Reviews: Ur Doin’ It Wrong


Having seen this article over at Sarcastic Gamer, on the need for platform specificity when reviewing a game — in this case, Dragon Age: Origins, since that’s what everyone is talking about this week — and given that the author feels the need to call reviewers moronic, I want to clarify a few things for such of my readers as may actually give a shit. I’m not taking that article personally at all — the author doesn’t know me from Adam, or in this case Eve, but it did make me think.

(I happen to agree about the need for specificity when reviewing anything that comes in different flavours.)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll already know that I don’t OWN any consoles. I won’t debate why. I’m not anti-console at all, I just don’t happen to have any in the house at the moment, and that may not change for some time. Therefore anything I play, I play on my PC. Besides which this is (mostly) a blog about MMOs, and last I checked you can’t really play MMOs on consoles.

For those of you who are new here, here’s the 411: I. Don’t. Do. Console. Reviews.

So if you read anything here, you can be 10 out of 10, 100%, A+ certain that it’s about a PC version.

Ahhh, that’s better. I don’t feel like quite so much of a moron now, nor nearly as shameless as I was before.

This post was not sponsored by anyone and I haven’t been paid. (Remember, the Endorsement Police Are Watching.)

2 thoughts on “Reviews: Ur Doin’ It Wrong

  1. As a person who writes reviews, I agree 100% with this article. There are some game websites that do reviews like this and it sometimes drives me nuts. Each version is almost word for word a copy except for some little portion that will signify which version was reviewed.

    1. Oh aye — I didn’t for a second think my type of review was the type being targeted. It was just an excuse for a fake rant. 😉

      I don’t read that kind of stuff anymore but when I did those sorts of discrepancies irritated the hell out of me too. Back in my Mac-owning, pre-WinEmulator days, it would suck to read about some hot new game and then see that I wouldn’t be able to play it. Man, that happened a lot. 😉

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