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49. Re: Dishonored Reviews Oct 8, 2012, 15:03 jdreyer
Yakubs wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 11:25:
Game reviews indicate that game reviewers like the game. That's all they indicate. Actually, in rare cases they don't even indicate that (when the journalist is forced to post a good review via management/publisher pressure).

I'm not telling anybody not to buy the game. I'm pointing out that these reviews are completely meaningless, as they always are.

I wouldn't say they're completely meaningless. It really depends on the reviewer, like our own JaguarUSF (sadly retired) who take their time and discuss the positive aspects and flaws of a game.

Also, I like to use metacritic and professional written reviews as a beginning not as an end. If I see a good review, then I'll go check out some podcasts: QuarterTo3, 3movesahead, GamerswithJobs, or even PCGamer. With several different people discussing the gameplay, asking questions, etc. I can get a good idea of whether or not I'll like it. Podcasts are unscripted, and often the participants have had a couple of beers and don't pull their punches. If you hype a crappy game, you'll get your ass handed to you by the other members. It's much more open and honest, and there's no "score" at the end, just discussion.
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