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Submitted by Nimblest-Assassin 1241d ago | opinion piece

How Not To Review A Game

Josh Fernandes: As I wait for Borderlands 2 to be shipped to me from Gamefly, I decided to read some reviews. That's when I came across this review by Adam Najberg over at the Wall Street Journal. It is one of the laziest and ignorant reviews I have ever read. Let's dive in! (Borderlands 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Nimblest-Assassin  +   1243d ago
Hands down... one of the worst reviews of all time
bubblebeam  +   1241d ago
I swear to god my brain farted just trying to expel that excrement that some might call a review.

How on earth they managed to dig up my dead grandma and make her write a review is astonishing.
HammadTheBeast  +   1241d ago
He praises Call of Duty for it's innovation for god's sake. How he got his job is beyond my understanding.
Relientk77  +   1243d ago
Really? That review is seriously just awful
CustardTrout  +   1242d ago
I think what he means is that there'll be stiff competition, I tend to go with the general rule that you don't insult anyone else's writing, unless you really need to and grabbing hits isn't really on the important list.
HOWEVER.
^That bit is important - the guy who you're quoting is clearly an idiot. And my brain tingled with a painful sensation when I read his quotes.
Pintheshadows  +   1241d ago
The whole review is the worst load of nonsense I have ever read.
napoleon1066  +   1241d ago
It's obvious to me that neither this guy nor his editor were qualified to write a professional game review.

The sad part is that he was probably paid a very tidy sum for that awful work, which demonstrated excellent use of Wikipedia combined with the intellectual ability of a third grader.
r21  +   1241d ago
That review of the amazingly great BL2 was bad and the author should feel bad.
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OcelotRigz  +   1241d ago
This reminds me of when you have an essay to do in school about something you dont have a clue about and you look up stuff on the web and basically copy and paste loads bits from here and there. In the end it sounds a lot like what this guy wrote.

Also reminds me of when Bart had to do a report on libya and basically says;
"The exports of Libya are numerous in amount. One thing they export is corn, or as the Indians call it, "maize". Another famous Indian was "Crazy Horse". In conclusion, Libya is a land of contrast. Thank you."
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bubblebeam  +   1241d ago
Nice article. Not too long, not too short. Had me hooked.

The reviewer is about as qualified to review games as my Mum is too sing in a death metal band (that is too say, NOT AT ALL).

Hilarious article, if you ever need convincing the human race is FACKED, then this is it......mind-blowing!!

Thanks to the author for a good read.
deletingthis34675334  +   1241d ago
I hope the idiot that wrote this "review" didn't get paid.
AnarchistAbe  +   1241d ago
This makes me sad. Just really, really sad. The team over at Gearbox made an excellent product, only to have this jackass use some of the comparisons and tropes that in NO WAY reflect their audience, and are the result of this lazy and ignorant fuck.
Machine1981  +   1241d ago
You realize the author is probably trolling the shit out of you people right? If the answer to that question is false then I assume the author is going to have a very hard time in the gaming world from now on.
GTRrocker666  +   1241d ago
Good article. I am glad he called out that guy. Lazy journalism should never be tolerated, no matter the subject being written about.
stuntman_mike  +   1241d ago
That's comedy gold right there haha. Someone should frame the actual review and send it to Randy Pitchfork. it will cheer him up no end.
Hicken  +   1241d ago
And yet it seems to be the new standard.
DwightOwen  +   1241d ago
LOL butthurt fanboys...

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