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So ya, review scores, these actually piss me off so much I don’t know where to start. It not that they exist, no, the idea behind them is sound, they allow the the reader to , at a glance, get the overall idea of the quality of a game. But we know that’s not how it works, far too much importance is placed on them within the industry, mostly for marketing reasons.

So what exactly am I whining about then? well… As far as games go anyway, the whole scoring system implemented by different sites and publications is completely broken. Each site/publication has it’s own scoring system, some have points, some have percentages, some even have a letter system. So how does one equate one to the other. It’s not just that but now take into effect for instance different reviewers backgrounds in gaming and gaming preferences as well as in some cases “allegiances” to systems or developers.

It’s a total fucken mess.

How do we fix it?

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Game reviews…

I’ll get back to the game reviews at somepoint this week, but I’d really like to steer clear of the Mass
Effect 2 and MAG’s of right now and rather focus on older or less well publicised games that you may have missed, I may touch on my ingame experiences but for now there’s just far too many other much more well equiped writers out there to help you with the really tough choices.

Just one point on Mass Effect 2, the scaning of planets, what’s all the fuss about, it doesn’t take that long. My advice: Start smoking, planet scans are best in game smoke breaks.