Recently, videogame journalists have been getting a bad wrap. TwitchGuru wrote about the "Pointlessness of Current Videogame Journalism" and claimed that gaming reviewers were "mere extensions of the marketing machine" rather than critics who could "add to the industry as film and music journalists arguably did." In two days, I will take a good look at that claim and see strengths and weakness of current videogame journalism. Before I do that, I'll need to review some videogames myself. Only then can I look back at what I've done to figure things out. So, for today, I'll start by taking a look at 3 different racing games.
Project Gotham Racing 3 (Xbox 360)
Ridge Racer 6 (Xbox 360)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Xbox 360)
Each game represents a different style of racing and gameplay and yet all three games have gotten good reviews at FiringSquad at across the 'net. In order to provide the most accurate impressions of the game, I'll be using a stream-of-consciousness like approach. Let's start by taking look at Project Gotham Racing 3.