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Editorial – The Use and Uselessness of Reviews

Numerous would be the number of editorials written about the nature and purpose of reviewing video games; countless, the number of words. The token truism is that on the one hand, a factual breakdown of a game’s mechanics – its controls, its visual style and the quality of its presentation – is necessary to inform the reader, but on the other hand a reviewer’s own tilt can and usually does influence their opinion. Tiresome button-mashing in a fighting game, endless grinding in a role-playing game, constant shooting in, of all things, a first-person shooter; few are the games that don’t have a deal-breaker for somebody, and so even the best review is anything but the final word. Continue reading ‘Editorial – The Use and Uselessness of Reviews’ »