Over the past few years we have been trying to think of the best way to rate games, it's not easy. Personally I'd like to think if you read the text of our reviews you will see that we give our honest opinion on all games which pass through our consoles but I don't feel that our current rating system reflects this.
Our rating system has served us well, although I'm not sure that it's easy to define what makes a game 'good' vs. what makes one 'excellent' and is this really necessary anyway?
So we've decided that we're scrapping this system in favour of something a little less confusing.
To clarify, from now on we will no longer give games a rating. Instead the current rating system will be replaced with the game's 'Pro's' and 'Con's' at the end of the review. I personally feel that this is how all games should be rated on every site, but alas scores are, and it seems always will be, important to both the sites which use them and to the publishers, who use this as a way to measure a game's success.
We hope you agree with our stance on this and continue to enjoy reading our reviews. After all its the content which is important, not the score.