So don't get me wrong with this - Alex Navarro was a great game reviewer on Gamespot for all types of games. If I had to give him a score out of 1000, he would probably rate higher than this. And yet, this is what I remember him best for...
So giving him 0/10 points, or 010 points seems fitting to me.
Edit: I know Alex is not back full time, and I know he works on Screened. But since he is posting the occasional review and is appearing here and there on some Giant Bomb content, I would argue that he is back in a limted capacity.
The glory days of Gamespot were great, and with Alex's Risk: Factions review, we're once step closer to making Giant Bomb a site that can compete with the likes of the current Gamespot.
- In features, this site is stacks ahead of all of them.
- In content Giant Bomb were a little behind, but with Brad and Matt posting quite a lot of articles, this is improving. Plus while there largely isn't that "professional" vibe in the video content (Today on the Spot), the team shows people how real games are played, and that seems hugely more beneficial to me.
- This site now has more of the past Gamespot employees from the 'Glory Days'. Add in semi-annual guests like Rich Gallop and it does almost feel as if this is the old Gamespot, but better.
Edit: As to my personal reaction to Alex's return, this is what I wrote on the Risk: Factions review page...
When Alex came to Whiskey, I knew that even though he was being assigned to the movie site that just like the other Giant Bomb members he would probably be seen on other sites too. However, I certainly didn't expect reviews even though he is more than qualified! Yes for more Alex and Matt reviews here, although I also wouldn't mind Ryan formalising those TANG reviews on Screened as well.
So how do you feel about Alex's return to videogame reviews (I know that some of this discussion has filled the review of Risk Factions already, but this seems like a better place to put it), and more importantly, what does this mean for Giant Bomb's future as a whole?