What the hairy pants is a Retrospective Review and Short Review? WHY DIFFERENT DAGNABBIT
Short Score Reviews are your typical reviews for when a game is released complete with lovely scores.
A retrospective will be something closer to an actual human playing and enjoying a game, y’know, for fun… like a normal human being does when its not reviewing things for other humans.
You know that game that was just released? Say Just Cause 3 or whatever other game you was all excited for a few months ago. I haven’t played Just Cause 3 (4 or whenever your reading this), but it’s already old. SO very old in game years (much like dog years). A couple of months is all it takes for no-one to even consider mentioning it ever again. What does that say about the outrageous buzz before its release?… the whooping pre-order masses, the rush to gather opinions on the day… only two months later it’s dead to the world. Will it appear in a top ten list at the end of the year? Who knows, right? No-one’s even considering it now because something else is just as exciting and will be out next month.
Does the score reflect the cruel judgement of time?
After the initial hype where numbers are thrown around excitedly, a retrospective review is a careful considered opinion given free from the hype hellscape. The kinda review that sees patterns in Football Manager in the style of the film PI. This might not be a healthy way to review anything.
What’s the point of a scoring short review?
To give an handy opinion at the time of release because no-one wants to waste money on a broken toy.
Is it possible to have both types of review for the same game?
What are you doing tonight?
I’m washing my hair. Now excuse me, this bath wont turn itself off.