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Ridiculous game reviews and their ratings

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Video Games | Comments Off on Ridiculous game reviews and their ratings

Rather than talking about game review sites, all of us should focus our attention on scores many of those sites publish. So, the main subject of this article will be going overboard with reviews as well as scores.

I won’t focus on one gaming site, but we do need an example and for this article, it will be IGN, a much-hated site that pumps out a ridiculous number of reviews every year. This wouldn’t be the issue if those reviews ranged from bad to excellent. The problem is that they give a score of 9 or higher to more than 70 games every year. This means that there are over 70 amazing games every year up until now, and that is simply not true. Out of those games, only 10 or so should have good scores.

IGN is not the one to blame, even though their reviews give the little insight into the game mechanics. The main problem lies in the scoring system all over the internet. When you have a scoring scale that ranges from 1 to 10, you have enough range to determine the overall quality of the game. On this scale, the score five should be given to a game that is average.

A game with this score is not good, but it is playable, and some people may like it. Any game with a score over five should be a good match. A Higher score means it has more interesting things for players. A game with a score of 9 or more should be a game that brings a lot of new things into the world of gaming. Out of 100 games only a few of those (when I say few, I mean two or three) should receive a score higher than nine).

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When an average player sees a review that gives the game a score of 8 he automatically assumes that the game is bad and not worth the time or the money. Any score below 9 means that the game doesn’t have anything that would interest a player.

This scoring trend rules the internet. A game that receives a score under nine may suffer a lot due to low sales. This whole scoring system is wrong because it produces the unrealistic view of games. This trend turned the scoring system that had ten grades to a scoring system featuring four categories. According to this scoring, any game that has a score below eight is an awful game. A game whose score is between eight and nine is average. Any game that has scored above nine is a fantastic game, and everyone should play it.

The biggest problem for all the gamers is that they end up with bad games that got a score of nine or above. This happens on a regular basis. The game gets a good score before it is released for everyone and people rush to buy it and they end up with a broken game that is same as many other broken games.

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The gaming sites you should follow

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Video Games | Comments Off on The gaming sites you should follow

I know that there are dozens of gaming sites that review games and share guides, but only a few of those sites are worth a look. As a lifelong gamer, I went through many of those sites.

Creating a list of the better sites that are still active has been a plan for a long time, and the time has come. This list will contain sites that create fun, but also honest game reviews. Sites that write those create extensive reviews with details on every aspect of the game, both good and bad are the sites you will find here.

Giant Bomb is an enormous and high-quality game review site that creates fun discussions with a good degree of professionalism. This kind of work doctrine started with the creation of the place itself. One of the original founders of the site was Jeff Gerstmann, who got fired by the GameSpot for giving a low score to a mediocre game (average at best).

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After the incident, he and several other people created their site and focused their writing on games, rather than industry. This type of thinking got support from thousands of fans, and they continued writing entertaining content throughout the years.

A list of the best gaming sites would be incomplete without Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Even though this site covers PC releases only, they are beloved by thousands. Two main features of this site are witty coverage and brutal honesty. If you want a review of a game that covers everything, then you should read Rock, Paper, Shotgun review.

Reviews of this site have two major segments, game diaries and Wot I Think. The first section explores the game in a witty way, checking out everything it has to offer. The second part contains serious breakdown of the elements that make the game what it is.

In that part, the reviewer talks about everything the game brought. This review style is different from many others because they don’t skim over the issues many other similar sites do.

Gamasutra is a review site that takes a different approach to games. Instead of regular reports they specialize in game development. They look into the development of the game to find out the reasons for its success (or failure).

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Game producers are the primary audience for Gamasutra articles. But if you want to learn more about game development you will appreciate Gamasutra approach to reviews.

Edge started as a magazine back in 1993, and they printed high-end gaming content. They had good connections throughout the industry, but they created high-quality content due to the anonymous type of writing.

This same style of writing is found on their website as well. You don’t see a lot about them nowadays simply because they value quality over quantity, and they post very few articles on a monthly basis.

The most important thing about their articles is that they are honest. If you read their article which says a game is bad, then the game is atrocious. They don’t sugarcoat games like many other sites which is the main reason I placed them on this list.

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Completely new Batman game hits the market

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Batman, DC Comics, Tell Tale, Video Games | Comments Off on Completely new Batman game hits the market

       The new Batman game is something entirely different from Rocksteady’s Batman series. This gave hope to many Batman fans as the games Rocksteady published didn’t fulfill all the expectations of the fans. The new game has a real potential to become the beginning of the successful Batman series that focus on the characters and the story.

    As any other TellTale game, the Batman Episode 1: Real of Shadows is a story driven game focused on choices and the conversation. This game also focuses on Bruce Wayne, his life as Batman and as a person in general. The first episode has its roots in the early history of the Batman, but it also incorporates some new things from later lore. In this game, the player will have to deal with Harvey Dent who runs for the position of the major. The race for the post is being complicated by Carmine Falcone whose aim is to gain control of the city administration through money and bribes. Al along that time a cat burglar is cleaning the safes throughout the Gotham.

   The gameplay in The Real of Shadows is a standard telltale combat system. It involves finishing move meter that fills through quick-time event fight system. When the meter fills you end the fight scene with a typical Batman type of the finishing move. Failure to full the meter won’t cause loss, except the loss of the visual joy you get from the finishing moves.

   The game has a pretty slow start packed with speeches and conversations. Some of them have interesting themes while others just bore the player. The first episode of the Batman is split into two types of gameplay, choice-riddled conversations, and combat, both physical and mental.

   The slow start fades away in the mid game where they gameplay becomes more interesting as the plot thickens. The tension rises and the game shines. The best situations involve Bruce and other characters battling on a mental level, through intrigue and wordplay.

    Contrary to a stone-like personality of the Batman in both movies and previous games, the Batman in the Telltale game has an east and wry sense of humor. This will take some time to get used to as we all know Batman as a character with no feelings. This sense of humor makes the scenes flow nicely, and every player will appreciate it.

    The beauty of this game is the choices the player has. The player can choose how his character will act towards everyone around, no matter whether they are cops, criminals or friends. Your Batman can be a cruel vigilante, or he can be someone who tries to work with cops to bring the criminals to the justice.

    As every previous Batman game, this game also has some compatibility issues with PC. It took over three months to developers to adapt the last Batman game to the PC, and it looks like it will be the same as this one. Steam and forums are packed with players who complain about this Batman game. They say it is impossible to play it on the PC, and they list frames per second and resolution.

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