Apr 15 2008, 6:41 pm (Edited on Apr 15 2008, 7:47 pm)
At the request of Foomer and a very valid suggestion, i have decided to remove the scoring metric from the reviews. Now in concept these were a nice feature however people thought that reviews needed to be comparable and graded in some scientific way, and this was never the point. The score was never supposed to mean much of anything other than the reviewers opinion of what areas are strong and which are weak, a 10-9-4, overall 8 might imply that the game was very high quality but one area brought down the overall enjoyment. It is understandable that this feature was misunderstood as some sort of actual measurement, and often reviews which were beneficial with pros/cons and pictures were received poorly simply because the author of such had a more conservative/liberal idea of how scoring should be, whether or not it should be based on a byond average or just a potential for a byond game rating or what. Anyway I think this is the right decision because i really want to get back to reading reviews for constructive criticism, fair praise and a nice convenient peek in to a game for curious new players.
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