It has recently been revealed that "Criminal Girls 2" will be censored in the West. And that made me (Dane Smith, TGG) wonder how one should go about reviewing censored games? Well, here´s my take on the matter.
I think that reviewers might have to make two reviews of the same game, one for the censored version. And one for the uncensored version. That way people will see what the difference is, what they get for their money and what they´re missing out on in the censored version.
Imo, that´s probably the best way to do it. As people get to see both sides of the same coin that way.
Some people would like to see reviews without scores, but I think it´s going to take quite a while before we´re going to see that throughout the video game review landscape.
I have thought about this for quite some time actually, and I believe that the best solution to the problem would be to write two separate reviews for each game (if the game in question has been censored in the West). However, I hardly doubt that the big Gaming sites will do this...
It´s mostly going to be small sites I think, as most of the big ones don't even care about censorship (especially since some of them even wants MORE censorship in games).
I stick to alternative Gaming sites myself, as they tend to be more reliable than the big sites.
@Simon_the_sorcerer I think more Gamers should do that. As most of the "established" Gaming sites (IGN, Kotaku, Polygon and so on), doesn´t seem to care all that much about games or the Gaming community any ways.
Well, on the positive sides. It seems like more and more people are starting to realize that. And due to IGN´s recent Anita fluff piece, people are leaving IGN for other sites.
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