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Sep 9, 7:13 PM

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For me yes, because shows that have a slow build up aren't given a fair shake. Also do you guys think there should be a threshold for how many episodes you watch before you rate it? (I know people can lie but still)
 
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I wouldn't say it pisses me off but It gives me information on what I would expect in the first few episodes and it then helps me decide if I want to wait for newer episodes to air and then watch the show or just not watch it.
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Espio74 said:
For me yes, because shows that have a slow build up aren't given a fair shake. Also do you guys think there should be a threshold for how many episodes you watch before you rate it? (I know people can lie but still)

I think they should make it so you have to watch at least half the anime until you can make a review.
And for the love of " i really enjoyed the anime even if it has a 6/10" they should add an enjoyment bar under the score, like the ones where you go and vote 1/5 or 5/5 for the episode cause i feel that some animes are really enjoyable but are just killed by the reviewers cause "not enough plot bla bla progression" (keep ya bloody pickforks and torches down if i offended y'all with this) if you know what i mean. So people can see that the anime is quite enjoyable even with just a 6 or 6.5/10 and not push people away because of the low score.
 
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No, not really since I pretty much only read reviews for already finished titles, or for on-going ones that I myself am caught up with.

I don't read reviews to see if anime is good, or not, I just like to know other people's opinions about something that I myself experienced.

For instance, for me tehnominator who is no longer active on MAL is probably the best reviewer on this site to this day, and she had that great way with words that I really enjoyed reading her reviews, even if I dissagreed with some of those.

That all being said, while there are many, many titles that only "get good" later, I do think that one can in some way pretty much decide what they think about certain show even when only 2-3 episodes are released.
 
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nahh, unless the review is over criticizing the show (or in some cases overpraising it) then it doesn't really matter. Early reviews can give a good insight (when actually done right) as to if the show seems like a good watch or not
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honestly, to me, it really depends on the person writing it. but sometimes it does piss me off when its over criticized or over praised (especially if its the second season of the show). i know some people make reviews after one or two episodes and start saying how they loved s1 and give praise to how good s2 is (with the few eps already released and some don't finish the series after all eps are released) without waiting for the rest of the eps to be released.
 
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sometimes yes, i mean why you even bother review if you not gonna finish the anime
 
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Not really, first impressions are always important. BUT, if said reviewer main criticism is something that gets fixed later on and drops it before it, then I try to encourage them to give it another try.
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This is a ridiculous stance to have. Preliminary reviews should be treated as preliminary reviews. You shouldn't be treating them as full reviews; they should only be a commentary on the first few episodes that the reviewer has seen. They're there to give potential viewers a first impression to help them decide whether they want to watch the show or not. That's why there's a minimum episode seen limit (4 for currently airing one-cour shows) for preliminary reviews.

Them "not giving slow shows a fair shake" or whatever is rubbish. A harsh preliminary review of a slow-paced show will simply warn the reader that the show is slow-paced. If you dislike slow-paced shows, congratulations, you have avoided watching something you most likely wouldn't enjoy. If you like slow-paced shows, then the review neither hurts nor helps you. The only reason you could get annoyed by preliminary reviews, especially if you are upset that they don't give certain shows "a fair shake", is if you are for some reason annoyed by what rating a stranger on the internet has given a Japanese cartoon.
 
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MAL "reviews"/ "reviewers" are always shit, so this is a non issue.
 
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Not really because they're just first impressions. It shows what's the new hot thing and if it's worth checking out. I see it as much more helpful than harmful for the average user who decides based on scores and whatnot.
 
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"Does it piss you off when people write a review after watching 3-4 episodes of a show?"
No if the reviewer is conscious about this being only a partial review.

There are people like "I saw 2 episodes and I am pretty sure where this show is going...", no you can't tell.
You can only see if this anime is for you or not.

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No it doesn't, since I also publish reviews after seeing only the first few episodes of a show lul
 
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Only when the reviewer is assuming things that has not happened.
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No if the reviewer is conscious about this being only a partial review.

There are people like "I saw 2 episodes and I am pretty shore where this show is going...", no you can't.
You can only see if this anime is for you or not.

 
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There is a threshold, but only for your score to count. You need to watch 1/5 of the show. I do think this should apply to reviews and I do think it should be higher than 1/5.
 
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I mean......i much rather review something that i already finished but i could see why people would want to write down their early opinion. It's easier to get attention to your reviews early on with shows that only have like 2 other reviews after all.
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Espio74 said:
For me yes, because shows that have a slow build up aren't given a fair shake. Also do you guys think there should be a threshold for how many episodes you watch before you rate it? (I know people can lie but still)
The real issue is that, after literally years of complaints, MAL still allows airing shows to get reviews. And the only reason that could be is to attract traffic (cause with that simple rule you would cut the work of review mods in half), so that's despicable.
 
