iPad Reviews in the AppStore really tick me off sometimes....

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Monopoly, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Monopoly

    Monopoly Well-Known Member

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    I hate when I look at a game and I see a million 5-4 star reviews and then amongst them all I'll see a review left by "iPodboi1337" saying "I could not get this game to load so its not good" and then that person will leave a 1 star review.

    Reviews like this really mess with ratings on the app store and three should be a way to get rid of them.
     
  2. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    there have been threads on this already. Yes, I hurts the devs and the games' score but there's not really anything we can do about it right now.
     
  3. razorianfly

    razorianfly Well-Known Member

    Couldn't agree more.

    What also seems to be messing the review system up lately, is that bright new feature in iPhone 2.2. Delete-to-rate. Logic says, if your deleting an app from your springboard, you despise it so much that you don't care for it. This rating is garanteed to always be low in most cases - Why have the feature?

    R-Fly
     
  4. SudoWorks LLC

    SudoWorks LLC Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I dislike this feature. :mad:
     
  5. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    I think they need to delete all reviews having to do with a game crashing. Unless the game really does have a problem of constant crashing. At least 90% of the time, the only reason a game crashes is because you haven't reset your iPhone in a while... There are way too many one star game crash reviews :p
     
  6. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Everytime I see one of those reviews, I say in my head:

    "Let's see, there's about, oh, 700 4-5 starts reviews, and here you are with a 1-star review saying that the game crashes. Well, chances are that THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR iPHONE, MORON!".

    Yeah, it helps :rolleyes:

    What pisses me off more though are reviews that have random star ratings with comments like: "yeh, its awsom but borig aftr while, cant jump, hfdjskfn..." Come on, guys, coherent sentences...
     
  7. eyemh8

    eyemh8 Well-Known Member

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    To stay stupid
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    whoa I didn't know that stuff got sent in I thought I was for your personal use not the world oops I have been reviewng low then now I know
     
  8. Monopoly

    Monopoly Well-Known Member

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    ya thats why I posted this, if you look at the reviews for Rolando they are all 5 stars, one 4 star, and one guy who gave it 2 stars because it kept crashing....:rolleyes:
     
  9. Coral

    Coral Well-Known Member

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    What really puzzles me is a 1 one star review with a positive review attached. I saw one 2 star review recently where the person said it was a good game. May have been Rolando.
     
  10. terrible
     
  11. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    That's a problem too. The stars are set at 1 when you write a review, so even if people love the game, and forget to rank the stars, it shows up as a 1 star
     
  12. you can delete the review

    but yeah those who are not observant will accidently give that 1-star rating
     
  13. Monopoly

    Monopoly Well-Known Member

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    Wow just read a review for an app that generates video from audio utilizing the iphone mic in which the person said "it sucks, the next update should make it work for itouch" and gave it 2stars... Lol how do these people exist
     
  14. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

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    You know what ticks me off more? People who are ticked by others' reviews. I completely stopped reading reviews altogether: I just buy whatever looks cool. I guess that makes me shallow, and pedantic...
     
  15. noah21c

    noah21c Well-Known Member

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    Yea. They do stupid 1 star reviews saying crashes all the time. Restart your iphone idiot!!!!
     
  16. kktp

    kktp Active Member

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    May be AppStore should do something like what Amazon has. So you can : Was this review helpful to you? Yes or No. And also can report about the review

    Report this content as inappropriate on the site:

    If you find this content inappropriate and think it should be removed from the Amazon.com site, let us know by clicking the button below. This information will be sent to Amazon.com and we will take appropriate action.
     
  17. Eric5h5

    Eric5h5 Well-Known Member

    It does both those things already, at least in iTunes.

    --Eric
     
  18. VirtualAlex

    VirtualAlex Well-Known Member

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    Well it should be like a youtube style comment rating system. If enough people rate a review as not helpful it should mute the review.

    Meaning it's "rating" no longer effects the average, and it's collapsed by default, or even deleted completely. That way if everyone finds the review stupid, it will go away. Although there needs to be a pretty good threshold and only the really popular apps will probably get a chance to have this effect them. It would be better than the current system.

    Also if an app has a crashing problem, and they patch it and the problem goes away, no one is going to go fix the reviews -.-
     
  19. BOWB4ZOD

    BOWB4ZOD Well-Known Member

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    that really ticks me off, stupid people
     
  20. BOWB4ZOD

    BOWB4ZOD Well-Known Member

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    i have seen a few that are just random letters and give the game 1 star
     

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