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Seven Steam games whose reviews have changed a lot

By Jos
May 19, 2016
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  1. Valve recently overhauled Steam’s review system, putting a larger focus on recent perspectives. The move made sense. Games are no longer static works. They constantly evolve thanks to updates and programs like Early Access. The system is, by and large, very useful, providing percentages that give narrow and wide snapshots of games. But numbers only tell part of the story.

    The other part of the story is what people are saying, the broader trends running through reviews inside and outside each game’s review “summary” section. Does this new system reflect them accurately? Is it actually useful, especially in cases where recent (posted within the past 30 days) and overall review scores are wildly different? I’ve been going over Steam with a fine-toothed comb, looking for games with big disparities between their recent and overall review percentages. Here are the most telling ones I’ve found.

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  2. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Addict Posts: 227   +50

    I think it was a decent idea to 'separate' the newer reviews , I'm not sure in how many cases it will have the desired effect of showing if a game has improved or got worse but I guess this article show it does in some cases at least.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    What I got out of most the examples used was the new finally wore off.
     
  4. Mark Barron

    Mark Barron TS Rookie

    I find it redundant to go by reviews from people that's only played the game 100 hours or less. They haven't really played the game long enough to really criticize them.
     

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