Keith Stuart’s written a great article over on Eurogamer, recalling the time that he was blacklisted by Sega despite being the Editor-in-Chief of DC-UK, a magazine devoted entirely to the Sega Dreamcast.
What if movies were reviewed in the same way as video games? Something Awful has an idea of what that would read like: “The film runs at a steady 24 frames per second with very few frame drops.” And a 9.6 means we’re guaranteed a World War Z sequel right?
When professional reviewers prepare to review books, movies or video games, there’s a basic understanding that the reviewer won’t spoil everything. The reviewer will hold back some details, for the pleasure of their readers or audience.