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Nope, but it does piss me off when people complain about early reviews/ratings
 
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I don't read reviews to see if anime is good, or not, I just like to know other people's opinions about something that I myself experienced.

i am the same. Sometimes its just interesting to see what other ppls thoughts are and thats why i read reviews from time to time.

If someone reviews an anime after watching 3-4 episodes its most likely not a very good review anyways.
I like honest reviews that arent all praise or all hate.
There are always good points and bad points and some reviewers do a really good job about mentioning both.
 
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imagine reading the reviews on MAL when like half of them sometimes are just straight up trolling, but MAL allows that shit sadly
 
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vhagar8 said:
Nope, but it does piss me off when people complain about early reviews/ratings

Ahahah, the good ol' turn it against OP.
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Not really, it's up to people themselves on how they want watch the shows..
 
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Elucid said:
vhagar8 said:
Nope, but it does piss me off when people complain about early reviews/ratings

Ahahah, the good ol' turn it against OP.
Sweet one.

Lol, it might look like a joke, but I'm actually annoyed at people complaing on the matter.
When people are evaluating something incomplete, they take that into account. People assuming that other people are trying to predict the future quality of the show is pretty annoying.
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It doesn't worry me if that's the question, but I prefer to ignore those reviews because I don't find them particularly useful.
 
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This is Unrelated but it pisses me off when I see someone that writes a review about a show and give it a 1 or 2 when they've watched the whole season. I've seen a lot of people write reveiws for a 30+ episode show and say how bad it was. if you watched 30 episodes, It can't be on a 1 or 2 scale. 1 is appaling and 2 is horrible.
 
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It's only annoying when the show's already finished and an unfinished review sits at the top reviews on the anime's MAL page.
 
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No, beacuse you can get a understanding of how the show will turn out just based on the first 10 minutes of the first eps.
And writing a review of the first eps, what's wrong with that ?

If something is wrong, it's people writing review's like it's a place to express you hate feeling and how dumb you are.

Writing reviews that is just a bunch of hate words, or wiring dick 999x times or something liek asdjsdjasdj asdjajsdjas sajdajsd and over, that's something that is pissing me off when I see it.

That's not a review, it's based on lack of IQ.

But I think everyone shoud feel free to write a review if it's a review.
It's not a place to act like a clown and show the world what a goldfish got more IQ then you, and that you have problem breathing to the right direction.

And it's the same about scoring a show, normal I can score a show based on the first 5 minutes into the show, it's very common for me to never change the score either after I finish it.
If I'm wrong normal the scoring is just going up with 1 point or down with 1 point.
 
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4 episodes out of a 11-13 episode series are sufficient for reviews. For 24+ episode series, not so much
 
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This is Unrelated but it pisses me off when I see someone that writes a review about a show and give it a 1 or 2 when they've watched the whole season. I've seen a lot of people write reveiws for a 30+ episode show and say how bad it was. if you watched 30 episodes, It can't be on a 1 or 2 scale. 1 is appaling and 2 is horrible.


well you can't blame then buddy .cause it mostly happens when someone recommended them that show.

my friends suggested me watch one piece they put me on "it's gets better later trap"
i was like sure why not so i binged one piece averaging around 40+episodes a day (if you have watched it you know that the actual average anime episode run time is around 10-15min rest is just recap op/ed ).then asked then when will "it" happen they told me it goes down in marineford arc(which is after 400episode ) .

then i dropped one piece and gave it 1 rating(unfortunately mal doesn't have a 0 score option) since marineford was average at best considering the amount of time one has to invest to reach that arc.

i tell all my friends to stay away from that anime.

 
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JKEY37 said:
This is Unrelated but it pisses me off when I see someone that writes a review about a show and give it a 1 or 2 when they've watched the whole season. I've seen a lot of people write reveiws for a 30+ episode show and say how bad it was. if you watched 30 episodes, It can't be on a 1 or 2 scale. 1 is appaling and 2 is horrible.


well you can't blame then buddy .cause it mostly happens when someone recommended them that show.

my friends suggested me watch one piece they put me on "it's gets better later trap"
i was like sure why not so i binged one piece averaging around 40+episodes a day (if you have watched it you know that the actual average anime episode run time is around 10-15min rest is just recap op/ed ).then asked then when will "it" happen they told me it goes down in marineford arc(which is after 400episode ) .

then i dropped one piece and gave it 1 rating(unfortunately mal doesn't have a 0 score option) since marineford was average at best considering the amount of time one has to invest to reach that arc.

i tell all my friends to stay away from that anime.


That's what I mean, It can't be a 1 if you watched that many episodes. 1 means appalling. If it really was appalling, You would've dropped it. I do understand what you mean about people that keep saying it gets better but still, If it was appalling, would've dropped it.
 
