Up until recently, Player 2 hasn’t incorporated a scoring system in their reviews. We have always felt that a score undermines both the game and the writer, with people focusing solely on the number and not on the written content.
But we have had a change of mind recently. It has become increasingly obvious our lack of scoring is holding the growth of Player 2 back and that our readers actually like a score at the bottom of the review. So with that that in mind we have implemented a scoring system that we believe is fair while avoiding the pitfalls of the traditional 1-10 system. All of our writers will follow the below guidelines when deciding on a grade and our Editor will ensure this system is followed. Without further ado, we give you the Player 2 grading system.
Player 2 Grading System
A+ – An excellent title that should not be missed by anyone. Not a perfect game but one of the best available and its excellence transcends genres. Reserved for the greatest of titles to cross our path.
A – An A rated game is a no-brainer for anyone who enjoys this genre. A game that excels in its chosen path and should be a consideration for Game of the Year Awards in its genre.
B – Just like in school, a B is likely to keep you and your parents happy. A good game with perhaps a few minor problems, plenty to enjoy and likely to be a title remembered fondly by its core audience.
C – It is a pass and that makes it perfectly acceptable. A C is not the best, but it certainly isn’t the worst. Likely to have a couple of problems that hold it back. A good time can still be had, but that recommendation comes with caveats.
D – Things aren’t so good here. A D means the game has some serious issues that are likely to hamper the enjoyment of all but a few. There are probably better examples of the genre out there to state your thirst, but if you are stuck, then it could be worth a purchase on a particularly good sale.
F – Irredeemable. Reserved for the worst of the worst. You wouldn’t give a game with an F to your worst enemy. Avoid like the plague and if you happen to get given the title make sure you wash your hands with sanitizer after throwing it in the bin.