Did Any E3 Game Appear Capable of Landing the Elusive “10?”

It's becoming more and more difficult to get a perfect score from critics; does any E3 game have a chance?

It’s becoming more and more difficult to get a perfect score from critics; does any E3 game have a chance?


“The Big 3” came with the games this year, and most gamers have been relatively satisfied with what they’ve seen.

Although there has been a distinct lack of surprises, there’s no denying the bevy of promising games on the horizon. Our question for today, however, asks the difficult question:

“Could any of them be good enough to warrant perfect review scores?”

As time goes on, it seems sources are more and more reluctant to hand out that perfect score, whether it’s a 10/10, 100/100, A+, five stars, or whatever. Sources differ on the meaning of the term “perfect score” as well, which throws another wrench in the works. What exactly does “perfect” mean, anyway?

 

The perfect score...it's kinda like a unicorn these days. It exists but catching it is nigh-on impossible.

The perfect score…it’s kinda like a unicorn these days. It exists but catching it is nigh-on impossible.

Perhaps the problem is that the bigger the game gets, the more content it has, and hence, more possibilities for finding fault and deducting points. For instance, it’s pretty difficult to find fault with Tetris but then again, it’s extremely simple. What it has is perfect, of course, but what it doesn’t have must be taken into consideration when comparing it to modern games.

So, these huge new titles – like The Witcher 3: Wild HuntAssassin’s Creed: UnityTom Clancy’s The DivisionBatman: Arkham KnightFar Cry 4Destiny, etc. all have a huge amount of factors and elements, and if a critic wants to be anal, even the smallest misstep will result in the loss of the perfect score. As such, perhaps the smaller games, like Abzu, have a better shot at acing the review test.

What do you think? Any games pop up at E3 that made you go, “hey, if that’s done right, it could drag down 10s”?

5 thoughts on “Did Any E3 Game Appear Capable of Landing the Elusive “10?””

Nah.

I suppose that new Zelda has a shot just because ALL Nintendo first-party games magically earn at least one 10 somewhere, but that’s about it.

I don’t think so, but Uncharted 4 has a shot. I’m just a little leery about all the head honchos who left Naughty Dog this year, that’s all.

No.

Okay, maybe Abzu just because critics love those artsy fartsy games now.

I’d say maybe MGSV. Seems like we can find a perfect score for every MGS ever made, right? 😉

Yeah, but only the original deserved it.

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