Joined: Nov 2009
October 31, 2011 09:58:14 PM
(October 31, 2011 03:01:31 PM)Aaron Wrote: There's already GMFM. If anything, I'd rather that be revived if I had to choose between the two. GMFM was one of my favorite podcasts.
While I don't see any reason not to revive the section, I don't see a reason that it be revived, either. Everybody knows the section would be inactive just as similar threads have been. It's not like the lack of a dedicated section for OST reviews has prevented them from being done. People just don't want to take the time to do them.
Also, the only people that would bother to review OSTs are the ones who really liked the OST. If you didn't like an OST, you'd never bother reviewing it as you simply don't care about it. Therefore, every single review would be highly positive, thereby voiding the section's intention. I mean, has anyone ever taken a youtube video's rating seriously?
Lastly, it's incredibly difficult to adequately review music. You think giving a number score to a game is difficult? Try music. There's a reason you never see number scores on paintings. All you can really do is do the same kind of thing GMFM is doing, which seems a bit redundant. It'd make more sense for people to actually start voting on OSTs for GMFM, and then commenting on the OST's respective episode.
One thing I would like to say is that. If people choose not to do it, then you don't have to take part. Simple as that. BUT, if we relaunch this, there is no reason why GMFM should not be re-started. Unfortunately, the podcast is out of my jurisdiction and up to the discretion of the podcast staff.
Plus, if people decide to set high scores to OST's they like, I fail to see why that is a bad thing. If people do reviews to OST's they like, they are inclined to take part in it and get the whole OST finished. But that's just me.