What feature you might ask? Well its simple one. An app in our dedicated gaming consoles that let us provide feedback to the manufacture. Lets go in a little bit more detail.
The app should be completely optional.
Have it completely within the console of choice. But have it to go in manually where we can leave dedicated feedback. At most have information during lets say crashes in a game and a pop up might say cheek the feedback app to see if others are having similar issues. Or you like this game? share your opinion on the app. Some could spam it some could choose never to visit.
The app should have trophy/achievements/whatever Nintendo does integration
Why you might ask? Well lets be frank here and admit people value the opinion more when someone has at least played the game and even more when someone has completed it. If I see feedback from someone who has beating the game I can at least trust they know what they are talking about.
This might be the best one yet. But how about user reviews that come only from people who have played the dam game. Even better you can have 2 tiers if you choose, played the game and fully experience everything the game offers. Lets say a single player game needs you to beat the main story, or a multy player mage requires you to play a certain amount of matches or something(i really dont know about multy player, dont go near the stuff). I would take that review over any critic any time.
Console manufactures can directly talk to their fanbase and ask critical surveys for those interested in potential features or future direction
This is really my main interest in this app. Aren't we tired of the console war nonsense? How many pointless discussions have we had online with people who not only not played a game but dont even own the device? Honestly thats probably me :p But still I honestly believe feedback that should be taken by the big bosses should be first directed at the actual consumers of the product. And what better way to tell than to be an user of said product. Second is the voice of the people your are trying to make new consumers. its sales 101 first please your current audience then add new members.
Why so late?
This is already the third generation in wich these devices are fully online nearly all the time and we still dont have this? This is crazzy. How long has steam had user reviews and feedback directly from the game you are paying? I think we are very late on this and the big 3 could be saving a lot of time and money by having direct access to our feedback instead or making random surveys or listening to random only complains.
Why do I suggest this?
I know I mentioned critics and console war fans. But to be honest my main complain is with the Games "journalist". I am so sick of these people who think their opinion and or gaming habits are the consensus of all gamers and so the makers go and cater to them cuz they can make a stink online. Thats just ridiculous. It might just be me but I honestly dont agree with the majority the take is on these "professionals". ANd if we look at the direction these games and consoles are selling or mtx and all other stuff they dont agree with their take as well. We as gamers should have our feedback taken into more consideration that a handful of self proclaimed pross.
Let me know if you agree or disagree or if there anything you think should be included in this app. Also what you think the name should be. Im thinking Players voice.
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