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Gaming with Preconceptions

"As much as we like to think that our opinions on a certain game are indeed our own, it's not unlikely that these opinions have been already influenced by the words of others. Whether this be through previews and reviews, or the comments of a respectable individual, are we really thinking for ourselves? What assumptions have we already made about a game, before we've even played it. Hide and Geek ponders; just how personal are our opinions, can we really say that they are our own?"

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Grey3696d ago

It's definitely something I've thought about in the past. I will actually actively avoid reading reviews for games that I'm considering buying, just so I can assess them on their own merits rather than going in wondering if the game will live up to the score.