Giant Bomb gives Limbo a...10/10?

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#1 Posted by jacksonroye (68 posts) -

So I was browsing the PSN yesterday and I noticed something a little odd.

I guess 5/5 didn't sound as good?

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (11793 posts) -

I think they meant 100.00/100.00

#3 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -

I read that review, and I distinctly remember Brad giving it a 934 out of 934.

#4 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I think the score is taken off metacritic that converts all scores to a 10.0/10.0 scale

#5 Posted by animathias (1178 posts) -

Haha. I bet they just looked at Metacritic, saw the 100 and the last line of the blurb. That line above GB's is Destructoid's first line of their blurb.

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#6 Posted by Gamer_152 (14065 posts) -

Well on the up side at least Giant Bomb is getting quoted in a prominent PSN game description.

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#7 Posted by andriv (256 posts) -

great to see them quoted

#8 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

20/20

#9 Posted by mnzy (2914 posts) -

π/ π

#10 Posted by Jeffsekai (7027 posts) -

<>/<>

#11 Posted by Torrim (327 posts) -

It was 5/5 stars right? I'm no math whiz, but 10/10 is an equivalent fraction so no crime here, haha

#12 Posted by CornBREDX (5043 posts) -

At least they're getting quoted now. That means game PR considers them legit. That's good, right?

I think so. It is funny they don't use Giant Bombs review scale though haha

#13 Posted by Beforet (2915 posts) -

I didn't realize Limbo was discounted for PS+ users! I wonder if my free month is still in effect.

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I'm more confused by the game's description. Is it a gender reversed Labyrinth? Does Limbo feature a monochrome David Bowie's cameltoe?

#15 Edited by Jethuty (1023 posts) -

No, it was clearly 3,162²

you gotta read the fine print people....

#16 Posted by Brendan (7730 posts) -

@Torrim said:

It was 5/5 stars right? I'm no math whiz, but 10/10 is an equivalent fraction so no crime here, haha

The 5 star scale isn't meant to be equivalent.

#17 Posted by AndrewB (7564 posts) -

10^2

#18 Posted by jacksonroye (68 posts) -

I tweeted this to @giantbomb @whiskeymedia and @bradshoemaker but so far haven't gotten anything back. Just thought they might wanna contact somebody about correcting this oversight. I'm sure they don't actually care, but as long as they're being quoted (which I agree is a good thing) it might as well be a legit quote.

#19 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

775,000,000/775,000,000

#20 Posted by TooWalrus (13151 posts) -

That's like 10 half-stars! Not too shabby.

#21 Posted by Zyte (178 posts) -

9,001/9,001 
 
Yep, that's right folks. 
IT'S OVER 9000!!!

#22 Posted by Bribo (598 posts) -
Attaching a numerical value to something as subjective as a vidjagame review is a terrible idea in the first place. This is why they need to adopt the erection meter, which ranges from "flaccid" through "mildly engorged" up to "fully erect"
 
@Video_Game_King said:
I'm more confused by the game's description. Is it a gender reversed Labyrinth? Does Limbo feature a monochrome David Bowie's cameltoe?
See, this post has me fully erect, but it's a 7/10 at best.
#23 Posted by SSully (4147 posts) -

As most of the joke posts are pointing out they could have said that GB rated it J/J and it would still be correct. A full score is a full score, the beauty of fractions.

#24 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

pretty sure they gave it 2 thumbs up....PSN should fix that....

#25 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Either way, it's still million bucks.

#26 Posted by Portis (1286 posts) -

I'm not seeing the problem.

#27 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Aww, I thought this was a thread about how overrated Limbo is.

Because, you know, it is.

#28 Posted by RE_Player1 (7557 posts) -

I saw that too when I bought it. I laughed that they said 10/10 but I felt really proud for the guys. Same as when they got their quote on the Banjo box.

#29 Posted by Jeust (10537 posts) -

More like it 9000 / 9000.  
 
Brad lost his mind that day. ^^

#30 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

I want this game so badly. The only problem is that it's 99NOK(Norwegian)~18 USD on PSN.

