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Journalists discuss what is wrong with game reviews: “SEO rush kills nuanced critique”
There have been a lot of discussions about the relevance of game reviews, as more players find them useless or don’t know how the whole process looks behind the scenes. Even game journalists agree that the whole system should be changed, although no one seems to know the right solution.
Key takeaways from Deathloop reviews: “One of the smartest and most outright entertaining games of the year”
Deathloop, a new game from Arkane Studios, has finally come out. Critics praised the immersive shooter about assassins stuck in a time loop, calling it one of the best titles of 2021 and a great successor to Dishonored.
Key takeaways from Psychonauts 2 reviews: wild and creative game inspiring continual sense of awe
Psychonauts 2, a long-awaited sequel to one of the weirdest and most beloved Double Fine games, has finally been released. Considering that it has no negative reviews so far, it might be safe to say that Tim Schafer and his team made an impressive comeback.
Video Game Insights on Steam games released in 2021: “a reasonable proxy” for units sold is 30 times game’s total reviews
Steam reviews have been a fairly accurate estimate for units sold, as proved by Jake Birkett, Simon Carless and others. Video Game Insights has found that different review multipliers should be used depending on the year a game came out.
Key points from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart reviews: “A slick roller coaster with a nonsense plot”
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, a new PlayStation 5 exclusive, was officially released on June 11. The game got 89/100 on Metacritic, based on almost 100 reviews. Critics praised Rift Apart for its visuals and the usage of new technologies but said that it’s almost the same old action-adventure when it comes to gameplay.
Main points from Returnal reviews: “It makes Doom Eternal seem like Baby’s First Shooter”
Returnal, the latest PlayStation 5 exclusive, is a AAA roguelite with some psychological horror elements. The game has received 86/100 on Metacritic, with critics praising its visual design, innovative DualSense features, and shooter mechanics.