|Love Persona? Have 3DS?
Then this is for you, courtesy of AtlusUSA
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by Prime
|"Metacritic All But Obsolete"
Metacritic All But Obsolete - Via Gamesindustry.biz
Hey guys, I seen this headline and immediately cheered. Metacritic has been a cancer in the industry for a while now and you know what? So has games journalism in general. It's no surprise there's been tons of accounts of people being paid to positively review a game - after all, people will do anything for money.
I review games, what am I trying to say?
Well, I for one applaud Double Fine for their stance on it all. As a reviewer, I like to review games. Getting something through the door that's new that I may or may not have been excited for is always something I just plain enjoy. But knowing that reviewers and metacritic especially isn't the driving force behind purchases is definitely the best way to proceed. I like having 2 cents to give, but in the end I would always prefer the reader wouldn't even listen to me. I'd rather they went out and experienced a game for themselves.
Now there are extremes here at play too - if a game is genuinely broken and unpolished like Aliens Colonial Marines then it would be wrong NOT to try and tell the world to avoid it like the plague. On the other hand, fantastic games like the new Devil May Cry (DmC) deserve worldwide attention. In the end though it all boils down to even if you read my review, even if I was so hatefully negative or diabetically cheery and positive, please don't take my word for it. See for yourself.
The best thing that can happen is that no reviewers exist and people make up their minds themselves. Now obviously if you're strapped for cash and dont want to jump in the deep end only find out the game's not for you then by all means read on it, study up on the game in question and see what the general consensus is.
There will always be a place for reviewers, but I'm so glad that streaming on places like twitch and free weekend events on steam for example are there to give people peace of mind in deciding to purchase. I may end up stopping reviews entirely in favour of streaming and giving people a look at games rather than just reading what I have to say.
Have a good one!
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Prime
|Alien Isolation Review (PS4)
Hey guys, I'm real sorry this game took so long to review, I was playing Shadow of Mordor for review first (which I got on the same day as Alien) - that combined with me playing Destiny constantly with friends - I know... I know... I should have got this done first as it was a priority. Sorry again!
By way of apology, Saskbob always moans there isn't a text version of the review he can read and scale up for his old man eyes, so I decided to include an RTF file
for those who want to read the text based review instead of my magazine style layouts.
Posted on 29 Oct 2014 by Prime
|Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
So, Warner Bros were gracious enough to befit our site with a review copy of Shadow of Mordor on PS4! Sorry for the wait by the way, I'm still way into Destiny, and I know I should concentrate on games I still have to review, so hopefully I'll get through Alien Isolation a bit quicker and get the review out to you soon!
Anyway, without further ado, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor!
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Prime
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