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30. Re: Op Ed Oct 26, 2012, 11:42 Beamer
 
Yakubs wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 11:23:
Game reviewers will never have a positive image. It's simply impossible until intelligent, educated people become game reviewers, which will never happen until games are widely considered to be artistic equivalents to things like books, music, and movies. Right now, only people with low standards become game reviewers because they're the only ones willing to play the latest AAA shlock 8 hours a day for $30k a year.

Most game reviewers are both intelligent and, specifically, educated.

The problem isn't the people, it's the system. Game review companies are supported exclusively by game production companies. And there's really no way to change that.

Solution: be as critical about reading reviews as you are about playing games. Don't look at numbers, find a substantial review and read what the person liked and disliked. If you know what you like and dislike you'll be able to make a perfectly educated purchase.
 
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