Review Scores In Video Game Reviews - Good or Bad? Your thoughts, Please!
Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:17 AM
We don't need to get rid of review scores, we need to get rid of dumb readers.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:36 AM
However, I'm not sure if going scoreless will solve everything. Computer Gaming World (now Games for Windows Offical Magazine) tried going without scores for a few months, and eventually switched back to scores because both their writers and their readers liked it better.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:35 PM
Based on Gamerankings compiled reviews:
9+: Crazy high, Probably very high quality game. Even if I have no interest in the game, I will read some reviews to see what the excitement is all about.
7-9: High quality game. May have some flaws, if I was anticipating the game, I read reviews to see what was done right and what was done wrong and make my choose based on that criteria.
5-7: Medicore quality. The game did some things right but has several flaws or a major flaw. I only take the time to read the reviews if I was already very excited about the game, otherwise I don't read the reviews.
0-5: Lousy. Don't waste time reading reviews, fundamentally flawed
No matter what the score is though, I read several reviews before making a purchasing.