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How to Become A Review Writer of PC Games

Discussion in 'Official MaxConsole Reviews' started by GaryOPA, Nov 29, 2018.

By GaryOPA on Nov 29, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    Video games are unique, they provide an interactive experience that makes them different from watching movies or listening to music.
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    Games requires your active participation and you can't do much else while playing. That creates a strong connection between the game and the player. Regardless of the game genre, there are several key elements that you must touch while writing in order it to be considered complete and before you deliver your final opinion. The key elements of any video game review must cover the following...

    Introduction

    In a game review, the only thing read more often than the conclusion is the introduction. This is your opportunity to display some imagination and develop your tone for the piece. Each writer has a different style and tactic, and the introduction is a good place for you to start developing it. Don't be afraid to get a little creative, and for your saucy iGaming experience check the 888sport sign up offer. Most important thing while writing is, there should be one overall goal when you write your introduction - get the reader to read the next line.

    Writing Down Notes

    One important habit to develop early is to take notes as you play.
    • What elements excited or bored you?
    • Are there any glaring problems?
    • How well do the game’s unique features work for you?
    • How does the game compare to competing games?
    Having a list of notes can help you quickly recall your likes and dislikes, and even certain emotions you had experienced during and after gameplay.

    PC Game Graphics and Sound

    Your review should address the audio and visual quality of the game. Sound effects and music are a big deal in games, especially with some titles using digital surround sound. If the game features voice acting, you should tell if it is convincing or cheesy. It helps to provide comparisons to other games. Check animation and check if game possesses any graphical bug while playing. A big thing with PC games is to mention how well it runs and briefly describe your computer hardware.

    Gameplay and Control

    The best games are those that allow the player to seamlessly control the events on screen. Basic principle is if you're having trouble controlling the game, then the readers will too. You may also want to mention which control setup or controller was most useful for you, and which, if any, joysticks or gamepads you would suggest using.

    Game Replayability

    Replayability is an important part of modern gaming. Tell the reader if there are any features which keep you coming back for more even after you finish the game. Are there top scores to beat or characters, power ups, areas or weapons to unlock? If so are they worth the effort or not? Things like this make the difference between a one-play throw away or a classic game.

    Conclusion

    Write like If you were going to buy this game, also remember that it is very important for you to mention whether the game is any fun. You can go on and on with technical details of the game and never admit to enjoying it.
     

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