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Posted 1/23/16
I read them when I view a profile, they're interesting if I might know or be interested in the anime, and it tells more about the user's likes, dislikes and overall thought process.
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Posted 1/23/16

lunarxx wrote:
and it tells more about the user's likes, dislikes and overall thought process.
damn it..
*deletes every review made*
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Posted 1/23/16
I like reviewing anime. I think it's important to spresd word to others. I review what I feel the show deserves.
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Posted 1/24/16
CR reviews make no sense. I know on a few of the animes I'm working through now, the most liked reviews aren't even reviews. All the most popular reviews on those animes say is that they liked it. That's nice, but what is the show about? If I want legit reviews, I go elsewhere.
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Posted 1/24/16

Freddy96NO wrote:

Has this cind of thread has been made before?

When have you ever felt it would be good to check others reviews?
Do you check others often?
When would you?
Think its usefull?
Should there be anything more to it?

and if there is anything more you want to discuss like PM'ing being messy and sometimes just a pain?


CR reviews can be helpful if you know what signs to look for.

The ones that usually have every word in ALL CAPS and exclamation points galore are usually the ones you don't want to trust. Also, the reviews that literally have sections reviewing every aspect of the anime (soundtrack, animation, story, etc.) while possible helpful are just annoying as heck. I mean, glad they are willing to sit there and write a long review. But as for my tastes, I just want a two paragraph summary of if it's good or not.
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Posted 1/24/16

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

People always give a positive review. It sickens me. The show has to be really, REALLY, bad to get anything other than 5 stars.


Yeah, this really bothers me too. When I first considered subscribing to Crunchyroll, I was really put off by the fact that everything (including things I knew everyone hated) had a 5 star rating. I thought maybe Cruchyroll deleted negative reviews or something. As it stands now, the reviews are useless. Well, maybe not: you can at least guess that something 3 or 4 stars is literally unwachable). I always leave negative reviews if the show I watched was terrible.



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Posted 1/24/16
Its useful for older shows, the ones you can't figure out if you should watch or not. It saves you the time of deciding on watching them or not.
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Posted 1/25/16 , edited 1/25/16

GotenLoooovesCorn wrote:
Its useful for older shows, the ones you can't figure out if you should watch or not. It saves you the time of deciding on watching them or not.
and seeing both sides (negative and postive reviews, but its rare to see both sides as nothing to take/read) and more a fandom vs Disliking/annoyed people.

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Posted 1/25/16
I don't bother with reviews. I give each show one episode to catch my interest. If not, then I drop it.
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Posted 1/25/16

saksiss wrote:

I don't bother with reviews. I give each show one episode to catch my interest. If not, then I drop it.


You can miss out on some good shows doing that. Some start off slow depending on how the story is setup. Especially if it's a mystery or similar genre.
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Posted 1/25/16
Or for example a fantasy in which they really have to introduce you about to the world and how the people there live. ^
but I agree, I think you might be missing out on quite alot by giving Anime only one episode. ^ - sasksiss
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Posted 1/25/16 , edited 1/25/16
It's unreliable.

I just let my brother watch beforehand then ask him if it's good or not.
Then, I watch the first episode. If it's good, I'm going to rip off his other anime like, "damn, this is WAY better than ONE PIECE or At least here, you see getting their limbs cut off. Realistic. Not like your BLEACH that only do cat scratches. THAT GUY supposed to be dead!!! It even cut the building behind him and HE IS STILL ALIVE. WTF!!!"

If it's bad, I'm still going to rip off the anime he recommended like, "man, like REALLY. We all know that guy won't die. He's the main character. That wound ain't nothing. It'll be healed. Why bother guess the next episode? The enemy will die."


hahahahahahahahahahahaha XD
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Posted 1/25/16 , edited 1/25/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

People always give a positive review. It sickens me. The show has to be really, REALLY, bad to get anything other than 5 stars.


As someone who occasionally writes reviews, please let me say that I personally won't waste my time writing about a show I don't (or didn't) enjoy. Every show--including those which I dislike--have an audience that likes it. My attitude is to let such shows be reviewed by someone else, someone who does like it and thus might have found something good to write about it. I do the same, praising shows that I really like and offering reasons why I did. I genuinely think that such an approach is just common courtesy.

A useful review will offer reasons behind its author's opinions. Thus, a well-written review can still be quite useful despite being upbeat and positive. My last review was about Wakakozake's second season and was very positive, but also provides information that can keep someone from wasting their time on it. I identify it as live-action--if you're just here for anime, this should already keep you from watching. I identify it as a food tour show--if you get bored watching other people eat, then this info should prevent you from watching. Positive reviews can still be valuable, so long as they are also informative. And that responsibility sits squarely with the reviewer.
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Posted 1/25/16
Iv seen a review giving School Days 5/5.

-Deep story
-Characters were in depth
-Well drawn


Yeah no....
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Posted 1/25/16
I enjoy writing reviews, but I'm not overly mean [unless I REALLY hated the show, but I usually stop watching] I usually give series about a 4. Reviews don't really effect me if I already want to watch it. I do subscribe to Otaku USA, but even then if I like the look and premise I'll check it out if it's on CR. One good/bad review won't change my mind if I want to watch something. Even if I didn't like the series I usually figure I'm not the audience. After I watch a series I like reading the CR user reviews for a laugh, see if others felt the same.
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