There are plenty of valid reasons to throw our hands up and abandon game reviews. For starters, we’re living in a day and age of early access and perpetual updates where games like Minecraft exist in unfinished states. On top of that, it is practically guaranteed that no two players will ever have the same experience; what good does the advice of a reviewer who may have approached a game a totally different way do for me? I mean, we could just crowdsource opinions from players the way user reviews do on Steam.
Is there still a place for the critic in the modular, fragmented, subjective world of videogames? (We hope so!)
Watch the new episode to find out, and let us know what you think in the comments!