Dealspwn writes: Review scores are back in the headlines. Following in the footsteps of Joystiq, Eurogamer decided to sensationally abandon review scores in favour of a more descriptive system earlier this week, leaving readers free to engage with the text and draw their own conclusions -- Metacritic be damned.
As you'd expect, the internet exploded for a minute there. Now it's fixed. So it's probably high time we talked about those controversial little numbers, seeing as a growing number of gamers believe that they do more harm than good, from publishers withholding bonuses to 'hate out of ten' debacles.
Don't worry, we're not jumping on a bandwagon. Rather the three of us reviews put our heads together to talk about why we both love and loathe review scores, the benefits and limitations of numerical ratings and encourage you to let us know what you think of our status quo.