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Posted by Slag

I'm going to miss being able to give half star ratings on the new site.

Nice review! I never played this one but it sure sounds like a Mana game.

Posted by RayCarter

@Slag
 
Woah wait wait wait. We aren't allowed to give half stars in future reviews?

Posted by Slag

@RayCarter said:

@Slag:

Woah wait wait wait. We aren't allowed to give half stars in future reviews?

yes that's correct. I've been on the beta site (seaserpent) and after talking with engineers that is a decision they are going forward with. I pointed out some glitches it created in their aggregating score systems.

The old reviews will still be visible, but new reviews will be limited to whole stars. It also doesn't look like reviews with half stars will be include in the average user review score for a game, or at least not everywhere.

brings more consistency to the scoring, I guess, since it will be inline with what the staff has always done. Jeff doesn't believe in anything other than a thumbs up/thumbs down or a five star scale. Any other system he believes leads to score inflation.

I just went through my old reviews today and edited them to whole stars since I figure I might as well put them in a framework the site is going to use.

Posted by Slag

@RayCarter: forgot the URL, if you want to check out the new site

http://seaserpent.giantbomb.com/login/

It's not bad, less features, but I don't think they had a choice other tot do a total rebuild this way, the way the Whiskey Media sale went down.