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Espio74 said:
For me yes, because shows that have a slow build up aren't given a fair shake. Also do you guys think there should be a threshold for how many episodes you watch before you rate it? (I know people can lie but still)


those reviews are particularly helpful for airing shows mate.
sometimes i don't have ptw list and want to watch a good show even though it hasn't completely aired.so i end up reading those reviews and binge the episodes which have aired.

as for completed shows i don't bother reading those reviews like you said some shows have slow build up i completely agree.

 
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JKEY37 said:
aditya47 said:


well you can't blame then buddy .cause it mostly happens when someone recommended them that show.

my friends suggested me watch one piece they put me on "it's gets better later trap"
i was like sure why not so i binged one piece averaging around 40+episodes a day (if you have watched it you know that the actual average anime episode run time is around 10-15min rest is just recap op/ed ).then asked then when will "it" happen they told me it goes down in marineford arc(which is after 400episode ) .

then i dropped one piece and gave it 1 rating(unfortunately mal doesn't have a 0 score option) since marineford was average at best considering the amount of time one has to invest to reach that arc.

i tell all my friends to stay away from that anime.


That's what I mean, It can't be a 1 if you watched that many episodes. 1 means appalling. If it really was appalling, You would've dropped it. I do understand what you mean about people that keep saying it gets better but still, If it was appalling, would've dropped it.


ah soo true mate but then again can we actually rate something a 1 cause there would be atleast one thing that you liked about that show.eg artwork,character,soundtrack,side character.

i checked your list as well seems like you also don't give a score below 5 :)

 
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I never read reviews, so no.

I don't rely on those
 
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I honestly don't trust MAL's reviews.
 
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personal experience man

personal experience.
 
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No, not really. Because people are allowed to do what they want and it doesn't really affect my life very much. You can always just not read them.
 
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No real point getting angry about it. No one should read reviews anyway, they're subjective and don't in any way reflect how you personally would feel about the show
 
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This site is good. It has reviews and so many people to talk about anime. I will sure read them as sometimes it gives u an idea of the show.
 
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If it's airing at the moment then no, first impressions help when deciding to give a show a chance or not. With that said, if the series shows a change later on, that review should be updated.
 
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This isn't something I would do, but it doesn't piss me off either.
 
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I just don't really bother with user reviews. They aren't useful unless you have similar taste to the reviewer and i can't be bothered to check everytime.
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aditya47 said:
JKEY37 said:


That's what I mean, It can't be a 1 if you watched that many episodes. 1 means appalling. If it really was appalling, You would've dropped it. I do understand what you mean about people that keep saying it gets better but still, If it was appalling, would've dropped it.


ah soo true mate but then again can we actually rate something a 1 cause there would be atleast one thing that you liked about that show.eg artwork,character,soundtrack,side character.

i checked your list as well seems like you also don't give a score below 5 :)


Yea, For me 1 is appaling and not watchable. I guess people have different meanings for their scores which is why I do get mad sometimes when I see someone rate a show 1 but have seen every episode. Which is why I don't have a show below 5.
 
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Doesn't piss me off apart from the ones you can tell that they wrote that review after watching the first episode and had it sitting there on their computer just waiting for the time to click over for when they could post it. And if you are going to review something half way through you should also be willing to come back at the end and update it.
 
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Personally I think it's about as dumb as complaining that an ecchi harem series lacks a deep plot and character development,but it doesn't really piss me off, since I can just choose not to read them.
 
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Why would it piss you off anyway. Just ignore it. Not like anyone care anyway. They just read it to have a first impression since I think a lot of ppl follow the 3 eps rule
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Not to that extent, but it does annoy me. When someone hasn't seen that much of a show, they can't really give substantive criticisms for the show in general. So it often falls into just being about whether they liked or disliked it, which doesn't provide much value to me unless I know the reviewer well enough to infer things about the show. Like I'm more interested in why you feel a certain way than how you feel if that makes any sense.
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It does annoy me a little.

I don't really get why you'd review it before finishing the series. a fourth (or less than that if the series is like 26 episodes or longer) doesn't seem fair to me when writing off a series as a whole and on the positive spectrum, a positive review so much so soon seems silly to me because the series could easily go downhill.
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No I don't have a problem with first impressions they can be useful to some people when they are making a decision whether or not to watch anime.

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Yes. You CANNOT rate how good something is if you haven't finished yet. I never rate any anime before I finish the last episode. Take FMA:B for instant, 63/64 episodes done and I still restrict myself from rating it here in MAL until I finished it.
 
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Most times yes, because they aren't written like first impressions. Most of them are "this is shit and I know this after 1 episode"-rants.
 
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