Weekend Confirmed 127 - Darksiders 2, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Madden NFL 13

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 24, 2012 11:00am PDT

Back in the studio this week, Garnett and crew are back to deliver another game-packed episode of Weekend Confirmed. Jeff "2N1T" Cannata, "Indie" Jeff Mattas, and returning 'confirmer' Mike Schramm bring some more Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, and Papo & Yo love. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Dust: An Elysian Tail, Puzzle Craft, and Madden NFL 13 get some well-deserved time in the spotlight, before the show gets whacked with a big bag of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 127: 08/24/2012

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Weekend Confirmed comes in four segments to make it easy to listen to in segments or all at once. Here's the timing for this week's episode:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:31 – 00:28:04

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:28:39 – 00:55:07

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:55:50 – 01:26:19

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:27:12 – 01:59:58

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  • Scores have value.

    Do they tell the whole story? Of course not. But if a Halo game receives a 5 out of 5 from a reviewer nobody really needs to read the review to know if they should pick it up. If it gets a 2 out of 5 then something obviously went horribly wrong and they should stay away. I can play the game and decide for my self if a game connects with me on a personal level. But no reviewer is capable of providing me with that information. All I want to know is whether the game is recommended or not.

    That having been said, most scores are "maybes". And in those cases you need the review to help you decide if the game's strengths are things appeal to you and if it's weaknesses seem like things that you can live with.

    Reviewers who hate scores usually do so for their own reasons. They want people to read what that took the time to write and want to share their personal experiences. There is a lot of value in that but that isn't what a review is necessarily for. Maybe it is time that games journalism be divided into "reviews" that are recommendations and "opinion pieces" that tell us more about the persons experience with the game and give us deeper discussions about games. If you are a consumer both have value and then we can quit having this argument every few years.