Submitted by timbow1982 896d ago | opinion piece

Review Scores: Help or Hinder?

Ray gives us the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of the numbers given to game reviews, and the power they have. (Culture, Industry)

MariaHelFutura  +   897d ago
They're basically made exclusively for fanboys trolling the internets.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   897d ago
The way i now see a review of a game before i buy is to watch the 1st hour of a lets play of it on youtube , i find that a great way to see if a game is good especially if you cant find a demo.
ApolloTheBoss  +   897d ago
A little bit of both. Though it will help developers get sales from those who rely solely on reviews to decide what games they should buy, It also hinders the game unable to sell better than it should if it is given a 6 or 7 of 10 from a mainstream review site. Like IGN for example.
Blaze929  +   896d ago
reviews are really so pointless now adays. Mainstream websites are all bought. Smaller websites are unprofessional. Just form your own opinions people.

I think review scores should be done away with. Because what is a rating? What does that truly even mean? You can still have a review and leave the "scoring" totally up to the reader to decide after reading the interview. Which would actually MAKE them read/watch it than simply seeing a score and moving on.

Take The Walking Dead Survival Instinct. I think we all know how that was hammered by scores. But honestly, that game (as a fan) was NOT that bad and most people, will now probably never get the chance to know that.
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glennco  +   896d ago
READ the review, score means nothing to me without the words to explain

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