USGamer’s Helldivers Review Anything But Hellish
These days, even the “simple” games aren’t all that simple. While the twin-stick, arcade co-op shooter Helldivers appears relatively straightforward and even simplistic on the surface, the game is really quite involving. This combination of depth and gameplay accessibility is what makes it so darn appealing, so says USGamer.
Critic Jaz Rignall pens a well-written, highly detailed and enthusiastic review of the game in question, and leaves us wanting more. Perhaps most impressive is the sheer amount of time this critic spent with the game; that time is outlined in a unique method of analysis. Rather than just providing us with a regular ol’ review, he breaks up his evaluation into a series of impressions, thereby giving the reader a sense of the overall experience and how things progress.
In an industry where critics continue to come under fire for a variety of reasons (including not finishing games before issuing reviews), this shows off the effort and dedication reviewers should always expend. And contrary to popular belief, in our experience, many critics often do go that extra mile.
Why We Like It:
— The idea of presenting a review as a series of informed impressions is interesting. It may seem somewhat disjointed at first but it really gives the reader a point-by-point, day-by-day description of the critic’s experience.
— The game’s impressive level of depth is reflected in the depth of the review text. It proves the game really has a lot more than meets the eye.
— Properly combines objective analysis with subjective opinions. No review is all opinion and no review is entirely factual; in the realm of entertainment, we have qualified individuals for a reason, but we also want to hear what they think, personally.