By TerraMantis 40 Comments
I've been writing game reviews for a little over a year now and I have several video reviews under my belt now as well. What I am wondering has to do with what style in which the community of gamers here, at Giantbomb, prefer their games evaluated. I am sure that there are pros and cons to the many different ways people go about critiquing video games and displaying their evaluation, but I am interested in what gamers think. This doesn't mean I am going to change the way I evaluate games or display the score, all though I have been thinking about it, but I would just like to hear from alternate perspectives on the subject and try to understand why people like or dislike a specific evaluation style.
Which style do you prefer?
Scaled Scores are used in a multitude of different ways and different places, but what this is referring to is to evaluations like; 1-10, 1-100, percent, and so on.
Objective simply cuts to the chase and tries to explain the value of a game whether it be to own, spend time with, avoid, or situational to each individual's preference.
Pros and Cons
Pros and Cons quickly list several of the game's greatest and most forefront positive (if any) and negative (if any) features that a game has.
Multiple Evaluations In One
Or perhaps you like when a game is evaluated using several of these different aspects.
No Final Verdict
Lastly, possibly you don't like any of these methods and you believe that the written text and audio from a review should speak for itself.
Which gaming evaluation do you personally prefer?
1. Scaled Scores
3. Pros and Cons
4. Mixture of 1-3
5. No Scoring