Written by Lisa Galarneau
Dr. Lisa Galarneau is a socio-cultural anthropologist, futurist and games researcher. She's been playing video games since 1981 (Pong!) and loves adventure-style games, RPGs, online games, simulations and anything novel. Her love for games has been passed onto her gamer kid, and she spends a lot of time observing and pondering the future of games.
Video game reviews are helpful to other gamers because they provide insight into the game, enabling people to judge for themselves whether it might be something they enjoy. It might surprise you to discover that video game reviews are also very helpful to developers!