Do you read reviews?

As I climb back into the review mode, I felt it a little research is in order to improve the way I write reviews. Every gamer and collector sees things differently and will respond to, or enjoy, different content. Without asking genuine review readers, I can only take my own experience of what appeals to me as a way to make assumption of what might appeal to other readers.

So, I pose the following features to those who read reviews, what makes you tick?

  • Scale shots
  • Model quality
  • Ease of construction
  • Skill required to assemble
  • Quality and quantity of images

I am also curious about rating. I would rather explore the good and the bad of a model, the company sculptor, service, etc. than give it a score (out of five?), unless there is a standard to compare to. I also like to propose ideas and ways to make use of a model beyond its basic target environment.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Rusty Dice

Aint nothing but a horn

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2 Responses

  1. Gavin says:

    Scale shots and quality, always good to know how compatible the models are with which systems and obviously how nice they look!

  2. Neil says:

    Quality – not just sculpt and material but also paint worthiness. Some figures are sculpted so shallow or missing details entirely that miraculously appear on the box
    Scale – very useful to know how it faces off against various other companies, and not just height. Giant hero hands/faces/guns vs tiny (but realistic) can be important.
    Build – useful to know if my ‘Degree of Modelling Skill’ is required or not – how poseable something is, do they rank up (if appropriate)
    Photos – as many as needed to illustrate the key points. Personally I find this is the bit that takes up the most time and my photography/light set up makes this a chore, but if you can do it, the more the better.

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