The Metacritic Prediction Thread

By on October 18, 2012 7:28:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Mmrnmhrm

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It looks like Fallen Enchantress is ready for release. I don't know what differences there are between 0.99 and 1.0 yet but it's probably safe to pass judgment.

So.....

What do you think the Metacritic average of Fallen Enchantress will be by December 1, 2012? Put in your guesses.

Here are some recent game releases to compare to.....

Dishonored 91

XCOM 89

Borderlands 2 89

Torchlight II 89

Transformers: Fall of Cyberton 79

Prototype 2 76

The Sims Super Natural 71

Retro City Rampge 70

 

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October 18, 2012 7:37:28 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Of those, I've only played Torchlight 2 and XCOM.  It's so hard to judge FE to those games because they're so different.

I do remember Civilization V got scores like 90 and FE is better.  I hate guessing but it shouldn't get anything lower than an 85. So I'll say 87 only because the reviewers these days tend to be kids looking for explosions and won't appreciate the vast amount of hours one can get out of this game.

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October 18, 2012 7:53:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

79

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October 18, 2012 8:24:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

82

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October 18, 2012 8:28:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Amusing idea for a Discussion Thread, Mmrnmhrm.  Actually I had the same idea a few days back; but I didn't execute, and you did.  So, Good on You, Mate !

I think that FE deserves an honest 90; but I don't think it will quite achieve that level.  Civ V was moving on the whole Sid-Meier-is-unique vibe, and E:FE (as we all know) has the E:WoM Albatross hanging around its neck (metaphorically speaking).  I probably would have picked 87 as the Metacritic score, but since TheJaker has already taken that,  I will go with: 88.

BTW, what kind of prize are you going to award for the Winning Prediction, Mmrnmhrm ?            

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October 18, 2012 8:33:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting TheJaker,
Of those, I've only played Torchlight 2 and XCOM.  It's so hard to judge FE to those games because they're so different.

I do remember Civilization V got scores like 90 and FE is better.  I hate guessing but it shouldn't get anything lower than an 85. So I'll say 87 only because the reviewers these days tend to be kids looking for explosions and won't appreciate the vast amount of hours one can get out of this game.

I don't understand how Civ V received a 90. Definately not what I would have given it. These metrics should leave room for games that are clearly better.

As for FE, I would say it's deserving of an 80 in its current state.

However, knowing that additional content, quests, stamps, and props are all being included with 1.0 (and that doesn't even touch the campaign and workshop), I would say that....if these small balance issues are taken care of, FE is in for a solid 87.

If some of the larger changes were added in: More advanced AI, more diplomacy options, better road mechanic, more summoning spells, better balanced essence, tactical combat, RPG elements to the sandbox mode, etc....well, you get the point. Adding these can easily push FE into the 92-97 range. 

This game is REALLY looking awesome

 

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October 18, 2012 8:49:43 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

90.

This game is the comeback kid. That's a rarity these days.

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October 18, 2012 9:00:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm pretty conservative and would say EFE deserves a 75 or so ... Civ V definitely did NOT deserve a 90.  IMO, at release, Civ V was a huge disappointment and should not have scored much better than EWoM's Brad-confessed fail launch.  Civ V has improved slightly since, but still falls short and it seems they won't be fixing it anymore, as the recent patch plans I read about seemed applicable to G&K; vanilla, my guess, is abandoned. :/

 

E:WoM was rated as 53.  A lot of lessons were learned, while there certainly have been a number of "This is blah!" type posts, I have not seen anyone say FE is worse than WoM, and I feel confident most players feel it is an improvement, certainly much better than WoM at launch, so I would guess it would probably hit 70.

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October 18, 2012 9:05:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I feel it's pushing 85.  

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October 18, 2012 10:03:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'll undercut that by 1, 84.  Now to see if I win the showcase showdown!

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October 18, 2012 10:09:43 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

91.

 

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October 18, 2012 10:10:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

This game will live on for quite a long time. 90 from me.

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October 18, 2012 10:28:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The answer to this, my friends, is of course, 42. FE's # is in good company.

Getting serious for a moment, comparing to Sid's Alpha Centauri, which has a 92, I would give FE an 87. For me at least, Alpha sets the bar - FE is closing in.

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October 18, 2012 10:31:42 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

1 dollar Bob. 

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October 18, 2012 10:37:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Given the current scores... I feel it is 90.

And the retail price is.... 1 dollar

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October 18, 2012 10:38:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

At least 80.  I've played far worse that got far better on Metacritic.  At least 80.  Probably deserves more, but you know how reviewers are...

 

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October 18, 2012 11:00:24 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

83

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October 18, 2012 11:01:30 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'd say an 80. Probably not much more.

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October 19, 2012 12:19:39 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Pointless predicting the score, it will depend heavily on the campaign which we can't judge.

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October 19, 2012 12:21:57 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm new here (just bought the game), and have no right to vote, but review scores are often so insane/paid for/biased that I want to take a shot based on industry assumptions.  Most people here seem to feel like the game is in good shape, so the big question is: will reviewers be rooting for Stardock to pull it together after WoM, will they feel bitter about it, or will they be neutral?  I think the bias will be slightly positive.  Also, I think metacritic is more interesting in terms of the Pro/User voting ratio.  Usually, something is wrong if there's a big difference, though obviously trolling and anti-DRM backlash can affect the results.

My guess:        87/9.1

XCOM              89/8.1

Dishonored       91/8.4

Borderlands 2   89/8.2

Torchlight II      88/9.0

Transformers    79/7.7

Prototype 2       76/6.3

The Sims SN     71/6.0

Retro City R      70/8.9

 

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October 19, 2012 12:30:27 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


I am gonna say 75 to 80

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October 19, 2012 2:25:54 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

83

 

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October 19, 2012 2:36:13 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

74

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October 19, 2012 3:31:56 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

77

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October 19, 2012 3:47:47 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm guessing somewhere between 80 and 85. Niche games rarely get good scores, it's always mass market bullshit at the top.

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October 19, 2012 4:18:15 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

83

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