User Reviews Up And Running: First "Staff Choice" Is...
You probably thought we'd just put up our User Reviews sections and forget about 'em, huh? That we'd go on about our business, never really reading or even seeing the reviews our members take the time to write.
Not a chance. We love our community. But first, the update- the User Reviews feature should have most everything you guys have requested: we automatically weed out spammy or just utterly hostile reviews by manually approving every submitted user review, so you will never see trash in those sections. Simply by clicking a user's name, you can view a list of their reviews, and we're working on adding links; a link to the staff review of a particular game from the user review, and vice versa. Also, just like articles that go up on the main page, members can comment on every user review so people can get some feedback on their game breakdowns. But to occasionally bring these into the limelight, we're going to make a "Staff Choice" for our favorite recent User Review, and feature it in updates like these.
And the first Staff Choice goes to user Underdog015 for his Final Fantasy XIII review. Some of you might think it's just because he wrote a lot, but that really isn't it; it's just a good review. Honorable mention goes to TheHighlander for his Star Ocean: The Last Hope International review. Good job, guys! And you know, we're liking that some of you clearly have your own styles; that's half the point. Review as you like, present the game as you like, and see what people have to say. So feel free to write to your heart's content!
5/20/2010 10:16:37 PM Ben Dutka