#1 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

I usually avoid reading review comments on any website. However I looked at the gamespot video review of Resident evil 6 and man it almost makes me throw up to think that we are associated with gamespot.

here is the link if you wanted to see for yourself http://uk.gamespot.com/resident-evil-6/videos/video-review-resident-evil-6-6397436/

I hope the same thing doesn't happen when giantbomb resident evil 6 eventually gets reviews on the site.

I don't think people know what a bad review is :(

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

When did the comments go YouTube style? It's kinda confusing.

#3 Posted by Giantstalker (1730 posts) -

I honestly don't know how this can shock people anymore. This is just the internet, folks.

#4 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

@Giantstalker said:

I honestly don't know how this can shock people anymore. This is just the internet, folks.

I got used to giantbomb I guess :|

#5 Posted by laserbolts (5372 posts) -

The halo 4 review comments here just gave me a seizure.

#6 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -
#7 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Sometimes you cringe? It's a common occurrence to me, where now I just avoid all comments on reviews of any site.

#8 Posted by l4wd0g (2016 posts) -

I cringe when I hear multiple game reviewers from different sites are use the same phrase (e.g. "penultimate") in close succession with one another.

#9 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1335 posts) -

I massive reason I am not very active even on this forum, and not active at all on any other forums and why I have forgotten comments even exist at the bottom of things is because I value my sanity over seeing what people have to say about something. Chances are if there is something worth reading it's in an article written by someone who knows what they are doing, not the comments. I surprise myself sometimes when my eyes wander below and I remember that such a thing exists still, and I skim around to instantly find it's just as dumb or worse than I remember.

#10 Posted by Zekhariah (695 posts) -

@turbomonkey138 said:

I don't think people know what a bad review is :(

Fairness occurs when the individual wins (or in this case, the reviewer precisely agrees with the individual).

#11 Edited by TruthTellah (9489 posts) -

You should have seen the comments in reply to the crew's criticism of RE6. A number of people around here took rather vocal umbrage at people disliking what RE6 turned out to be. You'd think they had personally assaulted people's mothers with the way some were complaining.

#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7100 posts) -
@TruthTellah

You should have seen the comments in reply to the crew's criticism of RE6. A number of people around here took rather vocal umbrage at people disliking what RE6 turned out to be. You'd think they had personally assaulted people's mothers with the way some were complaining.

Oho boy. You should check out the comments on the Halo 4 review. I'm pretty sure Jeff sexually assaulted Master Chief judging by people's reactions.
#13 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Halo 4 is as good as WWE '13!!!!

#14 Posted by Sanity (1951 posts) -

I always hate when people who obviously already own and love a game chime in on a review as if anything but there opinion is wrong. We wont even talk about people who get fussy before they even play the game themselves... I just think people need to ignore reviews in certain cases where they love a game despite its short comings.

#15 Posted by Fallen189 (5052 posts) -

Don't read them then

#16 Posted by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

If they bother you so much why read them? I very rarely read reviews and when I do, it's not a deciding factor on buying a game, it's to learn more about what the game is about. I have never bought or decided not to buy a game based on reviews because you miss out on some amazing games and you're often left disappointed but AAA titles that you realize are just basically rail shooters.

#17 Posted by ProfessorEss (7523 posts) -

Part of me feels like it's fair play.

I mean look at like this: A dev team spends thousands of hours making something so some reviewer can spend a few hours tearing it down. If you look at the time investment relatively I would think it's fair play for readers to then spend 15 seconds tearing down the writer's hours of work.

The only real difference I see between the two is that reviewers actually have the potential to cost people their jobs while commenters are merely acting like jackasses and/or blowing off steam.

#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@ProfessorEss said:

I mean look at like this: A dev team spends thousands of hours making something so some reviewer can spend a few hours tearing it down. If you look at the time investment relatively I would think it's fair play for readers to then spend 15 seconds tearing down the writer's hours of work.

Because two wrongs make a right? And shouldn't the blame be shifted to the developers if they make a game knowing that it will be put before the judgment of game reviewers everywhere?

#19 Posted by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

What baffles me is that the forums here are ... relatively... civil, but when the chat goes up or people start commenting on an article/video, it's like Youtube up in here.

#20 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

What baffles me is that the forums here are ... relatively... civil, but when the chat goes up or people start commenting on an article/video, it's like Youtube up in here.

It's painful watching everyone try to be funny in the chat.

#21 Posted by jsnyder82 (765 posts) -

Don't read comments, then. I don't need to know what a bunch of mouth breathers think of a review, and I doubt you do either.

#22 Posted by Little_Socrates (5718 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@ShaggE said:

What baffles me is that the forums here are ... relatively... civil, but when the chat goes up or people start commenting on an article/video, it's like Youtube up in here.

It's painful watching everyone try to be funny in the chat.

I generally turn off the chat and watch videos in fullscreen at this point. If I see certain mods in the chat, I might stick around.

#23 Edited by ProfessorEss (7523 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@ProfessorEss said:

I mean look at like this: A dev team spends thousands of hours making something so some reviewer can spend a few hours tearing it down. If you look at the time investment relatively I would think it's fair play for readers to then spend 15 seconds tearing down the writer's hours of work.

Because two wrongs make a right? And shouldn't the blame be shifted to the developers if they make a game knowing that it will be put before the judgment of game reviewers everywhere?

No I'm just saying that if it's cool for critic to put in 10-20 hours to tear down a developers 1000s of hours of work why is it so wrong for an internet troll to spend 30 seconds tearing down their 10-20 hours of work?

(To be honest, I'm kind of just spitballin' here, I'm not even really sure if I believe what I'm saying here, it's just a train of thought I got on)

#24 Posted by TheVideoHustler (404 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@TruthTellah

You should have seen the comments in reply to the crew's criticism of RE6. A number of people around here took rather vocal umbrage at people disliking what RE6 turned out to be. You'd think they had personally assaulted people's mothers with the way some were complaining.

Oho boy. You should check out the comments on the Halo 4 review. I'm pretty sure Jeff sexually assaulted Master Chief judging by people's reactions.

I laughed so hard, other people in the house heard.

#25 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@ProfessorEss said:

No I'm just saying that if it's cool for critic to put in 10-20 hours to tear down a developers 1000s of hours of work why is it so wrong for an internet troll to spend 30 seconds tearing down their 10-20 hours of work?

(To be honest, I'm kind of just spitballin' here, I'm not even really sure if I believe what I'm saying here, it's just a train of thought I got on)

Because it's a matter of time? 10-20 hours of gaming, plus the time spent on a professional level review, reflects at least some level of thought that 30 seconds probably wouldn't. Take a bit more time to articulate and all that, or bring better points.

#26 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@ShaggE said:

What baffles me is that the forums here are ... relatively... civil, but when the chat goes up or people start commenting on an article/video, it's like Youtube up in here.

It's painful watching everyone try to be funny in the chat.

What was more baffling was the fact that, when Whiskey Media was still together, the GB chat was always a complete shit show compared to the other WM chat pages.

#27 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3000 posts) -

@turbomonkey138 said:

@Giantstalker said:

I honestly don't know how this can shock people anymore. This is just the internet, folks.

I got used to giantbomb I guess :|

there have been some whoppers in the past here it's safe to say

#28 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3000 posts) -

@jsnyder82 said:

Don't read comments, then. I don't need to know what a bunch of mouth breathers think of a review, and I doubt you do either.

But it's so easy for us to hate them it's entertaining :D