Thursday July 31, 2008
Game Reviewers Are Lazy
Hmmm well I just posted a review last night so let’s see….
Joseph Olin, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science made the statement recently. “My pet peeve is that game reviewers are lazy,” he said. “How can you review a game, how can you give a comment about a game like Grand Theft Auto IV, that has 40-plus hours or more of gameplay, if you’ve only spent 2 1/2 to 3 hours playing it?”
While I would tend to agree with him, the issue goes deeper. A lot of reviewers are pressured by editors from magazines and websites and sometimes (when the system is really rotten) by publishers to produce reviews in a timely manner in order to meet a printing deadline or be the first on the web with the story. I had a friend who used to work for a magazine in France and was asked to write a 2 page review overnight for an RPG…. obviously the result cannot be accurate but it’s not necessarily the reviewer’s fault.
Divnity 2 – Ego Draconis to Be Revealed at Games Convention 2008
Press members have received an invitation from Larian Studios to be part of the game’s presentation this August at Leipzig. The company also posted several job offers requiring a strong knowledge of RPG and an official site is now up although it is completely black.
Feeling excited yet?
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