Some games have a troubled past, but they’ve gotten help, cleaned themselves up, and deserve to make new friends who won’t judge them for past mistakes. Maybe you knew them from the beginning and said some things you now regret. Steam wants you to know that it’s never too late to say you’re sorry.
The latest beta Steam client has introduced a prompt to revise your initial game review after you have played it for a good number of hours. After all, if you gave a game a bad review, but you’re still playing it 100 hours later, maybe you changed your mind.
Should this make it out of beta, you should see fewer reviews ranting about year-old launch issues, as they are replaced by those that more accurately reflect the current state of the game. With the number of severely shaky, big-name game launches lately, this makes a lot of sense. Newcomers don’t care about what didn’t work two years ago. Is it fun and worth my money now? Yeah? Good.
Steam already lets you filter reviews according to playtime, so you can find the opinions of people that have actually played the game enough to know what it’s all about.
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