I love reading Steam reviews. They’re so bad that they actually make me laugh some times. How can you play a game for one hour and then write a detailed review on Steam about the game you’re playing?
Just Cause 3 literally just came out and Steam is filled with hundreds of reviews about the game already. The most play time that I saw was about 3 hours of play time and they decided to write a detailed review and slap a 6 on the game. This was me after I saw the score.
You’ll rarely find a review on Steam that isn’t done within the first few hours of the game. Just Cause 3 isn’t the only example. I can give you thousands of them. When Steam reviews were first announced I was excited about the idea to share my thoughts about a game with everyone on Steam. I have shared my opinions on games like Van Helsing III, and The Final Cut.
Not every review on Steam is bad, but a good majority of them are and they’re usually the ones that are at the top of the page. Read Steam reviews, but don’t take them seriously. Don’t let them be the deciding factor between you buying a game or not. Watch some gameplay, read some pro reviews or visit blogs and read reviews there.
Bloggers usually write the best reviews and give their honest opinions about what they’re writing about while big corporations is usually a hit or miss.
Steam needs to refine their review system. Maybe they should make us play X amount of hours before we’re allowed to review games. That’ll piss a lot of 1 hour reviewers off, but it’ll make the review system better in my opinion. Anything is better then what we have now.
Happy gaming guys.