Our Review Scale at Nintendo Okie
Howdy, folks. I just wanted to take a minute to explain our review system here at Nintendo Okie. Every site has their own take on the system. Each has the own merits, as well as drawbacks and we’re sure ours is no different. Most sites that you will visit use a 10 point scale and we have used that in the past, but we don’t really like it. You get down to nit picking stupid stuff and people don’t use the scale in the way we think it should be. Too many people look at games and if they score below a 7 they don’t even bother taking a look at them. I’ve played too many games that have a few issues with them that warranted a score in the 6’s or below, but I still enjoyed playing. The fact is on that 10 point scale a 5 should be considered average, at least in our opinion, and go from there. That would mean that games that score a 5 are average and still worth playing. It just means they don’t bring a whole lot to the table you haven’t seen before, but they’re still good games.
We use a 5 point scale here at Nintendo Okie, with no half points. If you’ve seen reviews that we’ve done that have them they will be getting their score adjusted to reflect that fact. Here’s a bit of a breakdown on what each point means to us:
This is a good game. It has a lot of fun to be had, but there might be some points that get in the way. It doesn’t bring anything new to the table. You’ve seen all the elements of a game like this, but you will have fun playing it.
We had a lot of fun with this title. This game is well worth playing, whether you rent it or buy it. You will find very few things that are wrong about a game like this and you could easily find worse ways to spend your time.
I don’t like review scores. They’re so subjective and a game that is an 8 to me, might be a 6 to someone else. We simply want to get across the point on whether we feel you should play the game or not. It’s much simpler to do that on a 5 point scale. We think people understand more that a 3 star game is good enough to get a lot of enjoyment out of it. That same game might get a 6 on a 10 point scale and they would not even look at the title twice. What’s the difference between a 6.5 and a 7? Who really knows. It’s much easier to explain the difference between a 3 and 4 so that’s why we use the 5 point scale.
I hope this helps a little bit and you understand why we use the review scale we do. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.