
People here hate GTA V?
I can slightly understand CoD, but GTA? I enjoy CoD for muliplayer...
User avatar #252 to #224 - thascomrad (04/12/2013) [-]
Meh, bf3 is better for multiplayer, but gta V is going to be a master piece
User avatar #233 to #191 - badsamaritan ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
I think treyarch does a good job with the COD games, on the other hand infinity ward is releasing MW4.
User avatar #237 to #233 - savirleo ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
Agreed. I find that Treyarch is at least willing to try new things, but Infinity Ward just does a few new guns, a few changes to perks, then sells the game
User avatar #265 to #237 - badsamaritan ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
I thought that the story behind BO2 was on point of what's happening today.
The only Problem with the game is the squeakers (I hit the mute option) and when people make inappropriate emblems.
User avatar #269 to #265 - savirleo ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
a lot of things get added in that are based on today, even if its not intentional
I ignore them, usually through muting, and the emblems I don't really pay attention to
User avatar #281 to #269 - badsamaritan ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
The last thing I want is for someone like my parents or girlfriend to see an emblem of a cartoon chick getting analy pounded
User avatar #282 to #281 - savirleo ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
play on a small screen. I personally use my monitor. Looks a lot better than the 32in tv
User avatar #283 to #282 - badsamaritan ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
I tried to play on the monitor, but my tv and couch are just in to perfect of a place.
User avatar #284 to #283 - savirleo ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
I'm usually in front of the monitor, so its natural for me. I only have problems with sound, since there are no speakers without an adaptor
#194 to #191 - fcrocker (04/12/2013) [-]
You've just given a neutral opinion about two games, and called a game that FJ hates Horrible.

Why would you get red thumbs?
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