Msxbox-world takes a look at how review scores have very little clout in today's market.
Sadly, that's what many publishers only care about these days. Also, I really couldn't give a crap about the review score; I read the review fully and base my choice on that.
Yeah same. The words the reviewer writes means more to me than the score. And when the reviewer says that theres something he DOESN'T like about the game, I see if this "flaw" applies to me. Certain things that are cons to some people may not bother others.
I don't think any review has ever stopped me buying a game I was interested in.
game scores have always been meaningless to me at least. i enjoy reading reviews and watching video reviews but hardly do i take the score into consideration. its a good way to get a basic feel of game in general just by looking at a point scale but it never affects my purchase just on score alone. even more so, the scores for titles vary wildly. its pretty common to see perfect 10's as well as 2's and 4's all on the same day which is hard for me to take seriously. like i said, i enjoy reading reviews and watching reviews to get a general or overall feel of how the game works and functions but the score at the end of the review is irrelevant to me. when its all said and done its really just 1 gamers opinion that shouldn't be taken to heart.
But what makes you take into consideration one person's opinion over another? Like you said, the scores can vary greatly, and as the article points out, there's little uniformity in the review process across sites and magazines.
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Game reviews have been meaningless since last gen!the only thing their good for this gen is getting fanboys all rowdied up in their little console war about x game killing game y! But! but! Our game has a higher metacritic score lmfao!
A ton of games automatically get 8's or 9's depending on how much free cash or gifts were given to the reviewer. I've read many reviews where the reviewer is pointing out MAJOR flaws left and right, says the game offers nothing new but then turns around and gives it a 9/10 WTF! reviews scores are worthless but getting some info on the game is nice although Youtube video of a game play doesn't lie or getting info on a game in the Steam forums is my most trusted Source. Also PC Gamer gives good reviews as they hand out 50/100 like candy so I know they mean business.
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you read my mind!
In all honesty, I'm not reading any reviews what so ever. It's just someone biased opinion and I could care less. I rather take a look at gameplay videos and try a demo if I can and than I decide if I should get the game or not. Reviews are meaningless.
They are now useless.. as you never know if their opinion is biased.. or if they are paid off.. or if they just dont like that kind of game.
i wouldn't say their meaningless, like movie reviews or restaurant reviews, it's always pro-active to know before hand what your getting into...GamesRadar are awesome journalists but greg miller is the exception. HIS reviews are MEANINGLESS.
Most casual gamers won't even read a review as they enter GAME or GAMESTOP to impulse buy their next game. Word of mouth and even the store clerk have more clout than faceless reviews. So why do so many sites feel the need to post an opinion, and more importantly, why do Publishers encourage it?
Allways were games are like musical taste.
Reviews dont decide whether or not I buy a game. I read multiple reviews to see what problems I may have with the game or what I may love about the game. Reviews trashed Earth Defense Force but I loved the hell out of that.
Straight answer: yes.
yes they are especially since every review always compares to every single game on the market and are biased......but then again only games that get good reviews are the ones with companies behind them that have money to just throw away...activision, EA, sony, ms, ubisoft.....this, multiplayer and pointless fanboyism are what ruin gaming for the rest of us
I never factor review scores into my purchase decisions. If I paid any attention to reviews I would have missed out on some games I really enjoy like Alpha Protocol, Nier and WET.
They always were and always will be. Hell, why read a review when you can look up gameplay vids on Youtube?
i trust my own opinion and the views of real gamers who arent getting paid to dish out scores
Screw scores and numbers; read the review word for word or just trust your video-game intuition. Die, Metacritic! Die!
Reviews are worthless...Youtube vidoe of a game doesn't lie. Hell 15 seconds of Battlefield 3 footage was all that was necessary to get me reaching for my credit card. BF3 doesn't need NO stinking review.
Review scores don't matter, but a lot of gamers buy games based off of review scores. I bet you 80 percent of them never read a full written review. They probably just look at the score and decide off the spot. But what can you do? Thats just how our society works. We've been so used to looking at review scores for the past decade or so. For me, review scores mean NOTHING. I've learned that the hard way. They gave KillZone3 a 6/10, 7.10, and some webs even gave it a 5/10. All that matters is my opinion, and I give it 9.5/10. What else matters? Never let review scores prevent you from playing a game that you're remotely interested in. Remember this: "Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. And yours stinks!"
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