Take Five and Double It!
Posted by Damien McFerran
The observant among you may have noticed that the scoring system has changed at VC Reviews from a five star system to a far more expressive scale of ten. We have debated making this change for some time as so many classics ended up getting rated with five stars (rightly of course!). Now you’ll notice a lot more 9/10 scores and only a handful of 10/10 scores.
You might assume that we have just doubled the old scores, but our process has been far more carefully planned than that. The whole VC Reviews team put their noggins together and debated each game to arrive at what we consider to be the most appropriate score. Some 3/5 scores will have become 5/10, 6/10 or 7/10 for instance.
Another change is now we have a dedicated reviews page, which means an extra click for you, but allows you to comment on our review on a page separate from the game profile page.
Sadly we have decided to drop the ‘average user rating’ feature for now. This will get reinstated in the future so you can give a rating out of ten instead, along with some exciting new features.
We’re sure all this might come as a shock to some of our long-term readers, but we hope you’ll agree it is for the best in the long run. We’re sure you will make your thoughts known below as always.