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  • Daily Poll 242 Discussion: Critic vs Audience reviews

    Last Daily Poll was on mods. Check it out here: https://www.exclusivelygames.com/for...o-you-use-mods

    Reviews are something a lot of people don't really care about. Livestreams, gameplay videos and word of mouth are good enough for a lot of gamers these days. The big sites are still hanging on by a few threads and they're still pumping out reviews for all the latest games. A lot are out of touch and come from people who are either tepid about games or outright hate them. They do get a lot of flack for being bad or written to earn brownie points with the corporations for early access and ads. I stay away from reviews on big sites unless I feel like having a laugh over the perfect prose of game journos. That is just me what do you think? This is inspired by the Death Stranding reviews which a lot of critics didn't like. One magazine couldn't even publish their review on the embargo date since they had to beat and couldn't even be bothered to.



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  • #2
    People not thinking for themselves and following either critics or the crowd are equally lemming like, and the audience can be just as myopic, but at least they aren't getting paid to do it and aren't held up as an authority the way critics are.

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    • #3
      Professional critics of any media are always out of touch with the general audience, so they should never be relied upon.
      YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCss...o9fW5snApff8YQ

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      • #4
        Critics are shills, wait for the mass consensus and select few YTber reviewers you trust.

        Also, how dare you not include 42 in the poll?

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        • Jokerthefoolio
          Jokerthefoolio commented
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          That is such a dead meme

      • #5
        Take every review with a pinch of salt. Don't trust what other people say, unlike most reviewers I don't think Kojima games are better than sex or sliced bread. Sliced bread is amazing.

        I wait until the game is cheap and then buy it. I might even watch a bit of a play through on youtube.

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        • #6
          The so called "professionals" are incompetent and unreliable, biased to no end and care more for political statement than anything else.

          The overwhelming majority of consumers are whiny fanboys who will praise or criticize things regardless of their actual quality.

          Bottom line, you can only trust yourself.

          Also, why even make a poll if the choices don't reflect the questioning? Just make a normal thread.
          "Without Games, Life would be a Mistake" - All of the Founding Fathers, in unison.

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          • Jokerthefoolio
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            I make polls for the memes. Pls no bully thx

        • #7
          The reviews of Death Stranding I read seemed fairly decent, nothing struck me as out of the ordinary. That game in particular does seem like it is bound to be rather divisive and not for everyone, so maybe not the best example to use, I fully expect to see wildly differing opinions on that game, it really is the type of game where you're just going to know if it's for you or not.
          Iconoclast

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          • #8
            I stopped listening to critics after this blasphemy of my FAVORITE game. Now I only listen to youtubers reviews or steam reviews.
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            • Magvel
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              This meme sucks because these games do have too much water areas, as petty as making it a main negative point is.

            • Thomas_JCG
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              Same reason I left IGN for good.

          • #9
            Even though I review things from time to time and put those out in the internet for people to see, I always say don't follow reviews. Professional reviewers often either go the flow or go against it to get media attention, and the rest of the time, what they say doesn't match their scores. When the rest of us do reviews, it's a bit more honest, but people review bomb pretty much everything these days, so it's impossible to take them seriously, one way or another. The only opinion you can really trust is your own, and even though that means you will purchase something from to time that you hate, it doesn't mean that you were wrong to do it, because you learned something your preferences because of it. People make worse financial choices then buying a game they don't like every single day, so don't so be afraid to make some that you might not be happy about later. We always act like it's the end of world, when it really isn't.

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            • #10
              I frequently look at fan reviews on Steam before buying a product. It only requires a little critical thought and some common sense to weed out the bs reviews and ignore them. You will find many very authentic and honest reviews amidst the few dozen trolls and haters. Then I go to the forum page and read what people are saying there. If a Youtuber whose opinion I trust has posted I review, I then take a minute to watch one or two of those. All of these things do I take into consideration before buying the game, but fan-reviews are a vital part of that process because it is there that fans have the opportunity to speak out about problems that the shill-media will gloss over or misrepresent; it is there that fans have a voice.

              That said, there's always the possibility that you'll run into morons and get bad feedback - if you listened to the fans in the 'Outer Worlds' forum on Steam, you'd think the game was utter shit and a waste of your time, yet I found the game to be quite enjoyable and am already on my second playthrough. It helps, of course, that I refused to buy it from Epic and instead rented it for a month from 'Xbox Gamepass for PC' and didn't pay $60 like the assholes who can't be bothered to stand with gamers and actually use the Epic bullshit store.

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              • #11
                In general I don't care about big sites reviews but definitely couldn't care less about user reviews because people on the internet are idiots with a microphone. I tend to think for my head, see the comments from trusted YouTube channels and check occasionally written reviews from people I learned to trust.

                P.s:give us the choices back!

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                • #12
                  Oh man. isturbo...
                  Seeing his name on the poll triggered my PTSD
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                  • #13
                    I normally go with user reviews, or some from YouTubers. They are honestly far more truthful than any review site.
                    I wish I could love anything as much as I hate everything
                    I also make videos https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCpvjyJGhppM0bExHo74vBsA

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                    • #14
                      I don't use reviews as a tool for what games I buy. My own tastes are rarely inline with critics or the gaming public.

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                      • #15
                        I only check out reviews for games that I have no intention of buying, to see if they can change my mind. I don't like reading reviews for games I intend to get because of spoilers. And to me even revealing small gameplay nuances can be a spoiler.
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