staff editorial

Games Like Destiny Should be Reviewed Multiple Times

When a game has a proposed 10-year lifespan and functions very much like an “MMOFPS,” the analysis shouldn’t end with launch-day reviews.

Does “Kiddie” Mario Deserve to Outscore the GTA Games?

If you look at the highest rated video games of all time, two franchises dominate the list, and one just barely ekes out a statistical victory based on review scores.

“The Game Got a 7? LOL, It Must Suck”

Are expectations typically too high, or is the seriously broken 10-point scale to blame? Logically and mathematically, it makes no sense to say a 7 score “sucks.”

Uncharted 4 is a Lock For Game of the Year 2015

All you have to do is examine the history of the franchise and the review scores these games typically pull down, and you’ll discover the obvious.

How Can The Last Of Us: Remastered Not Get a Perfect 10?

Considering how well the original game scored, is it logical to assume that given all the improvements and extra content, the Remastered edition is worthy of a 10?

“Game Critics Aren’t Professionals, They Just Pretend To Be”

The mainstream press continues to dismiss gaming journalists as individuals who are merely “playing” at being professionals. It’s discouraging.

Debate: Are Critics Too Infatuated with “Arty” Games?

While there are many fantastic games that emphasize artistry, one wonders if such games would be as heavily lauded if it weren’t for a critical bias.

Wow, 2014 Sucks: Rayman Legends is the Best We’ve Seen?

Not that there’s anything wrong with Rayman Legends. But considering the big titles that have already come down the pike, it’s a disappointing year.

Based on Reviews, is Watch Dogs the Biggest Flop of 2014?

The hype was huge and while some critics said Watch Dogs delivered the goods, the overall average isn’t indicative of a AAA, Game of the Year-level production.

Critic Opinion: Saying “Graphics Don’t Matter” is Idiotic

The idea that graphics “don’t matter” seems to be popular, but any critic who ignores the visual element in video games simply isn’t doing his or her job.

After 20 Years of Being a Critic, I’m Starting to Hate Games

No matter how much you love something, if it becomes your job, you run the risk of despising the very thing that once inspired you.

Newsflash: Forcing Ubisoft to Use Females is Sexism

People seem to think that sexism is about furthering the cause of women but in fact, that’s not the definition of sexism. We need to get this right.

Critics Refusing to Review Free-To-Play Games?

We’ve been hearing rumblings in the critic world that some publications are quietly passing on reviewing free-to-play games. Know why?

“Real Gamers Don’t Read Reviews”

Here’s an overheard quote that is the topic of the day: Is it mere egotism and a massive superiority complex that generates the quote, or is it legitimate?

Did Any E3 Game Appear Capable of Landing the Elusive “10?”

A lot of hugely promising games have been on display at E3, but do any of them have a shot at earning perfect scores? That ever-elusive 10 is tough.