View Poll Results: Stock in video game reviews?

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  • I will not play a game unless it gets good reviews

    0 0%
  • I have my trusted sources, but I won't trust just any review

    3 27.27%
  • I trust my friends reviews more than anything because they know my tastes

    3 27.27%
  • I'll read them but it won't make or break the game for me

    5 45.45%
  • Only if I'm already unsure about a game

    1 9.09%
  • Very rarely do I read them

    1 9.09%
  • I read reviews of games I've already played to see what others think

    4 36.36%
  • I don't really read any reviews

    1 9.09%
  • Other

    0 0%
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Thread: How Much Stock Do You Put In Video Game Reviews?

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    Pinkasaurus Rex Cid's Knight Pumpkin's Avatar
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    Default How Much Stock Do You Put In Video Game Reviews?

    So a new game is coming out, reviews are popping up all over the place. How much stock do you put in to them?

    I'll read them and see what features and whatever are in the game and decide for myself. Like if a review says "Amazing! So much gore and nudity!" Well, I don't care if it has a 10/10, I know it isn't for Pumpkin. Likewise if the review is like "Typical RPG with outfit changes, ho-hum, 4/10", I'll know it's for Pumpkin.

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    I trust what my friends and people I know think of a game over reviews. Many review sites are paid off by video game companies, so big budget games will often end up with high reviews even if they're a bit naff. My friends, on the other hand, are not being paid off. I don't think...

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    I read them for fun, but I mostly use youtube or some other video service to look at the actual gameplay myself.

    There's also some independent video game reviewers out there that seem to do a fair job of actually reviewing the game. Even if I don't always agree with their scores, once I know how they score I can usually tell if I'll like the game or not based on what they said about it.

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    I tend to trust my friends who know what I like.
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    Idk, I usually stick to what looks like something I'd like. I have a couple of friends here that know my tastes and I know I can trust their tastes, so I listen to their recommendations. It's been a long time since I last looked for a new video game, though, due to my backlog and life and stuff, so I can't really say for sure.

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    Eh. A lot of writers really can't write a good review sometimes so I tend not to read them.


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    I don't care about reviews at all, until one of my favourite series gets awarded an 8.8 for their latest offering AT WHICH POINT THERE WILL BE A NUCLEAR WINTER OF ME NOT CARING

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    i like to watch video reviews for no reason. i only try games that i hear are good. like FF.
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    Yeah, I'll check reviews out but if it's a series I'm invested in then I don't need to.

    Plus, I have excellent taste in games so they're clearly gonna get great reviews.

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    I watch this guy who dresses in camo on YouTube I follow who seems to have pretty good taste in video games. He doesn't review many new releases, though

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