I basically just want to know how it runs. As a PS3 owner who was burned by Skyrim, I like to know how a game is going to operate and if it is worth investing money into right now. We've seen issues with console releases of some fairly big titles, so I think a little caution makes sense.
I've been using ctrl+f to search for 'frame' to see what everyone has to say about performance, and with Polygon's review I wanted to see how much they were riding their feminist high horse. But I already know I'm getting the game tomorrow so I don't feel the need to actually read any of them.
I don't read reviews. I will watch the odd one if there is a video review, but I can't be arsed to read one. I don't trust any reviewer to have the same taste in games -or to enjoy the same aspects of games as myself- so I will watch a video review because they tend to have more ingame footage of what the game actually looks like to play that you don't get from watching the trailers. I watched Adams Review over at Rev3 on youtube and it was pretty good.
I've watched Adam Sessler's, and I've read Jeff Gerstmann's and Jim Sterling's. That's probably all I need.
I read jeffs cus i like jeff.
I watched the gamespot video review cus people were flipping out over it. Turns out it was a 9/10 and people are stupid.
Aside from that I'm not watching/reading anything else.
Heh. Yeah. It's weird, so many people are getting mad about the game getting a 9/10 from some outlets, when it seemed like everyone was pissed when GTAIV got a 10/10 from IGN.
I do a quick scan of Metacritic, see if any of the reviewers I like have expressed views that differ from the mean -either much better or much worse impressions- and then I will read those specific reviews to see why they really loved or hated something. That's about it.