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BenCrazy424

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What is the Best Website for Less Bias Reviews?

             Lately, I have seen more and more bias reviews from websites trying to either get people to go to their website or favoring one console or the other. I and many others are frustrated from these reviews because we all just want to know if the game is good or bad.
            So recently, I have been searching through the websites and trying to find the website that is least bias than the others.
            One was Gamespot.com. Though they show a little bit more bias for the 360 in terms of scores, they generally give great reasons why or why not to by a game for all the games. They also have user scores and reviews to see if they gave the game the right score.
           Another one would be a little known website called classicgameroom.net. For some history, The Game  Room was the first site to have video reviews on the internet in 1999. Because it was before DSL, it was impossible to see the videos. Nearly a year later, they went bust. Now, they are back and posting reviews again. Classic Game Room is not bias to any console and focuses more on gameplay then anything else. Though they do not post a score, they give you a ton of information on the gameplay.
          If you disagree with me, please post it on the comments below to help everyone including me to find a better website for reviews.

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knifefight2481d ago

Am I ironically biased for saying I think most of my own reviews are mostly unbiased? XD
Anyway, when I review stuff at rpgland.com, my point is to convey my opinion of a game based on how it plays, overall. The system, to me, doesn't matter, the series name or developer doesn't matter; it's all about the game in question. We might remove "scores" some day because sometimes all people do is look at a number and not read the text. That's disappointing, because then your site gets labeled as "biased" unfairly by people who don't read WHY a reviewer feels the way he/she does.

So anyway, there's that.

ABizzel12452d ago

@1.

No because a review is nothing but someone's personal opinion. Therefore, your review holds just as much weight as any game journalist. Now with that being said you can't get an honest answer from one site if you don't play the game and judge it for yourself. I have a system and it usually works pretty well for me.

Step 1. Go to metacritic or gameranking and get the review score from IGN, Gamespot, 1up, and Game Informer.

Step 2. Add them and get an average score for the game.

That way I get 4 different opinions, which usually is close to the score I give the game after I beat it.

IGN- Usually fair, depends on the writer.

Gamestop- Always seems to rank games lower than the other sites, but it balance out reviews/

GI- Usually fair, have their days sometimes.

1up- I haven't had a problem with their review yet.

Tony P2481d ago

First off, this whole "unbiased review" thing is not even worth it. That's an argument for people who compare scores, not people interested in the game itself. It behooves those truly looking to purchase to read the review and learn to read between the lines.

Remember how some called Killzone 2 "too grey"? Now, I don't like shooters much. And I don't own the game and I don't want to own it. But I know "too grey" isn't something that would put me off purchase. As long as the review presents worthwhile information, even a terrible write up may sway you toward the game if you can pick out the facts.

randomwiz2481d ago

The only part of being bias in a review is the score. otherwise, if you actually read the review, it helps.

The score is to just give you a general idea
9-10 MUST BUY
8-8.9 BUY
7-7.9 take a look, buy it if you like it
6-6.9 rent
anything below a 6 shouldn't be given, unless the game is utter crap

HolyOrangeCows2481d ago

I've never read a GI review and felt that it contained bias.

N2NOther2480d ago

Completely agree. They have always seemed fair and more often than not I agree with their thoughts.

Anon19742477d ago

http://www.smgamers.com/?p=...

It certainly surprised me. There's some sites that everyone has screamed were biased that really don't appear to be, where sites like IGN actually showed a clear PS3/Wii bias compared to the 360. Check it out.

Halo3 MLG Pro2480d ago

You are correct about sites that are a lil fishy. Especially the unknown sites that give a controversial review just to get hits. Halo ODST is a perfect example. All the respected and major sites have given this game a 9 or up while at the bottom of the list is a bunch of weird ass sites I never heard of giving it 7 and under. I just read a site called TheGo giving it a 5. :p

Game Informer are usually spot on with all their reviews. That's all I really pay attention too.

hoo_mook2480d ago

giant bomb isn't bad either. one of the site's founders was fired from his old job because he being honest about a game...

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