How Can The Last Of Us: Remastered Not Get a Perfect 10?

It scored so high last year that one has to assume the improved version is basically perfect, right?

It scored so high last year that one has to assume the improved version is basically perfect, right?


Let us explain:

According to MetacriticThe Last Of Us currently holds a 95 average review score. It’s difficult to get much higher than that, especially when you’re counting hundreds of reviews.

However, critics find themselves in an interesting position: The Remastered edition of this award-winning masterpiece is coming soon and when it arrives, they’ll have to review it. The question is, how will they approach it? Furthermore, if they gave it a 10 last year, what the heck do they give it now? A 10.5?

It was already an amazing game. What score do you give to the upgraded amazingness...?

It was already an amazing game. What score do you give to the upgraded amazingness…?

Or, if they gave it a 9 or something, how much higher will they score the improved version? Will they place a lot of emphasis on those increased technical elements? How important is the frame rate, really? How much does that Left Behind DLC add to the experience? Thing is, ten critics will answer these questions ten different ways.

This is the problem with reviewing remastered or special editions of existing games. They’re obviously better than when they first launched but then again, shouldn’t the competition be stiffer for the remastered version? For instance, we’re in the new generation now, so should TLoU be held to a higher standard? As such, will the Remastered iteration score no higher than the original?

All difficult questions. What do you say?

6 thoughts on “How Can The Last Of Us: Remastered Not Get a Perfect 10?”

Scores was affected by either small errors in affect or just a personal view so unless errors have been adjusted and amended, the score should remain the same. It isn’t a new game; its reliving an old great experience with visual improvements but nevertheless I’m looking forward to the title.

The personal view is coupled with objective analysis, or it isn’t a proper review.

I don’t think it should get a higher score. The competition is stiffer now, and just because they upped the FPS and threw in some DLC doesn’t make it a different game.

I think I’d score it a little higher but not much. The bottom line is that it’s a better version, so how can it not score just a few tenths more?

I get the competition thing, but I don’t count that as much. A great game is a great game.

It shouldn’t get a 10 because TLoU wasn’t all that anyway.

Reason #289 why I don’t want to be a critic. Seems like no matter how this game gets reviewed, people are going to get on reviewer’s cases…

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