Website reviews: Gametrailers.com

MatthewA By MatthewA, 22nd Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3i64dfb4/
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This article covers the Gametrailers.com website.

Website reviews: Gametrailers.com

GameTrailers.com, otherwise known as GT, is a website that uses trailers to provide coverage of video game titles on multiple-platforms. The trailers lie at the heart of the site, and provide the means by which much of the content is presented.

The homepage provides a decent enough layout for navigation. Across the top, the site has the main areas linked to such as previews, reviews, top media, GT HD, game play, retrospectives, forums and a community. More channels are also linked to, via the left navigation pane, most note-ably on upcoming events.

Game previews and reviews make up the bulk of the site. These are presented in more unique video format, which plays a video review and commentary on the game with game footage throughout. In addition, this, is perhaps the main advantage of using video for reviews; users can actually see the game in motion, as opposed to static screen shots which most reviews rely on. Sound effects can also be sampled, via the videos. The review commentary runs through the pros and cons of the title, and then delivers the verdict. Likewise, the overall ratings on the game are presented on the main review page, which can be searched.

The media on the site is also ranked and rated. These can be viewed in the GT top media section, and are ranked according to their ratings. This allows the best site media to be accessed more quickly.

Gameplay tutorials are also provided, which provide game-play support on certain games. Again this is all presented in video.

A good section, is the retrospectives part, which provides retrospective on famous game titles like Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Metroid. These come in multi-series, with video clips for each providing commentary and footage on aspects of the games. Overall, it's a good touch.

The site also has a forum and community for users. The forum provides general game chat, and the community provides blogs and user movies. Registration is required for both.

One area of the site, which does not rely on video, is the news area. Here video game news is provided as standard, with a summary and full text.

Overall, the site takes an original approach to video game coverage. Its use of videos works well, they were well presented and ran efficiently enough. Some had age restrictions, and they all require a flash, quick time or windows media player to run.

The site delivers this, easy navigation and comprehensive game coverage to boot. Overall, making for a very good site. Personally, I still prefer a more text-based approach; however, that should not take away from this site which gives users a better glimpse of the games. To view the site, visit Gametrailers.com.

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