My Reviews and Why I’m Not Using Scores

Tomorrow, my first Review on the site will be going up. It’s a review of The Division and I hope you all enjoy reading it when it hits. There’s a couple more review pieces I’m working on that should be out by the end of next week, but that’s not all I’m talking about here. 

What I’m talking about here is why I’m not going to be using a score system of any review I’m posting on this website, and there’s a few reasons for that.

Firstly, I personally don’t like putting down my thoughts on a game for so many words and then having to grind that down into a number of how much I enjoyed a game. It doesn’t reflect entirely what I feel and it’s bad for consumers as a whole.

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This leads on to a second point: numbers are meaningless now. If a game gets rated less than an 8, the majority of people will ignore it for being a “bad game.” 7/10 means that it’s better than average, yet a lot of people will call that mediocre. If it’s a 6/10, people will avoid it completely. The number scale no longer has meaning and it means a consumer that could potentially enjoy a game that is rated as a 6 or 7 could miss out purely because they feel it could potentially be a bad game.

 

If the scale was used properly, it would be fine, but it’s gotten to the point where the system no longer works for me, and I don’t want to use it. That all being said, if I’m linking to review I’ve posted on another site (much like my Realm of Gaming review of Star Wars Battlefront) I will be using the scale they have asked me to use. What I ask is that you actually read the reviews and determine whether or not the game is worth your money through that. Whether I like it or not. It may take some time for newer readers or people who don’t know me to understand my opinions on things, but it can be helpful so that you can figure out if something I don’t particularly like could be something that you personally like.

So that’s why I’m personally not going to be scoring games. I hope this doesn’t effect your view on my articles and I hope it benefits you in buying a game you could really enjoy.

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