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I mean, reading reviews now is completely meaningless. I remember
back in the day when a good review meant the game was actually
worth checking out, and at least a vague representation of the kind
of quality you could expect.

Now its a joke!

9/10 for everyone? They need to adjust downwards to be taken seriously,
because right now the only way I get a vague idea if a game is good
is from

a) trying it
b) reading ocn comments
c) metacritic user scores

and this has caused me to lose much money in the process
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
I mean, reading reviews now is completely meaningless. I remember
back in the day when a good review meant the game was actually
worth checking out, and at least a vague representation of the kind
of quality you could expect.

Now its a joke!

9/10 for everyone? They need to adjust downwards to be taken seriously,
because right now the only way I get a vague idea if a game is good
is from

a) trying it
b) reading ocn comments
c) metacritic user scores

and this has caused me to lose much money in the process
It's because a lot of reviewers are either getting paid to give everything a decent review or they get sued for "defamation" when they give a bad one. Welcome to the USofA
    
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Originally Posted by Turnoz View Post
It's because a lot of reviewers are either getting paid to give everything a decent review or they get sued for "defamation" when they give a bad one. Welcome to the USofA
I think an OCN'er should start a new honest review site
and it will go mad viral and then make money from adverts
not from being prosituted by publishers
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post #4 of 7
money money money money money money money.


If a reviewer gives a game a bad review, they probably wont get a review copy for future games from a publisher. which means less people going to their website and less money in the long run.

you can only truly trust the independent review sites, like rock paper shotgun for example. Places that arent run for the sole purpose of massive amounts money.
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Zero Punctuation. Go check it out. Yahtzee will beat the hell out of games he likes, and he doesn't use silly scores.
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I love the ZP reviews. I especially loved the Just Cause 2 review. He explains it perfectly, and I love that game.
 
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I use Metacritic, especially the aggregated user reviews. If the game is in a genre that you like, the user reviews are usually right.
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