- Oct 6, 2014
So what are your comparing and contrasting criteria of those games? Comparing and contrasting it to other games can only be done on a basis of what you liked or disliked about those other games you're comparing to. Let me re-quote that little bit:Thanatos2k said:You dislike them because almost every professional review is of the "This is what I liked and didn't like" format. So naturally they're not valuable to you.
Exactly as I said. Professional reviews need to be better.
By the way, the best way you can tell me if I'm going to like a game or not is compare and contrast it to other games in the same genre I know I like or don't like. That would require some actual experience in gaming, and doing some extra work with research. Which is beyond your average reviewer's abilities.
So, you're comparing this hypothetical unbiased objective statement about a game to your pre-conceived biased opinions about other games. THE OXYMORON IS STRONG.Thanatos2k said:By the way, the best way you can tell me if I'm going to like a game or not is compare and contrast it to other games in the same genre I know I like or don't like.
That's what a review is: a breakdown of good or bad aspects of a game - a concept that can only be created through observations and opinions.
What are reviews meant to contain if not subjective material? There's a lot of spiel from you about what needs NOT to be in reviews, and how they "need to be more professional", but you're not giving examples of what exactly constitutes a so-called "Professional Review" that I've seen, so what DOES need to be in one? Analyzing game mechanics?
Now, taking into consideration that whether game mechanics are 'good' or 'bad' are subjective by nature depending on how the reviewer likes a game to be played, what's left after the functionality of the game being reviewed? All that's left is the subjective stuff, whether the art, story, characters, setting, and aesthetics are up to scratch.erttheking said:Yeah and how well the mechanics handle take up, what, 10% of the review? Because let me tell you that there are plenty of mechanically sound bug free games out there that are still boring as sin and just bad games
Again, their quality is subjective, because you'll see plenty of "good" games that lack in one or more of those areas.
Enjoyment of a game is in itself inherently an opinion: You can't tell someone they'll enjoy a thing without opinion and subjection, because enjoyment is not objective and unbiased and unopinionated