I've been wondering lately about how big a role reviews play for video games. I am under the impression that its a much bigger role than in other mediums mostly because I generally see terrible games not doing too well(though I would not call fifa and pro evolution soccer terrible, I still don't understand why the new versions sell, so even though they aren't inherently bad games, I think they are kind of the exception to this question).
I think video games have more objective elements to them which would make reviews much more relevant to the industry. For instance number of glitches, game length, responsiveness, etc. So we punish bad games much more than the movie audience would punish bad movies or the music audience would punish bad music. I think its partly because we aren't as big a fans of game designers, whilst the other mediums worship actors/singers. Anyway, its just been on my mind...Do you guys think we are more rational/well informed consumers? Why/why not?