news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Epic Games' Cliffy B 'Upset' Over Reviewers 'Hating' on Gears of War 3


Riddle of the day! When is 8 out of 10 a bad score?

Answer: When the game that gets the score is none other than Epic Games' Gears of War 3.

To most sensible developers, publishers, reviewers, and gamers, a score of 8/10 is usually means a game is great. But according to Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski, we all must be taking crazy pills for thinking Gears of War 3 isn't Gods gift to gamers. According to Epic's Design Lead, those that don't score it higher than an 8 are "haters".

Good thing, GameZone isn't hating on Cliffy B and Gears of War 3. We scored it a 9.5/10!

In an interview with VG247, Cliffy was asked if he "pleased with the review scores this morning?"

He responded, "Doing great, apart from a couple of haters". Who are these haters? Who would dare rate Gears of War 3 a pedestrian 8/10? None other than Eurogamer, themselves. The audacity they have. How do they sleep at night? Their review will clearly hinder the sales of Gears of War 3!

When asked to elaborate on their review and what their problem with the game was, Cliffy responded:

"You know, I didn’t quite gather it. I don’t want to come across as defensive," he defensively said. "How do I phrase this properly? When people rated Gear 2 higher than Gears 3, it kind of upset me because I know Gears 3 is a better game on every level."

No doubt Gears 3 is better than Gears 2, but you aren't going to win an argument when you complain about an 8/10. No one is going to pity you Cliffy. Look, it's no secret that gaming review scores are skewed. For instance, a 5/10 is considered awful, when in fact it should be average. After all, a 5 is half way between 0 and 10. But that's another story. No game should be given a score based on name alone. That includes Gears of War 3, Mr. Cliff Bleszinski.

Haters gonna hate.

Honestly though, how could anyone score this game less than a 9?

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