Here are a few quotes from a recent Adam Sessler’s Soapbox
I hate numbered scores.
You can like something for some parts and not like it for another.
It’s hard to pin something down to a simple qualified number. So anyway, I’m trying to say is, I hate doing it but I’m trapped doing it.
Back in August I wrote about how game reviews suffer from the inclusion of a score - a single number that is somehow supposed to portray the entirety of the game experience.
Game review are in a terrible state, and it’s all because of numeric scores. It’s great that Adam Sessler is taking this stand, and I’ve been hearing more and more from gaming netcasts and gaming sites about how ridiculous the “one game, one score” mentality is. It’s only a matter of time until review scores are a thing of the past.
The best place to go for legitimate review is still Kotaku. If only they’d review more games, from more perspectives.