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Old 12-19-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Question The Perfect 10

Go to the member games reviews and look through them. Go on, I dare you. See those "perfect" games with "perfect" 10s in a category. Now think to yourself, does that game have "perfection" in that category? Are there better games with worse scores in that category that everyone knows to be true?
Take a look, and then think to yourself, what makes the 10/10 grade.

Of course, getting the Perfect 10 can be taken into perspective by different people. Does that mean that the sound is perfect, or better compared to other titles, and are these titles in the same generation? Are we more generous to "classics", or handheld titles, than those who aren't as popular as these classics, or those who are of a more recent gaming generation? I personally believe people are.

Think of it like this. The IGN list of best games of all time states that Super Mario Bros is the best game of all time, and although it is a great game, Super Mario Bros 3 is superior in almost every category of play. Yet, it is ranked in the 30's.

The Perfect 10 might also be given to games that, at the time had great music, but in the modern environment, the quality of music is rendered quite redundant to that of, for example Halo 3. I frequently see games from the SNES score higher than those from the Wii, yet if you played both, you would almost certainly choose the Wii variant

However, that then rises the question: Does that make all older games have terrible music compared to the newest thing, and does that mean that every year you must lower its ranking further and further down the ladder? I don't think so. The way people rate games, in my opinion, should be rated against the standard of the generation. Handheld games should be rated in with stationary consoles. But, hey, thats just the way this old SegaSlayer does things himself.

All in all, the reviewer has the ultimate sway in the rankings of the game. You should be grateful, that these people take off time to write these reviews. Most of the time, however, they just love doing it. As do I. And in the end, it's the view of the reviewer (biased or not) that makes the review ratings. But then, why am I making this thread? Because I want to bring attention to what happens at the review sub-forum

So, the next time you are on, look at the reviews. Compliment and give constructive feedback to these people and help them build on what they already know to greater things. It's this kind of the that will give the NFF the community I, like the rest of you, know we can establish.

The Perfect 10, fact or opinion, is what games aim for. It's what we aim for at the NFF review sub-forum, that being doing great reviews and being honest and detailed. If you have some knowledge you want to pass on about a particular game, do a game review. It only helps the community develop!

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Old 12-19-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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Its based on opinion. Maybe you won't like it much, but others will, so some are, and some aren't.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:05 AM   #3
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Yeah. A review is essentially someone's opinion. In fact, that's exactly what it is. And since everyone has a different definition of perfection, some people will think games are overrated, some underrated.

I think of video games as art (because they are, and if you don't think so, you're a terrorist) and you simply can't hold art up to a universal standard of measurement.
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I think of video games as art (because they are, and if you don't think so, you're a terrorist) and you simply can't hold art up to a universal standard of measurement.
i admire that view,i think the same way.

in all honesty, i think we should have a letter grade system...Numbers are exact,letters are not.


A its very good!you'll overlook flaws

B its ok,flaws are evident though.

C not very good,this game has an unbalanced amount of flaws.

a more simplistic approach would work much better.
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i admire that view,i think the same way.

in all honesty, i think we should have a letter grade system...Numbers are exact,letters are not.


A its very good!you'll overlook flaws

B its ok,flaws are evident though.

C not very good,this game has an unbalanced amount of flaws.

a more simplistic approach would work much better.
That's a very good idea. Letters sum up a group of grades, while numbers are pin-pointed and exact. Maybe the normal A-F grades might be a little better, though.
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10/10 tis fun

Well yes Reviews are basically to its core a opinion...but a opinion of a product. thats the basic rule of a review, to sell. anything that does otherwise, isnt a review.

for the most part i don't agree with a lot of scale usages, letter grade, or a 5 scale works best. Thier are only 6 types of games to began with, not a game, horrible game, bad game, average game, good game, great game.

notice no "perfect" perfect for the most part of any part of life can not be achieved, but then we are getting into metaphysics and what not >.> (or was it something else?)

anyway

a perfect game is pretty much one that you enjoyed, that's what it should be, nothing more or less really, good games get close to it, while great games achieve it.

but again its all opinion on the game, and that's just hard to sum into one thing.
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Well yes Reviews are basically to its core a opinion...but a opinion of a product. thats the basic rule of a review, to sell. anything that does otherwise, isnt a review.
The idea of reviews is not to "sell" a game to anyone. You're thinking of advertisements.
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