The Critics And The Gamers

“If you look at film and popular music… there is almost no correlation between what critics say and what the public buys.” But when it comes to video games, critical opinion and public consumption mirror each other to a shocking degree. So “are gamers actually more discerning than consumers of other media? Or is it just that game critics have more in common with game players than film and music reviewers do with the unwashed masses? And is this good or bad for the creative health of video games?”