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IMHO the worst Review Site

12-19-2009, 01:50 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: California
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IMHO the worst Review Site

My vote goes to Appgirlreviews. While the lady running the site is nice, she is also EXTREMELY naive, to the point where its probably unhealthy. I don't know her personally, but all the site is praise, praise, praise, praise, OH and did i mention PRAISE! The site is sucking the devs' balls in every review. The games are graded on a 10 Star scale and EVERY game by EVERY large-scale company (think gameloft, EA, Chillingo, IUGOME) receives a 10/10 star review. All and i mean ALL other games/apps also receive no less than 6-7 stars for each game/app. I am convinced she does this in order to receive promo codes to the game for free and writes these BS reviews in order to continue receiving free games. I have asked her why there was no criticism in any app review, she responded by saying she would try to add more, but there was never any to begin with! She keeps the site ongoing with a unloyal fanbase, that stays (and is decepted) by paltry and uninteresting apps that she gives promo codes from. I am also afraid that she is accepting money in exchange for these reviews. Overall, she can fix this by simply being HONEST and TRUTHFUL. That and change the crap girly site layout.

What about you guys? Whats IYHO is the worst review site? How would you fix it?
12-19-2009, 02:03 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
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Well, I haven't been to her site but I do think it's naive to think she's dolling out such praise for a mere promo code of a game. I would think her site is ad supported and thus she doesn't want to lose out on a potential advertiser/revenue. But really who knows????

Ultimately though, if what you're saying is true, then she wont get a lot of people coming back to her site and counting on her recommendations once they get burned on a purchase or two.

12-19-2009, 02:04 AM
#3
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Well a simple solution.. Dont visit the sites you dont like.

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12-19-2009, 03:38 AM
#4
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Hi,

She sounds a bit like me.

I try not to trash developers efforts.

If I do not like something, I just try not to get into a discussion about the app or game.

Now, if I like it, I will talk it up and praise the effort of the developer.

I happen to think the amount of trashing of games and the effort of developers is just totally ridiculous within the Iphone/Ipod touch community.

People are ruthless when it is totally uncalled for.

Think a game or app is totally lousy, go make a better one yourself.

Maybe a little OT there at the end but it goes with the post.

David
12-19-2009, 03:44 AM
#5
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for me it's TA.


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12-19-2009, 06:15 AM
#6
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I've never visited her site. Maybe she only writes reviews for games she enjoys playing and doesn't post reviews of the ones she dislikes?

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12-19-2009, 06:18 AM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhagoCychotic View Post
I've never visited her site. Maybe she only writes reviews for games she enjoys playing and doesn't post reviews of the ones she dislikes?
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12-19-2009, 07:24 AM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Harpgliss View Post
Hi,

She sounds a bit like me.

I try not to trash developers efforts.

If I do not like something, I just try not to get into a discussion about the app or game.

Now, if I like it, I will talk it up and praise the effort of the developer.

I happen to think the amount of trashing of games and the effort of developers is just totally ridiculous within the Iphone/Ipod touch community.

People are ruthless when it is totally uncalled for.

Think a game or app is totally lousy, go make a better one yourself.

Maybe a little OT there at the end but it goes with the post.

David
can i sign this too?

i can see that there is no point to a review-site if all reviews just consist of praise or good marks but i wholeheartedly support what Harpgliss posted here. people (in particular on the appstore) need to think about what they are posting. many devs, especially the little indies, often put a sh*tload of work into apps just to be insulted by people that have no clue how much work developing can be or how hard it is to please people in general nowerdays. that is not to say that people shouldn't be discerning or not take a critical look behind something, but many should work on how to respond with constructive criticism as opposed to pure insults or [excuse the expression] mindf*rts.
12-19-2009, 10:33 AM
#9
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottColbert View Post
Which basically negates the need for a review. If everything you review is wonderful, whether it is or not, what's the point? If a dev makes a crappy game people should know.

This whole idea of, "If you don't like it, make a better one," is such crap. I don't have to be a top chef to know bad cooking when I taste it. If a dev can't handle criticism, then they should do something else that isn't so hard on their fragile egos.


Speaking for myself here, I don't do reviews.

I have always tried to mention the positive aspects when speaking of work someone has devoted a lot of effort into.

You can talk of improvements something needs without coming off as you do in this post I quote above.

As for the last paragraph there, I think you just gave my post above a little more validity.

David
12-19-2009, 07:34 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: touchArcade
Posts: 749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harpgliss View Post
Hi,

She sounds a bit like me.

I try not to trash developers efforts.

If I do not like something, I just try not to get into a discussion about the app or game.

Now, if I like it, I will talk it up and praise the effort of the developer.

I happen to think the amount of trashing of games and the effort of developers is just totally ridiculous within the Iphone/Ipod touch community.

People are ruthless when it is totally uncalled for.

Think a game or app is totally lousy, go make a better one yourself.

Maybe a little OT there at the end but it goes with the post.

David
I second that.