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The relevance of review scores | Podcast

Latest podcast available now, also discusses whether Japanese studios struggle to make Western-style games

The GamesIndustry.biz team gathers around their mics to dive deeper into some of the big discussions coursing through the business of video games.

First, we explore a recent article written for us by TinyBuild CEO Alex Nichiporchik on why review scores are dead.

We share our own thoughts on the relevance of both reviews and the numbers attached to them, as well as the many hurdles that have been thrown at critics as video games have evolved as a medium.

Then we discuss this week's comments from Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda, who suggests that Japanese studios are likely to struggle if they attempt to emulate Western-developed games.

You can listen via the player below, download the episode here, or subscribe to our feed, available via Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.

Title music composed by Thomas Marchant.