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The purpose of game reviews, in their most prevalent form, is diffuse to say the least – hell, I made a video back in April as to why that is the case (you can watch it here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQrUQmdcVUM). Now that Bethesda have updated their review policy to send code out to press no sooner than a day before launch for titles such as Dishonored 2 and Skyrim Remastered, prepare for these waters to become muddied even further.
In this episode of Writing on Games I contribute to the melange of opinions you’re currently seeing – examining the nonsensical nature of Bethesda’s statement, why in a utopian world it could lead to some positive change, but why it probably won’t. Ultimately, however, the reason is not Bethesda’s business practices or big outlets crying about them – it’s you, as a consumer, who has to expect more from your games criticism.
Footage from Bethesda and IGN.
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