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Postby unz » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:39 am

Older than old but I still want to share
http://tevisthompson.com/on-videogame-reviews/

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Postby NemZ » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:35 am

What's to discuss? The problem of fully embracing subjectivity as the ultimate virtue is that nobody has any reason to care what anyone else has to say.

That's just, like, his opinion, man.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:42 am

There's something to be said for, "A lot of other people have this opinion. Might I have this opinion too?"

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:00 am

That article ends:
I want gaming to revel in dissent. We should marvel at a medium that allows us such room to play, to explore, to bring ourselves to bear on the experience and make it our own. A good review will honor this. It will say: This is what it was like for me. And in doing so ask: Now what was it like for you?

But a bad review or even a sycophantic one can have that effect too; it is only necessary for the reader to retain some individuality of thought and a degree of scepticism.
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Postby TehDonutKing » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:12 am

There is an objective quality to how good a work of art is, and a subjective quality to how much an individual likes it.

For example, i like Evangelion more than Cowboy Bebop, but i think Cowboy Bebop has objectively better qualities. I also enjoy the Shadow the Hedgehog video game, despite it being pretty mediocre objectively. A good review explains both the objective reasons a work is good or bad, along with the subjective reasons the reviewer likes or dislikes it.

If i were to review Bioshock, i'd talk about how it's objectively a great game, but, for several reasons, i simply didn't like it. That said, if something is objectively good, people are more likely to like it from a subjective standpoint, and, conversely, the opposite is true; something objectively bad will de disliked by more people.

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Postby unz » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:20 am

brb I upgraded my pc and I forgot how it feels. Going to reinstall everything.

@thedonutking he pretty much argued the objective stuff one comes up with is a way of not engaging. I'd agree if you came up with your values and stuff
@pwhodges I don't think that excuses critics from their responsabilities regarding toxic followers-


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