A new report says gamers don't care much about what game critics have to say. According to the report, a game's rating have little effect on its sales.
I hate most of the reviews out there because they don't give any of the games a chance.
i usually go for average user reviews
Why? B/C there just one person's opinion, same as yours or mine.
never listen to a nother....experience it for your self
We all have different taste, just like in the girls we like. Everyone has there own preference and some usually cross over but all are different, distinct.
I only use reviews when a game looks questionable! Many times i've read reviews for games after beating them and thought to myself how can anyone rate a game this good so bad!
I used to pay more attention to them, but lately they've grown more meaningless. There's just too much genre bias, platform bias, and reviewers not reviewing a game for what it is. I have to weed through too much politics, close mindedness, and lack of the reviewer actually playing the game to find any worthwhile information. A perfect example is the 1up's review of Saints Row. Now, like has been mentioned, everyone's got their own opinion. You could tell this guy, however, didn't even play the game. There was no mention of gameplay, mission structure, online play, graphics, fun factor, or anything relevant. It was just a couple paragraph long rant about how he hated that this game ripped off GTA. You could tell that from an advertisement. It was a really pathetic review.
I like to browse through a couple of reviews. I mean I myself hated the GTA series of games absolutly hate them.
Yet I found myself reviewing Saints Row, so I simply do what I always do (or at least try :p) I kinda blank my mind and try to play the game as someone whos neutral, has no view of the console wars has now view on the game being the same as GTA etc...
I think its a shame Reviews are becoming 'supposedly' obsolete as reviewers work their ases of on reviews (trust me I know) and to see people disregard them is a shame.
here's some real news.
TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Sony Corp. said Friday it will slash the price of its much-anticipated PlayStation 3 video game console in Japan by 20 percent, heating up the competition in the next-generation gaming war against rivals Microsoft and Nintendo.
that news was posted hours ago tahst why it was filtered out
not because News4Gamers doesn't like Sony or because we don't think it was good news it was just because it would have been duplicated news...
Your mind is made up way before a game comes out.
I base my opinion of a game on the gameplay, graphics, concept, characters, and playability.
I make it a habit of at least checking the reviews before I buy to make sure I'm not just buying a game on hype alone, like I did with DMC2. Worst 50 bucks I ever spent. Now I just check the metacritic or gamerankings aggregate score to back up my choices on what to buy.
i prefer game trailers instead of reviews and professional game critics do have an impact on the market.
I've had my beef with some reviews, especially since almost every game EA releases is gold on a bunch of sites, especially Madden being a good example of this. Then something that got to me, was how Bad Day L.A. for the pc recieved a rating of two, but on the side where it shows the peer's review score, it's a 7-8 and at least 30 voters. I now rely on the peer reviews more now because if a good amount of people feel a game is good, it must be good and visa versa.
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