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    New Site = New Reviews System.
    Sunday, 20 July 2008
    Every magazine and website has their own way of ranking games, each have their set of morals and Gaming is now becoming more and more highbrow, with its storytelling now every bit as potent as films and books. It is even now being referred to as art both visually and with regards to content. Art has long been classed with as the highest of all forms of expression and with this got the old brain ticking over as to what was the highest scoring system of them all.

    No review system is perfect and all have their faults, for example 10/10 has almost fallen out of favour owing to high fanboy expectation and the heightening of what is considered average. 5 or 6/10 are the average but now a 7 or even an 8 can be considered average by the most hardened fans of a particular series/franchise. Out of Five has always been a hard system for me to stomach personally a 3/5 is both average but also only 2 points off top marks, games would get terrible reviews and still get a 3 and it just makes very little sense but then 3 stuck in the middle of 5/5 system seems like a catch all for score. Percentages are also a tough one what makes a 70% rated game that 1% better than a 69% game and the fate of scoring a below par score. Hey below par, perhaps a golfing score system would work

    Hole in One
    Albatross
    Eagle
    Birdie
    Par
    Bogey
    Double Bogey

    Or perhaps not...As I said before what is the highest scoring system, well the system is actually more of a grading system. Nope not the alphabet, something a little higher....It's the University Grading System. Whilst of course this does vary from country to country it is still a system that will work and can become universal, whilst allowing the titles that are at the top of their game to claim the honour of being 1st Class. Here is the system as it is used in England;

    First Class honours (best)
    2.1 (upper second class honours)
    2.2 (lower second class honours)
    Third Class honours
    Pass (without honours- worst)

    With a few mods here is our reviews scores system;

    1st Class
    2:1
    2:2
    3rd Class
    Pass
    Fail

    The score system is pretty straight forward. 1st Class is a game that is at the top of the class, a pioneer in its field, where as 2:2 is average. 3rd Class is below average, Pass is a game that is well passable but barely and Fail is a game that frankly is not worth the disc (or indeed cartridge or even UMD) that its burnt on.

    Whilst our Reviews Policy will remain for us to know, our score system is transparent and our reviews will be honest, truthful and trustworthy.

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