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Yes, Games Critics Understand Innovation

Games make you interact with them and feel their brutal form of empathy through force feedback and a total lack of limitations. More importantly though, they are longer and require more commitment and love from the viewer.

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running rampid3186d ago

i tend to think not all of them do. i mean, why drastically mark down good/great unique games like mirror's edge?

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DiabloRising3186d ago

Game "critics" can't even figure out how to make a review system that doesn't work on arbitrary, arcane review scores... and you expect them to understand innovation?

Please.

Gothdom3186d ago

Some change is really needed in the reviews department of every gaming site & magazines. GTA IV, while a fun game, didn't deserve 9's or 10's and games like Mirror's Edge should have just a bit better scores.

And that's just speaking about scores. Reviewers these days put too much emphasis on graphics.

jmare3186d ago

Innovation is a funny word. Most people don't have an accurate grasp of what it truly means.

Main Entry: in·no·va·tion
Pronunciation: \ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən\
Function: noun
Date: 15th century
1 : the introduction of something new
2 : a new idea, method, or device : novelty
— in·no·va·tion&# 183;al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Is Mirror's Edge innovative? Depends on your point of view. The whole problem is that there are no truly "innovative" games out there anymore. Why? Because every game today is just a refinement of previous game ideas that have worked. While the ideas might be fresh and different they usually are not innovating. "Innovative" has simply become a meaningless buzz word in the industry instead of being used to describe things accurately.

BrotherNick3186d ago

I found the Mirror's Edge Demo very cool. Game Critics are like anyone who calls themself a critic, usually only having a narrow view at how things should be, and they shun things that they are not used to.

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