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I am looking for a word describes a kind of review of a product that closely examines its design. In my case specifically a video examining the design of a level in a game.

I regularly watch _____ of video games on YouTube to give me ideas for my game's design.

I think the word I am thinking of ends in "-spective", like the words retrospective and introspective, but I may be mistaken.

  • I'm not convinced you'll find a single word; would design analysis work? Unless you're thinking of a design perspective. – BladorthinTheGrey Dec 1 '16 at 22:41
  • I don't see how you could learn much about the design of a game from a YouTube video. At best you'd be learning about the user interface or game externals. – Hot Licks Dec 1 '16 at 22:48
  • @BladorthinTheGrey Of course, analysis was what I was looking for! Thanks! – Ambidextroid Dec 1 '16 at 22:48
  • @HotLicks For example Mark Brown's videos – Ambidextroid Dec 1 '16 at 22:49
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The word the OP was looking for was apparently analysis

Analysis

əˈnalɪsɪs/
noun
1. detailed examination of the elements or structure of something. "statistical analysis"

This could then form the compound noun design analysis or just be used by itself.

This would work in the following sentence:

I regularly watch design analyses of video games on YouTube to give me ideas for my game's design.

But this sentence seems more natural.

I regularly watch videos analysing the design of video games on YouTube to give me ideas for my game's design.

This form uses the verb analyse to make the sentence sound better.

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