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Reviews Are Not Bibles

Brittany "Rampancy" writes:

"Yes, there are people out there who base every buying decision within gaming solely on reviews that others have written. Rather than using reviews and secondhand opinions to get a feel for what they're getting into, these morons believe that someone else's thoughts about a certain title must be commandments."

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Jamie Foxx3183d ago

and that their reviews are all that matters, they really have lost touch with gamers

thereapersson3183d ago

EDGE is the most pretentious gaming website / magazine around.

Jinxstar3183d ago

@ Thereaper

Didn't you have more bub's before. Have one on me.

Jamie Foxx3183d ago (Edited 3183d ago )

you had a gizzillion bubbles before? ive lost a couple but who cares,here have some from me dude :)

thereapersson3183d ago (Edited 3183d ago )

Unfortunately, I think I'm stuck at 5. No matter how many bubbles people give me, my count never goes up.

I'll never create another account, though. I like this name too much to lose it over a stupid comment limitation system. Thanks for your generosity though! Have some bubbles back on my behalf. :)

Jinxstar3183d ago (Edited 3183d ago )

I'm the same way. I talk a lot of smack too but I wont create another account. Maybe peeps just like my Avatar =P

Edit: On topic I feel reviews are vital for many reasons. If I asked people on here what they thought about X,Y or Z exclusive title for a console it would be a sound YAY or NAY for the most part. Very little inbetween... Some people who live in the BFI (Bum FVK Idaho) for example may not have the luxury of going to a buddies house and trying it out... For example Viking got horrible reviews but I enjoyed it for some reason... Not sure why but I liked it. I also liked Lair... Most hated that game as well... Reviews are a catch 22 in that reviewers get to play the game for free. Basically I feel review sites should make scores as 55/65 dollars... As in how much they think it's worth. So if a game like LBP or Fable comes out and the reviewers thinks it's worth 85/65$ then they can be justified and not having given it a "Perfect" because I know so many people hate perfect scores... They could be saying the game gives you more then you hoped for and would even be worth paying more for... Still though money is different for everyone as well. Depending on the job/s you have 65$ could be a lot or a little... So I like that system honestly...

WANNA GET HIGH3183d ago (Edited 3183d ago )

Tell that to fanboys.........

I just played the new need for speed and its not as bad as reviews bashed it.Yes midnight club LA is better but u still have fun with need for speed, i will give the game a 7.5/10 not the 3/10 it got from most websites.Same gose to haze,too human,lair....e.t.c

Kriller3183d ago (Edited 3183d ago )

Funny, then, that a huge portions of industry professionals read and subscribe to Edge. They aren't there to serve the typical gamer: i.e, all you kids here who are held in complete contempt by the industry itself.

Kriller3183d ago

Great rebuttal, and thanks for reinforcing my point.

InMyOpinion3183d ago

Ownage lol!

They are crying because Edge didn't like Resistance 2. They just reinforce what the writer of the article said lol!

"Yes, there are people out there who base every buying decision within gaming solely on reviews that others have written. Rather than using reviews and secondhand opinions to get a feel for what they're getting into, these morons believe that someone else's thoughts about a certain title must be commandments."

baum3183d ago (Edited 3183d ago )

"Funny, then, that a huge portions of industry professionals read and subscribe to Edge. They aren't there to serve the typical gamer: i.e, all you kids here who are held in complete contempt by the industry itself. "

Huge? lol. Yeah, you must think developers make the bulk of the money for Edge even after their games get unfairly slammed. "Typical Video gamers" be damned, because after all, Edge is a magazine that could sustain itself if they wanted with only 5000 sales a month (at best?) from developers that want to see their games be criticized by a bunch of journalists (at best) that are not even remotely related with game development (because if they were, they wouldn't have a job typing for edge and instead would be typing code).

"Edge" writting for a few industry professionals and not the bulk of their readers is the biggest joke I've ever heard, you're funny man, keep up the good work. Even if that's true, then that is more of a problem than something they should be proud off to them as they can't even be taken seriously anymore. By being outliers on most reviews the only message they are sending out there is that they are not very reliable.

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The Killer3183d ago

fanboys and payed people!!

the days when there was honest reviewers have long gone, maybe now there is 20% that do their work honestly but thats not enough compare to 80%!!!

aggh im on fire3183d ago

True . Very much like the people who push bibles.

Timesplitter143183d ago (Edited 3183d ago )

Oh boy how I would love to start a religious debate here... but I'm kinda tired now. I'm just out of 2 big debates.

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Magic_The_Celt3183d ago

No, but sackboys are bibles

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ChampIDC3183d ago

Bibles of fun and cuteness maybe?