Vincit qui se vincit
ACG released a video yesterday about discussing the context of reviewing games, the nature of review aggregate sites, and some of the yellow tape that shows itself when working in this field. I am curious to know the thoughts of GAF on the subject. What is it that you look at for game reviews? Do you only follow people that you share similar tastes with? Do you follow reviewers who you respect, but don't always agree with?
Personally I am of the latter. AngryJoe, ProJared, Completionist, ACG, TotalBiscuit, Colin Moriarty, Easy Allies (at least outside of Damiani, Ian, and Huber) - all people I follow for reviews, not because I share super similar opinions with, but because I trust them and the way they review games. They provide that much needed context in their reviews so I can understand where they are coming from. This is something I greatly respect and something I feel that is missing from most review sites. IGN, Polygon, Kotaku, VG247, GiantBomb - all sites that I feel have lost any trust they may have once had (if they had any to begin with).