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The Review Process: Do Reviewers Need to Finish Games?

Andrew of Gaming Today asks: How long do you have to not enjoy a game to definitively know it sucks? How long do you need to be entranced in an action game to know it rocks?

The short answer is no. You don't need to finish your dinner in order to tell if it's a good or a bad meal, and Andrew thinks the same can be said about video games... And there is definitely also something to be said about a game not even being able to motivate a gamer to even think about playing all the way through a game.

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risk3409d ago

they need to play it atleast half way...

ktchong3409d ago

I'm not sure if you're old enough to remember games like Star Flight or Baldur's Gate II. Those are 60-80 hour games. Half-way is still 30-40 hours.

risk3409d ago

im pretty sure im older, if not almost as old as you. and i certainly remember them, i have fond memories of playing games back when dos was the prefered OS within windows 9x.

crck3409d ago

Finish the game. Unless of course the game is broken like Sonic the Hedgehog. I played 2 levels of that and it was enough to know that game was badly broken.

Cartesian3D3409d ago

and then after completing games they can make a COMPLETE review...

@THE round peg : u r right... but many of us playing and finishing many long games like oblivion,FF games and so on...

so they can use some younger GAMER guys to review these games.. at least for BIG games . its not fair playing 15 minutes and say its 10 or its 5 ...

BTW : "The short answer is no. You don't need to finish your dinner in order to tell if it's a good or a bad meal, and Andrew thinks the same can be said about video games."

MOST STUPID COMPARISON !!!!

the_round_peg3409d ago

Young gamers like yourself are immature and can't even spell or put together a sentence properly. A reviewer is a gamer as well as a professional. Most young gamers are neither mature nor qualified enough to review a game.

Skynetone3409d ago

reviewers should only play one system ps3/360/pc etc

that way they know when a good game comes along for that system

nanometric3409d ago

Yes, they need to! Otherwise you can't even uderstand the storyline. Like MGS, it needs to be played over and over to fully immerse into it and get to really liked it.

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