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Steam user reviews are getting more and more useless, thanks to reddit-like voting habits

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:55:19 -0700

Thorough, useful user reviews for games on Steam are getting totally drowned out by one-liner quips and puns that tell you less than nothing about the game. I don't know if this has been a problem since day 1, or it just caught on recently, but I've been noticing it more and more lately.

If someone dares to post some valid criticism of a game, they will get downvoted to oblivion. If someone posts a well-thought-out positive review, they can get a few upvotes. If someone posts an irrelevant one-line joke, they immediately rise to the top of the pile. I am amazed that, going by the vote percentages, 85% or more of Steam users are mouth-breathers who would rather read a useless joke than something that will actually help them decide whether or not to buy a game...

Of course I'm ranting and generalizing, but it bothers me. I was excited for steam reviews, and they seemed great for a while. I could go to the front store page for a game and get a few worthwhile opinions, positive and negative. Now I have to go a couple pages down to get a decent cross section of opinions. Pretty soon, it won't even be worth looking.

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