For many gamers, reading or viewing a game review isn’t just about determining if the game is great, average or at all. Game reviews are about revealing to the public what to expect from the game, and how much to pay for it. There are several factors which can have led to a game’s success, and reviewing these factors are an important part of game reviews. Whether a game is considered an ‘immersive’ experience or strictly a skill-test, there will always be people looking to tell other people how fun and how addictive gaming can be.
Some gaming enthusiasts have also taken it upon themselves to become critics, writing about their experiences with different games. Indie game review websites are popular among gamers as they give them an outlet to speak their mind about certain titles, as well as giving them a chance to make their own points about certain companies and games. Unfortunately, these independent reviewers don’t get paid as much as reviewers with major game sites, however they do cover more ground and spend more time speaking to the public about their opinions. Some of these critics spend way more time preparing their game review than actually playing the game themselves, to make sure that their review is perfect.
Critics and readers are both benefiting from indie games. Developers and publishers can benefit from the opinions and viewpoint of independent gamers, as well as providing a forum for discussion between readers and developers about hot topics. Video game review sites are giving both sides of the story, making it more interesting and engaging for both audiences and companies. The future of this industry looks bright, and with more people taking their hobby online, the profits of these independent game review sites are only going to continue to grow. If you have an itch to get into this industry, getting involved with one of these websites could very well be the first step on your road to success!