big fat turtle wrote:but most of the reviews these days are payed pay checks from the publisher s
so the only reviews i trust are user reviews .
Because there totally aren't user reviewers reviewing games they don't even own or ever intend to own and haven't even played for systems they don't even own or ever intend to own and don't like simply to discredit the user review average.
C'mon, everything is open to some degree of bias and suspect. User reviews are no more reliable or unreliable than professional reviews. Besides, the only person you should ultimately be listening to is you and there are plenty of ways today to try before you buy. No need for regrettable purchases anymore. I haven't made one since the 90's.