Is it really worth that much, or should I wait for the PC version?(which will be much cheaper)

#31 Edited by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

@Xtrememuffinman said:

775,000,000/775,000,000

that's million bucks / that's million bucks

#32 Posted by Sweep (8837 posts) -

10 triangles out of 15 eagles.

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#33 Posted by CandiBunni (465 posts) -

16 Os out of 12 Xs

#34 Posted by MEATBALL (3155 posts) -

@Xtrememuffinman said:

775,000,000/775,000,000

I declare that to be an illegal amount of stars!

#35 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

Vinny/Vinny

#36 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

I wanted to put "big scary integral" / "other big scary integral that ends up equaling the same thing", but then I remembered I forgot everything about calculus.

#37 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -
@CornBREDX said:

It is funny they don't use Giant Bombs review scale though haha


Definitely haha
#38 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
I think the score is taken off metacritic that converts all scores to a 10.0/10.0 scale

Actually, they go off a scale of 100. Still, it's likely that whoever wrote the description looked up Metacritic, saw Giant Bomb, and decided to convert it to 10/10 just because it sounded better to them (since most websites use a 10 scale)
#39 Posted by rmanthorp (3910 posts) -

10 STARS

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#40 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -
@RobotHamster said:
Vinny/Vinny
I'm sorry, but Vinny divided by Vinny actually equals two Vinnies.
#41 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

That's witchcraft.

#42 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

If I remember correctly, this game got two thumbs up n a golden trombone.

Which I think is like a B+

#43 Posted by WASDF (111 posts) -

@Brendan said:

@Torrim said:

It was 5/5 stars right? I'm no math whiz, but 10/10 is an equivalent fraction so no crime here, haha

The 5 star scale isn't meant to be equivalent.

This is a incredibly stupid post.

wow

#44 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

They gave it 6 for excellent. 
2 - poor; 
3 - satisfactory; 
4 - good; 
5 - very good; 
6 - excellent.

#45 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@Take_Opal said:

@Brendan said:

@Torrim said:

It was 5/5 stars right? I'm no math whiz, but 10/10 is an equivalent fraction so no crime here, haha

The 5 star scale isn't meant to be equivalent.

This is a incredibly stupid post.

wow

a 5/5 star rating means "this is good, you should at the very least try it"

a 10/10 rating generally means "this is amazing, everyone will love it"

He has a very valid point, so why is it "incredibly stupid?"

#46 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:
@RobotHamster said:
Vinny/Vinny
I'm sorry, but Vinny divided by Vinny actually equals two Vinnies.
Wouldn't it be 3? If one Vinny divided another Vinny, that's 3 Vinnies. 
#47 Edited by Three0neFive (2289 posts) -
@Take_Opal said:

@Brendan said:

@Torrim said:

It was 5/5 stars right? I'm no math whiz, but 10/10 is an equivalent fraction so no crime here, haha

The 5 star scale isn't meant to be equivalent.

This is a incredibly stupid post.

wow

I hate to come across as crass, but no, it's not and you really have no idea what you're talking about.
#48 Posted by WASDF (111 posts) -

@NickL said:

@Take_Opal said:

@Brendan said:

@Torrim said:

It was 5/5 stars right? I'm no math whiz, but 10/10 is an equivalent fraction so no crime here, haha

The 5 star scale isn't meant to be equivalent.

This is a incredibly stupid post.

wow

a 5/5 star rating means "this is good, you should at the very least try it"

a 10/10 rating generally means "this is amazing, everyone will love it"

He has a very valid point, so why is it "incredibly stupid?"

No, whatever the highest possible score is in a rating means the highest possible praise unless you do some stupid shit like 6/5. 5/5 means whatever the reviewer means but it would mean just the same as 10/10

#49 Posted by WASDF (111 posts) -

@Three0neFive:

I hate to come across as crass, but you don't actually know what I'm talking about specifically as I never said why it was stupid. You have no idea what you're talking about, really.

#50 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

"A masterpiece!"
 
Oh Brad....
 
:(

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