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|Our scoring system; To help explain what the stars mean...|
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|ITChocobo||Jun 19 2011, 11:12 PM Post #1|
Across the three sites www.digitallydownloaded.net, www.otakugaming.com and www.boardandwargames.com we have a consistent scoring system that we apply to all the games we review.
It's out of five stars, with half points there for those times we really sit on the fence.
It's important to note that when we review games, we do not just look at the game in isolation. There are other factors that influence our scores - is the game itself good, but poor value in some way? For retro games, does nostalgia justify the price if the game doesn't hold up to modern standards in other ways? Is this game a half-hearted sequel to a good game? That too will drop down the score.
There are plenty of other reasons that might affect a game's score, so please do reread the review if you're still unsure where the score came from.
Any scoring system is abstract by nature, but to help give you an idea of what each score means as a summary, here's a breakdown:
It's important to note that we indicate the version of the game we review in brackets after the title. So, for instance, if you read "Review: Skyrim (PC)" then you are reading the review for the PC version of the game. We do try and test multiplatform releases on all formats possible. If we feel there are sufficient differences in experience on different platforms, then we will run a second review to highlight the differences.
Edited by ITChocobo, Jan 13 2012, 05:58 AM.
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