I don’t do game reviews, however having just finished Beyond Two Souls I got thinking about reviews. Now there has been a fair amount of, well flaming, of late regarding game reviews on various sites. Obviously gamespot had major issues not to long ago regarding GTA5, by giving it “only” a 9. I won’t rehash that story but by drawing attention to the failing of the game, people on the internet became incensed. Had I had the job of reviewing the game, I would have given it somewhere between a 6-7. Because that’s my opinion of the game. If you want to know more I have blogged about this here.
Now generally whilst I use reviews of games as a guideline to what games i buy/rent, if a big name game is released that I am excited by gets a bad review, I would happily concede that the game is bad. A prime example of this being Resident Evil 6, which, as I loved 4 and 5, I was super excited by. So when the game was released and was reviewed poorly, I was disappointed in the game, not angry at the reviewer. And when I finally got to play it, I found that the reviews were correct, it was a horrible quicktime mess.