EGMR writes: "It’s become a common opinion around the internet with many gamers that reviews aren’t helpful enough when it comes to making a purchasing decision. I’ve observed numerous gamers state that they would much prefer to watch a Let’s Play or a substantial amount of recorded gameplay footage when deciding on a game, while others rely on word of mouth, select individuals or alternative methods. Obviously as a game reviewer myself this is a subject that has fascinated me and, because I’m a relatively open-minded person and I accept that when things change in this digital age one must learn to adapt otherwise be left behind, I’ve wondered what the issues and implications surrounding this are. After spending some time reading general feedback to reviews and discussions surrounding how people deal with reviews in general, I’ve opted to interpret that and draw my own conclusions which I’ll present in one (hopefully) coherent piece. This can be considered an extension of my last opinion on reviews."