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Submitted by ttb1984 278d ago | opinion piece

Why Do We Need Video Game Reviews?

Don’t be shocked by Thompson’s first line: “BioShock Infinite is the worst game of the year.” As a stand-alone lead, the line might seem like a grand and original statement. It really isn’t. Richard Goodness, a lesser-known critic, said this about Bioshock Infinite in a July article titled “I Miss ‘Interactive Movies’”: “Bioshock Infinite is perhaps the worst videogame I have played all year.” On top of this, GameSpot recently ran its second review of Bioshock Infinite. Written by Tom McShea, this review gave Bioshock Infinite a 4 out of 10.

I say you shouldn’t be shocked by any of this, but if you’re used to mainstream video game reviewing, I can’t blame you if you are shocked or, at the very least, inquisitive about the sincerity of negative Bioshock Infinite reviews.

- Jed Pressgrove, Fate of the Game (BioShock: Infinite, Culture, Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

PersonMan  +   278d ago
Umm because they don't give us demos for every game. I'm pretty sure that if they gave us demos of all games, a lot of games wouldn't be purchased by very many. A lot of us need reviews to see if our hard earned money should be spent on the game.
dcj0524  +   278d ago
Exactly. I mean. What's so hard abour making a generic demo level to test out gameplay?
ttb1984  +   277d ago
Did you even read the article? It talks about the money factor.

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