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Posted 10/4/15

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Gafennec wrote:
But to say a worthwhile review can not be written based on one episode is, at best, silly.


You cannot give an accurate review after episode 1. You have not seen the whole thing, therefore, your review is not very credible because it is not a complete review. It's like me reviewing a movie after seeing the first 15 mins, how can I give an accurate, credible review if I don't see the whole thing. I don't care if you gave the the thing a 2/10 at the end, if you can explain why you did after watching the whole thing then power to ya.

It's fine to drop something during the first episode, but to say your episode 1 review is just as credible as someone who has watched the whole thing is just simply not true.


I never said an episode 1 review would be a review of the entire series. It IS, however, a credible review of episode 1. I can not write a credible review of episode 1 on Attack on Titan since it hit too many of my nope buttons. And that would be ALL I would say on that show. I am not going to watch a show I dislike to placate an elitist attitude that my opinion is inferior to others because I did not watch the complete series. It reminds me of the people who hate having their show criticized and dismiss those opinions out of hand. But then again I am an idiot and what do I know?
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Pixywing wrote:

I think it would be cool if you review a show and all of your reviews are together in one place. This would be more ideal as if you have a good solid review you are likely to be placed at the top so when your second review comes in it is more likely to be seen. I can see people making a poor first review and a better second review but this system will encourage people to make more consistent reviews as well. There should be a little drop down box so it doesn't get to crowed maybe making use of the spoiler which is already implemented into the site. I would also like to see a filter when searching for reviews so I could look for only first impression or full review but just having them all in one place would be a great start but I feel a filter would really be able to flesh this out more.

First Impressions


Up to Episode 7


Full Season Review


Yes, Iike it just like this. It'd be very useful and would probably definitely help with anime reviews being generally better than the "1/5 sucks" "10/10 it's so cool xD" that it tends to be currently, since you'd be able to see peoples' opinions over time, and people would be encouraged to think about how a series changes over time. Those really boring episodes in the middle of many shows would finally be thrown out into the open
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I've never understood why people do it for thee reasons:
An anime couldn't have been too good if I never finished it
My opinion has changed after a few episodes (Linebarrels of Iron)
Lots of anime has been made or broken by it's ending
But to each their own...
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Posted 10/5/15 , edited 10/5/15
I always figured that the "(X Series) Anticipation and Discussion" threads here were for episode-by-episode impressions and commentary. The review section on the show page should be locked down until the show is over, and people can form a considered opinion on the whole work, and there should be some indication of how many episodes were watched. Just speaking for myself, I'd never review something I didn't complete, but I might make a comment about it in the "Anticipation and Discussion" thread, pointing out why I didn't complete it.

These same principles, by the way, can apply anywhere, not just at Crunchyroll.
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Posted 10/5/15 , edited 10/9/15
Patrick Rothfuss, a current fantasy author, once responded to this sort of thing; specifically people giving 5 star reviews to a book that he hadn't finished writing yet:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/327213074


While it's nice to see folks out there giving this book five stars, and in some cases even reviewing it, I'll admit that I'm kinda puzzled.

After thinking it over for a while, I've realized there's only one explanation for this:

Time travelers love my books.

This is strangely reassuring, as it lets me know that, eventually, I do finish my revisions, and the book turns out good enough so that I still have a following out there in the big ball of wibbly-wobbly.... timey-wimey.... stuff that I like to think of as the future.

I would also like to say, future readers, that I appreciate your taking time to read and review my books. It's really flattering knowing that even with time-travel technology at your disposal, you'd rather read my stuff and mention it here on goodreads, rather than, say, hunt dinosaurs, get drunk with da Vinci, or pants Hitler.

Secondly, I'd like to say if you're The Doctor, and you're reading this, I would make an excellent traveling companion. I know you normally tend to hang out with pretty young women and robot dogs. And honestly? I respect that.

Still, I bring certain things to the table. Humor, witty banter, and a beard that will allow me to blend in seamlessly with any pre-industrial Germanic culture. I'm also an excellent kisser and play a mean game of Settlers of Catan.

Just throwing it out there.

Lastly, if any of you happen to have a digital copy of the book you'd like to e-mail me, I'd really appreciate it. I'd love to see the five-star version of the book, because right now, the one I'm toiling away at is about a three an a half-in my opinion. It would save me a lot of work if I could just skip to the end and publish it.

Sincerely yours,

pat
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Posted 10/9/15

elux72 wrote:

I always figured that the "(X Series) Anticipation and Discussion" threads here were for episode-by-episode impressions and commentary. The review section on the show page should be locked down until the show is over, and people can form a considered opinion on the whole work, and there should be some indication of how many episodes were watched. Just speaking for myself, I'd never review something I didn't complete, but I might make a comment about it in the "Anticipation and Discussion" thread, pointing out why I didn't complete it.

These same principles, by the way, can apply anywhere, not just at Crunchyroll.


the Anticipation/Discussion threads are good; I think I've looked at them a couple times to see how a show I was curious about was progressing (though that's a very easy way to get completely spoiled, which has happened to me a couple times as well).
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Posted 10/10/15 , edited 10/12/15

Thedude3445 wrote:


elux72 wrote:

I always figured that the "(X Series) Anticipation and Discussion" threads here were for episode-by-episode impressions and commentary. The review section on the show page should be locked down until the show is over, and people can form a considered opinion on the whole work, and there should be some indication of how many episodes were watched. Just speaking for myself, I'd never review something I didn't complete, but I might make a comment about it in the "Anticipation and Discussion" thread, pointing out why I didn't complete it.

These same principles, by the way, can apply anywhere, not just at Crunchyroll.


the Anticipation/Discussion threads are good; I think I've looked at them a couple times to see how a show I was curious about was progressing (though that's a very easy way to get completely spoiled, which has happened to me a couple times as well).


Same here. As long as people are courteous and keep their spoilers hidden, those threads can be a good way to make a decision whether to watch a series. When I see the word 'review', however, I expect to see a fully informed, considered opinion from someone who has seen something in its entirety.

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