Who would have ever thought that a huge site like IGN would ever take a cue from GameZone. But it's like they say "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
Yoda takes Mario any day of the week.
The world is in trouble? It's just showing how kick ass of a site this is :D.
mario is the man
LOL STUPID IGN
Been seeing many sites using this method over the past couple years. I'd say it works just as well as a 100-point scale and even a 5-point scale. At the end of the day, gamers should always read the review for all the details.
I didn't know this was something new.
You know what, people are to gung-ho on "review scales" They are people in the world who like a game that got rated a 4 and people who hate a game rated 10. That's just the way it is. Reviewers should understand this and never print an article with "THER R NO FLAOOZ!! 100/3%" I think all the reviews hurt sales when people just see "O 6/10 pass)" I've played plenty of fun games for 6/10!
IGN is terrible
does anyone even read reviews that are scored a 6 out of 10? I think the problem about reviews is less what scale is used, and more what reviewers look for in a game. What means a 9 or a 10? Most of the time they're looking for polish and not innovation, which means we're going to get the same types of games forever....
I wish reviewers would truly utilize the full scale. It seems like 90% of the games fall into the top 40% of the scale. That shouldn't happen. That being said, the actual write-up is far more important than the score.
I think a 5 point scale is still the easiest and the best way to rate games. I say this because it's hard to differentiate what makes a game a 8.5 instead of 8, or 7.5 instead of 7, etc. It should just be something simple like: great, good, mediocre, bad, abysmal.
I definitely prefer a 20 point scale over a 100. Never could distinguish the difference between an 8.7 and 8.8, although I do sort of agree that 5 point scale is probably the most comprehensive to understand.
Personally, I'd like to see more game review sites drop the scoring system completely... then people might actually bother to READ the reviews instead of scrolling to the score and deciding instantly whether it fits with their own opinion. Don't pretend you don't do it. We ALL do.
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