Are we too obsessed about review scores?

A gamer wrote in a forum somewhere that casuals buy a game simply because the game is fun, compared to a hardcore who play games only if they have big budgets and high review score on IGN or Gamespot. Are we becoming too obsessed with review scores that we forgot the true spirit of gaming? Have we forgotten gaming is about fun and enjoyment in the first place, to help us relax? It seems that review scores has taken a life of its own and affected gamers from all over the World when it comes to making decision to play a game. I, personally, disagree with that. Scores are transient, they are subjective, they do not even represent 0.0001% of the gaming community out there. So why do you follow it?

Remember, Super Mario Bros didn’t sell 40m copies because it has a high review score. People buy and play it because it is fun, and revolutionary in its age.

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One Response to Are we too obsessed about review scores?

  1. kolslorr says:

    the author waste time by labelling gamers as hardcore or casual… its wrong in the first place… imho…

    I like to read reviews that is NOT written from a fanboy’s perspective… and i usually just ignore the number given in the end…

    play games also become so philosophical… alamak… His life is so tiring… lol

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