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Old 03-16-01, 10:47 AM
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hopfully something online somewhere -

im usually reading ign but a lot of their reviews seem skewed - zdnet is usually on point but other than the bottom lines the review itself is not as comprehensive. any thoughts or ideas?
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Yeah, i usually go to IGN, or Videogames.com. I tend to find myself at Gamefaqs an awful lot. They are players that post reviews over there and there are message boards where people have nothing better to do than talk about videogames. So usually that site helps me decide. Also if you looking for publication EGM gets my vote 100%, i love those guys.

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Another vote for IGN. They are usually right on the mark.
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I've never found a site or a reviewer that I agree with 100% of the time (or even 90%), so I just try to find as many reviews as I can before buying a game. The more opinions you can get, the better. Of course there's still no guarantees you'll like a game until you try it, but it's less risky than just going on a single recommendation.
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amazon.com , because they have such high traffic they get a lot of reviews, a good deal of which have high content ( i.e. not just "this game is f*****g awesome")
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I'd say go with Ign.com or EGM. I usually don't go to Amazon since many times the positive reviews are at the top.
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Gamespot
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Dailyradar
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Yeah, me too on both counts. Both have an easy look-up dialogue box style reviews section.
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Online- IGN But I prefer EGM magazine. The reviews are totally unbiased, short and to the point.
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Daily Radar mostly, but also IGN.com
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I agree with this one. I go there most of the time to look for reviews. They are overly harsh sometimes, but they give very detailed reasons for liking the game or not liking it. It's much better than the overly simplified and generous Gamepro reviews.
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Daily Radar and PCgamer.com
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I used to subscribe to PC Gamer (now I just read it behind the counter at work ), I also check IGN.com, and gamespot for other opinions. Bluesnews.com is nice since they have a daily list of all the reviews of all new games by almost every gaming site out there.

Also, if the guys at http://www.penny-arcade.com recommend it, I can normally trust them.

Still, I have a deep loathing for Daily Radar -- When your choices are either very good (direct hit), good (hit), not so good (near miss) and awful (miss) I think you're really limiting your options.

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this is perhaps the holy grail of game rankings (though it's more like a compilation) it covers a number of popular sites - hope it helps

http://www.gamerankings.com/
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http://www.bluesnews.com

On the bottom of each day they have a listing of almost every review for everything that's been reviewed that day.

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