Throwdown Ep. 03 – “Mixed Reviews”
Welcome to another episode of our Throwdown podcast. This is a show where we discuss video games, pop culture and tech in an honest and uncompromising fashion. You won’t get any bullshit here.
Ever since Destiny was released, I’ve been thinking about reviews and review scores. Actually, I think about them a lot. Seeing how the game has gotten lackluster reviews from most of the major gaming sites and how people have reacted to those reviews has made me think about them more than usual.
Tonight’s main topic is about reviews. What do we think of them? Are they a valid, objective analysis of a video game or are they just someone’s opinion? We also talk about review scores and how much influence gaming sites and Metacritic can have on a game’s sales based on the scores they receive.
On the gaming news front, we talk about some of the announcements that have been made during this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Bloodborne, Deep Down, Final Fantasy XV, Silent Hills and of course, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. A lot of cool stuff has been shown and we talk about the things we liked the most.
Thanks as always to Shawn Daley for our awesome intro and outro music.
Rachael Murdock, our producer, has been diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy. She created an online journal on Tumblr to give people updates about her condition. There, you can read her story and if you feel inclined, you can donate. Remember that every bit counts but if you can’t donate, words of encouragement can mean just as much.