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Quality of Reviews: Gamespot vs. IGN

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by NjD00, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. NjD00

    NjD00 I have to Wii

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    I want to hear some opinions about the quality and accuracy of game reviews at Gamespot vs. IGN. Most of the time they are at least similar, but sometimes games are reviewed totally different. For example:

    Scarface: The World is Yours
    Gamespot: 5.8
    IGN: 8.5

    WHats the deal?
    I know that playing the game is the biggest factor, but seriously, with this discrepancy, how do we know if Scarface is a mediocre 5.8 or a great 8.5?

    Who do you turn to for your reviews?
     
  2. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I would definitely choose IGN for any reviews/gaming news that I want.
     
  3. Happy

    Happy Dobedobebo

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    I trust IGN more with their game ranking, but I use Gamespot a lot more.
     
  4. sherwood3570

    sherwood3570 infused

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    IGN is top notch for me
     
  5. blankconnection

    blankconnection Playing is Believing

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    IGN has better written reviews, but as for video reviews neither of them, gametrailers has the best video reviews
     
  6. XtremeKilling

    XtremeKilling Got Wii? [1-21-07]

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    IGN for me too.
    I think IGN kills GameSpot by far!
     
  7. KasperJay

    KasperJay WiiChat Member

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    I'd have to agree that IGN are much better written reviews but I've found myself using gamespot more and more lately.
     
  8. 6ix

    6ix rebmeM tahCiiW

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    Gamespot is usually more critical but more helpful in rooting out the problems that IGN often only briefly touches on. But, for Wii, I use IGN because I've noticed Gamespot kind of has a prejudice against any Wii Game's controls. Nothing wrong with it, but I don't want the opinion of a gamer who isn't familiar with the wii.
     
  9. zachp18

    zachp18 me two game systems below

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    gamespot seems somehow "anti-nintendo". I choose ign reviews over gamespot anyday. But I think gamespot has better news about games then ign.
     
  10. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    gamespot is fulll of sony fanboys and they cant play the wii well
     
  11. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    I use ONM
    Official Nintendo Magazine
    It gives a fair review but only for Wii/DS/GBA/Etc Games
     
  12. MaxPing

    MaxPing WiiChat Member

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    To be honest i would say thats a plus, i would rather watch a video review of a game played by someone who is just average at it than by one that is s**t hot and makes it look easier than it is.
     
  13. arcticreaver

    arcticreaver Snake

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    back in the day i still remember when IGN was free. as in everything. those were the days.

    i would pick IGN over Gamespot. IGN just has a more professional feel to it.
     
  14. tarheelsuperman

    tarheelsuperman ...it gonna be zoppity

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    I've found IGN reviews to be spot on for the games I've purchased and played.
     
  15. gingerkid

    gingerkid Banned

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    ign is more professional but i like gamespot for entertaining videos like tournament tv and on the spot. i choose ign over gamespot for game ratings.
     
  16. Minto

    Minto You're kidding, right?

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    i use ONM and ign
     
  17. DazzeL

    DazzeL WiiChat Member

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    IGN are a cut above. As a PC and Wii gamer I hate the Gamespot reviews - never seem to hit the spot for me and I rarely agree with them.
     
  18. XwiimasturX

    XwiimasturX Don't Mind Me. I'm Stupid

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    I chose IGN, cuz their reviews are much longer and much more detailed.

    gamespot practically gives it a score and writes a paragraph.
    that isnt enough to decide if a game is good or not.
     
  19. shift_andrew

    shift_andrew The Dude

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    IGN reviews are vastly superior to Gamespot ones.
     
  20. ThrillSeeker

    ThrillSeeker The Italian

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    With scarface for example, I've played the game and it's sooo much fun. Not only that, the controls are soooooo well layed out for this type of game, so to see that gamespot actually said the controls were poor proved to me how terrible their editors are at playing and reviewing games. Gamespot = garbage
    Ign is actually the website that comes closer to the average ranking you'll find on gamerankings.com and ign's reviews read much better.
     

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