Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.
-Theodor W. Adorno
What is the function and purpose of a game review/critique?
There’s very little that’s cool in talking about what you enjoy about video games, but by doing the opposite you can earn the love of those who agree, the hate of those who disagree and the clicks of both sides.
Who controls the past controls the future.
-George Orwell, 1984
Let’s continue to ask questions. Let’s keep on being curious. Art gets better for it and so do we.
If video games are an art form (as the majority of those who participated claimed) then why is there this absence of teaching games critique respectfully and if possible correctly such as there is for other art forms?
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”