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GGTL: Aristotle: the best games reviewer ever

Gamer's Guide to Life.com, Tuesday 3rd May 2011: SystemLink Lead Editor Chris Hawke discusses why everybody's favourite ancient philosopher could have been the best game reviewer in the modern age by recognising that the whole, completed product of a game is more than just the technical sum of its parts. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Fallout 3 are used as case studies.

GGTL: "Aristotle would have been the best games reviewer ever if he had been around in this internet age. So many reviews these days get bogged down in technical talk; over-analysing of anti-aliasing. They examine every texture, every bug, and every pixel. What they miss, though, is the real game: the action that's happening right in front of their eyes, the experience created by the fusion of all the game's elements."

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cowkimon2547d ago

Nothing says 'game journalism expert' like 'dead Greek philosopher.'

Antholex2547d ago

I think the discussions at The Academy would have been quite different if they were about which out of PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii, was the best.