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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