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Started by John Wick, July 17, 2001, 03:34:00 PM
QuoteThis should be understood by any reader of a review. Or anyone taking advice from a guy about spicy food for that matter. The reviewer is not the only one saddled with responsibility, the reader is as well.
QuoteStrong disagreement from me.Indeed, I consider reviews from players of games to be less informed in many respects. I do agree that they do have their advantages in certain areas although few reviewers who do playtest actually take advantage of them.
QuoteIME, the least useful comments come from those who are most familiar with the rules.
QuoteI know this information about the people who's reviews I read. Why don't you?
QuoteRoger Ebert gave 3 stars to MEMENTO and 3.5 stars to ATLANTIS. One of these movies is the most original, innovative and brilliantly scripted movies of the year. The other was made by the company that signs his paycheck. You figure out which is which.
QuoteOn 2001-07-27 20:30, Gordon C. Landis wrote:It's not that The Wick hates reviews - The Wick hates that there are too many gamers who let themselves be influenced by lousy reviews, or by the lousy parts of mediocre reviews, or even by the mediocre parts of a good review.I mean, I'm all for "raising the bar", but you gotta realize, not everyone wants to jump . . .
QuoteAnd this is now WAY too long.
QuoteCheck the book out yourself. Don't let anyone else tell you about the quality of the book. It doesn't matter how much you respect the other person's opinion or taste: SEE IT FOR YOURSELF.Everything I've ever said about reviews comes down to the above paragraph. It's my one and only and final point.
QuoteI'ld rather read one thousand shitty reviews than one more post by a bitter under achiever.
QuoteOn 2001-08-15 03:47, Theory of X wrote:I really had no clue that the RPG community and Mr. Wick had such a bad relationship.
QuoteI assure you that all of my opinions came from personal experience, and up until the last few minutes, was uneducated about Mr. Wicks 'reputation'.
QuoteI do not wish to turn this thread into a bash Wick thread.
QuoteIt merely saddens me when a member of this community demands respect and uses little tact.