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Submitted by TalesofDalton 367d ago | videocast

Vocal Co-op 6: What Should/Shouldn’t Be In A Game Review?

Seth joins Jed and Dalton in this special three-player installment of Vocal Co-op to discuss what they think should be contained in a video game review. Special thanks to @IndieGamerChick for always being such a great sport. Get well soon from everyone at Fate of the Game! (Culture, Dragon's Crown, Grand Theft Auto V, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360)

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BootHammer  +   367d ago
Addressing gameplay is probably the most important. Graphics and sound should be touched on obviously as well and the overall presentation. And also I think it's very important to not give any spoilers in a review. That's the last thing gamers want to see IMO. I know I always get irritated if a reviewer totally gives something away from the story.
Godmars290  +   367d ago
If a game is having technical issues, especially game breaking ones, they need at the very least a mention.

Review scores themselves need to go away as well. Replace them with short summaries.
edonus  +   367d ago
The problem with reviews is that they are too opinion based. A review telling people you should rent this or buy this or pass on this are wrong on a fundamental level.

Reviews should be more cryptic, there should be control and a system of measurement. For instance lets say we use Uncharted Crysis as the graphic control.... So if something has. Better frame rate and higher resolution with good stability Crysis score is 9 so the game in review would get a 10 on graphics. And so on and so forth for every other aspect of the game.

And I don't think reviews should made unless the reviewer has a mastery of playing the game. I don't want some one telling a game is broken because they suck at playing it.

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