I hope that a review (to even the bad games) will make the programmer alter things the next time around. If the game is generally good, then pat on the back.
If the creator requests feedback, then by means do it. However feedback should be more than your basic opinion.
And how do you know which games are poor and/or unenjoyable before you download it and play it for around 5 minutes?
Game description, screenshots and others reviews of the game. I would've played more and voted later in the jam, but time doesn't allow it (rather exams don't :<).
Time constraints and willpower prevent people from offering formal assessments...
Perfectly correct, hence why I suggested that people could consider typing reviews for the games which they see as good or as potentially good.
You have to ask: what is more fair? That not everyone gets a valuable comment, or that not everyone gets a comment.
Very good question. I like it. Fact is its a question that everyone should ask themselves, rather what do they want to do? Everyone's got an opinion, and I respect the reasoning if someone wants to type their opinions to every game. There's nothing wrong with that. However some people (like me) would rather constructive feedback, which touches why something doesn't work.
I respect the measured responces to my views from the above people (Hazz, Rusty and Master), but now for someone who has an axe to my neck.
First of all (@RedOctober), you can't POSSIBLY eliminate a game from your reviews BEFORE downloading and test play.
I can and I will. If you have a problem with it, then complain to the host. However I'd warn you now that it has already been discussed.
If this is what you do, then you're... blah blah blah... you are missing out on a BUNCH of really good games... blah blah blah... buying the game.
If you had read my previous posts you would know that I said if it means I miss out on some good games, then so be it.
Might I kindly suggest, that for next time, just for a change of pace (and if you don't have time to play all the entries), that you pick 8 games that you want to play (from brief reviews and screenshots) and 8 other games randomly.
Why are you suggesting something that I already do?