Should GS switch to a 4-point rating system

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#1 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

<7 = 1 = avoid

7 = 2 = good

8 = 3 = great

9 = 4 = amazing

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#2 Edited by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

No

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#3 Edited by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

Might as well... every 7 game is considered crap in here anyway. lol

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#4 Edited by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

No

Yes

(it appears we're at a stalemate)

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#5 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12619 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

No

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#6 Posted by freedomfreak (49811 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

No

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#7 Edited by gameofthering (11100 posts) -

Just remove the scores and have written/video reviews.

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#8 Edited by AdobeArtist (24654 posts) -

I've seen people petition for a 5 point scale before. Never a 4 pointer.

But I say a 10 point scale hits the sweet spot; enough gradation in quality evaluation without getting to cluttered or convoluted as a 100 point scale does.

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#9 Edited by APiranhaAteMyVa (3749 posts) -
@gameofthering said:

Just remove the scores and have written/video reviews.

This, people have a tendency to compare unrelated games because of scores, also scores don't always represent the review itself. You can have a really glowing review that mentions no issues, then it gets a 6 or 7. Someone may pass on the game if they look at the score, but if they read the review they might find it is exactly want they want.

The best reviewers will explain exactly why they are giving it a certain score, but often that isn't the case

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#10 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

numbers have been blown out of proportion. Gamespot should do like Giantbomb and do 5 stars scales. Or, my favorite review system ever--old school EGM where they had 4(or was it 5?)people review the game, and perhaps have one of the reviewers do the main review.

Even oldschool Game Pros happy face system was better than the joke that is gamespot.

...Classic Game Room is back on Youtube. I never really cared for him before but I like his new reviews.

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#11 Posted by SolidGame_basic (22210 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

I've seen people petition for a 5 point scale before. Never a 4 pointer.

But I say a 10 point scale hits the sweet spot; enough gradation in quality evaluation without getting to cluttered or convoluted as a 100 point scale does.

if you think 100 point scale is convoluted then you're reading too into it

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#12 Edited by AdobeArtist (24654 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

@AdobeArtist said:

I've seen people petition for a 5 point scale before. Never a 4 pointer.

But I say a 10 point scale hits the sweet spot; enough gradation in quality evaluation without getting to cluttered or convoluted as a 100 point scale does.

if you think 100 point scale is convoluted then you're reading too into it

What I mean is that a difference between say, 8.7 and 8.6 is so miniscule, it's not worth deliberating on. Hell in most cases a .3 difference is just as miniscule and pointless. A scale of 10 provides enough quality range where there's a discernible measure between each gradient.

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#13 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22291 posts) -

It doesn't matter to me. Reading the review matters more to me. By the time I get to the numerical score, I pretty much know whether I'm buying the game or not regardless of the score.

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#14 Edited by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

i want the 0.1 back

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#15 Posted by Ribstaylor1 (2186 posts) -

I allways thought the 5 point system was the best. 1 not even worth a mention completely broken/unfinished/unplayable etc.. 2. Playable but not a good game has many flaws and issues. 3. Playable, fun, but nothing more or better then all ready on the market (average) 4. Good game high quality and highly enjoyable not many issues. 5. AN almost perfect game.

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#16 Posted by Sword-Demon (7007 posts) -

I want the 100 point scale back.

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#17 Posted by wolverine4262 (20831 posts) -

They should go to a two point system.

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#18 Posted by Boggle_Dragon (125 posts) -

@jun_aka_pekto: I'm the same. I read about 3 reviews and make my own decision. I don't get the hive mind attitude towards scoring systems for games. I wouldn't let someone decide what food I will enjoy, the same goes for the games I play.

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#19 Posted by GTSaiyanjin2 (6018 posts) -

They should get rid of the rating system altogether.

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#20 Posted by AdobeArtist (24654 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

i want the 0.1 back

@Sword-Demon said:

I want the 100 point scale back.

I will not allow this!!! :P:P

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#21 Posted by navyguy21 (14702 posts) -

I prefer the .5 increments personally.

So accurate........yet still room for floppage and chaos :P

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#22 Edited by lundy86_4 (48577 posts) -

No. Also, stop making threads.

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#23 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (5010 posts) -

I miss .5's for my ratings.

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#24 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29576 posts) -

That would be awful.

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#25 Posted by Jolt_counter119 (4226 posts) -

No, they should switch to a "write accurate and insightful reviews that reflect the actual quality of the games" system.

As far as scores, I thought the .1 scale was better.

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#26 Edited by stuff238 (2230 posts) -

I hate gamespot`s reviews. I always have to add 1-3 points to figure out the true score unless it`s a nintendo game, then I minus 1-5 points.

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#27 Edited by AdobeArtist (24654 posts) -

@stuff238 said:

I hate gamespot`s reviews. I always have to add 1-3 points to figure out the true score unless it`s a nintendo game, then I minus 1-5 points.

So you hate their reviews because they don't align with your bias?

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#28 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

They should stop rating games.

