GBAtemp review scores

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by quartercast, Jun 28, 2007.

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What is your opinion on GBAtemp review flashcart scores?

  1. The GBAtemp scoring system is fine, leave it the way it is!

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  2. The scoring system is fine, but please carry out the re-scoring promised.

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  3. Review scores should remain, but be qualified with a detailed scorecard.

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  4. Review scoring should be abolished and focus shifted on the review itself.

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  5. Who cares? I don't!

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  1. quartercast
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    quartercast GBAtemp Regular

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    Previously, there has been plenty of controversy over flashcart scoring, with many heated debates over the DS-X scoring and more recently, the score given to the CycloDS. Many opinions have been aired so far, and I think I have represented healthy sample in this poll. I thought it might be interesting to quantify these opinions - please vote and comment!
     
  2. ssoccerh

    ssoccerh GBAtemp Regular

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    i want them to re do the reviews
     
  3. TeraS

    TeraS GBAtemp Regular

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    CycloEvo is the only card which fulfills its promises such as 100% download play. I think it should recieve more points for that. Also the G6Real doesnt fulfill its promises has problems, and i think it should be lower.

    DS-X is too overrated.

    Please fix the scores
     
  4. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Leave it the way it is, those are just flashcart fanboys that don't want to accept they bought a bad cart because they were impatient.
     
  5. Auxilia

    Auxilia Newbie

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    The reviews are outdated and need updating in order to be useful. Not just the scores.
     
  6. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    It would be really nice if a detailed analysis of the score was given with scores out of 10 for individual things like
    Hardware quality
    ROM Compatibility
    Download Play Compatibility
    Promised features
    Support (updated every 4 months or so)
    And so on...

    - Sam
     
  7. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    Remember this:
    - we are already in the process of updating the reviews
    - we are currently trying to think of a new scoring system


    we already said this a thousand times
    also the DSx score was removed weeks ago...
     
  8. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    Who gives a flying monkey in a bean tin what that little number at the end of a review is? I mean seriously, who in here can say they brought one cart over another because it's score was 0.5 higher? The numbers are meaningless, they're relative but when different people are scoring and as newer products come out they're never going to be accurate anyway.

    The complainers need to find something better to do with their time. Kicking up a fuss over a tiny meaningless number is beyond pathetic. (especially when the CycloDS hasn't been out long enough for any of you to know what it's *really* like yet anyway)
     
  9. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    I think it would be fair to have a topic where all the carts are placed in order of preference, with new additions being added when necessary. That should eliminate factors such as better carts being released at a later point that may affect an old review's score.
     
  10. mekaone

    mekaone Advanced Member

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    Why not have it like Gamespot.com reviewer section. The reviewers score and the viewers score. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone at GBAtemp.com, please keep up the very good work :-)
     
  11. JacobReaper

    JacobReaper I Love You....

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    good idea, and yes, very nice work GBAtemp