The Mondo Cool Rating Scale

Posted by JerryTerrifying On Saturday, October 2, 2010 2 comments

Something I've noticed over the past few years is the confusion of video game ratings in regards to reviews. Across many forums and message boards I've noticed that if a game gets less than an 8.0 it's regarded as a bad game and a definite pass if it's a 7.5 or lower. That's not how a 1 - 10 scale works. At all. So that's why I've been using a simplified rating scale for my youtube reviews.

Doo doo game


Mondo Cool!

Or basically don't like it, you may or may not like it and wow I love it! This scale is in response to the confusion brought on by 1 -10 scales or one of of five items ratings or whatever. How often do you really try to slap a number on a vague concept based on something as intangible as likes and dislikes. Some times you just like something and can't really quantify it. Is that game really an 85%? Or is it an 83%? Who the hell knows?!

If you're going to use a 1 - 10 scale why bother with decimal points? You might as well just use a 1 - 100 scale. I recently heard a podcast that was using a 1 out of 3 scale. They used decimal points so why not just make it 1 out of 30?

I think the simplicity of Like, no strong feelings either way and love it is much easier to relate to. Would you rate your favorite foods out of 100%? Probably not!


DeathAdder83 said...

I enjoy the simplicity of your rating system, personally I've always liked the 1-5 rating system, it is right to the fucking around. Then agian the only real way to judge a game is to play it yourself for a couple of hours.

Anonymous said...

Take it a step further, why even rate. Just talk about the game, whats good and bad etc. If something sounds appealing then play it. "This game has lots of weapons but the story is really simple and slow". People might say "Hell yeah I love loads of guns and don't give a shit about story" while other people need a good story so will pass on it.

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