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My assessment of any game starts with player made videos. I don't watch Developer teasers because they are almost always misleading. Player made videos provide a decent idea of the gameplay, and the creator sometimes offers a few valuable opinions. If the videos look good I seek opinions from friends who own the game. This is really helpful because discussions can reveal details that are missing from videos. I find that reviews can be misleading and are very limited. Someone else may rate features differently that I would, so a low rating may have little influence on me because don't care much about the content that the reviewer perceived as important. Steam reviews are a indication of the general appeal. A recent and overall Rating of "Overwhelmingly Positive" tends to influence me to spend money. When the sum of these reviews are 96%-97% positive it increases my confidence that the game is well made. I seldom read individual steam reviews because the negative ones are usually rants, entertaining, when I'm bored, but not very informative. Price is important and proportional to the amount of time I will spend researching. If the price is low I am more likely to buy it and decide for myself. Games that are very expensive need a demo, so I can try it first.
Hello all ,said i would start a new thread detailing other games I play.Aside from sailing badly in Naval Action i do enjoy me a good roguelike /rpg,and physics based games Kerbal ect. Video 3 Total WarHammer While i hate the campaign mode i do enjoy custom battles ,with gratuitous levels of explosives. Video 2 Game: Street of Rogue Great top down homage to Deus Ex,great fun and openended. Video 1 Game:Unexplored Interesting little game,some godaweful design choices,but similiar to the excellent Dungeons of Dredmor.