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User Info: BeastLeeAdams

4 years ago#1
Do people even care about reviews anymore? - Results (211 votes)
19.91% (42 votes)
31.28% (66 votes)
Only if I am somewhat doubtful of the game
22.27% (47 votes)
Depends on the game/series
9.95% (21 votes)
16.59% (35 votes)
This poll is now closed.
I mean come on it is 2012 people! Everybody has an opinion on everything! Obviously their not all going to be the same, yet most of the time reviews by magazine's and online sites tend to all be around the same score, with the same gripes. Sometimes these are true, however lots of reviews are opinionated. Also how do you even judge a video game anymore except for bugs and glitches? Seriously games are meant to enjoyed, not detailed upon detailed upon detailed. Do you guys honestly beleive that Reaident Evil 6 was that bad that it got a 4.5 out of 10 by gamespot, but an 8.8 out of 10 by game informer? Those are two completely different numbers and it makes no sense. I am not even a resident evil fan, and have only played the 5th. I thought it was pretty fun and I enjoyed myself. It was completely different compared to most games made today.

User Info: IvanKozlov

4 years ago#2
I never have.
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User Info: NightRain

4 years ago#3
That's why you have to read different sources and pick the one that reflects your views and your opinions.
You still have the choice to ignore and make your own opinion. Everybody has the choice.
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User Info: IceteaCrisis

4 years ago#4
IvanKozlov posted...
I never have.

I'll glance over some if it is a game on sale for a good price but i am not %100 sure it is still worth it.

Look at some trailer and play through footage and glance at a review or two to get a feel for a game if no demo is available.

Weigh that all with the sale price of them game and decide if it is worth it to me or not, but i have never read what someone else wrote about any game and went. Well i need this game right now, or I can't touch this game with a yard stick.

User Info: aj4x94

4 years ago#5
Ever since a certain game came out in 2008, I always take reviews with a grain of salt. Word of mouth is usually a better bet IMO.
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User Info: Reel_Big_Mike

4 years ago#6
Reviews matter. More as a whole than individually, but they matter. For example, like in any other form of media, if a bunch of videogame review outlets all say a game is terrible, it's almost assuredly terrible. That doesn't mean you can't like it. It just means you probably won't and most people probably won't. People think that if a game gets a terrible review and they liked it that the review is bad, and that just couldn't be further from the truth.

User Info: JELIFISH19

4 years ago#7
I care about reviews a lot. They greatly affect what I buy. They point me to games that I normally wouldn't be interested in like Borderlands or Dark Souls. But it's not about the score. It's about what the reviews write. I look for at the pros and cons. If a game I wants gets a bad review for major flaws, I'm not going to get it. But if a game I'm on the fence about gets great reviews, I'm more likely to get it. I don't just go to one site either, I read as many as I can. I like to have an idea of what I'm getting before I get it.
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User Info: Nightmare2398

4 years ago#8
for me it depends on the reviews. IMO gametrailers reviews are the best because they sync their reviews to gameplay better than any others, so when they say something's good or bad you see it right after they say it. they also usually make good points about games (though they tend to rate some games too high)
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User Info: silenthill4vid

4 years ago#9
i dont anymore, used to when i was young.

altough people overall surely do, they claim they dont when their game recieives low scores.
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User Info: SunDevil77

4 years ago#10
I sure as hell don't care about the number score.
I do look at the pros and cons if I am on the fence about a game.
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