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October 8th, 2012, 23:31
Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
Users score games capriciously, which potentially makes them worse than reviews.
Very true indeed, but when there is a huge discrepancy between the average user and professional review score, then something fishy is going on. Just look at the Metacritic score of DA2 and ME3.

Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
As usual, finding reviewers with some commonality with your tastes and using multiple sources is a good approach.
That is what I normally do. I rarely read "professional" reviews but tend to look for rationally and well written user reviews whose tastes are similar to mine.

Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
But why not just say you're cautious, rather than the conspiracy rubbish?
I don't think it is rubbish at all. Considering the large amounts of money involved, there is just too much at stake. Just to be clear, I am not a conspiracy theorist, far from it, but I don't buy the claim that sincerity and integrity drive all ratings.
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