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Topic: Why is the scoring system limited to whole numbers?

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Kid_A

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What I mean is, for example you can't give a game an 8.5. Only an 8 or a 9. This, to me, doesn't make a lot of sense. There's a big difference between a game that's an 8 and a game that's an 8.5, and I think that the current system forces the reviewer to either round up or down, which decreases the effectiveness of the review. Obviously, the most important part is the written part, but I think that the numerical score should reflect the review. Is there a reason why you guys don't do that?

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AlexSays

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Well I know for some, like Corbie, they've just learned all their whole numbers (up to 7 at least) and haven't quite moved on to decimals yet.

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Machu

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Uh-oh, deja vu.

I give this thread a score 8.725

Rawr!

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malpon

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By gum my time machine worked!

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AlexSays

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Yeah you could have posted in the topic that was already here, but nobody seems to look first on this site, so it's not just you.

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Knux

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To keep the review scoring simple.

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pixelman

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To me, the score is a recommendation. Bringing decimals in basically turns it into a competition. (ZOMG, my game is a whole 0.1 points better than It's My Birthday!)

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Knux

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pixelman wrote:

To me, the score is a recommendation. Bringing decimals in basically turns it into a competition. (ZOMG, my game is a whole 0.1 points better than It's My Birthday!)

I think that it's My Birthday is so horrible,that the moderators do NOT want to review this game.

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Modern_Legend

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Kid_A wrote:

What I mean is, for example you can't give a game an 8.5. Only an 8 or a 9. This, to me, doesn't make a lot of sense. There's a big difference between a game that's an 8 and a game that's an 8.5, and I think that the current system forces the reviewer to either round up or down, which decreases the effectiveness of the review. Obviously, the most important part is the written part, but I think that the numerical score should reflect the review. Is there a reason why you guys don't do that?

EXACTLY, i just argued this case here a few days ago and man i dont get it either. I say only have in betweens ( .5's ) instead of having .2s and .3.s and all the super tecnical ones cuz that will cause too much arguments like it shud be 8.2 not 8.1 and stuff like that. But i agree, slightly more detailed ratings whole numbers and .5's) is a great idea

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Terra

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SuperSonic1990 wrote:

pixelman wrote:

To me, the score is a recommendation. Bringing decimals in basically turns it into a competition. (ZOMG, my game is a whole 0.1 points better than It's My Birthday!)

I think that it's My Birthday is so horrible,that the moderators do NOT want to review this game.

We've started getting TV adverts for the game in Britain. Oh crap.

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Knux

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@Terranigma-That's beacause the ''game' is already out in Europe,enjoy! :P

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Terra

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@Terranigma-That's beacause the ''game' is already out in Europe,enjoy! :P

I know that, but this is the first time I've seen adverts for the game. Oh, think of the children who's parents will buy them that, the horror.

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Kid_A

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Hey, just for all those who are being cute, I said that the scale should go up by .5's. Giving something an 8.6, or a 7.9 is just silly, I agree.

Oh, and Alexsays, aren't you on Gamespot as well?

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Modern_Legend

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[quote=Kid_A]Hey, just for all those who are being cute, I said that the scale should go up by .5's. Giving something an 8.6, or a 7.9 is just silly, I agree./quote]
your topic is basically saying the exact same thing as mine then?

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Modern_Legend

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Kid_A wrote:

Hey, just for all those who are being cute, I said that the scale should go up by .5's. Giving something an 8.6, or a 7.9 is just silly, I agree.

your topic is basically saying the exact same thing as mine then? :P

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Kid_A

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DaDun wrote:

Kid_A wrote:

Hey, just for all those who are being cute, I said that the scale should go up by .5's. Giving something an 8.6, or a 7.9 is just silly, I agree.

your topic is basically saying the exact same thing as mine then? :P

Sorry man, I didn't know you had one :O
My bad.

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Corbs

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If we went to .5 increments people would want all decimal places. Then they'd want two decimal places. Then something else. So in the overall scheme of things, does it really matter?

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malpon

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Yes it does corbie as nerdy interwebys it's our duty to make things as difacult for you people as possable :P

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Corbs

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Yes it does corbie as nerdy interwebys it's our duty to make things as difacult for you people as possable

Well you guys are doing a bang-up job. Keep up the good work. :P

I wish you guys would put the number out of your heads. Think of them as nothing more than that little sprig of parsley that some fancy restaurants put on your plate for decoration. Little sprinkly things on your cupcake. Just a nice little bonus. Oh and we're not going to a .5 system. Ever. :P

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Chrono_Cross

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Corbie wrote:

Little sprinkly things on your cupcake.

...sprinkles?

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