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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Developing a new and more fair review system

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Over the last few weeks I've sat down to work on developing a new system of reviewing games on http://www.ragetrip.com. I pride myself on honest and heart felt reviews of games. While I have done just that thus far, I saw the flaws in my review system. From now on I plan to be addressing aspects of the game such as Graphics, Gameplay, Audio, Story, Voice acting, etc. HOWEVER we also have to look at other aspects like............Graphics compared to genre. You obviously cannot be fair and use the same standards when reviewing a text based simulaton game that you would when reviewing a non text based game. All of this will now be factored into the score.

Furthermore you cannot fairly compare a game that retails at $2.00 on steam to one that sells for $60.00 on steam.  One game I have grown to love for example is Don't Starve. I think this is one of the most fun indie games I have played in a very long time. HOWEVER, If "Don't Starve" retailed at $60.00 instead of $15.00 I may very well be singing a different tune right now. The same goes for a call of duty game. If it retailed for $14.99 I may actually have something nice to say about it. So value will play a part in my new review system as well.

I also want to rate the different aspects of the game compared to the genre as well. For example, compared to Assassin's Creed Syndicate , League of Legends graphics are horrible. With that said though, compared to it's genre League of Legends graphics are perfectly acceptable.

My point here is while I've always used these methods when reviewing, I plan to now do my reviews in a format that I feel will better represent exactly how I come to the rating I give a game. Again, I am far from perfect but I will always be honest and heart felt in my reviews. I just hope to make my reviews more well structured in the future.

I will be releasing a review later today in the new format. If all goes well, all new reviews will be done in the new format and I will go back and restructure all the older reviews into the same format over time.


I want to thank everyone for supporting this blog. I am very proud at the huge number of views that it has attracted. The fact I know people are visiting my blog regularly keeps me doing what I love here.


See ya in game,
Cybin

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