As professional a "games reviewer" can be. Let's not forget Ludwig's (Joystiq) analysis of Twilight Princess: "It's just different shades of green and brown" and "You have to actually click on the signpost to read it"...Originally Posted by Sovieto
Usually, the better games are all down to personal opinion anyway. However, when there's a glaring, deal-breaking fault with a game, you can bet your ass that the users will pick up on it and emphasise on it only if needed to. Reviewers are more likely to pick up on stuff and emphasise it more than it needs to be (for example, what they find major annoyances may be just inconvenient to others). It's also because user reviews are based on the average, whereas the "professionals" get to allow their own personal feelings to cloud their judgement.half of the user reviews youll read are bias or have no idea how to rate the material in the game or compare it to whats been offered in the past.
True, but then so will mature users.if you give mp3 and halo3 to a nintendo fan then he probably already knows what he likes better or vice versa. but a critic will review the content and if when he does come up with a conclusion on which is better, he will have reasons.