Review System: Explanation
On eGamer, you will notice that our system for reviewing games is unconventional. We do not use a rating system, because we feel that it is not a good way of measuring their quality. Simply put, it is far too inconsistent to be a reliable system. For us, there are only two questions we need to answer in a review. How is the game? and Should you buy it? We try our best to answer these questions as in-depth and as accurately as possible.
In-depth, we have two “systems”. The first is a Quick Rating box: this will appear at the very top of every review and is basically a summary of the entire analysis. If you do not wish to read the entire review, this will give you a quick synopsis of the game, the review and what to expect.
Then, we have the full text review. This will elaborate on what the Quick Rating Box has to offer. It will give detailed thoughts and explanations of what to expect. This is aimed at creating accurate, understandable reviews. Also, this is where you will find all the details.
Finally, at the bottom of the full content section, you will find a “Last Words” box. This box will round up the detailed look of the review. Reading this without understanding the text can create a distorted and out of context view of the game and review. It is not recommended that one reads the “Last Words” box without reading the full review text.