Valve Announces Steam Reviews

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Valve is launching a crowd-sourced review system on Steam, and it'll let you give ratings to any game in your library on the PC distribution network. The beta goes live today.

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You'll also be able to rate other peoples' reviews, like you can on networks like Amazon. Presumably this will work better than the infamously abusable user-review system on Metacritic, as Steam users can only review games that they've played. The system will also display each reviewer's playtime in parentheses next to their review.

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Marylee111
Marylee111

The system will also display each reviewer's playtime in parentheses next to their review.

Thank God. I realize that opinions are subjective, but it annoys the crap out of me when somebody who played for a couple of hours gives a low score to an 80-hours-long RPG. If you are going to review something I expect you to be familiar with at least 1/10 of it.