Game Science Saturday! It’s Better to Have Good Press Than a Good Game. :(

By | March 19, 2016

For a long time I’ve said that, sadly, it’s better to have good press than to have a good game. There are occasions when perception Drumpfs reality. Science concurs.

“Even with first-hand experience of time spent playing the game, those exposed to high review scores give the game a higher review and those exposed to low review scores gave the game a lower score,” the Electronic Entertainment Design and Research noted. “Clearly, this initial review exposure influenced their opinion, even after they played the game themselves.”

You can read a little more about it here:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29309/Study_Review_Scores_Directly_Impact_Consumer_Purchasing_Opinion.php

For more on game related behavioral psychology, please check out:

Video Game Development 101 Lesson 2 (part 1) – Motivation

 


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