Sloppy Arguments in Game Reviews

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L.B. Jeffries asked his twitter followers to describe what riles them up about game reviews, and has compiled a list of the most interesting and annoying. How games are reviewed is a popular subject, and many of the items on Jeffries’ list seem like common-sense – though I’m sure we’ve all bared witness some ourselves.

Complaining that a re-released classic title is old.

This is a real head scratcher. Complaining that ChronoTrigger is the exact same as it was 16 years ago is a bit like whining about Oliver Twist still being the same old book. The game is a JRPG classic and when someone buys it, that’s what they want. The same applies for retro-remakes. If they’re blatantly trying to remake a 1980’s style game for older gamers (the average age is 30, remember?), that’s what they want.

What frustrates you about the gaming press?

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