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#29 Posted by Basinboy (13106 posts) -

Doesn't matter, we'll all still b*tch about it anyway

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#30 Posted by AdobeArtist (24654 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

Doesn't matter, we'll all still b*tch about it anyway

lol, probably true :P

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#31 Edited by jake44 (2085 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

Doesn't matter, we'll all still b*tch about it anyway

spot on

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#32 Edited by locopatho (23126 posts) -

A 5 star system is best imo.

1 star = Bad. Avoid.

2 star = Meh. Not awful but probably boring. Play if you want.

3 star = Good. Solid and enjoyable. Worth playing.

4 star = Great. Loads of fun, you should play.

5 star = Awesome. Amazing game, you must play.

That'd probably translate into:

9 - 10 = 5 stars

8 - 9 = 4 stars

7 - 8 = 3 stars

6 - 7 = 2 stars

0 - 6 = 1 star

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#33 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

100 point score is best

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#34 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

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#35 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

i want the 0.1 back

I want the .5 back

that is the best system followed by the .1, then the 100.

the 5 star is the worst of them all.

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#36 Edited by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

100 point scale is the best scale

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#37 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

Check rotten. One is 100 system %, other is 10 star system.

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#38 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@lostrib said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

Check rotten. One is 100 system %, other is 10 star system.

huh. that's so weird that 10 stars out of 10 is 100 percent, eh?

probably just a coincidence.

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#39 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@lostrib said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

Check rotten. One is 100 system %, other is 10 star system.

huh. that's so weird that 10 stars out of 10 is 100 percent, eh?

probably just a coincidence.

wow you stupid. Do you know what is rotten at all?

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#40 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@lostrib said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

Check rotten. One is 100 system %, other is 10 star system.

huh. that's so weird that 10 stars out of 10 is 100 percent, eh?

probably just a coincidence.

wow you stupid. Do you know what is rotten at all?

aw, thank you. that really means a lot :)

and no.

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#41 Edited by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

@locopatho said:

A 5 star system is best imo.

1 star = Bad. Avoid.

2 star = Meh. Not awful but probably boring. Play if you want.

3 star = Good. Solid and enjoyable. Worth playing.

4 star = Great. Loads of fun, you should play.

5 star = Awesome. Amazing game, you must play.

That'd probably translate into:

9 - 10 = 5 stars

8 - 9 = 4 stars

7 - 8 = 3 stars

6 - 7 = 2 stars

0 - 6 = 1 star

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#42 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@lostrib said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

Check rotten. One is 100 system %, other is 10 star system.

huh. that's so weird that 10 stars out of 10 is 100 percent, eh?

probably just a coincidence.

wow you stupid. Do you know what is rotten at all?

aw, thank you. that really means a lot :)

and no.

Well this explains everything

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#43 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@lostrib said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

Check rotten. One is 100 system %, other is 10 star system.

A rating system out of ten is the same as one out of 100. You just move a decimal point

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#44 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6952 posts) -

GOD NO. WORST THREAD EVER.

If anything, bring back the 100 point scale, aka 1-10 with 0.1 increments.

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#45 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6952 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

Not a very intelligent comment. You do realize on a 10 point scale a game might simply get a 9/10 when on a 100 point scale it would get 97 or 98?

Typical 97-98/100 game: GTA III, Metroid Prime, Halo, Half Life.

Typical 9/10 game: Call of Duty games, Fifa 10-14, Dirt 2.

Do you think games like COD, Fifa, Dirt etc are as good as classics like MP, Halo, HL, pretty much all Metal Gears, etc?

Cause that's what a 10 point scale does.

5 point scale is even worse, then you'd put a game like MGS4 / LoZ: OOT and Final Fantasy XIII in the same boat...

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#46 Posted by fueled-system (6529 posts) -

Why... 100 point scale was the best and most hilarious for this forum. Only thing this would do is lower the metacritic scores more

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#47 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Mozelleple112 said:

@lostrib said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

100 point score is best

you do realize a 100 point scale and a 10 point scale are pretty much the same, right?

Not a very intelligent comment. You do realize on a 10 point scale a game might simply get a 9/10 when on a 100 point scale it would get 97 or 98?

Typical 97-98/100 game: GTA III, Metroid Prime, Halo, Half Life.

Typical 9/10 game: Call of Duty games, Fifa 10-14, Dirt 2.

Do you think games like COD, Fifa, Dirt etc are as good as classics like MP, Halo, HL, pretty much all Metal Gears, etc?

Cause that's what a 10 point scale does.

5 point scale is even worse, then you'd put a game like MGS4 / LoZ: OOT and Final Fantasy XIII in the same boat...

or it could get a 9.7 which is the same thing

Think it through next time

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#48 Edited by ShepardCommandr (4825 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

Doesn't matter, we'll all still b*tch about it anyway

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#49 Posted by musicalmac (24890 posts) -

The GameSpot overlords have seen your request, and they shall be considered. Maybe. Probably not. This thread doesn't belong here.