Wanting to write reviews, I decided I'd use the strategy discussed by one Yatzee Croshaw here
The problem is that, because I don't give an "overall rating", this kind of review is rejected from the forum.
What reason is there for there to be an "overall rating"? Isn't it suppose to be what I
think of the game? Giving it an overall rating because that fits your format is fine. But forcing me to follow this strategy isn't asking for what I think of the game; it's asking me for what you WANT
me to think of the game. And that defeats the purpose of writing in general
Moreover, their presence from a reader perspective is solely to ignore the rest of the review and judge the game on a given number. Some here might say they don't do this, but often times even they are guilty of it. Even I do it. But if these numbers don't
exist, then it compels me to actually read
the review. So...Generic forum discussion question for the reasoning impaired: Why do "Overall Ratings" exist?
Are they there to help, or are they there to defeat the purpose of writing
a review when you could just write a number
This post has been edited by ZarroTsu: Oct 4 2012, 02:51 PM