The storm is coming.
@Ghetsis-Dennis; You linkt to 8.8? Faceplam time. Did you even read the rest of the article?
Also, that article mentions no numbers, percentages, etc about that free game or 10 bucks experiment. Unless the difference in numbers was extremely high, the experiment was meaningless and doesn't prove anything.
They gave it a good review. And yet you say the opposite. And then you link to 8.8 which calls people out on this same thing. Talk about about ignorance/
Originally Posted by Ghetsis-Dennis According to a research study mentioned by TV Tropes, reviews do affect sales. I said reviews don't matter for Pokemon games. Reviewers are well aware that their opinions will have little effect on whether some on buys BW2.
@Ranger Jack Walker; It's because of Nintendo Power's score and Famitsu's score on the game that has me worried about BW2 receiving similar scores from the western culture where the fad is dead. Besides, the negative backlash from Metroid Other M shows that reviews will have to matter for Pokemon games.
@Ghetsis-Dennis; There's a big difference between recieving a marginally lower score (but still very high) and outright extreme negative feedback. Look around you. Everyone's praising BW2. Surely that's a positive? Surely that doesn't mean anyone should be worried about the future of Pokemon games?
Your sensationalist claims are quite sad really.
@Ranger Jack Walker; Give it time, those reviews will get lower just like the sales compared to Gen 1.