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Ahh, the life of a critic

2008-01-20 04:22:51 by ChronoSpark

You know, I'm a critic. Really. That's what I do here on Newgrounds, really. I review movies and games. A lot. I like to give my opinion about things. That's just who I am. Usually I give quite in depth reviews. Honestly, the worst thing I think you can do when you properly review something is to just give a couple sentences. It really doesn't give you much justification for why you said what you said, good or bad. And that's the point. Whatever you say needs to be justifiable. That doesn't mean it's right. But it's right to you, and it can be argued as such. Basically, if you like or dislike something, the key is to explain why. And explain in such a way and to an extent that others, whether they agree or not, can accept it. Saying "that was good" does nothing. That was good "because".

But it can be tough, sometimes. Negative reviews are sometimes a difficult thing to give. It's not very fun to bash the work of someone else. I mean, it can be, if the thing is absolute crap. But sometimes you can tell that someone put a ton of work into it. That they spent a ton of time on it. That they loved the work and want to share it with others because of that love for it. I think everyone knows what that feels like.

But how can I say I liked something I hated? How can I say something was good when it was so obvious (to me) that it was bad? That's where the dilemma lies, I guess. As I said in my first post here, it's frustrating when people bash your review because they didn't agree with what you said, especially if it's in-depth and explanatory, as I know mine are. But thus is the price one pays for expressing one's opinion, right?

I don't like to give negative reviews. I prefer to praise the work of others. But sometimes negative reviews need to be given. Sometimes you just need to say "it wasn't very good", or "I didn't like it". And sometimes you need to say why.

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