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|Poll: What’s the #1 deciding factor in choosing whether or not to download a paid game app?
Total Votes: 4
|How it looks||
Hey everyone, perhaps you can help settle a hot debate within our team…. Please give us your opinion - What’s the #1 deciding factor in choosing whether or not to download a paid game app?
1 - How it looks
2- User reviews
3- Media reviews
If you answer “Other”, could you please specify?
I said User Reviews, though truthfully, I usually look for media reviews FIRST, mainly because they are more likely to be decently written and have accompanying information and pictures that give a good feel for the game. The reason I say User Reviews, though, is that I will very seldom allow Media Reviews to be the last word, but will check for User Reviews once I have a good overview from the Media review. If the User Reviews agree with the Media Reviews (and both are positive), then I feel fairly confident about a purchase. (If both are negative, obviously, I wouldn’t bother.) If they DISAGREE, markedly, I tend to give more weight to the User Reviews, such that strongly positive User Reviews can outweigh a lackluster (or possibly even a strongly negative) Media Review, and strongly negative User Reviews will generally prevent me from a purchase no matter WHAT the Media Reviews say.
Of course, there will always be some products where I make up my mind prior to reading ANY reviews, but that is usually for something that I’ve already been greatly anticipating in advance of ANY reviews, and don’t care what ANYBODY else says (even though I may end up wishing I had ). But that’s pretty rare.
Thanks for your input Mister Ed!
Anyone else have an opinion?
I usually go by how it looks. How well it’s being showcased by the developers with proper description, trailers, pictures etc. And ofc. whether or not it interests me at all.