With so many different websites and review scoring systems to choose from, it can be difficult for you to make an informed decision with a game. How can you determine whether a game is worth the difference between each decimal place? Each numeral or decimal between the tens?
Here at The Vita Lounge, we wanted to keep it easy, and we have gone with a simple out of ten system. If a game is rubbish, it is rubbish. If it is outstanding, then it is clear. And the grades in between, which we will explain. It is important to note that even though we apply a score, these reviews are still only opinion. But we always strive to ensure that the right person reviews each game, giving it the best chance possible and it will be easy for you to see if you would like it.
10 – Perfection – A ten is the perfect game. It will almost certainly be the best example of what can be achieved on the Vita and simply must be in your collection. It could be argued that these games are worth buying a Vita for. That’s if there were loads of them, it will also be very rare to see a game get a ten.
9 – Outstanding – A Nine is a game that should be in your collection. It’s as simple as that. It may suffer from a few niggles that hold it back from true epicness but there is enough here to serve as a shining example of what is possible on the Vita.
8 – Excellent – An eight is something that should be considered for your collection. These games are very good, in presentation and execution but do have a couple of annoyances or may be suited to a particular taste.
7 – Good – As we see seven and approach the middle of the scale it becomes a little more muddled. We think that games here are definately worth looking at and fun to play, but suffer from issues that prevent greatness.
6 – Average – A six is a bit slightly above the median on our scoring chart therefore is classified as average. It could and should have had more to deliver it into good territory, but perseverance may yet yield some fun. These games usually have presentational issues, or have cut back features.
5 – Mediocre – A five is slightly under the middle of the ratings and determined as below average, which the dictionary determines as mediocre. There still might be something here for fans, and maybe at a cheaper price point worth a look but it’s not what we were hoping for.
4 – Poor – A four game is a poor game. Hardcore fans of the series or genre may find something worthwhile but generally speaking this is one to avoid.
3 – Rubbish – The genre may be to your tastes but try as you might you will struggle to enjoy the game.
2 – Awful – We would imagine that as you move lower through the scale to a two, you would really get a sense of how excruciating it must be to play this.
1 – Don’t waste your time reading – As I’m sure that with a one we wouldn’t even bother writing much.