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Polar3531

The great thing about having a quick review score section at the very top is so that if you do not have time or an interest in a game, you can see what your trusted reviewers here at nintendolife think without much effort. However, having a quick reference section say "scroll down" defeats the entire purpose, and is honestly really irritating.

I cannot speak for everyone, but if you're someone like me who doesn't always want to read a lengthy review, that section is a god send. Sure I could go to other review sites just as easily, but I like the reviewers here at nintendolife, and prefer their opinions over others--isn't that why we're all here? People not wanting to read reviews is nothing personal-- there are just a bunch of games that aren't worth spending time reading about. Additionally, if people don't want to read reviews, telling them to "scroll down" is not going to get them to read it as it is just imposing an unnecessary inconvenience. We're not going to read your review regardless, so why are you making us scroll through paragraphs upon paragraphs we had no intention of reading? Half of the time the review is so long that when I'm scrolling down to just find out the score, I say "screw it" and close the tab. If the score is shown at the top, then that may influence people who generally ignore reviews to put forth the effort to read them.

Please post your review scores instead of telling people to "scroll down."

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hcfwesker

scrolling down for 0.0007879 seconds is tough, i understand.

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Polar3531

@hcfwesker It's not tough, nor should my initial post be misconstrued as such. It's a preference, and it takes longer on a phone.

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Cooligan

I personally agree. I know that clicking on the review and then scrolling down isn't that hard, but having the score always there is way more streamlined and preferred. I don't know why they changed it.

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MsJubilee

Cooligan wrote:

I personally agree. I know that clicking on the review and then scrolling down isn't that hard, but having the score always there is way more streamlined and preferred. I don't know why they changed it.

Guess many people back then would look at the score and leave. Bet NL didn't like that one bit.

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Polar3531

@MsJubilee Yea I bet they didn't like that. Nintendolife's reviews are a labor of love and you can tell that much effort is put into each and every one they publish. I've never regretted reading or watching a Nintendolife review, but sometimes I'm wanting a more streamlined experience, just as @Cooligan mentioned. Forcing fans to read reviews is definitely not going to work nor make anyone happy.

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roy130390

Polar3531 wrote:

The great thing about having a quick review score section at the very top is so that if you do not have time or an interest in a game, you can see what your trusted reviewers here at nintendolife think without much effort.
People not wanting to read reviews is nothing personal-- there are just a bunch of games that aren't worth spending time reading about.

Please post your review scores instead of telling people to "scroll down."

But if you don't have the time or interest in said game, why would you want to know the score?
Reviews are already criticized and acused all of the time even when the reviewer back ups the reason behind their score, regardless if it's positive or negative, and if you show only the score, you are just giving people more reason to complain about it. I understand that it's functional and practical to some, but it's a minor bother than even in the slowest connection, checking the score would be accomplished in less than a minute. Also, people need to learn to stop basing their opinions on games in review scores, something that this site seems to support and that by doing this they would be teaching the opposite.

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MsJubilee

@Polar3531 Some of the big gaming sites just show a score and they have no problem. Guess NL was having problems when people clicked off after a second of looking at the score.

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Polar3531

@roy130390 I like Nintendolife reviewers and their respective opinions, so if they review a game, I am going to click on the review, regardless of my personal interest in the game. If their opinion is posted, that is enough to make me curious about games that I initially have no desire to check out.

We all have our own methods of forming opinions on games--to each their own, as it should be. The score is shown regardless. Having the reviewer add the score at the top adds functionality and practicality, as you stated. That's -exactly- why I'm requesting it.

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roy130390

@Polar3531 Yeah, I know your reasoning behind it and I respect it, I just think that even if anyone is free of having their own methods to form their opinions, as a site you are also free of promoting the actual reading of an article instead of just scrolling down for the review. It may not appeal to some, but, you weren't looking to appeal to them in the first place.

If you are gonna click in an article, regardless of your interest in the game... wouldn't that make the feature you want obsolete? I mean, you would still click in the article anyway.

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Polar3531

@roy130390 I agree that Nintendolife is free to promote users to read their reviews, and for the most part I believe them to be successful in doing so. You're right--having to read a review is not appealing to some, and therefore it definitely shouldn't hinder functionality. It's completely unnecessary to tell people to "scroll down" in a quick reference section. If your goal is to find a score and not read a review, you're not going to read a review just because the score is hidden at the bottom of it. What is the point of making people scroll through an entire review for a single piece of information?

You have to click on the article to find the score. I'm requesting that a review's score be posted in the respective section at the top, thus creating a more enjoyable, streamlined experience. For clarity, the feature being requested will make it so people will not need to scroll through an entire review to simply find a score. This is a request for convenience.

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roy130390

@Polar3531 Actually, there's a chance to interest the person on the article regardless of his/her primary objective which was just reviewing the store. Sure, most people would still scroll down, but you could certainly get the attention on some that would have just looked at the score of the game if your feature was involved.

I understood on the previous reply to the last one that even if this feature was added, you would still click on the article because yo do enjoy their opinions, that's why I was asking that, but ok, that part is clear now. Again, just to clarify, I perfectly understand the convenience of said feature, I just disagree with you about people not reading the review if their objective is just to check the score. In many cases, probably most, this would be true, however, you would still get some people that weren't interested on reading the article at first to end up having a good read and and a better understanding of the reviewer's reasoning behind the score. That's the reason why I agree to sacrifice a little convenience to promote this. But that's me, probably many feel the same was as you.

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antdickens

@Polar3531 funnily enough we had the score at the top when the current design went live, however a number of readers complained that it spoiled their read of the review - ie, reading it and then seeing the score.

Seeing as we want to encourage people to read the reviews, we decided it would be best to hide the score at the top on reviews (however you can still see this on the game page). So, maybe as work around whenever you want to see a score, just go straight to the game page (or review and then click the game name).

We take the feedback on-board, however on this occasion we're going to keep things as they are

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OorWullie

Yes keep things as they are. I don't like opening a review and finding out the score before even starting to read it. I don't read all reviews myself, either because of lack of time or I think the game isn't really for me. In this case I quickly scroll down to the bottom for the conclusion and score. It takes all of a second or 2 at most whether I'm on my laptop or my phone. Surely that isn't too much to ask of someone.

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@antdickens I'm even in the score agnostics camp. The text tells me so much more and is very helpful. The score is helpful but not necessarily to be honest.

A more two dimensional design to follow conversations along and in depth pieces / opinion difference of the main text would be the best thing ever.

Funny how scores are perceived so differently.

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