This is a topic I've always though about and since I don't know many actual gamers, I've never really been able to ask anybody this. Being a part of this community though, I figured this is a good opportunity to find out how gamers think. So, I'd like to know what you think about critic reviews. Do you always look up the review before buying a game and how important is that score out of 10 to you? Personally, I don't rely on critic reviews/scores. I look up gameplay videos and read about a game's features on the web but critic scores have never been a deciding factor for me. I respect the role that game critics play but I prefer the decision to be mine alone when I buy games. I once bought a game based on nothing more than reading the back of the cover. That game was Nier and I enjoyed it a lot. It was only afterwards I found out that the game did not achieve outstanding reviews but it didn't matter to me or change my opinion of the game. Anyway, I'll now leave it to all of you to give me your thoughts on this topic.