Geek Smithology

January 5, 2008

A word on Ratings

Filed under: Announce,Games,Sight,Sound,Taste by Nathan @ 9:14 pm

It would appear that if one wants to review things, there must be some sort of rating attached for quick judgment by a fickle readership. While I of course subscribe to the literary snob idea of writing the review as text and letting the reader make up his or her mind based on a careful reading and analysis, I realize that most people just skim a review for anything funny and/or inflammatory and skip to see what the score is.

So, without further ado, I reveal my rating system, which will heretofore be used to score anything and everything a review in the future. Please note that I review everything “as is” and “how I feel about it at the time.” There is rarely any conscious analysis and comparison against the greats of a particular genre or medium, or even against items of similar ilk.


five star

This means that I loved it. Go out and do whatever it takes to have the experience, even if it means watching Gigli.


four star

I liked it. Do whatever it takes, short of watching Gigli.


three star

It was “okay”. Check it out if the opportunity presents itself, but don’t go out of your way.


two star

I didn’t like it. It’s better than Gigli, but unless you love the genre or not having fun, don’t bother.


one star

I hated it. It probably is Gigli. If you have a dog-eared copy of The 120 Days of Sodom. on your shelf, this might be right up your alley. But don’t forget to pick a safeword…


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