Blog - Review Scores

EEDAR Review Scan: The Last Guardian

Review Scan is a periodic feature here on EEDAR’s blog, where analysts take a recently released title and break down critical reviews of it, laying out the game’s major strengths and weaknesses.... Read More

Does Reviewing a Game Before its Release Date Really Matter?

The publisher Bethesda announced this past week that it was no longer going to share advance copies to reviewers far before release, as many publishers have for big titles in the past. Instead, the... Read More

Review Scan: Tales from the Borderlands (PC)

Game summary: Tales from the Borderlands is Telltale’s latest multi-episode narrative title, this time set in Gearbox Software’s Borderlands series. The dialog-driven story follows Rhys and Fiona, a... Read More

Review Scan: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PS4)

  POSITIVES The Setting is Impressive Critics most enjoyed wandering around 1860s London in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. This sense of place has always been a big selling point for the series, as... Read More

Three Takeaways from an Analysis of The EEDAR Game Review Database

During the course of a video game review, reviewers critique a broad array of game design factors: from the main character’s clothes to the extensiveness of player agency and choice within a story.... Read More

The Data is In, and your Review Score Still Matters

The past several years have seen significant change in the games industry; everything from who plays games to how and where those games are paid for and consumed has been shifting and diversifying.  ... Read More

Interview: EEDAR believes game scores still matter - and always will

The videogame website VGRHQ interviewed Patrick Walker, EEDAR VP of Insights and Analytics, on the role game reviews and critic scores play in game sales.     VGRHQ: How big of a role do review... Read More
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