There’s an interesting column in Esquire about the lack of video game critics in the industry. Note there is a big difference between a game reviewer and a game critic here. A reviewer simply tells how well the game looks, plays, etc. A critic aspires to tell you what a game means or, in the case of games, what it could mean.
I would love to be able to write something along the lines laid out in the article, but I fear my writing
aren’t isn’t quite elite enough.