Last year, OnlySP used to do articles called Discuss This, where we’d pose a topic and have two writers converse about said topic to get two differing opinions. This year, we’re going to focus on your discussions and share your opinions on the topic.
Once a week, depending on the feedback we get from these posts that is, a new Reader Discussion topic will be posted for you to converse about and share your opinions on. We’ll start off the discussion ourselves by sharing a short piece of our own, but from there it’s your discussion to have in a controlled environment. We’re doing everything we can this year to really build up our community, and we hope these posts will push you to speak your mind more when visiting OnlySP.
So, this week’s question is: How often do you actually read reviews?
Normally, I’d much rather read a review than watch a video review. When I watch a video review, I don’t feel like I’m taking in the details that the writer is providing me, but rather look at what’s going on in the background. Sure, video reviews show you the game in action, and may be a bit more entertaining in nature, but at the same time, written content provides much more detail (usually) and that’s an important factor for me when it comes to reviews.
What’s surprising to me though as I browse through sites like Reddit looking at other people’s creative content, is the big interest in long form videos at the moment. A lot of people are really starting to watch these long, in-depth analytic videos about their favorite video games where people interpret the deeper meaning of the games they are playing. It’s especially interesting when someone provides a deep, thoughtful review of a games narrative.
Side Note: Keep an eye on OnlySP’s Youtube channel in early May.
So, what are your thoughts on this subject? Let us know in the comments section!