Don't take Reviews Personally (unless you made the game)

In the increasingly hype-heavy/trailer-reaction/po sitivity-train culture of games and film coverage, the role of the review seems to be getting lost. An opinion about a piece of media can only be subjective. There will often be majority leanings but you can not scientifically say a game is fun.

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UCForce463d ago

You shouldn't have to take it seriously.

darthv72463d ago

Of course you shouldn't but people still do. That's the nature of things. To disagree is human. To justify, explain or debate the disagreement is even harder for some and next to impossible for others.

If you can separate yourself from any sort of attachment with the content in question then you are one step closer to being objective and neutral and open to the possibility of alternate views.

UCForce463d ago

We gamer suppose to be smarter than this, but now look at it. Yes, fanboy are also gamer, too. I hate gaming community sometimes.

freshslicepizza457d ago

How many times have you seen people take reviews, especially on exclusives, personally? It happens all the time here.

OB1Biker463d ago (Edited 463d ago )

However everyone has the right to disagree and question a review. Like they say, its only an opinion but that goes both ways. The media need to stop trying make gamers feel bad for questioning them.
All is about respect and keeping it civilized.
Of course its silly to moan about a 7 but fair enough to express a disagreement.
In that case its not about taking it personally but rather expressing an opinion more for the principle.

Erik7357463d ago (Edited 463d ago )

Especially when they have a ps4 and want to make their exclusive feel better to them

OB1Biker463d ago

Not sure what you mean but hey, everyone can express heir opinions.

Aenea462d ago

Yeah, that idiot reviewer that gave a PS4 game a 7/10 and then PS4 fans DDOSed his website! How stupid can they be?

Ehhh, wait a minute, that was about Zelda and Nintendo fans, my bad!

Nu462d ago

Playstation fans are becoming the PC master race console equivalents.

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Pogoplay463d ago

The problem is that everyone has a different opinion on what is good and what isn't. I can sit here and tell you that I think Breath of the Wild is one of the best games made in the last decade. Do you have to agree with me? No. Do I have to agree with what the industry says? No. I simply wrote a review based on my thoughts of the game.

I take part in the media, yes, however, I have been personally attacked for some of the reviews that I have published, because some people thought that games deserved better/worse praise. It actually sickens me that people were so butthurt about Jim Sterling's review of BOTW, because, at the end of the day, that was his own goddamn opinion.

Take reviews with a grain of salt, because only you know your expectations as a gamer. These pissing contests in the community are tiring.

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