At first I was thinking of making a thread on this subject, but I am afraid of it getting devolved into complaints about e-celebs, so I will try it here, and if there is truly something to discuss I might make a thread, to not derail this one. I will give a quick tl;dw of the video then some of my thoughts, and no, I won't tell who the e-celeb is, because this is not what is important.
>to properly review a game, you need experience in the genre, for instance someone who has only played racing games, can not offer a good review on whether someone should buy Elden Ring or not, likewise someone who has only played CUHRAZEY games can not offer a good review on whether someone should buy/play Final Fantasy Tactics
(by good review, I mean a review in which a customer can watch and be properly informed if the game is worth his money, or at least pirate the game)
>we have now reached a point in time, where it's almost impossible for someone born in 2020 to play all the classics up until that time, as well as all the other "greats" for the next 30 years, so by the year 2050, at the age of 30 he is now a great game reviewer, that can properly review almost any games
>compared to moves, where you can watch 3-4 movies per day, but it might take you a week to play a long JRPG, and even then movies are a more static "experience" than games are
>as time goes on, people will have less and less time to play all the classics, and will only play a select few of them, which will shrink more and more, so even "great" games from 20 years ago will be forgotten, because they were not the best
>there will be a time when most reviewers wouldn't even have played games up until the PS2 era, because they simply did not have the time for it and won't even know what a Sega Genesis was
>reviewers will need the help of "retro specialists", such as someone who has played the majority of say, the Sega Genesis library, to give a better review or offer some context, but this requires some level of trust, in that the specialist truly knows what he is talking about
At first it might sound a bit depressing, but that is just the nature of things, sure it might be easier to watch a thousand movies or read a thousand books to be a "proper" film/book critique, but even then we have "specialists" who focus on a certain genre of movies/books. Hell we even have people that focus on a certain director or author and can write an entire book discussing their works, how they influenced other works and so on. I will even give a counter argument, in that there are so many books, especially the equivalent of shovelware, that I think it's impossible for book critiques to have read even 1% of all the books out there, yet it doesn't stop people from providing somewhat good reviews. Perhaps we do not need a "perfect" reviewer, i.e. someone who has played 90% of the
games classics, but someone who is "good enough" at providing a good review for current games, in order to inform the modern audience if a game is worth their money. Perhaps we will then have "game historians" that will mainly focus on old games(and at some point even the PS360 games will be considered ancient) that focus on a particular era and can provide background on it, so I am not as black pilled pessimistic as the e-celeb in this vid.
What do you anons think?