Game Criticism's Going Meta-Hilarious And Serious At The Same Time

Game Criticism's Going Meta-Hilarious And Serious At The Same Time

Jason Schreier must have pulled all of our names for Secret Santa because he's given us all the gift of laughter, and meta-game criticism with this one.

Schreier takes one of our well-known game scoring criteria and ranks the scores based on another well-known ranking criteria to a hilarious effect. The threads erupt with iterations of inflamed game criticism foibles: accusations of biases, weird opinions, unsubstantiated assertions, rage, and mistrust. Everybody's in on the joke because it's unclear what these rankings are based on. Yet we squabble anyway.

And that's the joke - and the point.

Not only is this post a great way to display gamer infighting ironically, but a nice poke at the state of game review scores and how we don't understand them.

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