The Witcher 3

Discussion in 'Support' started by Joe_Dodson, May 29, 2015.

  1. Joe_Dodson

    Joe_Dodson Rookie

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    A 70 for the Witcher 3. I was all set to assume this was on account of letter grades not playing well with Metacritic. But no, you abandoned the letter grades in favor of a multiple R system. A game is R, or RRRR! or RRRRR!

    The Witcher 3 is somewhere between RRR and RRRR.

    ARRRRRRGH

    I give your three and a half Rs an F! FFFF!
     
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  2. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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  3. Joe_Dodson

    Joe_Dodson Rookie

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    Let's be clear: this is not a real criticism of Jonathan.

    I don't know him, but I'm sure he's a AA+. Or RRRR! I trill my throat like a pleased fish person on his behalf.

    It's just been awhile since I made fun of anything on Game Revolution. It was time.

    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
     
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  4. Sourdeez

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    Should have given it a lower score for ignoring the downgrade until after they got all that pre-order and launch money

    So I guess one less R?
     
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  5. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    So a former contributor of GR comes by and complains how GR changed and leaves? Seems like that's what's going to happen.
     
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  6. Longo_2_guns

    Longo_2_guns Forum Moderator
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    Apparently the star system corresponds with the grading system in the sense that a 5 is an A, a 4 is a B+, etc. But it doesn't translate that well, since just about every single indie game gets a 3.5-4.5.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Green_Lantern

    Green_Lantern Forum Moderator
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    I was honestly waiting for that to get its own thread. Took a lot longer to get here than I thought it would.


    Speaking of The Rock though, I just got an Instagram account last week and he's pretty much the best person to follow.
     
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  8. Nick_Tan

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    I know this thread is about a week old, but I'm surprised you're remarking on the star system that's been in practice for the last 3.5 years... or how shall I put it?... somewhere between YYY and YYYY.
     
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  9. LinksOcarina

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    eh, ive been mostly ignoring grades for a while now on the site.

    I hate all numerical or star-system grades like that. it's bad enough im forced to do them.
     
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  10. MattAY

    MattAY Forum Moderator
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    Oh come on, what's the difference in grading systems REALLY?

    It's like decimals to percentages, just bloody figure it out to your own OCD.
     
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  11. Nick_Tan

    Nick_Tan Rookie

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    I get grades. Most people want them, and they provide a quick synopsis of how a particular writer likes a game. I understand if people don't have the time to read every review on a particular game before buying it, as much as I want them to read them.

    I believe the five-star rating system is direct enough and shared enough between other mediums like TV, movies, food, and music to be universal. I wish that aggregate sites would condense the 0-100 scale to just five stars because I find that the 0-100 scale is too tainted by school testing to be a fair assessment.
     
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  12. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    Ugh called it
     
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  13. Jonathan_Leack

    Jonathan_Leack Former Executive Editor

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    I hope that at the very least my review offers a unique perspective on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I can say with absolute certainty after spending another 20 hours in the game after my review that it isn't for me. I got very little joy from it, sadly.
     
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