This is why you can't always trust reviews...

#31huyiPosted 12/20/2012 8:13:40 AM
fon1988 posted...
wingo84 posted...
People need to trust their own opinions


THIS.

You can watch gameplay videos, previews, reviews, and what not and decide if you want to give the game a try or not, but don't blindly trust reviews.

Try the game for yourself and make your own opinion.

There are numerous low scoring games that I have loved over the years.


Nah, i''ll think i will pass espcially when that "try" costs 55.
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#32Rasputin77Posted 12/20/2012 8:14:24 AM
shaunme posted...
Lemmywinks13 posted...
shaunme posted...
Lemmywinks13 posted...
http://www.coffeewithgames.com/2012/12/critics-vs-customers-zombiu-reviews-or.html

Check out that link. This guy exposes a few websites for posting reviews of Zombi U even though they possibly barely played the game. Who knows how often this happens.

I think reviewers should be required to say how long, or how far, they played into a game when they review it. Possibly post a picture of themselves next to a tv that has the games end credits running. I just don't think some reviewers always give games the proper time and attention that they deserve. It's not only unprofessional but it potentially hurts the hard work a developer puts into a game by hurting sales.


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#33huyiPosted 12/20/2012 8:20:03 AM
darkqueenhelba posted...
Most people know that reviewers seldom play the entirety of the game. It's fairly obvious just from reading/watching their review.


Riight, so someone who has reviewed a game in less than 5 minutes has played the game to completion? i don't think so.
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#34nimerjm37Posted 12/20/2012 8:31:29 AM
darkqueenhelba posted...
Most people know that reviewers seldom play the entirety of the game. It's fairly obvious just from reading/watching their review.


I'll fix that for you.

Most people know that BAD reviewers seldom play the entirety of the game. It's fairly obvious just from reading/watching their review.

As a reviewer myself (been with gamerstemple.com for nearly seven years now), I can tell you this - its only the laziest of reviewers who don't play most of or the entire game before writing an opinion.

It can be tough to balance. People want games they look forward to reviewed on or before launch, and not all reviewers get advanced copies of every single game coming out. We got a lot, but not all. Contrast that with the reviewers (like myself) who feel it's important to play most of or all of a game before putting fingers to keyboard and you've got a sometimes impossible situation.

Luckily the site I work for emphasizes playing the whole game before reviewing it. Sure, we're a little late with some reviews (I just finished my Dragonborn review yesterday), but at least readers always know we didn't just pop the game in, play for a half-hour and write a review. I feel sacrificing immediacy for quality is a good trade-off, but not everyone agrees.

People tore me apart for my extremely negative review of Resistance: Burning Eyes.. I mean Skies... on the Vita. The game sucked big time. But with all the complaints, no one ever said I accused me of not playing through the whole thing. I did play the whole game - granted, it was torture - but I wouldn't be comfortable writing ANY review, good, bad or really bad, if I hadn't given the whole thing a fair shot. It would be like Roger Ebert watching the first 20 minutes of a movie and leaving the theater to write it up.

Simply saying reviewers seldom play games is a completely false and foolish blanket statement, and it proves simple ignorance on how the majority of reviewers operate.
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#35FlarethPosted 12/20/2012 8:35:02 AM
The GameSpot review was horrendous. It reminded me why I don't normally read reviews, the launch hype just got to me.
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#36DarkAdonis123Posted 12/20/2012 8:45:28 AM
Luthor_ posted...
Do you guys google random crap to try and use here, and then settle for any garbage site ever that comes up?

coffeewithgames... lol.


This.

It reminds me of how a friend of mine desperately wanted Dirge of Cerberus to be a good game. After reading about a dozen reviews that gave it 5s and 6s, she finally found some random ass reviewer that none of us had ever heard of before that gave it a 7. And she clung to that as justification for her now putting on her shoes to run out and buy it.

Hilarious the lengths people will go to in an attempt to stay in denial.
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#37RasutoSSAikouPosted 12/20/2012 8:51:30 AM
Here's the hole in your logic, TC.

Most reviewers didn't "beat" Skyrim before they reviewed it, and their reviews echo the users reviews. Beating a game is not required to review it.
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#38ChargrilledPosted 12/20/2012 9:05:12 AM
AdamLazaruso posted...
He doesn't 'expose' anything. His entire argument seems to be "I don't agree with their reviews so they didn't play the game".

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#39Godstriker8Posted 12/20/2012 9:05:48 AM
huyi posted...
That is why i like angry joes reviews, he plays through the game till completion THEN he expresses his opinion on the game unlike ign who are fueled by money and nothing else, on top of that i hate when someone reviews a game in 5 minuites, its impossible to review a game in such a small period.


Except IGN DOES complete their games before reviewing them, and contrary to popular belief IGN is comprised of human beings that genuinely enjoy games. They're not just a soulless corporation with an agenda.
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#40NyyarkPosted 12/20/2012 9:12:52 AM
wingo84 posted...
People need to trust their own opinions


Whenever you think you're right, you're wrong, and thats a big mistake.