- Oct 29, 2017
Are there actually still people who think review scores and aggregates are useful? I can't imagine that given how nonsensical every review thread is, and people in threads like these must be the most engaged with the aggregator sites. I think most people just enjoy it because its an easy way to shitpost or argue about games you have no interest in without doing the work of engaging with the actual criticism being offered by reviews much less the game itself.If there is no level of objectivity then an aggregate, like Metacritic, is actually useless. Yet look how popular they are. So I’d argue most people are looking for an objective evaluation in a review. And if you aren’t, I doubt you’re even looking at an aggregate; you probably have a few review sources that you trust or just make your own opinion.