If you think about it, game reviewing is not really selling anything. It is more like giving information on a specific game or sometimes series of games that you have played. The truth is, game reviews and game journalism are actually a consumer oriented industry. Your readers are basically your customers, but instead of paying you upfront by way of money (unless you’re still subscribing to a weekly magazine), they are paying for clicks of your content.
For this reason, I really advise you to think about this new trend of game reviewing before you make any big moves in the industry. In fact, for as long as you don’t mess it up, I recommend that you stick to games that are either still new in the market or games that are not yet highly reviewed and ranked by mainstream gaming websites. If you are a member of a gaming website, make sure you read reviews on new games so that you will get the most out of the experience. This way, you won’t be wasting your time with reviews on games that aren’t selling well. Instead, you will be helping to encourage new players to purchase these games.
Finally, you should always remember to pay attention to the sub-culture that surrounds the actual game that you are reviewing. You see, if you read a video game review in a gaming magazine and you find a lot of references to the game’s multiplayer mode, which requires an awful lot of skill, then don’t just trash the whole article for being trashy. Instead, consider what kind of player that person is and how skilled he or she might be. This will help you avoid making the same mistakes in the future so that you don’t get stuck in the same mess.