How we score our reviews here at Fractured Pixel Studios is something we want to make sure that everyone can understand. We also want to ensure complete transparency with our readers to ensure that our integrity is never called into question.
The system we decided to use here at Fractured Pixel Studios is the same scoring used by other review sites. This is to prevent any confusion between our scoring and that of other sites.
10 — Near Perfect (Nothing is perfect, but they come as close as you could get in a given genre. The new leader to beat in its sector, we’re talking pure ecstasy.)
9 — Superb (Games with this score are hallmarks of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won’t cause massive damage.)
8 — Great (Games with this score are impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won’t astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.)
7 — Good (Games with this score have a solid backbone and have an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.)
6 — Limited Appeal (Games with this score are slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a some will be left unfulfilled.)
5 — Flawed (Games with this score are considered as average, neither good nor bad. Just a bit “meh,” really.)
4 — Below Average (Games with this score have some high points, but they soon give way to glaring faults. Not the worst, but difficult to recommend.)
3 — Poor (Games with this score went wrong somewhere along the line. The original idea might have promise, but in practice it has failed. Threatens to be interesting sometimes, but rarely.)
2 — Broken (Games with this score are a disaster in the making. Any good they might have had are quickly swallowed up by a plethora of issues. The desperate or the gullible may find a glimmer of fun hidden somewhere in the pit.)
1 — Failure (Games with this score gave forth the effort, but have met with failure. There is no potential, no depth and no talent. These have nothing to offer the world, and will die lonely and forgotten.)