Eurogamer Drops Review Scores
This was most upvoted item over on /r/games today. In a brave move, from today Eurogamer no longer does review scores.[quote class=””]Starting today with our review of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Eurogamer is making the biggest change we’ve ever made to the way we review games. From now on, we will no longer be scoring games out of ten.[/quote]
Good on them. A short review summary says so much more than a number ever could. I’d like to see more critics move to such a system.
Interestingly they’ll still be attributing a score to the item within the source code of the page, in order maintain their performance within Google. A search result with the stars present draws more attention and is more likely to get clicked.[quote class=””]When searching for reviews in Google, however, you will still see star ratings attached to Eurogamer reviews: five stars for Essential, four for Recommended, one for Avoid, three for everything else.[/quote]
This is how the Majora’s Mask review appears within Google:
Read the official announcement over on Eurogamer.