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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 #41 of 53
I use Gamespot almost exclusively.

They usually tell it like it is. (key word is usually, as CoD games always seem to get high scores -___-)

I read their review of The Witcher 2 and figured I could get around the issues they found and sure enough they were right on all the pros they highlighted. Amazing game and I'm on my second playthrough already.
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post #42 of 53
I rarely if ever trust review sites and I never buy games based on a review, with one exception (Zero Punctuation), and never buy without looking around (or without Yahtzee's approval given we appear to have similar tastes). I think it mostly comes down to reviewers not reviewing games of their preferred style/genre etc. meaning that a very good RPG could be reviewed by some guy who liked an RPG once but prefers FPS, making their opinion useless as far as an RPG gamer goes.

EDIT: I also seriously recommend that you check out the Zero Punctuation video reviews if you haven't already, even if just for their entertainment value
Edited by DirektEffekt - 10/24/11 at 7:40am
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post #43 of 53
Not only do they admit they're biased towards activision for all the bouncy castles and hot dogs they received from them but even their little dog is biased too. Did you see the way he ran to MW3 so fast?!?! Lies!

http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/10/20...vs-battlefield
post #44 of 53

I don't trust game review sites like IGN, when they can go out and give a game like DNF a rating of 5.5, when in my opinion it should have received a generous 2. I cannot stand COD BO and after playing it with my family would have given it an 8. BF3 is not even fully finished yet, so a 9 seems fair, but once patch 1 is done, the reviews should be a little higher; unless it has some major flaws, like tanks that get lauched into the air like a missile and drop on players killing them.

I do trust what the everyday people here at OCN say, however.... The reviews on OCN often contain a ton of spoiler information.

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post #45 of 53
I think all of the call of duty games have been great, battlefield as well. keep in mind that a 7.0 or 7.5 score is good, meaning if you were initially interested in the genre/game, get it.

9.5 or above is a must get though IMO, such as Red Dead Redemption, FFX, and GTA4. 3 best games ever made.
    
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post #46 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by leafan101 View Post
I mostly don't care about reviews. I buy them because I think I'll enjoy them, not because the reviewer enjoyed/hated it.

So what you're saying is, when BF3 gets a high score, it sounds fair, but IF MW3 gets a high score, it will be because Activision paid them off. Yeah, that makes sense...

P.S. Was the 9.0 even for PC specifically, or just the game in general?
Hence why I would never listen to an ocn member review a game.
post #47 of 53
What's funny about the IGN review is if there was no single player to speak of they would be raving how great the multiplayer is the overall score wouldn't have been dragged down. Tacking on a campaign actually hurt reviews.

For this reason I find the review flawed.
Edited by OmegaRED. - 10/24/11 at 8:50am
    
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post #48 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobrjett View Post
9/10 is good if you ask me... They gave black ops an 8... Although any score for COD should be -1.5 IMO, MW2 should be 8 not 9.5, black ops should be 6.5 not 8 lol

Also they said they will update the review after the patch, the game will only get better after the patch. Most sites are probably just trying to get the first reviews, so they get more hits.

I imagine if the update it, it would get a 9.2 ish or something. I imagine mw3 will score higher though.

But remember, your asking an elitist pc gamer occupied forum, of course were going to say COD is overrated.
imagine all the people, living for today

i dont trust review sites, id like to use thier paperwork as scrap paper.
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post #49 of 53
I read the reviews...but I will rate their observations on my own scale to get a general idea of how I think I might like the game. I've really enjoyed many games that had sub-60% scores and I've hated(or didnt' buy) games that were darn near 100%.

You can review hardware and get results that will pertain to almost every one...you can't do the same with software as too much personal preference comes into it.

The bugs and glitches section of a review is almost always good to read though.
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post #50 of 53
Wow, limited poll. Reviews rarely influence my decision but I like reading them to a point. I will do the reverse on Yahtze though: if I'm convinced on a title, I will wait a while to bother reading him. Since he is 99% negative I don't want to taint my experience, even it's valid criticism. Ignorance can be bliss.
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