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Perth2008

Nice to see someone else writing a blog post-redesign!

Can't say I've played any of the new 2014 releases* in your list ... being a PS3 user I'm avoiding Shadows of Mordor on that console based on comments but may buy it if we upgrade to next-gen (or is that current gen?) or perhaps upgrade my XP era PC.


*Errr, we did get Enemy Front when PSN was having a sale (about AU$6) and yup it looks good BUT game-play and AI remain true to the City Interactive ethos. I feel sorry for anyone paying full price but for what we payed it's a mildly pleasing, if at times frustrating, experience.


So I'm still largely stuck in the lands of Skyrim though have played a few other titles between (endless) quests, including Sniper Elite V2 GOTY which is very good and revisiting Rainbow Six Vegas for my tactical shooter fix. To date Skyrim is my favourite open world / sand box game ... but will it ever end? 250+ hours and it still feels like I'm only scratching the surface!


BTW, have seen you pop up on PSN but when I look at your profile I can't work out what you are playing.

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Now replaying (December 2014), albeit on PS3, and after adjusting the PS3's display settings output signal from 1080p/i to 730p all looks great. Some great memories from the initial PC experience 5 years ago are returning. A great FPS/tactical shooter that does not seem to date like so many others or indeed translate badly from PC to console (or vice versa). Play this ... you won't regret it!

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#3 Edited by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

Further to my post above, reviews are back but ratings AWOL:

@Perth2008 said:

Here is what I see under my profile at the moment depending on how I sort them:

  • 169 ratings AND reviews across 74 releases - I have written ~95 (PC game) reviews which covers base games and/or expansions/add-ons and all are PC games and have since rated about ~15-20 (PC and PS3 games).
  • 116 ratings across 21 releases - ??? some full written reviews are included in this sorting which I believe should only include games I rated without reviews.
  • 53 reviews over 53 releases - I began using reviews (only) from about mid-2013 and since the site "upgrade" and some of my recently rated PS3 games have their ratings against XBOX, IP, AND, GC and BB, none of which I have, which probably relates to the period post-site update when one could not select platform when rating.

So the numbers of ratings and reviews versus releases and my own records/recollection do not seem to reconcile. A number of games are showing separately as reviews and ratings when sorted but on different platforms (which I do not have). I do have about 10 identical titles on both PC and PS3. I wonder whether "releases" just means the base game (eg. Battlefield 2 has 3 major add-ons/expansions which for me would equate to four reviews)?

I now have 104 unique reviews covering base games and expansions/add ons showing (but no ratings) which reconciles much better with my own records ... and yes I am busily PDF-ing the reviews just in case.

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#4 Posted by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

@Tiwill44 said:
Edit: They're back. :)

No they are GONE AGAIN ... although all my ~100 reviews were back for me 12 hours ago but now only 12 showing.

Suggest closing the alternate thread on this topic here:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/bug-reporting-feedback-1000006/user-reviews-disappearing-from-profiles-again-31360557/#32

and redirecting here so Digital Dame can keep up with the status/issues under one umbrella.

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#6 Edited by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

@MATI9630 said:

"Hmmm, OK now the reviews and ratings are back (again) ... but something is still not right."

Well, yeah, the fact that they're not back at all.

True they are gone yet AGAIN ... but they were there, albeit messed up, when I posted (about 12 hours ago).

Yup, this is very frustrating.

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#7 Edited by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

Hmmm, OK now the reviews and ratings are back (again) ... but something is still not right.

Background: I stopped writing full reviews before the site was "upgraded" in late 2013.

Here is what I see under my profile at the moment depending on how I sort them:

  • 169 ratings AND reviews across 74 releases - I have written ~95 (PC game) reviews which covers base games and/or expansions/add-ons and all are PC games and have since rated about ~15-20 (PC and PS3 games).
  • 116 ratings across 21 releases - ??? some full written reviews are included in this sorting which I believe should only include games I rated without reviews.
  • 53 reviews over 53 releases - I began using reviews (only) from about mid-2013 and since the site "upgrade" and some of my recently rated PS3 games have their ratings against XBOX, IP, AND, GC and BB, none of which I have, which probably relates to the period post-site update when one could not select platform when rating.

So the numbers of ratings and reviews versus releases and my own records/recollection do not seem to reconcile. A number of games are showing separately as reviews and ratings when sorted but on different platforms (which I do not have). I do have about 10 identical titles on both PC and PS3. I wonder whether "releases" just means the base game (eg. Battlefield 2 has 3 major add-ons/expansions which for me would equate to four reviews)?

I suspect I'll be PDF-ing copies of my full reviews for my own use so I can recreate them just in case they are "lost" in the more literal sense rather than going AWOL from time to time..

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#8 Posted by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

'tis but a barren wasteland!

Alas yet again none of my 100+ reviews (and/or ratings) are accessible via my profile's "Ratings and Reviews" tab.

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#9 Edited by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

@DigitalDame

@Perth2008 said:

Agree with you all ... alas no one at the "new look" GameSpot seems to be listening.

Alas the tablet and social / media fans seem to have had their day (or way) with GameSpot.

I retract the above ... YOU are listening, here and on other threads, and asking specific questions which is progress from this user's perspective. As you have said waiting for issues raised to be fixed is frustrating. It is good that you have responded here and elsewhere as before it felt like lots of users venting about the same issues in numerous threads but nothing changing and/or few if any from GameSpot staff adding their voice or providing updates.

When I talk about the "old GameSpot" I mean the day before the revamped version was released. Not sure what other users may mean. As I said elsewhere, change is inevitable, being over 50, one eventually gets used to it though I will continue to hold out against tablets until the PC is extinct :-) and my decision not to embrace social media is my own.

You have courteously raised "stacks" to a sticky status which is great especially given all the "noise" about them since inception. Hopefully people will give additional ideas about features required to make stacks better but I still prefer the "old" tabular My Collection for simplicity of use.

I still would like to see user's reviews sorted by date in the default state rather than thumbs for reasons here: http://www.gamespot.com/forums/bug-reporting-feedback-1000006/sorting-user-reviews-31302316/?page=1#js-message-342438406 I do, as noted therein like that one can now sort reviews in different ways not possible before.

I do like the sound of cherry-picking "must have" features, either new or from the "old site". Again I would reiterate a desire to see the "old" GameSpot walk-throughs and guides accessible under a game title again. Obviously Google is your friend to find guides at other sites so links to external sites may not be required but it would be good to have the GameSpot in-house ones accessible either as webpages or (preferably) as PDFs.

I for one am hoping YOU continue to pass on users' views/comments/suggestions through to the decision making team.

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#10 Posted by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

Yup, that is quite a funny restriction given levkov's tenure. Most of my forum posts have been since the site revamp!