Side-Quest 86. Get Reviewed

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This time, we talk about what we think makes a good game review. It’s not an easy question.

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The Topic

What makes a good game review? What does the “good” there even mean? Why do people get so upset about game reviews that disagree with them, or about game reviews that bring up poor working conditions as context? Can you even, ultimately, write a game review that everyone will think is “good?” Is it possible to write an objective review? If we were to review game reviews, what score would we give them?

The Actual Discussion

Listen, just pop over to the wikiHow article. You don’t need us. They’ve got a step by step guide with illustrations on how to write a game review. Is it specifically about Mortal Kombat X? Maybe. But the skills are transferable, you know? Anyway, go on. We know when we’re unneeded.

Enjoy the episode! Spoil Die Hard for Emma in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Deadly Premonition and Dreams!

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