Xbox boss Phil Spencer thinks some bad reviews are written just for clicks

By Matt Martin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:29 GMT

“I didn’t try to tell anybody that [Recore] was a ten.”

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer claims that a number of bad reviews for recent Xbox releases have been written to drive traffic to websites rather than reflect the quality of the game.

He said he was more than happy with the way Xbox exclusive Recore sold and its reception from fans, despite the game averaging a score of 63% on metacritic.

“I think there’s certain reviews that are written more to get clicked on than they are to actually accurately reflect the quality of the game, and that kind of bums me out.”

“On the reviews, honestly I thought some of the reviews were a little harsh in terms of their view on the game,” he told GameSpot, which scored the game 6/10.

“I didn’t try to tell anybody that it was a ten. I think we knew, as with any games, that there are certain things… if we started from the beginning and we knew what we’d get, there’s a couple of things we would’ve done slightly differently,” he said.

Although he admits there were problems with Recore, he added that recent low scores have pissed him off and haven’t accurately reflected the end product, referencing this harsh review for Forza Horizon 3 from the IB Times.

“We’re very proud of how the game ended up. And I think seven, eight, nine, like anywhere in there is fine. Three or four… I mean somebody gave Forza Horizon 3 a four.

“I think there’s certain reviews that are written more to get clicked on than they are to actually accurately reflect the quality of the game, and that kind of bums me out.”

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