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Thu Mar 19, 2015, 11:37 PM

Game review sites

Hi,
Besides ZombieHorde's excellent commentaries, what game review sites do you find to be the most reliable. I seem to gravitate towards IGN. Disappointed in only one game, but that is because of the steep learning curve and 8 million options available that feels like a chore, Dragon Age Inquisiton. Maybe it is just not my style of game though.

I see some of the PS Plus free games reviewed on there and they get high ratings, and I have not found many that are worth my time. Again, that could just be the style of games I like.

Peace

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hibbing Mar 2015 OP
Ohio Joe Mar 2015 #1
lovemydog Mar 2015 #2
Chisox08 Mar 2015 #3
NuclearDem Apr 2015 #4
ZombieHorde Apr 2015 #5
hibbing Apr 2015 #6
Name removed May 2016 #7

Response to hibbing (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:44 AM

1. Lets see...

I love Blues News:

http://www.bluesnews.com/

It's really just a bunch of links to other sites but they are nicely categorized and I find lots of cool stuff there.

I also like Rock, Paper, Shotgun:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/

They tend to tell you about stuff, at least 'I', never would have heard of.

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Mon Mar 23, 2015, 06:14 AM

2. I start with gamefaqs

since it's a message board, has links to reviews and you get regular folks talking about the games in a pretty honest way. http://www.gamefaqs.com

I like IGN & Gamespot for video reviews that contain footage of game play.

For compendiums of scores & links to reviews also try metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com

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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:53 AM

3. I use IGN to get a general overview of a game.

For game reviews I use youtubers like Totalbiscuit, That One Video Gamer, and ProJared.

As for mainstream sites Game Trailers and Ign and The Escapist for Zero Punctuation. For gaming news Techraptor, Nichegamer and the Escapist.

For the love of god stay away from Polygon and Kotaku they are crap.

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Thu Apr 2, 2015, 09:52 AM

4. I have a fairly short list of reviewers I regularly go to.

 

TotalBiscuit, ProJared, Angry Joe, Yahtzee, and Jim Sterling. Between all of those, I get some enormously high standards (TotalBiscuit and Yahtzee), whether or not I'm getting a raw deal from Steam/publishers/developers (TotalBiscuit, Jim Sterling, Angry Joe), entertaining reviews (all of them), and if I can't be assed to deal with 30+ minute reviews, short videos on whether a game's worth my time or not (ProJared and Yahtzee).

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Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:53 AM

5. Gamefaqs and youtube.

Gamefaqs to read people's general sense of the game and ask any questions I may have, and youtube to see what the game play is actually like.

Thanks for the compliment. I didn't know if anyone actually liked those, especially since I review a lot of horror games.

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Thu Apr 2, 2015, 01:23 PM

6. Thanks everyone!

I'll be giving these a look on games I have already played and liked to see if they match up with my assessment and for my next purchase. However, that next purchase may not be until 2017 at the rate I'm playing Dragon Age Inquisition.

Peace

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