The edge of glory: the relationship between metacritic scores and player experience

Johnson, Daniel M., Watling, Christopher N., Gardner, John, & Nacke, Lennart E. (2014) The edge of glory: the relationship between metacritic scores and player experience. In Proceedings of the First ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY '14), ACM, Toronto, ON, Canada, pp. 141-150.

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This study sought to examine how measures of player experience used in videogame research relate to Metacritic Professional and User scores. In total, 573 participants completed an online survey, where they responded the Player Experience of Need Satisfaction (PENS) and the Game Experience Questionnaire (GEQ) in relation to their current favourite videogame. Correlations among the data indicate an overlap between the player experience constructs and the factors informing Metacritic scores. Additionally, differences emerged in the ways professionals and users appear to allocate game ratings. However, the data also provide clear evidence that Metacritic scores do not reflect the full complexity of player experience and may be misleading in some cases.

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ID Code: 82540
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Videogames; player experience; Metacritic; Psychology; Player Experience of Need Satisfaction; Game Experience Questionnaire
DOI: 10.1145/2658537.2658694
ISBN: 9781450330145
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 ACM New York, NY, USA
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2015 22:45
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 08:03

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