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Marley Vengeance: I know a great way of improving game journalism! Tell the producer to stop buying the ratings. If the the producer of review content cannot earn their reveneu by selling top ratings to publishers they have to improve their content to succeed in the market. right now we have a system in which the magazines and website can literally sell theri approval and make their living by selling out their credibility. Change that and you change the whole game.

Bruno Mailly: I think reviews are obsoleting.
The future belongs to distribution platforms that track your votes or just usage, and then with some analysis magic push the games YOU would like.
They could even manage to say WHY you would like them.

Case in point : Who uses reviews to choose what to watch on youtube ?

Vladimir Gološin: Is that Yachtzee at 1:04 ?

Mustafa Kulle: 20 years ago, was my number one reference for game reviews. It was my local library at the time.

Some games with low scores were actually really fun despite their weaknesses. Video games need time to get used to. Some grow on you, some don't.

But one of the things that ruined gaming for me as a hobby was the following; They gave good games bad reviews and bad reviews to good reviews which is why I lost my trust. I think this was due to developers paying them to write good reviews about their game. Often prior to the release date. It was dishonest. With so many games out there and a limited budget to buy them, let alone limited time to play them, it was overwhelming so I lost interest.

Like any art, video games are open subjective interpretation. To all the reviewers out there, i suggest you be honest about your experiences about the game.


wundrweapon: At 3:56, you pull and example from a movie review. Here's a segment of a movie review I found on Rotten Tomatoes for a 2017 movie that shows the exact same exploitation of film literacy:
"This concept could be used for stock shenanigans worthy of a John Green novel, but [the director] unleashes a twist early on so clever and cerebral that J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan will kick themselves for not thinking of it first."
Though this isn't the complete review, I don't doubt that anyone with the right level of film literacy would get the complete picture in the writer's mind from just this one blurb - their opinion on the movie, how its story compares to similar plotlines, and just how good the twist is

S0oo: I wouldn't spend a single cent on a game reviewer from those big websites. Because they are wrong, cosseted and overeaten from the amount of games they reviewed already. The less games you play the more you enjoy a game with mediocre score and the more your mind explodes during a fantastic game.

I choose my games way befor release or trust people that know my game desire. You will miss real gems if you trust those IGN Metacritic reviews.

fusobotic: Honestly game reviews aren't even something I go off of anymore. I just talk with other developers that I trust. Reviewers aren't giving good critiques and are useless because they don't usually develop. Good reviews come from people who are informed of what makes a game feel right, and the best way to know that is to be in the process of developing and researching, not just playing 40 hours all in one sitting.

BloodRider 14: Why did CoD Ghosts receive positive reviews?

We The Fentons: :)

Citizen of Zorcon: And now we have freelance reviews like SomeCallMeJohnny and Projared that have been getting really popular over the past decade. They are people that ACTUALLY CARE about gaming as a medium and will go into detail on WHY they think a game is good or bad.

Alpharyus Alpharius: Vite Julien Chièze à la rescousse !


Cristopher Cutas: Noobtoob does it with just thumbs up or thumbs down.

nigger ': by lining up every single one of u before the truck of peace passes by

A Blob: I want a free Switch and games too so...

seeJ93: what do you guys think of youtubers like the completionist or caddicarus when it comes to game reviews? i feel like those two are very fair and honest when it comes to reviewing games :O

RadioactiveMoth: Did you imply Bayonetta ISN'T a classic?

last first: if you want good critiques
zero punctuation or the geek critique awesome people

Colette Brunel: 99,9% of all reviewers need to watch this video.

I miss the old GT. They made some really good reviews where they did everything just told in this video and more. It was in depth analyze with comparisons to other games which looks like it. It helped me a lot to decide if I want to buy a game or not with almost 100% accuracy. Today reviewers doesn't even know the genre of the games they review.

To bad GT got over floated with ads which made their videos almost impossible to load and it cashed all the time. I haven't checked it for years so I don't even know if it still exist.

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