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Giving your own game fake positive reviews is always a bad move, because if your game was any good you wouldn't need to do that in the first place. However, I can sympathize with developers who get review bombed (especially by trolls). Maybe people shouldn't rely too much on what a reviewer says (take it with a grain of salt) & just play a game & see for yourself if whether or not a game is good or not. After all, not everyone is going to enjoy a game no matter how well to try to please your fans/audience.
#Irony ? They take reviews seriously on Steam? Since when? How many user accounts have been banned for review bombs? None? Very few? Did they do anything about it? I'm frankly surprised to learn that anyone actually uses Steam reviews for anything, given how easily the system is gamed, by gamers. I know I don't use it for reviews, and frankly, I hardly use it for anything else, if I can avoid it, to the point where I'd rather buy from EA, at least I know what they're about, as opposed to Steam, where a rash of negative reviews could mean that, as you mentioned in this video, something unrelated to the actual game causes a rush of negative reviews. Check the review bomb on the original version of Skyrim, as another example, when the CC was released, and you can't even get the CC on the original Skyrim. It's a worthless platform when it comes to actual reviews, sort of like MetaCritic, which doesn't even require a registered copy of a game to post a review.
steam needs to take on the false preview movies of some of these games, that look NOTHING like the actual game!!!!..
the polish guy wrote 6 yes SIX reviews for hes own game,, like that has a influence on the total amount of reviews LOL, to be banned off steam for writing 6 false reviews is stupid!
i utterly ignore positive reviews, the only reviews i ever look at are the negative ones, if the reviews are crybaby "this game is too hard!!" "The characters are ugly!" or other stupid non-starter complaints i will usually give the game a shot, if the reviews are legit, -game not finished IE. Lack of animations, Missing textures, game breaking bugs, those negative reviews matter.and influence my purchases.
I don't think it matters. Triviality. Six reviews, so what? Give him a second chance. If he is a repeat offender then perma-ban him. If the people don't like it they will bring the ratings down in no time anyway. People will still try it despite bad reviews anyway, so he just needs to respect that. Have you ever watched a movie/ read a book with bad ratings that just so happened to be one of the best you've ever seen/ read? Games are the same way. You just can't judge a book by its cover. People know this. I hope he has really learned his lesson.
Whenever I see a review score listed as Overwhelmingly, I tend to take a good look at the Negative reviews just to see the validity of such reviews, as well as see if there's any major problems with an Overwhelmingly Positive game. I don't just take the basic score at face value, I do research the reviews.
Meanwhile, some devs are still creating 20 fake studios to release the same game under different names and are still able to release their game.
Seriously, there are more important matters than 6 fake reviews on a game.
I'm really surprised anyone listens to user reviews of video games. I've never taken user reviews seriously. You look at them and 90% of them are 0 or 10 - who looks at that and thinks, yeah, this are probably fair and unbiased reviews.
Trying to make thier reviews more legitimate, how about stop listing games with a 70% score as mostly positive. That'd be a great improvement towards making them look more legitimate and less like a marketing tool for the developer. Also delisting a slew of negative reviews that come after a developer does something really stupid or asinine would be a good step as well.
_"Being locked out of Steam is a dev death penalty!"_
Aren't a lot of competent indie devs avoiding Steam these days? Because it's a lot of headaches (and a big Valve cut) for no exposure at all given the flood of trashy games releases?
Most devs fleeing Steam go to the Switch, but that need to be decided early on if they don't want to spend months (and more importantly the little money they have) porting their game to another platform. If the game is already out, it's deadly for the studio to be kicked out.
It looks like Snail games (The ARK publishers) are posting fake reviews on their latest VR game, whats your opinion on this? https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/8iw3lo/is_snail_games_faking_positive_reviews_for_ark/
If you look at Steam reviews for an indication of if a game is definitely good or not you're stupid. Yes, sometimes Steam reviews are a good indicator that a game will be good. But how would you know until you played it yourself? That's why the refund system now exists. Context: 0:44
8 min empire was kinda amusing, wasnt really my thing but was interesting to waste some time.
to be fair. the review and return system is kinda crap. some games start off bad and some players are just too bad to get into the game :P
Seriously though, you'd think with everything that happened with Digital Homicide, people would have some sense about how they handle bad reviews. Yes, it's nowhere near as bad, but leaving good reviews for your own game in this kind of way to combat bad reviews is just asking for trouble ><
Poor people, bad attitude, hate, crime and government corruption. Racist and nationalist culture with a good hint of bad overall behavior... and apparently fake game reviews... #Poland in a nutshell.... And I know that for a fact. I live in this cesspool for the past 30 years...
Dont trust Amazon reviews I work in Amazon they actually remove any bad reviews from items they sell and ship... it is pretty shitty practice and they even Ban people from posting reviews if they leave many negative reviews on amazon products,.