This is a simple explanation of our grading system. You might notice we use A-F rather than the 0-10 system. We do this for the same reason some other sites do. Some people think a 5.0 is average. Others think a 7.0 is average. On a site with 0-10, reviews tend to be slightly inconsistent between writers who beleive one or the other. This grading system eliminates that. Everyone agrees, A=Great, B=Good, C=Average, D=Bad, and F=Terrible.
It doesn’t get any better than this. Crème de la awesome. Pure perfection. Of course, NO game is technically perfect. Whenever a game achieves that physical impossibility, we will create something higher than A+. By today’s humanly standards, it is as perfect as perfect can be. You will fall asleep at night dreaming about games like these. They will ruin your life, destroy your relationships, and provide you with the best entertainment the industry has to offer.
So good, you’ll punch a nun in the face. These games are part of an exclusive group that makes us happy, entertained, and (for once) glad to drop $60. These games are worth the buy in every way and provide us with hours of sore thumbs. Sure they have they’re issues, but what game doesn’t? There is no excuse. Buy it. Love it. Play it. Don’t you DARE shelve it.
Good, but not great. These games will put a smile on your face and make you happy you spent the last few hours in front of a TV/monitor, but it isn’t likely to follow you once you step away. It’s absolutely worth the play through and might even be worth a purchase (as long as you’ve already played all the A-list games.) Try not to miss out. If you do, it’s not the end of the world…. of warcraft.
These games can be summed up with one perfect word: Meh. It’s okay. Just okay. It didn’t make any huge mistakes to force you to turn it off, but it didn’t do anything spectacular enough for you to feel much joy either. Middle of the road. Beating it brings you no satisfaction, but it could have been a lot worse. You probably won’t want to play it twice, and you won’t recommend your friends play it once.
We have now entered the realm of bad. These games have “poor quality” written all over it. No charm. No Bliss. Just nonstop pure substandard ungoodery. Do not tell your friends. Buy it for your enemies. There is no excuse for a game like this. It does not deserve the honor of hanging out on the shelf with games of a higher letter grade.
My god. They’ve done it. They completely reversed the whole point of a video game. No + or -. F is F. Games like these travel into stores to destroy an uninformed customer’s wallet and make them cry every minute they play it. If you see one in the store, run! Do not read the back of the box. Do not touch it. If you have a lighter (or a shotgun; Shotgun’s better) do us all a favor and destroy it. Yes, you will go to jail for years having destroyed private property, but one happy gamer will be spared from having to even look at this game in the store. Thank you, you brave crazy arsonist.