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Posted 10/11/15 , edited 10/11/15
I just wrote a pretty negative review about a new anime "The Asterisk War" and to my surprise many of the negative reviews where rated as helpful and the 5 star reviews occupied the last 2 pages. Generally speaking the negative reviews said mostly the same things I said in my review and the 5 star reviews where the general fluff, this anime has cool fights and awesome visuals stuff.

This surprises me because it is normally the other way around. Looking at "Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon", which I saw the majority of hoping it gets better, was complete garbage in my opinion. If you look at the reviews you'd think it was Hunter X Hunter. Someone even used the words Best anime of the Year while reviewing it. So I initially thought people only liked good reviews.

Curious what you think do people actually want to hear emotionless opinions, positive flattery with no complaints, negative rants, or something in the middle.

Oh and if you wan't to compare the two reviews just go to my profile and see them.
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Posted 10/11/15
Honestly I've found Crunchyroll user reviews to be pretty pointless since the first day I joined this site.

People will only bother to review something if they like it or hate it. If it's mediocre (as the majority of anime you find likely is in reality) people don't bother to do any write ups that fall in the 2-4 range.
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Posted 10/11/15
The user reviews are like the user reviews for steam games there just kinda there some are serious some are not (at least the ones I ran into)

Personally I don't trust reviews if I like it i'll keep watching it if I don't then I will quit
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Posted 10/11/15
User reviews are garbage, but a good review is one in which the writer is able to explain why it feels a certain way (in a way that allows the reader to make reasonable assumptions about if they would feel the same) instead of just explaining how the writer feels.
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