Rundown of the scoring system.
Now, some people are a bit confused on the rating scale, so I thought I’d do a rundown of all of the scores from zero to seven.
The lowest of the lows. If you see this score attached to a game, avoid like the fuckin’ plague. This is where I would put The War Z. IF IT WERE AVAILABLE TO REVIEW.
These games have so many flaws, if there were any good elements…. you would barely notice. This is where I’d put something like SimCity Societies. Piece a'shit.
These games are bad, but they’re at least playable… or, ya know, a GAME. They have some redeeming qualities, but there are some glaring flaws. I’d put something like Sonic 2006 here.
So this game is teetering on the edge between bad and good. It’s got more negative traits than positive, but it’s kinda meh. You can play it, you can get a kick outta it. I’d put something like Faerie Solitare here.
This game’s also teetering on the edge between bad and good, but it’s got more positive traits than negative. It’s still kinda meh, but it’s more playable. Fable III has this score.
Now we start getting to the good games. Obviously. These games are good, but do have some problems with them. I put Grand Theft Auto IV here. (Fuck that fucking relationship mechanic.)
Oh, sweet genius. These are near the zenith of awesome gaming. They have a few flaws, but those flaws only bug you 5% of the time. This is where Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri would go.
As close as you can be to perfection. No game is perfect, but the few that come close… my god. You need to play any game I give a 7. Serious Sam 3 is one of those games.
And that’s basically my review system. I don’t do a scale of 5 because you can’t really be flexable with a scale of 5, and a scale of ten, while the traditional method, just gets abused by everyone except GamesRadar and Destructoid. And don’t get me started on halves or decimals or scales of 100. A scale of 7 works PERFECTLY. 4 good, 4 bad. :D