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Old 12-09-07, 04:31 PM   #37
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I wonder if game scores should accompany similar games in that genre, so you have at least some point of reference?
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Old 12-09-07, 04:57 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Mr. Hunt
Personally I prefer my own rating system... pretty easy...

It either



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Old 12-10-07, 01:49 AM   #39
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As much as I don't trust review sites and magazines, I don't trust people's opinions on forums either because they are mostly jaded gamers or fanboys. It's hard to find a good impartial review. But maybe simplifying the grades might help.

IMO there should be only 4 grades (assuming that no game is completely without faults):

* Excellent (classic) - these games are awesome, memorable or have something ground-breaking that makes them stand out.

* Good - these games are very well done and would really appeal to people that like a cetain genre.

* Fair - decent games that have not reached their full potential or games that have some minor flaws. These games could have been better with a little more development work. A patch or two might make them better.

* Bad - these games should be avoided.
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Originally Posted by Jonelo
The same system distorts the average score, so that already this deciding the percentage that corresponds to each part of the game. This can be very variable in each game . I believe that the final score never can be done with an average.

But well, for my , graphics value not is equal than the sound value . Maybe is 90/10 .

Perhaps on the other hand, the section polish, would have to go in the gameplay .
If you weighted your scores that would make sense, but if you gave the game a 5 for the 3 parts then gave it a final score of 8, no one would understand why because your breakdown doesn't show it.
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Its a good system, but its also quite sad graphics are now considered as important as gameplay.
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Originally Posted by sytaylor
Its a good system, but its also quite sad graphics are now considered as important as gameplay.
They arent...?

Thats why gameplay is made up of 3 sections and graphics only occupies one section under "presentation".

Besides, graphics doesn't mean "realism". If you love the look of Contra and think that it couldn't possibly look any better for the game that it is (and for its age obviously) give the graphics a 10.
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