Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Game Rating System

I have seen too many game reviewers give different parts of a game a ?/10 score and then make the overall score an average of all the factors. This is wrong. Some parts of a game are more important than others, and this is not reflected when someone uses the above method. This said, I present unto you my Game Rating System (pat. pending):

First, give each of the following areas a rating from 1 to 10.

Music and Sound
Graphics
Originality
Interactivity

Next, multiply each number by the corresponding factor's position down the list. Since Music and Sound is first, multiply its score by 1. Graphics is second, so multiply its score by 2, etc.

Now add all those numbers together and divide by 10. The result is a "weighted average," with Music and Sound being the least important while Interactivity is the most important.

Just my two bits. Also I would like to take this opportunity to thank Levingston for his excellent writing so far and encourage him to keep up the good work!

4 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Levingston said...

i dunno, i like using the normal point system. ?/10 for everything...but i guess yours has a point too. so when i rate, im not going to do an overall score. im just gonna leave it with the individual scores for each section.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger BusterBot858 said...

That works too. This is just a way of getting the overall ?/10 score without just averaging all the individual sections.

Monday, June 27, 2005 1:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mr. Levingston said...

well, also some people use the over all score not on an average of how well the other things are, but how much they like it.

Monday, June 27, 2005 2:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger BusterBot858 said...

True.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 12:32:00 PM PST  

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