>>461825098>people paid to say nice things
Reviewers are paid by their readers (in the case of magazines) or advertisers (in the case of websites), and in both cases, the reviewers must sustain an audience, and they can only do that if the audience believes the reviewers to be fair, accurate, and authoritative in their reviewing. If the audience think that the reviewers don't know what they are talking about, then those reviewers will lose their audience.
And even if you think one critic gave a game a bad score, or too generous a score, the good thing about Metacritic is that it's an average of LOADS of different scores, thus giving us the most objective measure possible of a game's worth.>The only person's opinion you can rely on is your own
When it comes to the games you want to play, of course. Don't play a game just because it's reviewed well. Similarly, if you like a game, it doesn't matter what others think.
But when it comes to the matter of what's the best game of all time, then we should look at the most objective measures we have to measure a game's worth. Metacritic is one of the most objective measures we have. And no other game has scored as highly as Ocarina of Time. So by that measure, Ocarina of Time is the best video game of all time.