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Windows 7: Do you trust game reviews / worst game installed but got good review


07 Jun 2012   #1

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Do you trust game reviews / worst game installed but got good review

Do you listen and trust game reviews or judge them for your self. Would you still buy a game if it only got fair review but the price was cheap enough.

What game did you install and was deeply disappointed even when the game got a good review

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07 Jun 2012   #2

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I have come to learn NOT to trust any Magazine or Online Reviews, no matter how good or bad they seem to be, bias or un-bias... they all are looking to make money from ads.

So, being said that, I usually read reviews by fellow members here and other forums I frequent and read what they have to say, take some reviews with a grain of salt if the member says "The game sucks, trust me" as this only tells me it is a very uninformed opinion of the game.

Opinions are like butts, we all have one but for the most part, since I always buy a game from the bargain bin, I don't feel that bad when the game sucked and I had high hopes for it... more so now being that most of them are console ports (and some really bad ports) I don't touch the retail prices.
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07 Jun 2012   #3

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I lend far more wieght to fellow gamers. Especially those who like/dislike similar games as I do, as thier opinion will be closer to what I would think.

I agree. All "Pro" reviews are just in it for the Ad money for the most part. Bad review means the Ad may get pulled and they loose money. So its in thier best interest to give a good score.

The most recent for me was MAss Effect 3. Take a look at the disconnect there.
Many big sites such as IGN said 9.5/10 "Amazing" --- "Perfect Conclusion" etc with very high scores.
Fellow gamers review? A 2/10 or 4/10 and ... "WTF just happened here? What game did they play or did they even play it?"

And theres many others that come out quite similar. Meanwhile, some truly good games get bashed by critics, while gamers love them.
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07 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I agree with Wishmaster I remember when Left4dead then Left4dead 2 came out it was being bashed here and there but gamers really love it

Also it is one of valves biggest tittles now and some games are trying to patern the style that the game started meaning it wasnt that bad at all but the reviews didn't make it seem worth getting

Most of the time i would do what you think is best I have gotten many games with crap reviews that were actually a good play so ,Ask people you know instead of trusting a world wide review cause most likly they just did a demo and 5 mins of play time
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07 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marty1856 View Post
Do you listen and trust game reviews or judge them for your self. Would you still buy a game if it only got fair review but the price was cheap enough.

What game did you install and was deeply disappointed even when the game got a good review
For the most part, I haven't really had any review sites (like Gamespot.com) let me down all that much. I mostly only use gamespot for reviews. The only game that I can think of at the moment that had positive reviews, but the game was pretty lame ass was Doom 3. I even wrote my own very negative review for Doom 3 (also very condescending, too). I was the only person to give the game a lower score than a C. I normally don't really write reviews for games, but Doom 3 was such a P.O.S game that I just had to write a review for it.

So far, in my opinion, gamespot has given some pretty accurate reviews so far from what I've seen. Usually if I decide I want to buy a game, I always go check out the reviews at gamespot.com.

Edit: There have been some games with low scores there that looked/sounded like they deserved them. If a game gets a low score, I usually just skip that game.
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07 Jun 2012   #6

windows 7 x64 pro sp1
 
 

fellow games have nothing to gain but respect from rave reviews. i trust them better than the mags. same with those so-called movie critics.
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07 Jun 2012   #7

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT
 
 

I just bought mass effect 3 a total of $32.00. maybe return it, not opened yet

yes i know those movie critics
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07 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

The people at a website I frequently visit (half of them anyway) said they liked it, and the other half didn't like it. So if you don't like it, I think you could return it to the company instead of the store (though I'm unsure about that part). I just know I won't be buying it. ME2 was fun for me, but it wasn't really worth playing through it a second time. It just got boring because those pissants didn't let you mod it.
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07 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

One thing I don't understand is... why do people go to read reviews after they have purchased the game but didn't like it?

Or buy the game, don't like it, read the reviews and now they get all bent out of shape with the Developer... WTH???

Do reading the reviews afterwards will change your mind and all of a sudden now you like it?
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07 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Personally, I don't take that much notice of reviews. They are just the opinion of the individual reviewer of a product at the time they reviewed it. As such, they are subjective. Of course, you might agree with their views, but there will be times where your own opinion is the complete opposite of the reviewer.
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