Kevin VanOrd's review scores are the most wildly inconsistent in the industry. Amazing, that GameSpot considers this charade game journalism. I propose changing game journalist to game huckster as a more accurate job title.
I wonder if Mr. VanOrd uses a roll of dice to determine the review score, or if he's using GameSpot's ad revenue for each game as a score multiplier.
@KRHamilton Do you have anything specific, or is this just another rant? I like to think that the words I wrote and said explain in a good amount of detail why I think that The Secret World is a good game with some flaws that keep it from greatness.
I presume, however, that your point of view is "he said something I disagree with" or "I don't like the score because it doesn't fit with what I think" and so that becomes "Kevin VanOrd is dumb and inconsistent and a huckster." Because my job as a critic, of course, it to echo all the things "KRHamilton" thinks, rather than to communicate what I think. I will try to do better and write everything to match up with KRHamilton in the future, now that I have seen the error of my ways!
@KRHamilton He gave it 7.5. Metacritic's average, out of 54 reviews, is 7.3.
So how is it at all fair to accuse him of giving this game a completely random score? Sounds like he hit the critics' consensus pretty closely.