GamerDad Posts Look At Game Reviews
8:16 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story
GamerDad has posted an interesting perspective regarding game reviews and how they are sometimes received. Titled Mechanical Reviews, the gist of the article is that game reviews are opinion, and that readers sometimes misinterpret the results.
One thing pointed out is the idea of how a score actually works:
Reviews of DOOM 3 are all pretty good. Some of them are even giving it a perfect score of 10 out of 10 or five stars out of five. That's rubbing some people the wrong way because they feel that score, the perfect ten, essentially equates the game with being perfect. To them that means there could be no better game than DOOM 3, only games that equal it. It's a patently silly concept but believe it: there are plenty of gamers that think this way!Other topics touched include the subjectivity of reviews, why ranking systems are important, and the influence technologies can have on the way people view a particular title.
Check out the opinion page by clicking through the link below.
GamerDad - Long Shot #56
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