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Gamespot Replacement

southernmagnussouthernmagnus Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Much like a girl is never the same after you've seen her exchange fluids with someone else- I just can't bring myself to use Gamespot after the fiasco. No Kasavin, no Gerstmann, knowing that Larson c*** is still somehow involved- it's just fsking ruined for me.

Problem is, I've relied on Gamespot for so long that my knowledge of viable alternatives is woefully inadequate. Someone please educate me, what site is worth my time?

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  • BlochWaveBlochWave Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You've never heard of this tiny niche website with a small userbase called www.ign.com?

    What appears to be the general opinion be damned, I like it, I like their reviews, game reviews, movie reviews, etc. and they are on top of gaming news events

    I've used www.game-revolution.com for a long time for reviews, and I love their reviews, they just do some simple letter grading scale but type long, actually useful reviews that will help you formulate an opinion. They've given like 2 A+'s since they started in 98ish, so if a game gets even as high as an A- you know they aren't screwing around with the positive talk, and the games in their B range, you can't tell much from the rating alone but the reviews help you make up your mind

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  • Nakatomi2010Nakatomi2010 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I use www.metacritic.com Just grabs all the reviews out there and gives it a general number....

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  • Burning OrganBurning Organ Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I use gametrailers.com metacritic.com and gamestracker.com

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  • EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I would suggest using Metacritic or Gamerankings to look at games you own, play, and enjoy, and attempt to find a website that matches your needs. I agree that just finding any ol' website for game reviews is a great way to become awash in fanboyism, but not every website gives good games a perfect 10.

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  • Grid SystemGrid System Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Eurogamer.net

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  • southernmagnussouthernmagnus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Thanks for the replies, guys- I'm going to check out all of them. It seems that a mixture of gametrailers and metacritic will have to suffice until I can shake down ign, game-revolution and eurogamer.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Eurogamer is fantastic.

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  • vonPoonBurGervonPoonBurGer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I generally just look at review averages these days; MetaCritic and GameRankings have already been mentioned. In terms of game review sites that I actually respect, I find 1up.com to be pretty decent. Their reviews tend to be a little on the low side, and that much closer to sanity and further from fanboyism as a result.

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  • GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I would suggest listening to the 1up yours podcast and also never looking at another score again. Opinions are what are valuable to me, not numbers. And I need to hear lots of others' opinions before forming a judgment.

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  • GooGoo Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    1UP Yours is pretty decent, yes, but stay the hell away from the actual website.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't want to insult the second poster, but IGN is a wholly worthless site. Stay far away from it. Honestly, GameFAQs has better reviews, on average, than IGN (though I don't recommend GameFAQs either).

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  • LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Subscribe to Edge.

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  • BlochWaveBlochWave Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't want to insult the second poster, but IGN is a wholly worthless site. Stay far away from it. Honestly, GameFAQs has better reviews, on average, than IGN (though I don't recommend GameFAQs either).

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    just kidding. Anyways he never said he was looking for a review site per se, ign is a good news site. We agree that GameFAQs reviews rank among the greatest of humanity's blunders just ahead of the weaponization of nuclear energy, but it is THE internet reseource for walkthroughs and FAQs. If you have a game question that you can't get answers there, you should lose your internet license.

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  • TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I read all my reviews from PCGamer and PCZone. I'd recommend finding a magazine for your chosen platform that's in no way affiliated to the company (i.e never touch the official Nintendo magazine)

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