I like how review scores are only applicable if they're on your side. Spelunker HD is also like a 56 on Metacritic, yet most people here seem to like it and others would agree it's got enough value to justify the "average" score of 7. Call of Duty Declassified is a 31, yet there are over 100 "green" user scores for that game and plenty of people that defend that game like it's amazing. In the end, the truth is relative.
I've only seen people complain about the game being bad or not as good as 1 and I've seen it regarded as one of the worst multiplayer experiences this generation. This in my opinion lead to all the sales / deals that we've seen. (it's been $5 dollars at least 5 different times, is one of the most common collectors editions and many places still had it in stock after a year...) After this people had lower expectations and thus the game was regarded a bit higher.
I like how review scores aren't applicable if they're not on your side. All I'm saying is that you claimed that all these people are calling Bioshock 2 an "awful game", and trying to use the only data available to mention that it's not. It's greatly misleading to call it an awful game, when it's not. It sounds like you don't like it, and thought everyone was in agreement with you, so you made a generalization. And call of duty might have 100 "green" scores, but it still has a 31 and a 5.4. That tells you, that looking at all the good scores people have given it...it's still a shitty game. In regards to review scores, there are people who are going to like crappy games, and someone's perfect 10 might be another person's 5. But generally, if the game has an 88...it's a damn good game. No, it's not as good as the first, but it's hardly "the worst multiplayer experience of this generation."
And yes, it's been on sale a lot. So every game that goes on sale, or is in high abundance is an awful game? Good to know.
Wow, come on. Just because it's someone's opinion doesn't mean it can't be ridiculous. If people honestly believe Bioshock 2 had the worst multiplayer of this generation they obviously haven't played Brink, Duke Nukem, Call of Juarez: The Cartel or Mindjack, and those are just from the top of my head. Don't get me wrong, Bioshock 2's multiplayer was tacked on just like the others but there's many more titles that deserve "worst multiplayer of this gen." I think people were just disappointed in Bioshock 2 because there was a lot of anticipation and they were expecting it to be better than the first.
I 100% agree with you here. After a game performs as well as Bioshock, any sequel is going to get hyped like crazy, and will always fall short. That seems to be the trend in the games industry this gen. Make an awesome new IP...make a sequel and add features no one ever asked for. Sequel falls flat because too much time was spent on those new features and not enough concentration on polishing what people loved.
One series that seemed to avoid this trap was Uncharted. First game was great, but the second outperformed it in terms of reception and sales.