Game Reviews Should Have Scores & Here Is Why.

Sport Evaluations Ought to Have Scores & Right here Is Why.

Welcome to a different video, have you ever observed a variety of youtube reviewers who assessment video games however select to not give the sport a rating? On this video I’ve a pleasant …

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12 thoughts on “Sport Evaluations Ought to Have Scores & Right here Is Why.

  1. this is really a great video and I totally agree that reviewers need to give scores instead of being scared to because of the possible backlash… you're a reviewer!! backlash is part of the job!! also is you're copy of the Witcher still sealed??

  2. Great video! You make some solid arguments, buuuuuuut ultimately I think I still personally prefer to throw numbers onto my game reviews. Here are a couple reasons:

    For one, in both of the examples you used, you were comparing games that you gave 2 different review scores to. Seems pretty simple at face value, but what about 2 games that you consider to be both 9 out of 10s? Then you still need to go into the differences of each and what makes them stand out in your mind, and if you still recommend one over the other, does that mean one of them should have been an 8 or 10 instead of a 9? I know this is a pretty trivial argument, but I've always just wanted to get to the substance behind what the reviewer is thinking, rather than needing a value placed on it. Basically, if I'm going to be asking "Why did he give that a 9?" and watch to hear the reasoning anyway, why not just skip the number and go straight into the mindset?

    Another thing is time of release. For instance, I love retro games, especially JRPGs. Let's say back in 1987 I gave the original Final Fantasy an 8 out of 10. Then just this year, I give Final Fantasy VII Remake an 8 out of 10 as well. Does that mean both games are just as good? Or do I need to throw an additional number on there because a 1987 8 out of 10 isn't necessarily going to be the same as a 2020 8 out of 10. I think there's a lot more that needs to be prefaced and explained when talking about older games, especially if comparing them to new ones (which I don't typically do, but just as the example here).

    TLDR: When I write a review, I try to just focus on what's going through my head when playing a game, rather than trying to compare it to something else. I can have just as much fun playing Ghost of Tsushima as I can the original Legend of Zelda, even though both are quite different and came out at very different times. Putting a number on them to me is like asking which I like better, which I try not to do, because in the end, you either have fun or you don't!

    Either way, LOVED the video and can't wait to see more! Great discussion topic!

  3. Agreed. Everyone seems scared to give their honest opinions, because they can't possibly be the same as everyone else's. Unfortunately people don't like different views on things anymore, so they'll try to cancel you with all of the hate. There's no reason to buy a game just because someone else liked it, however if you enjoy similar content as the reviewer this can help, but of course not always.

    I preferred it when all reviews were out of 100. Just a bigger scope to tell you how much you enjoyed a game. If it's out of 5 stars, so many games deserve 5 stars… Out of 10, a lot of games will still get a 10/10… out of 100… No game will get that right!?

    Take The Last Of Us games, you're right, tlou2 plays better in every way. For me both games are up for discussion as the best games of their generations, both masterpieces in my eyes. I'd score TLOU 95/100 and TLOU2 91/100 as the overall lasting impression & story that was told, for me was more impactful in TLOU1. However, I know someone who flat out refused to finish tlou2 as he hated what happened during the game, and refused to continue the story to see how it all played out. He just went full attack mode against it, and his reviews was, somewhat different to my 91/100 , yet most of the time we have very similar opinions.

    In short, I like a review with a number, but prefer when the numbers out of 100 so we can truly separate what's your favourite!

  4. I agree review scores are important. It quickly gets to the point on how much you enjoyed a game and then I can do more research on it like the pros and cons. Cute dog btw i used to have a golden retriever 🙂

  5. Totally agree. Review scores don’t really mean much to me if it’s coming from the big websites because a 10 from Reviewer A on Game X isn’t comparable to a 10 on the same website for Game Y from Reviewer B.

    I remember when people were up in arms because MGS4 wasn’t high on IGN’s list of greatest PS3 games despite receiving a 10, but Colin Moriarty, who compiled the list, pointed out that he himself didn’t give the game a 10, and he personally never felt the game was a 10.

    On the other hand, if you, as an explicit fan of Witcher 3, review Cyberpunk 2077 next month as a 7, that actually means something to me because I have your specific opinion of CDPR’s most recent title to compare it to.

    It’s similar to the film reviewers I’ve watched for years. I know what they like and dislike, so I know that if they like something, the movie is good if I’m looking for the quality I know they like to see in films, and.I know which opinions of theirs I will likely ignore since I already know how their taste contrasts from mine.

  6. Totally agree, if there is a game I want to pick up I want to know as little about it as possible. I just want a general idea of the quality. If I want to pick up a game and it's rated 5 I know that those are alarm bells that there are probably some big problems with it and then I will actually do more research and read about what the problems are.

    I wanted to buy Witcher 3, it's got 9s and 10s everywhere I don't need any more information. It's in a genre I like, a charecter and world I know, I am going to play it without knowing anything else about it so I can discover it all for myself.

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