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12. Re: Game Reviews Apr 28, 2012, 16:16 Quboid
 
Aww, sorry other words. I read whole reviews of course, but if it's a game I'm not familiar with, I like the summary to clue me in without revealing the ins-and-outs of the game in detail.  
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11. Re: Game Reviews Apr 28, 2012, 10:10 JaguarUSF
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 18:44:
Game scores...and summaries like you put at the top, are the first and possibly only things I look at

(a) That's why they are at the top.

(b) The rest of my 1,500 to 2,000 words are sad.
 
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10. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 21:28 Orogogus
 
A rating system that doesn't max at 100% seems inherently flawed, as the real 100% value just shifts to the maximum and makes things clearer for no one at all.  
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9. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 18:44 Quboid
 
I think Metacritic do that, which IMHO is flawed. A review that gives something a 5/5 star rating shouldn't equate to 100%. Giving it 91.6% would be better as this is the median of the top sixth bracket (assuming 0 stars is a valid score and X-and-a-half star ratings aren't in any given site's metric). If you never give 0/8 ratings, then 2/8 should be 18.75%, midpoint in the 12.5% - 25% range that 2/8 implies.

Game scores get a lot of stick but them, and summaries like you put at the top, are the first and possibly only things I look at because they tend to give a general idea of how good the game is and what the game is about, with a low risk of spoilers.
 
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8. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 16:23 JaguarUSF
 
Prez wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 16:08:
I'm at a loss as to how your unorthodox 3-8 scoring scale could even be made to fit into Metacritic's percentile scoring scale.

I'd just do division: 2/8 = 25% score, 6/8 = 75% score (which I consider "good"), 5/8 = 63% (which I consider "OK"). I didn't bother putting 2's and 1's in the side description because (a) I rarely try to review games that bad and (b) they are so terrible they defy description.
For those who are curious, out of 793 reviews, I've awarded 10 2/8 scores and one 1/8 score.
 
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7. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 16:08 Prez
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 15:33:
space captain wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 14:55:
word on the street is that Risen 2 sucks ass

I really need to get myself on Metacritic so I can bring that average down to where it belongs.

LOL! In all seriousness though, I'm at a loss as to how your unorthodox 3-8 scoring scale could even be made to fit into Metacritic's percentile scoring scale. If were actually a 5-spread, that would be okay, but you actually use numbers below 3 (such as in this case) even though that's as low as your scale description goes.
 
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6. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 15:33 JaguarUSF
 
space captain wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 14:55:
word on the street is that Risen 2 sucks ass

I really need to get myself on Metacritic so I can bring that average down to where it belongs.
 
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5. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 14:55 space captain
 
word on the street is that Risen 2 sucks ass  
Go forth, and kill!
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4. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 14:37 JaguarUSF
 
Blue wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 12:18:
Hmm, seems you did get filtered... sorry, fixed now.

No problem. You are awesome!

Quboid wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 14:07:
2/8 for Risen 2? Ouch!

I really hate the combat, and the AI is poor, and the quests lack details, and the third-person view gets in the way, and it takes forever to level up. So, yeah, 2/8
 
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3. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 14:07 Quboid
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 12:15:
Are my game review submissions hitting the spam folder again, Blue? I sent in A Valley Without Wind Sunday and Risen 2 yesterday.

2/8 for Risen 2? Ouch!
 
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2. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 12:18  Blue 
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 12:15:
Are my game review submissions hitting the spam folder again, Blue? I sent in A Valley Without Wind Sunday and Risen 2 yesterday.

Hmm, seems you did get filtered... sorry, fixed now.
 
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1. Re: Game Reviews Apr 27, 2012, 12:15 JaguarUSF
 
Are my game review submissions hitting the spam folder again, Blue? I sent in A Valley Without Wind Sunday and Risen 2 yesterday.  
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