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Shuhei Yoshida casts doubt on game reviewers

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The first PlayStation 4 exclusive title reviews have started pouring in and at the moment things aren’t looking overly good for the beast from the east. But Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Computer Worldwide Studios boss, has cast some doubt over whether these scores are really fair.

The three exclusives to currently have scores on metacritic are

Knack and Killzone are obviously disappointing with high expectations being set for both of those but Resogun is looking pretty solid so far.

However Yoshida goes on to state

“Yeah, it’s disappointing to see some of the low scores. I haven’t spent enough time reading reviews, but I would characterize them as mixed”

Which is all fine and well and then he says

“And with this launch there are lots of games coming out, so the media must be very busy going through the games quickly, and especially since the online functionality wasn’t ready until in the last couple days. So we have to look at how much time they spend on what aspect of the games and how that may be contributing to some of the lower scores.”

Now the only journalists who have tried these games yet are the ones that Sony has paid for and invited to join them in New York City and a few others. So I have to say it’s surprising that he decided to question their ability and integrity with the knowledge that it was a select few that his company chose.

In reality we are more likely to see these scores dropping once the larger media are given access to the games after launch.

What do you think, does he have a valid point about the lack of online playtime negatively affecting the reviews?

Last Updated: November 15, 2013

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