Sunday, February 26, 2012

The unadjusted rating scale and low ratings [Rating Editorial Part 2]

[NOTE: As of late 2013, I've removed numeric ratings from all my posts, so there will be some references in this post to a rating system that no longer exists. My apologies for the confusion.

This is the second part of my editorial about review score ratings. While part one looked at the "cursed" 7/10 and how to avoid it, this article will discuss the difficulties of using an unadjusted (i.e. non-inflated) rating scale, focusing on the lower side of the scale.

My face when I'm deciding what ratings to give.

The inflation of review scores, the cursed 7/10, and a few ways to overcome them [Rating Editorial Part 1]

[NOTE: As of late 2013, I've removed numeric ratings from all my posts, so there will be some references in this post to a rating system that no longer exists. My apologies for the confusion.

So, I'm about three quarters of the way through Warcraft III, but I'm in desperate need of a break, and, in addition, I've got my first big English paper (nearly 20% of my grade!) due in four days. What this means for you is that I won't have a review up for a little while yet, so I decided to post a short (it's me, so you know that's a lie and that this is going to be really long) editorial to help tide you over, in case my Jing: King of Bandits review wasn't enough. This editorial is about the inflation of review scores, the "cursed 7/10," and a few ways to deal with them.

I feel like this sometimes...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jing: King of Bandits Review

Jing: King of Bandits is a 13 episode animated series made by Studio DEEN that aired in 2002. It is based off the manga by Yuichi Kamakura.



Thursday, February 16, 2012

El Cazador De La Bruja Review

El Cazador De La Bruja (Spanish for "The Witch Hunter") is a 26 episode anime from 2007. It was made by Bee Train and is the third and final installment of their "girls with guns" trilogy.