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Poll Results: I read reviews from...

 
  • 45% (23)
    OCN.
  • 23% (12)
    IGN/Gamespot/etc.
  • 5% (3)
    IGN/Gamespot/etc, but ONLY if they are of a certain genre.
  • 25% (13)
    other (please state...)
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post #31 of 53
I "test" my games before i buy them, i don't bother checking reviews.

You can take from that what you want.
 
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post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Here are some Metacritic scores: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/ba...critic-reviews

1UP gave BF3 a 9.1 and Joystiq gave it a 9.0. Will the OP say these sites are biased?
1UP is part of IGN now. Not making conspiracy theories or anything, just spouting a fact =) I just read them for a looksie of whats to come
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post #33 of 53
I "Read" lots of reviews, don't quite get the idea behind the question.
Now how many of those reviews I believe, very few, probably rely more on word of mouth and videos for my decision.
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post #34 of 53
Nope, I tend to go to the source, people who've bought it, and leave micro reviews on Amazon, forums, etc.
post #35 of 53
I really don't weigh in the actual score. I just look and see what they found to be faulty about they game and search around to see if those faults are commonly mentioned elsewhere. If a review is pretty bad and the game is sitting at full price, I probably won't justify purchasing it. But, maybe when it's discounted later on.
post #36 of 53
well most reviews are of the single player experience and that is not what interests me in a game
    
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post #37 of 53
Gametrailers gave it a 9.2 mainly due to what they claim was a weak story
Story: 7.4
Design: 9.2
Gameplay: 9.2
Presentation: 9.8

I typically trust gametrailers, though I still give a game a test through or a full chance if I was interested in it anyways. I've loved games that had horrible scores and hated games that have had amazing scores, ultimately its up to if the game is what you want it to be.
post #38 of 53
As far as game reviews go I don't trust any, I just base my purchase off my own opinion, the impression I get and any demo (or beta). If it looks like I will like it, I probably will (or do). Simple as that for me.
    
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post #39 of 53
Or maybe, just maybe, and bear with me for a second because this might sound crazy, but CoD might actually be pretty good, and there are people that like it ! Crazy, right?!

Seriously, you don't have to buy the game. Although this is about reviews, I can see it's quickly turned into yet another CoD hate thread. I know that eventually I'm buying both. Plus, you don't have to get the game on release date, preorder bonuses only serve to make you think that you do. Wait a bit, watch gameplay videos, and be your own reviewer. If you think it looks good, then get it and go from there.
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post #40 of 53
I am not sure I understand this "trust" word you speak of.
    
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