AI Reviewing Media? What a Joke!

AI can be a tool. However, whether that tool is useful or not is a different story. Looking specifically at AI-generated text, the idea is still the same. I won’t deny that there is a place for AI-generated text in our growing society. What that place is, though, I can’t say. It’s still a concept I’m trying to wrap my head around, so navigating this is sometimes a struggle for me. However, I do feel confident in my ability to consider AI in relation to reviewing different forms of media and coming to a conclusion about it.

It sucks.

In this refresh, I reviewed the video game “Omori” alongside having ChatGPT review it. I simply told the bot to write a review of the game, and what it produced was awful. I encourage you to read both reviews and return to this article. You’ll see what I mean. 

Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn here. I know for a fact that my writing is far from perfect. However, I don’t think I really have to worry if ChatGPT is producing the garbage that it is. I mean, seriously, its review is not good at all.

Don’t get me wrong. I am well aware that if I tell it to give me a review, it’s going to give me the most bare-bones response it can. I actually need to tell the bot to review the game and ask for specifics. However, that doesn’t change one crucial aspect that sets our reviews apart.


Did ChatGPT write a paragraph talking about how it was ugly crying? I didn’t think so. Humans put feelings into their reviews. They consider how they felt and what the media did to them on an emotional level. Did they not like something? Did a part of it anger them? Did something make them excited or joyful? These questions are answered in human reviews but not in AI reviews.

AI can’t feel emotion. It talks about an aspect of the thing being reviewed and sometimes considers if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. That’s it. Because we humans are emotional creatures, this isn’t sufficient enough. Unless ChatGPT can grow a conscience, it will never be on the level of humans.

I acknowledge that I’m going off of one review. I’m only looking at a video game and not other forms of media like movies. Additionally, I’m only using the free version of ChatGPT. Using only one example is probably not the best way to go about formulating a stance on this. I’m sure that more research needs to be done before a conclusion can be reached on this topic. That being said, as of right now, there is no contest. ChatGPT is not on the level of human reviewers.