Subscribe To Nintendo Is Adding User Reviews Updates
A bunch of other game companies and console manufacturers have already made it possible for gamers to leave feedback and comments about the products they purchased. While it's been a common feature for most services over the past years, Nintendo finally decided to jump in on the gig and offer a similar feature as well.
Polygon is reporting that Nintendo has implemented a user review section at the bottom of the game info page over on the official Nintendo website.
Not just anyone can leave a review, though. As pointed out by Polygon you'll have to log into your Nintendo Network account and then proceed to discuss what you liked or didn't like about the selected game.
Unlike other review sections, however, you'll be able to do more than just put down a collection of words and click on the overall star rating. There are tags that can be selected to go along with the review as well. The tags range from "challenging" to "multiplayer" to "online play" to "all ages" to great characters" and a ton of other interesting descriptors in between, such as whether or not the game is "kid appropriate", or whether or not it's "family friendly". Other tags are based on what's paid for the game, such as whether or not what was paid for it upon purchase was considered a "great value", or if it's "easy to learn".
I think those kind of tags are actually really useful during a review and generally what people think about the game without actually having to go through the task of putting into words how they feel about those tags. Of course, there's nothing stopping gamers from going into detail about the tags they use for the review.
In addition to this, you can choose how you rank yourself in the reviews. Yes, you can describe yourself and what kind of gamer you are, whether you're a "Core Gamer", a "Casual Player", or just a "Nintendo Fan". Additionally, maybe you didn't buy the game for yourself but for your kids... you can identify as a "Parent", which I think makes a huge difference in how people will be able to consume the review. A lot of times on Amazon or GameStop it's tough to tell if someone is a fan, a fanboy, a casual player, a hardcore player, a moderate enthusiast or someone who has no knowledge of gaming at all and it's just their first time playing something that interests them. It's a great way to know if like-minded people and their interests align with your own. It's a really smart move.